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  1. 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

    478 votes
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  2. 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.

    477 votes
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  3. 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.

    437 votes
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  4. '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…

    421 votes
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  5. 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.

    422 votes
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  6. 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.

    400 votes
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  7. 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.

    400 votes
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  8. Allow for British DD/MM/YYYY format when using OneDrive/Excel Online

    When creating documents on Excel offline, as a British user the standard date format is always set to DD/MM/YYYY. When this is then uploaded to OneDrive and people work on the document online it automatically displays the date as the american MM/DD/YYYY, which causes all sorts of issues, especially with formulas and especially if people are entering dates once the document is online.

    398 votes
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  9. 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

    391 votes
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  10. 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.

    392 votes
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  11. 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.

    374 votes
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  12. 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

    374 votes
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  13. 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?

    370 votes
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  14. 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…

    376 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…

    364 votes
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  16. 374 votes
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  17. 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.

    367 votes
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  18. 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.

    361 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.

    364 votes
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  20. 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.

    355 votes
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