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  1. Linux support

    I will in the future use both Linux and Windows pc at work. The lack of real linuxsupport is a problem. Please support LInux in onedrive/sharepoint.
    Hopefully also a office 365 package for linux would help

    5,268 votes
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  2. Request Exchange hybrid key for Exchange Server 2019 activation with Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW)

    Actually it is not possible to obtain a free Exchange Server 2019 activation with a hybrid key. For earlier Exchange Versions this works trough HCW, but not with Exchange 2019: "Please note that HCW does not provide a 'hybrid key' for Exchange Server 2019. If you need a hybrid key, the latest version that it is available for is Exchange Server 2016."

    This is not customer friendly at all - so please add Exchange 2019 to this feature.

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Exchange-Team-Blog/Hybrid-Configuration-Wizard-and-licensing-of-your-on-premises/ba-p/608106

    238 votes
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  3. Allow Copy and Paste function from Personal Calendar to Office 365 Group calendar in OWA and Outlook (2016+)

    Currently users have the ability to create new entries in the Office 365 group calendar in both Outlook desktop client and Outlook on the Web (OWA).

    You are able to copy that same entry from the Office 365 group calendar your personal Calendar via 'Drag & Drop' or 'Ctrl+C'-->'Ctrl+V' on that entry via the Outlook desktop client.

    You are unable to copy and paste a calendar event from your personal calendar to the Office 365 Group Calendar via any of the mentioned methods. You will be met with the following message:

    "Cannot copy the items. you don't have appropriate permission…

    69 votes
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  4. Allow Teams VTC Instructions to be editable

    Allow Teams VTC Instructions to be editable by the Administrator. currently the text that is shown on Teams Meetings is hard coded by Microsoft. This should accept the ability to use HTML to change the wording, and instructions to be more clear for individual company needs

    175 votes
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  5. Office 365 support for Windows Server 2019

    With the recent announcement @ Ignite that Office 365 would not be supported on Windows Server 2019, I’d like to request that decision to be reversed. As a long time RDSH admin this is a poor decision and would require using Office 2019 to connect to a cloud mailbox. Essentially requiring a double license for Office functionality in RDSH.

    1,986 votes
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  6. Deactive or hide "no business data allowed" connectors in Flow

    we would like to provide a power platform for our company, where only connectors should be offered which have been classified as secure and harmless third-party software. However, the connectors cannot be deactivated or hidden in the "no business data allowed", this poses great challenges for many companies. Therefore we ask you to be able to deactivate or hide the connectors.

    198 votes
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  7. SharePoint Online Site Usage - allow to increase the number of day setting from 7, to 30 or 90 for 'Most unique viewers' and 'Most viewed'

    When in the SharePoint Online Site Usage page the charts allow the user to see the data displayed based on 7, 30, or 90 days based on what the user chooses.

    I suggest we allow this same number of day selection for the listed documents for 'Most unique viewers' and 'Most viewed'. That way we can see how the documents are trending for more than just 7 days.

    82 votes
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  8. Use the @mention feature in Office online and apps even if users is using other email provider

    Use the @mention feature in Office online and apps even if users is using other email provider. Currently it can only be used to locate mail users or users in GAL

    37 votes
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  9. Add shifts tab to Teams channel

    With the addition of the new Shifts app within teams directly there is no mechanism to then display relevant shift details to a channel directly.

    The shift information should allow for addition to an existing team, under a channel as a tab.

    If one of the perceived issues is that members of the shift may not be in an associated Team and Channel combo, perhaps add a check to the tab addition to indicate this fact and allow the bind or reject.

    Either way the shift information should be allowed to be more central and visible to participants.

    541 votes
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  10. Share stream videos to external users

    Able to share the stream videos to external users

    105 votes
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  11. Add More than 6 Label Options in Planner

    Please allow more than 6 labels for a task in Planner. Six labels is nowhere near enough for a viable group organizational tool. This limitation greatly handicaps the application, and drastically reduces the number of ways that it can be used.

    3,147 votes
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  12. Allow planners in private channels in teams

    I would like to be able to add a planner to my private channel in teams.

    49 votes
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  13. Office 365 ProPlus Device-based Subscription for EDU for MacOS

    Please add support MacOS for Office 365 ProPlus with Device-based Subscription. The limitation today, to my knowledge, is that MacOS cannot be joined to AAD to leverage the group based licensing action for licensing that specific device with the "Office 365 ProPlus for Education (device)" SKU. Please provide a workaround or another solution for licensing Office 365 ProPlus to MacOS devices, as opposed to user-based.

    44 votes
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  14. Disabling of Basic Authentication in 2020 - whats the alternatives?

    Hello
    I have noted that end of 2020 basic authentication will be disabled for exchange online. (i had raised a ticket with o365 support - who recommended i post in here..).
    So, what are the alternative options apart from using the stupid app for ios or android?
    We use a 3rd party MDM solution which is better than intune. We do not use Azure P1 or P2 either, plus we disable OWA and block users adding email accounts elsewhere.
    Ideas?

    63 votes
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  15. Offer Options for the Office 365 Ribbon Appearance

    I am disappointed with the appearance of the new Office 365 ribbon. I use a desktop and a laptop and find the monotone look and the over simplistic icons confusing and hard to read. These look like changes, just for the sake of change.
    Options to revert to earlier versions that users were familiar with, would have been appreciated.

    732 votes
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  16. Auto accept and CanViewPrivateItems Sharing Permission for room mailboxes

    Room mailbox Calender booking autoaccept is not working when a delegate is added. When delegate is removed, auto-accept is working again. However, CanViewPrivateItems sharing permission flag cannot be enabled without making the user a delegate of the room mailbox.

    We need to have the CanViewPrivateItems sharing permission to be able to be assigned to a user without making the user a delegate of the shared mailbox to ensure that autoaccept still works for the room mailbox. Otherwise, please allow both of this be enabled for room mailboxes.

    48 votes
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  17. Office 1904 - files on redirected folders wont open when offline

    We use redirected folders for users desktops, these are redirected to a server 2012 R2 share. When users are not on the network offline files allows them to open the files on their redirected desktop.

    We are using windows 10 1803 and 1809.

    If a user has Microsoft office 1904 or later installed when they try to open a file from the desktop when offline they get the message "Sorry, we cant open \Filename because the server isnt responding" This happens for all office files.

    The files are there and can be opened with other programs, e.g a csv file…

    152 votes
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  18. Punjabi is desperately needed as a translation language in Immersive Reader and Translator

    Punjabi is desperately needed as a translation language in Immersive Reader and Translator

    335 votes
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  19. Creating global read receipt policy in Office 365 Exchange Admin Center

    Please allow admins to create a policy that requires users to ALWAYS return a read receipt request.

    42 votes
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  20. Give customers more advance notice when the Office 365 URLs and IP addresses are going to be updated.

    Hello,

    It is very difficult for customers (especially in the government space) to quickly make changes to their networking and firewalls when we update the O365 URLs and IP addresses. We have given customers several ways to monitor these changes (RSS, Web Service, Flow, Rest API Search, script, etc.), but they need more advance notice when we are going to change something.

    Here is some direct customer feedback:
    Microsoft is making an endpoint change and is expecting the customer to automate everything on their side to implement that change on the fly (firewall, routes, etc.) In our environment the network…

    83 votes
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