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  1. Highlighted Content Web Part -> allow Multiple Filters based on "And" rather than "Or"

    Currently the Highlighted Content Web Part allows you to filter based on more than one Managed Properties. That's great, however, when you select more than one property it displays all documents tagged with EITHER property, rather than displaying only documents that are tagged with BOTH properties.
    For example, I have a library with tags for: Department, and Document Type. I want to display these documents on a HCWB in my Communication Site. I only want to display Budget documents from the Finance department. But I can't do that, I can only display all documents tagged with Budget AND all documents…

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  2. Powershell ISE Freezes when MFA is Enabled

    After enabling MFA for our accounts now everyone has issues using the PowerShell ISE tool with the MSOnline modules. About 5-15 minutes after loading the MSOnline module and making the connection using Connect-MSOLService the entire ISE window will freeze and you have to use task manager to kill it. If you disable MFA for the user account in use then the problem goes away. This is using the latest versions of the cmdlets and on a Windows 10 Creators update computer. This has been an on-going issue since PowerShell 4.0. It appears to be related to an issue with WinForms…

    831 votes
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  3. 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.

    812 votes
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    70 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Dark Theme for OWA

    Please add a Dark Theme for OWA.

    798 votes
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  5. 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".

    794 votes
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  6. 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!

    773 votes
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  7. 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…

    769 votes
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  8. Full Shared Mailbox Support, Especially in Mobile (if not, give me extra licenses!)

    I am an entrepreneur with highly trained employees that need to be able to wear multiple hats with equal importance for each. The shared mailbox model that Microsoft has setup does not enable my employees sufficiently and although advances have been made, these shared mailboxes are second class citizens. I argued with a Microsoft technical representative for a long time and finally got him to admit that they were. The shared mailboxes have incredibly weak mobile support and support for full functionality in Outlook does not come out-of-the-box with automapping and is tricky to configure by disconnecting the mailboxes through…

    754 votes
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  9. Allow endusers to access quarantine for shared mailboxes

    Currently, only admins can view the quarantine for shared mailboxes. Users are automatically redirected to their own quarantine. I'd love for there to be a default for users who are delegates of a mailbox to have a way to get to the shared mailbox quarantine queue. If they are allowed to view the inbox/folders they should be allowed to control the spam.

    764 votes
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  10. Enable Office 365 suite bar/navigation (including the waffle) to be used in custom apps

    When I'm developing an Office 365 app, it should be possible to include the suite bar easily in my application's UX. The App for SharePoint model has this with the "chrome control", but no equivalent currently exists for Office 365 apps - and this means I have to roll my own navigation so that users can exit my app and return to other bits of Office 365. What I want is to integrate the suite bar into my apps - so users can use the waffle to get to the "My apps" page, use their pinned shortcut links to move…

    723 votes
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  11. 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?

    714 votes
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  12. 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.

    715 votes
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  13. 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.

    712 votes
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  14. 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…

    688 votes
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  15. 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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    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!

  16. 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.

    682 votes
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  17. 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…

    658 votes
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  18. system.structuredquery.virtual.from:

    The Search button does not work in French Outlook 2016 Win10-64. When clicking on "De" (= "From") the search input box displays "system.structuredquery.virtual.from:" instead of "De"... The problem does not show-up in English version. This is reported since several weeks (months?) on Microsoft community and other forums. I have not yet met one single user for which the search button works... More details here: https://answers.microsoft.com/fr-fr/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_win10-mso_2016/systemstructuredqueryvirtualfrom-affich%c3%a9/75108ee5-101a-40e5-81ab-ddae3f4de8e9
    Many thanks!

    646 votes
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  19. Outlook is not syncing and giving a "Need password" message

    I have several users that over the last 1-2 months increasingly have experienced that their Outlook wont sync. All of them then experience as message in the bottom of the Outlook screen that says "Need password", but if you click it, you just get a quick blink of a white screen, and then it disappears.

    While the issue is present for the users, it is not possible for them to create a new Outlook profile, as it wouldn't connect to the mailbox. I had luck with just rebooting my own computer, that fixed the issue for me, but only until…

    638 votes
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  20. Add more color choices for office themes

    Add some darker color choices for outlook themes.

    628 votes
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