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  1. 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…

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      56 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

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      • 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

        294 votes
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          28 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          290 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make possible to rename categories on a shared mailbox or Resource Mailbox

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

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            • Disable email notification about missed chat (Mac Skype for business)

              Would it be possible to have same feature for Mac's Skype for business to disable missed conversation. In Windows Skype for business you can do that from Personal settings -> Save IM conversation in my email Conversation History folder.

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              • Updates to Office 365 Group calendar events are disregarding ‘send an invitation to the group’ check box

                In an Office 365 Group calendar you can create a new meeting invite and uncheck the ‘send an invitation to the group’ check box. As expected, this will stop anyone in the group receiving the invite notification.

                However, if you need to make any updates to that event (it doesn’t matter what update you make) and click save, a notification will be sent to all members in the group. In addition to this, the Group will also add the calendar event to the personal calendar of the individual who has made the update.

                This is not an intuitive user experience.

                284 votes
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                • We need a "Is this feature deployed to my tenant yet?" tool

                  People in the world, both admins and users, are constantly asking whether new features Microsoft has announced as on the way or rolling out are deployed to their tenant yet. This often results in a lot of confusion and probably support cases and questions into Microsoft asking these types of questions.

                  We could solve this by building some sort of "Is this feature deployed to my tenant yet?" tool. This tool would very simply authenticate the person checking via Azure Active Directory, and then return a simple result for the feature you are checking on. Results could be:

                  - Yes …

                  284 votes
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                  • Notification settings for Planner

                    When creating a task, notifications should go only to the owner and assignee by default. You can change it to:

                    Entire group
                    Assignee only
                    Assignee & Owner

                    275 votes
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                    • 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

                      269 votes
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                      • Save an attachment from Outlook online to a SharePoint Library

                        Save an attachment from Outlook online to a SharePoint Library.

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                        • Allow more than 500 Folders in a shared cached Mailbox

                          As of now, Outlook can not synch / cache Mailboxes that are shared to an other Outlook User, if the Mailbox has more than 500 Folders. This Limitation should be increased.
                          In my case the Mailbox of the CEO has more than 500 Subfolders, because he Files a lot in his structure, like CEO's of Financial Companies used to do. He has to assistants and since we migrated all Mailboxes to Office 365, the Assistants can not access his Mailbox in Cached Mode. This is important for the Assistants!
                          It is described here:
                          https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3115602
                          But it worked before on an…

                          266 votes
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                            15 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Rename default tenant

                            We need to have the option of being able to rename the default domain so that it reflects on all SharePoint private site collections.

                            263 votes
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                            • Enable Externally Visible Skype for Business Profile Pictures

                              In SfB on premises you have the ability to set "EnablePresencePhotoOptions" to true under New-CsClientPolicyEntry.

                              This then allows you enable users with the ability to specify a URL for a profile picture in the SfB client.

                              In SfB online, you're unable to run New-CsClientPolicyEntry, and/or can't enable EnablePresencePhotoOptions.

                              A a result you cannot specify a publicly accessible image URL for profile pictures and meetings with user external to your Office 365 will be presented with the default blue avatar picture.

                              259 votes
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                              • Allow PowerBI.com to Connect Directly to Azure Data Lake Storage across Azure Directories

                                Currently a Power BI desktop work can be created with a data source of Azure Data Lake store when provided with any URL and login details. This connector is still in preview, but works fine. If the workbook is then published to Power BI.com the data source credentials are lost and connectivity to ADL is only possible if the storage is part of the same Azure subscription as directory that Office 365/Power BI is connected to.

                                In reality we need the data source to be generic and for PowerBi.com and be able to authenticate across Azure AD directories.

                                Please!

                                255 votes
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                                • Add an option to turn OFF keeping a copy of SMTP relayed messages in sent items.

                                  Recently the uservoice "SMTP Relay via Office 365 - Keep copy in Sent Items" was apparently implemented. As far as I can tell there is no way to turn this off. Please give those of us who don't want this an option to turn if off.

                                  256 votes
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                                  • add @mention function in comments in all online office documents

                                    In Google docs etc, you can add a comment (just like office 365) but you can @mention. We use it a lot for collaboration and we are trying to migrate to Office 365. This missing feature, while not a show stopper, is causing some groups real pain.

                                    255 votes
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                                    • Outlook for Mac Categories missing

                                      Dear Backend Team,

                                      Our customer had a user who on a couple of occasions have had their majority of their calendar categories disappear.

                                      When checking in webmail, the categories show up OK.

                                      And researching online suggests this issue is happening for other Mac users also:

                                      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_officeinsider-mso_mac/outlook-for-mac-categories-missing/7feeb75e-cb1c-4b25-b017-0f8e0905f3a4

                                      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/mac-outlook-2016-categories-missing-not-syncing/10485eed-3dd7-45f3-9fc2-71dd875d9fea

                                      Therefore, we assume there's some compatibility issue with Outlook for Mac.

                                      Since our customer is quite concerned about this issue and we submitted the request here to you and your assistance in improving this in the near future is highly appreciated.

                                      Thank you in advance!

                                      250 votes
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                                      • Enable Visio 2013 and Project 2013 in Office 2016

                                        Enable use of Visio and Project with 365 and Office 2016. Office 2016 deletes Project and Visio even though we've paid for the software. There is no easy way to roll back either. This should be a no brainer.

                                        251 votes
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                                        • 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…

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