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  1. '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…

    444 votes
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  2. 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.

    449 votes
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  3. Let us use the TAB key in Word Online

    This is a pretty basic feature request: let us tab to do basic formatting in Word Online documents. Using a table isn't efficient when only one or two rows of separate, organized text are needed. This is a basic feature (it was a typewriter feature-so its been around for a while).
    The bigger request is to bring the editors in the Office Online applications up to par with their competitors. For example, Google and Apple support liberal tab use.

    448 votes
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  4. Publisher availability for mac

    It would be a great idea to provide a good detail on the sales plan that publisher is not available for mac.

    432 votes
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  5. 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.

    437 votes
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  6. URL shortener when sharing

    when sharing links to documents, etc, the URL's are way too long.

    Can you integrate something like bitly or another tool to make them less than the 208 characters that the last link I shared was.

    The ideal place to offer this feature is when you are given the option to 'copy' the URL.

    I am also waiting to see a response from this post: https://goo.gl/h6wTRt

    The last comment says:
    *Update March 15, 2016: We’re working on a new approach to shortening the sharing links that will better enhance our users’ experience. Unfortunately, we had to remove the current experience…

    418 votes
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  7. Allow O365 tenant migration

    Could we please enable office 365 accounts to be migrated from one tenant to another. This is our situation here:
    https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/148/p/355432/965511

    405 votes
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  8. Planner App file attachment default save location setting per plan

    Add a setting to the planner application to be able to set the default location attachment files are saved. Currently attachments uploaded are saved in the root folder of the SP site that hosts the plan. If the plan was created thru a Teams Channel the attachments get saved in the root Documents folder of the Team which results in a mess especially across multiple channel plans.

    407 votes
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  9. For Word create a "Basename only" field option for the FileName Field

    Desired functionality:


    • Open a blank document in MS Word.

    • Save it as "MyTempReport.docx"

    • MS Word menu > Insert [tab] > Text [group] > Quick Parts > Field ...

    • From "Field Names" choose "FileName".

    • In the Field Options area there should be an additional checkbox described as something like File basename only (without ".docx" file extension ).

    • With the option selected the resulting field will be "MyTempReport".

    Motivation: In MS Word you sometimes want to insert a FileName field in the header or footer but make it independent of the fact that the document source is a Word document. This…

    404 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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

    399 votes
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  12. Password manager as Office 365 app!

    I think that some passwords management like as 1password or LastPass should be included as own Microsoft app in Office 365.

    All companies thinking about giving access for their services out of Office 365 world (don't live in bubble please :D, excel is not right way for everything) to employers.

    I think that solution from Microsoft in one "eco-system" should be the best!

    Do you think about it please?

    395 votes
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  13. 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.

    383 votes
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  14. Enable multi-geo support for smaller tenants

    We have a global company but only a small (around 350) licensed user base. We would dearly love to be able to leverage multi-geo functionality in order to be compliant with data sovereignty laws.

    374 votes
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  15. 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…

    369 votes
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  16. Adding Powerpoint Video Timeline

    We All know that right now powerpoint has widely use for video making, but there is a difficulty to sync voice with video or to add effect on exact time. My suggestion is, this surely easier if Microsoft add ‘timeline’ feature just like majority of video editor so it would be easier for us to configure audio and video effect for better result

    364 votes
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  17. Teams Secondary Ringer

    As Teams replaces Skype for Business it is critical that we have the secondary ringer functionality added to the Teams desktop app. Most of our users are using a head set for communication and can't hear the phone ring. Setting PC speaker as default isn't an option as there are numerous websites these days with auto play videos and we don't want other PC sounds constantly playing in the office.

    358 votes
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  18. 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

    347 votes
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  19. Option to save Office files to local drive first, then sync to Sharepoint / OneDrive

    Currently, the default "Save" syncs the file to Sharepoint / OneDrive, then syncs from the cloud back to the local drive. This is a bad sequence, as, if there is a problem uploading and the file cannot be synced, the file is then completely lost. This feature can be manually overridden by going to "File," "Save As," and selecting "This PC," but must be done every time. Besides risking loss of data, by syncing to Sharepoint/OneDrive first, it locks up the file from being able to be used. If the file were simply saved locally first (which is fast), the…

    348 votes
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  20. Please allow us to change the Sent From email from no-reply@sharepointonline.com to something else

    Please allow us to change the Sent From email from no-reply@sharepointonline.com to something else. I send emails using WorkFlows and need to have the Sent From address be something I can define from a field in a list or library.

    342 votes
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