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  1. 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".

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    51 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Basic Shared Calendar - No mailbox or Contacts folder

    Ability to create Shared Calendars (companywide) that require no end-user configuration (Outlook 2016, OWA, and mobile) AND only includes that, a Shared Calendar.

    I can think of 4 different methods to create a companywide Shared Calendar: Shared Mailboxes, SharePoint, Exchange Public Folders, and Office 365 Groups. However, these methods have huge drawbacks which I will explain below based on Shared Calendars.

    Shared Mailbox
    Pros:
    - Automatically added to Outlook 2016
    - Shows up under Calendar tab as a separate calendar without user intervention.
    Cons:
    - Adds an extra mailbox and cannot be disabled.
    - Adds an extra contacts folder and…

    806 votes
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  3. 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!

    797 votes
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  4. PowerShell MFA for CSP Delegated Admin Privileges

    Currently the PowerShell module that supports MFA does not support CSP Delegated Admin Privileges. Considering the scope and power of a DAP account this is a pretty wicked security hole.

    786 votes
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  5. 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.

    774 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Allow Skype For business MAC to add external contacts

    Let people use Skype for Business to communicate with Skype users outside your organization. But, know that your Mac users won't be able to search Skype.

    https://support.office.com/en-US/article/Allow-users-to-contact-external-Skype-for-Business-users-b414873a-0059-4cd5-aea1-e5d0857dbc94

    I have customers who are 100% MAC users signing up for skype for business subscription just so that they can add their contacts from external organizations.

    can you give us an update when this will be available?

    717 votes
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  8. 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…

    700 votes
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  9. 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.

    675 votes
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    35 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!

  10. Skype for Business - Set Default View in Options (Gallery vs. Speaker vs. Content)

    Please add an option to set a Default View in Skype for Business when joining a Conference. The client seems to default to the "Speaker View" when joining a conference but generally "content is king". While it's possible to switch to the "Content View" it would be better (IMHO) to allow the user to set this as the default view if content is shared. The drop down to change the view is available in the top-right of the screen but appears hidden to most of the users I've worked with (including Microsoft Support Engineers). Defaulting to the Content View when…

    671 votes
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  11. Add more color choices for office themes

    Add some darker color choices for outlook themes.

    654 votes
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  12. 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

    625 votes
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  13. 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…

    624 votes
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  14. Enable MileIQ, business center, Invoice, Listing for E3 Subscriptions

    So Microsoft announced that MIleIQ is available for Business Premium Customers as well as 3 other applications.

    Invoicing, Connections, Listing and together in the Business Center.

    Sounds great..and as a small business myself in I.T. and therefore a MS partner. These are all beneficial to me.

    However I cannot use any of these as after spending 3 hours on the phone with Microsoft and about 10 different calls. They all tell me it is for "Business Premium" ONLY.

    Despite E3 been the more expensive plan.

    Im now actually stuck in between.
    Having purchases MIcrosoft Action Pack Subscription (as Im a…

    610 votes
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  15. 606 votes
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  16. 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.

    581 votes
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  17. 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).

    582 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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

    527 votes
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  20. 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.

    520 votes
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