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  1. 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…

    597 votes
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  2. Add more color choices for office themes

    Add some darker color choices for outlook themes.

    585 votes
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  3. 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…

    559 votes
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  4. 532 votes
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  5. Add a response option to a meeting invite: 'Accept, I will attend via Skype'

    In both Outlook Client and Outlook on the web, when sending a meeting invite including Skype details to a user, you can select as response Accept, Tentative or Decline. You should add the option to let the organizer know with one click that you will attend via Skype..
    As organizer you can see if you need to arrange a bigger or smaller room for instance, and you know where you need to be (in the meeting room or skype call).

    516 votes
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  6. 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

    497 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

    471 votes
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  8. 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.

    465 votes
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  9. 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.

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  10. 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

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  11. 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.

    463 votes
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  12. 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/msoffice_sharepoint-mso_win10/events-within-modern-page/599d8c33-360a-43ec-9543-d7c236a11f13

    452 votes
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  13. 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

    449 votes
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  14. Allow tagging of OneDrive documents

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

    438 votes
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  15. Make possible to rename categories on a shared mailbox or Resource Mailbox

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

    430 votes
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  16. SMTP Relay via Office 365 - Keep copy in Sent Items

    When using SMTP relay from on premise software or device, Office 365 does not keep a copy of the email in the Sent Items folder - if the from address is a valid/licensed internal mailbox or shared mailbox (e.g. quotes@... / orders@...)

    This feature is available from competitors (e.g. Google)

    When using an internal system to send emails e.g. quotes, orders etc, it is essentail to keep a copy in the sent items folder for CRM purposes!

    The only alternative is to BCC the email to an internal mailbox and this adds a lot of email management and frustration for…

    430 votes
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  17. 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…

    424 votes
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  18. Increase message per minute limit

    The 30 message per minute limit causes problems for software that needs to send out to many users. Now that we've migrated to Exchange Online our payroll system can no longer send out payslips because of this feature. Very limiting and a very low limit. It should at least be able to be configured to allow accounts to be exempted or have different limits.

    416 votes
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  19. Allow external users to edit the calendar of people that is published and shared in the internet in another organization

    It would be really convenient if I could allow external users to edit the calendar of people that is published and shared in the internet in another organization. A user is the president of two organizations. One organization uses O365 but another organization doesn’t, and I would give this particular user (who is in the company that doesn’t use O365) a permission to access and edit the calendar published and shared in the internet.

    This feedback is based on a customer voice from support SR.

    413 votes
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  20. 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.

    408 votes
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