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  1. Enable Microsoft Bookings in Office 365 for education plan

    If Microsoft Bookings could be enabled in Office 365 for education plan it would be a perfect tool for booking Parent/Teacher Meetings

    508 votes
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  2. Allow tagging of OneDrive documents

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

    504 votes
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  3. provide a version of Office 365 for Ubuntu/Linux!

    Up to know it is not possible to use Office 365 on Ubuntu but more and more students are using Ubuntu on their computers. So especially for university contracts and also in general would it be great to have the possibility to use Office 365 on Ubuntu.

    499 votes
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  4. 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!

    493 votes
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  5. Allow multiple telephone numbers to be assigned to one user in Skype for Business and PSTN calling

    Allow multiple telephone numbers to be assigned to one user in Skype for Business and PSTN calling

    496 votes
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  6. Make possible to rename categories on a shared mailbox or Resource Mailbox

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

    498 votes
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  7. Office365 Stack


    • What is Office365 Stack?

    -An extension of Office365 to consistently run hybrid applications on-premises


    • Address latency and connectivity requirements for edge and disconnected solutions

    • Develop applications once and deploy in Office365 or on-premises to meet regulatory and policy requirements

    • Update and extend legacy applications with modern Office365 services on-premises

    • Have Backup solution build-in office365 Stack

    Best regards

    Alexandre Delen

    472 votes
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  8. 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…

    485 votes
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  9. 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…

    474 votes
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  10. Office365 group calendar - turn off edit notification

    Hi,

    When I add new event to group calendar I can turn off option: "Send an invitation to the group". But I can't turn it off, when I'm editing my event.

    I would like to set default group setting to not posting notifications about group calendar events.
    It also would be nice, if I could just unmark this option while editing.

    Sincerly,
    Piotr

    447 votes
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  11. 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.

    429 votes
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  12. Allow multiple devices to be configured for mobile app MFA verification

    Request to allow multiple devices to be registered to use the Microsoft Authenticator app.

    416 votes
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  13. Add calendar/timeline view of tasks to Planner product

    We need a calendared or timeline based view of assigned tasks to support our use of the planner product as a publication planning tool.

    399 votes
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  14. 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.

    381 votes
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  15. 'Shared With’ column does not reflect current state of sharing status

    Within an Office 365 Group document library (SPO site), the ‘Shared With’ column does not reflect current state of sharing status.

    Here are some examples:
    1. When you remove a user’s permission from an item in a Group the ‘Shared With’ column still shows that it is shared with that user.
    2. When you copy a file in a Group the ‘Shared With’ column retains the original users listed even though it is no longer shared with them.

    Acknowledge this is by design:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/help/2987770/the-shared-with-column-displays-users-who-no-longer-have-access-to-a-document-in-sharepoint-online

    Feedback from our users is that this is not an intuitive user experience. Ideally the ‘Shared…

    391 votes
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  16. Stop mangling URLs containing a # so we can link to bookmarked content in a page or PDF from an Office document

    When you create a URL containing a bookmark reference, e.g. a '#', MS Office mangles this by replacing it with %20-%20 ... that is ' - '.

    This problem is often encountered by users making extra effort to make it easier for people to find specific content. It is often used to refer to a specific page in a PDF document. But this 'feature' of Office is counter intuitive and counter productive.

    This 'feature' is documented by Microsoft here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/202261/you-cannot-use-a-pound-character-in-a-file-name-for-a-hyperlink-in-an

    This issue has been viewed 14,292 times on Stack Overflow here:
    https://stackoverflow.com/a/47319383/5196274

    380 votes
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  17. Group By Content Type in SHarePoint Lists and Libraries

    With the Old Look and Feel you could make a little tweak with SP Designer and get a list or library to group by content type:

    http://www.technicaloverload.com/sharepoint-2010-2013-group-content-type/

    Now when I look at the same view in the New Library look and Feel it It groups by the GUID of the Content Type, not the text.

    380 votes
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  18. 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.

    368 votes
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  19. More ‘Smooth’ Effects

    Video creation using powerpoint is quite good, but still is not as good as after effect of other video editor. Very unfortunate because it’s only less than a fraction of a second. We’ll be very happy if the smooth timing can be improved so we can create HQ video just rely on powerpoint.

    358 votes
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  20. Add the capability for tenant service accounts

    As we build solutions in Office 365, we often need the concept of service accounts, but there's no mechanism for this - other than setting up a fake user account. It's quite common to need an identity that isn't tied to a specific person, not unlike what we typically do on premises.

    The idea would be that these service accounts could have the restriction that they wouldn't have a login, so they would have no mailbox, no OneDrive etc., but could be secured like any other AD principal.

    Here are some example uses for this type of account:
    * As…

    360 votes
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