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  1. Allow tracked changes to show in Word Online

    I'm a teacher and we use Office365 at our school. I use the desktop version of Word a lot but my students prefer the online version. When I comment their writing I can't use "track changes" because they won't show in Word Online... Only comments show. Why? Please allow Track Changes to show online!

    859 votes
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  2. Allow custom filters in Excel (online and desktop) when co-authoring

    When two or more users are co-authoring an Excel spreadsheet and one of the users applies a filter or edits the selections in a filter, every users view updates to display the filter settings. It would be better if each user could apply their own personal filter settings.

    818 votes
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  3. Office 365 Business Group Policy

    Disabling Group Policy from Office 365 Business users doesn't make a lot of sense to me. A lot of smaller- to medium-sized businesses which have an IT point person who does more than just IT, rely on tools like Group Policy to keep their users running cleanly and uniformly. While larger enterprises use Group Policy to eliminate having to perform the same customization on thousands of devices, small business use the same thing, not to save time managing thousands of devices, but to centralize efforts and increase efficiency when resources are scarce. I was disappointed to learn that all of…

    799 votes
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  4. Co-Authoring in Office Desktop w/ 3rd Party Storage (Egnyte/Box/Dropbox/etc)

    Currently, to co-author a document via the desktop version of office the files must be stored in OneDrive/Sharepoint. Please enable the desktop version of office to support co-authoring when their document is stored and opened on third party storage providers (such as Egnyte/Box/Dropbox/etc).

    805 votes
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  5. Allow tagging of OneDrive documents

    It would be helpful to tag/organize documents in OneDrive.

    795 votes
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  6. Microsoft Stream Playlists

    Allow creation of playlists in Microsoft stream. This should be able to be controlled by admins to create training series', etc., or by users for custom playlists of their favorite videos.

    782 votes
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  7. Localization of Office 365 in Albanian language

    Dear Sir/Madame,

    I’m writing on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of the Republic of Kosovo, regarding the localization of Office 365 and apps in Albanian language.

    Some of the apps in Office 365, such as Outlook are already translated and available in Albanian language, but our request is for Microsoft Teams to be localized in Albanian language.

    FYI: the region of South East Europe including countries: Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia have around 7 million citizens who’s mother tongue is Albanian.
    In this time of Corona Virus we are facing the language difficulties…

    740 votes
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  8. 742 votes
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  9. Add more color choices for office themes

    Add some darker color choices for outlook themes.

    744 votes
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  10. Shared Computer Activation for Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium

    Even small businesses use RDS features, and hence also a Server license plus CALs, but right now the options to install Office 365 on a RDS server are limited. You are now required to use the equivalent of Office Professional Plus license through an Office 365 Pro Plus or Office 365 E3 and higher plan. Most small businesses, including mine, would much rather use the equivalent of the Office Standard product which is represented by the Office 365 Business and Business Premium plans.

    Since Office 365 is user based licensing rather than the device based licensing found in traditional volume…

    721 votes
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  11. Bug Fix: Login Experience with Multiple Office 365 Accounts

    Currently, the Office 365 login screen (https://portal.microsoftonline.com) will conveniently remember multiple accounts. The experience, however, can be buggy.

    Frequently, for example, clicking on [Account A] will instead show the email address for [Account B]. In these situations, it is sometimes necessary to go back, log in as [Account B], log out, and then try again with [Account A].

    As an agency, we have several customers requiring Office 365 accounts; this process makes switching accounts far more painful than one would expect.

    I assume this is some type of state management issue with the single sign on process, possibly…

    719 votes
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  12. Global Office template store for an organization

    Most organizations have their own set of tamplates for Office documents (Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc). Traditionally these have been used when using the client version of Word, PowerPoint etc. There is a need for a single storage in Office 365 wher an organizations templates can stored and managed. Changes in templates then must be propagated to client, team sites, groups etc etc. Managing office templates locally and in SharePoint today is too cumbersome.

    731 votes
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  13. Add an option for MS Stream to export the transcript to Word/Excel

    I would like to have the option to export the Microsoft Stream video transcript to other filetypes (with appropriate formatting), such as Word or Excel. Perhaps the Word export would be a running paragraph of text with no timestamps, whereas the Excel export could be two columns. In column A, we could have the timestamp; in column B, we would have the text of that phrase.

    This, and any other exports, would be greatly helpful!

    706 votes
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  14. Enable Microsoft Office 365 Business/Organizational Accounts to be used with Microsoft Office Lens

    When you use the office lens app you currently cannot use a microsoft account that is an organizational account. it says the account is not recognized.

    685 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks, everyone, for taking the time to share your suggestions. We’d like to clarity, as some commenters have pointed out, that we do have AAD support for iOs today. Android and WP versions are in the works. Please stay tuned and keep your feedback coming!

  15. 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.

    668 votes
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  16. 668 votes
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  17. Balance email notifications on comment replies.

    A user receives an email notification when someone replies to his/her comment on a document. For elaborate documents with many comments, this feature results in the user's mailbox being flooded.

    We feel the experience could be enhanced without requiring the user having to turn off comment notifications.
    Suggestions:

    - Offering a user to pause notifications when a flood is detected.
    
    ○ Entirely
    ○ For the document
    - Use toast notifications instead of email.
    - Only send email notifications for @mentions
    - Ask the author of the comment to confirm before sending the notification

    651 votes
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  18. Highlighted content web part -> Add custom columns in the view

    the higlighted content web part within a modern page does not allow showing other columns than Title, modified and Modified by.
    This is not handsome, e.g. if showing upcoming events (stored in a sharepoint List), the most important informations are not shown (e.g. Starttime , Location ...)

    For more Info, please refer to the following discussion:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficesharepoint-msowin10/events-within-modern-page/599d8c33-360a-43ec-9543-d7c236a11f13

    630 votes
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  19. Support mobile app: Add support for PowerApps forms

    Currently PowerApps forms for SharePoint not showing in SharePoint Mobile App. Because of it, in 2018, SharePoint is still not mobile friendly.

    Yes, OOB SharePoint forms show up, but they are completely static and extremely limited in functionality. We really need PowerApps to be displayed in the SharePoint Mobile app.

    619 votes
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  20. Please allow admins to force update Offline Address Book (OAB)

    Currently new OAB is generated on a daily schedule, which is too slow for fast ad-hock business needs and it affects groups in Skype For Business.

    596 votes
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