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  1. Please enable the attachment of Sharepoint files while using Outlook online

    Currently there is no way to attach a sharepoint file to outlook online without downloading it locally first. Email attachments. in 2017. Come on guys.

    215 votes
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  2. Sync Project Tasks with outlook

    To whom it may concern:

    My name is Sherry Masih and I work as a project manager for HH Builders. We are a construction development company located in New York. Last Year we migrated all our emails to Microsoft office 365 in the lieu of using the Microsoft Project Task sync option to Outlook. Since we are a construction company it is very necessary for us to be able to assign tasks to each project manager in Microsoft Project and have it directly synced with their Outlook Tasks. This feature has tremendously worked well with our organization from the time…

    213 votes
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  3. Office 365 Connected Accounts Update Frequency

    I suggest you update Office 365 to allow the user to configure the frequency at which Connected Accounts (gmail, yahoo, etc) are synch'd to Exchange/Outlook. Waiting up to an hour to receive new messages from other accounts is simply NOT acceptable. This has been a known issue for years and needs to be changed NOW.

    214 votes
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  4. Multiple Exchange accounts in Skype for Business

    I have multiple exchange accounts to support different customers, including one from my employer. Two are through 365 and one is for a on premise Exchange/Lync. It would be very helpful if I could connect to these accounts simultaneously in Skype for business.

    211 votes
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  5. 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.

    210 votes
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  6. Allow encrypted emails to be viewed in a shared mailbox using Outlook

    Allow encrypted emails to be viewed in a shared mailbox, using Outlook

    207 votes
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  7. Modified dates in Site Contents should reflect content changes, not system changes

    Looking at the modified values in Site Contents has always been a quick way to recognize where activity has occurred - if it has. Without running any code we can quickly see if a site has been used recently. (It was easier to eyeball this in SharePoint 2007 in the vertical listing than it is in SharePoint 2013+, but that's a different UI issue - tiles aren't helpful for every use case.)

    For months now, a list no one has touched for over a year might say "Modified 23 hours ago". It seems as though lists and libraries are being…

    202 votes
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  8. Skype for Business Contacts import/export migration

    In order to enable Tenant to Tenant migration scenarios, please add a way for users to be able to import/export their Skype for Business contacts. This is especially relevant for contacts that have been added from federated domains, or fro the Skype directory.

    202 votes
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  9. Enable/Disable Birthday Calendar and Holidays Calendar by Admin User

    Currently Birthday Calendar and Holidays Calendar are able to be set by each users.
    But Admin User also prefers to set instead of users.
    The additional feature that Admin User can set each calendars to enable/disable by Windows PowerShell Cmdlet will be an ideal function.
    In this way, Admin User can set the calendars to several users at once.

    This feedback is based on a customer voice from support SR.

    198 votes
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  10. Open local files with online aps

    When we were first pitched office 365 we were told we'd be able to open local files (from C:\ or a network share) in the online aps.

    That is no longer possible, but something our E1 users require.
    Especially since they cannot save attachments directly to onedrive.

    197 votes
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  11. Hide mobile number in contact info.

    I log in. I am asked for a mobile number so I can verify account changes and reset my password. I find my mobile number listed on my contact card. I remove my mobile number. I log in. I am asked for a mobile number so I can verify account changes and reset my password. I find my mobile number listed on my contact card. I remove my mobile number. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
    I want the semi-two-factor auth this provides, but the last thing I need is to have my entire company contacting me for support after hours or for…

    192 votes
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  12. 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

    193 votes
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  13. Allow winrm authentication other than basic when connecting via powershell

    Please provide an option for creating a new powershell session with Office 365 with an authentication method other than basic. Due to hardening policies in place, when I attempt $O365Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell -Credential $O365Cred -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection

    It fails because basic authentication is currently disabled in the client configuration (due to group policy settings we implemented).

    193 votes
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  14. bold dates in the calender on the upper left corner.

    please return the bold dates for all the calenders especialy the mini ones. it was a useful feature and i can't imagine too mant people complained about. now i can't see at a glance what days i have appointments when i am in email or not in an open calendar.

    192 votes
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  15. Return more than 250 results when searching for emails in OWA

    When you use the search functionality in OWA it will only return ~250 results. My users would like that bumped up to 10,0000 results. Found this article which better explains the limitations for search for emails in OWA.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook/search-results-limited-on-office365-on-line-portal/c05ab134-321b-462a-8ffe-895362015a22

    188 votes
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  16. 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.

    187 votes
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  17. Allow users to choose whether characters are automatically turned into emojis.

    I hate that when I type :) it is now automatically turned into a smiley face emoji. I loathe emojis, and now my only options are to backspace after the emoji appears or to work in plain text, which disables other formatting capabilities. This is absurd. I don't want my emails littered with colorful pictures. It's entirely unprofessional, and give that Outlook is geared toward businesses, it makes no sense to turn email into a cartoon.

    185 votes
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  18. Add a switch to the Enable-RemoteMailbox command on Hybrid servers for Remote Shared Mailboxes

    Customers with Hybrid server can link the on-prem AD users and rooms to their matching Office 365 mailboxes using the Enable-RemoteMailbox shell command. There is currently no switch to do the same with Shared Mailboxes. Please add a -Shared switch so that this same process can be used to link the remote shared mailboxes.

    184 votes
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  19. Ability to turn off all mail recovery options in Exchange for Outlook and OWA

    Request an option for Admins to be able to turn off all mail recovery options for all users to a tenant. This includes:

    All Recover Deleted Items Features in the Outlook client:
    1. Disable/Hide/Prevent: the "Recover Deleted Items from Folder" button in Outlook client when the deleted items folder is selected.

    2. Disable/Hide/Prevent: the "Recover Items recently removed from this folder" button link in each folder displayed in Outlook client

    3. Disable/Hide/Prevent: "Restore Selected Items" Feature from Recover Deleted Items Folder

    4. Disable/Hide/Prevent: Any access to view the "Recover Deleted Items Folder"

    All Recover Deleted Items Features in the Outlook…

    179 votes
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  20. 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.

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