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  1. Use of Drop down list within Office Forms

    Can we have the option of a drop down menu within Office Forms. This is available within Google Forms and is a very nice feature.

    736 votes
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      59 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • The ability to pick your own colour of the initials in the user pic in outlook web app

      The Initials that have replaced the silhouette as the User pic in outlook 365 web app are good but it would be nice to be able to pick you own colour choice.

      548 votes
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        56 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow users to edit their personal info

        Under Office 365 settings > Personal info, only admins can change their own details.

        I understand this is restricted to prevent abuse. However, organizations should be given the freedom to choose whether or not to lift this restriction. I suggest an additional option/rule under Exchange's user roles.

        Please also add the field "Title" to the Personal info section if it's not the currently displayed "Occupation".

        474 votes
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          32 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the ability to disable "Request to reset user's password" email notifications.

          Please allow companies to disable the "Request to reset user's password" notification's if password resets are disabled in Office 365. We have internal processes in place for employee password resets and our Office 365 administrators are not typically involved.

          The best solution would be a custom message that companies could display to employees who attempt to reset their passwords in O365 - this way the employee would be notified about the correct reset process.

          329 votes
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            14 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • User Profile Mobile Phone Number

            I'm surprised this is still a thing, but if you populate the mobile phone attribute for users in AD, you apparently can (though not in my experience) get said attribute to sync to your Azure AD profile. However, it DOES NOT sync to your SharePoint online/Delve profiles.

            This is a fairly annoying thing that's been on people's radar for about 3 years, apparently. I found a powershell script that is supposed to get around the issue, but so far I haven't gotten it to work.

            Having that attribute be one of the ones that syncs from Azure AD profiles would…

            312 votes
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              18 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable Externally Visible Skype for Business Profile Pictures

              In SfB on premises you have the ability to set "EnablePresencePhotoOptions" to true under New-CsClientPolicyEntry.

              This then allows you enable users with the ability to specify a URL for a profile picture in the SfB client.

              In SfB online, you're unable to run New-CsClientPolicyEntry, and/or can't enable EnablePresencePhotoOptions.

              A a result you cannot specify a publicly accessible image URL for profile pictures and meetings with user external to your Office 365 will be presented with the default blue avatar picture.

              248 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • allow enterprises to automatically configure OneDrive for Business upon first time login

                Currently, OneDrive for business can be automated to a point where adminstrators can launch OneDrive Setup but the user still has to key in their email address to set it up. This makes it harder to ensure folder redirection for every user works. If we could allow the first time setup to be automated, Orgaisations can ask users to restart their workstation once to confirm folder redirection will take place.

                248 votes
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                  12 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • teams picture

                  disable user ability to change the user picture from teams. Currently we use AD to add user pictures and use an OWA Mailboc policy to prohibit users from changing them.
                  Now with Teams they can change the picture and this then flows across all O365 services against company policy.
                  Please create an option to disable picture changing within Teams.

                  248 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow more than 500 Folders in a shared cached Mailbox

                    As of now, Outlook can not synch / cache Mailboxes that are shared to an other Outlook User, if the Mailbox has more than 500 Folders. This Limitation should be increased.
                    In my case the Mailbox of the CEO has more than 500 Subfolders, because he Files a lot in his structure, like CEO's of Financial Companies used to do. He has to assistants and since we migrated all Mailboxes to Office 365, the Assistants can not access his Mailbox in Cached Mode. This is important for the Assistants!
                    It is described here:
                    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3115602
                    But it worked before on an…

                    243 votes
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                      14 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make possible to rename categories on a shared mailbox or Resource Mailbox

                      Make possible to rename categories on a shared mailbox or Resource Mailbox

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                        21 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Camera uploads on business account

                        We have 5 business accounts and the only thing stopping us from getting rid of Dropbox and only using Microsoft OneDrive for our cloud storage is that we do not have camera uploads function for business. We use our business phones to take pictures of our inventory on a daily basis and need the photos uploaded to the cloud so we can email to customers. Please enable camera uploads for business accounts. Thank you.

                        184 votes
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                          16 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Password manager as Office 365 app!

                          I think that some passwords management like as 1password or LastPass should be included as own Microsoft app in Office 365.

                          All companies thinking about giving access for their services out of Office 365 world (don't live in bubble please :D, excel is not right way for everything) to employers.

                          I think that solution from Microsoft in one "eco-system" should be the best!

                          Do you think about it please?

                          180 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Partners to convert users to shared mailboxes

                            Currently, only Global Administrators can convert a user account to a shared mailbox. This makes it difficult for Partners with admin rights to do what they need to do in a timely manner.
                            I recommend allowing global permissions for Partners to be able to make these changes, as it seems like a massive oversight.

                            170 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • allow contact list sharing in OWA

                              Sharing of Contact Lists can be done in Outlook but not in OWA. We really need a way to share Contact Lists but our users are only using the OWA version of Office 365 due to varying platforms not being supported.

                              153 votes
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                                16 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide access to the online archive on mobile devices (i.e. iPhone, Android)

                                The online archive doesn't show up on mobile phones at all regardless of the way you try to access it. Not displayed in the native email phone app, Outlook app, OWA for iPhone app, Safari browser, Chrome browser, etc.
                                Please add this functionality to mobile devices.

                                137 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Unable to remove default domain email address added to shared mailbox / user mailbox as alias / Unable to delete email alias

                                  Hi
                                  some of the reasons microsoft doesn't allows us to remove the alias email address with the default domain.

                                  i created a shared mailbox called finance@secondarydomain.com. when i created that it automatically created an email alias as finance@primarydomain.com by default. Now i tried to create an additional shared mailbox finance@primarydomain.com but cannot do so as the address is used by finance@secondarydomain.com.

                                  When i try to delete the alias from the first mailbox the settings seems to be saved without any error message, but when i reopen the dialog box the alias address still there. when i try to…

                                  129 votes
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                                    12 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Change the way of Initials

                                    The initials show automatically based on the Display name. for example if my name is John Smith, my initials will be JS.

                                    If My display name is Smith, John (which is my last name, first name) my Initials shows as SJ

                                    The Initials are usually First character of the first name and the first character of the last name. regardless of my display name, my initials should be the same

                                    So I suggest to have the Initials created based on the "First Name" and "Last Name" fields not on the "Display Name" field

                                    128 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Be able to set expiration dates on accounts as you can in active directory

                                      In AD an account can have an expiration date which essentially flips the "BlockCredential" bit at a future time.

                                      120 votes
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                                      • Change Initials

                                        Do you think it would be asking too much for my name not to be displayed as "BJ" which is a euphemism for oral sex performed on a male? Please, and thank you.

                                        118 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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