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  1. 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…

    348 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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

    352 votes
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  3. 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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    24 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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…

    335 votes
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  5. Microsoft Stream Playlists

    Allow creation of playlists in Microsoft stream. This should be able to be controlled by admins to create training series', etc., or by users for custom playlists of their favorite videos.

    336 votes
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  6. Allow forcing custom tile in the app launcher for each user

    Right now when an custom tile is created any user has to add it to his app launcher individually.

    In case of big companies it is not feasible to roll out new tiles apps that way. These new tiles should be deployed by the administrator to a specific population or all users.

    324 votes
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  7. 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.

    324 votes
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  8. Enable the content enrichment web service callout

    Many customers add custom metadata to Office documents. The content enrichment web service was a perfect way to accomplish this. Please enable this functionality for cloud hybrid search.

    317 votes
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  9. Share PowerApps with Office 365 Groups

    Office 365 Groups (aka: "unified-groups") are becoming the "standard" share target in Office 365. You can share SharePoint content (files, list items, etc.) with an O365 Group. You can share Microsoft Stream content with an O365 Group. You can share a Flow with an O365 Group. You CANNOT, however, share a PowerApp with an O365 Group. This is a huge issue and greatly complicates our job of "selling" PowerApps as a solution.

    For example, we've successfully convinced a LOT of our client groups that an O365 Group is a better solution than "just" a SharePoint site (most of these had…

    320 votes
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  10. 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!

    313 votes
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  11. Restore removed functionality to print from Publisher to a PDF using CMYK settings

    In Publisher 2010, one had the option to print using a CMYK colour scheme, which is required by the commercial printer that does the printing of my newsletter. The functionality has worked well for many years. When I upgraded to Office 2013 (on an Office 365 subscription), I see that the feature was removed (i.e. one can only print in RGB format). Why was this feature removed, and can it be reinstated?

    301 votes
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    53 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Fix Excel Online Print Paper Selection Defaulting to A4

    When printing from Excel online (in either IE or Chrome) the paper type is defaulting to A4 instead of Letter.

    297 votes
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  13. 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

    • Targeted…
    295 votes
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  14. OneDrive for Business sync Document library containing metadata.

    Problem syncing document libraries with metadata in columns. A lot of companies are using metadata columns in document libraries for search and other reasons.

    298 votes
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  15. rename One Drive and sharepoint URL

    Currently when we share files through One Drive and SharePoint, a file URL forms automatically, and we cannot rename the URL.

    I suggest that URL forms based on our custom domain instead initial domain, so it looks much more professional to those who we wish to share the files to.

    297 votes
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  16. Reset or clear autocomplete cache globally for OWA

    In a larger organization 300+ users, we find that the autocomplete cache over time gets filled with contacts that are infrequently used yet sometimes staff end of sending internal emails to these contacts that should have been sent to an internal contact instead.

    Would like ability to reset/clear the autocomplete cache for OWA or to disable it for certain users or all users.

    293 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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.

    281 votes
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  18. Preference to turn off notifications to alternate email address

    We need a feature to be able to turn off certain notifications to our alternate email address in Office 365.

    As Office 365 administrators, we are require an alternate email address that is not part of your Office 365 tenant. In most cases that would be your personal email address that is not provided by your work. This makes sense for password resets if administrators forget their password to log into the tenant.

    Along with password resets, we also receive Office 365 statements, changes to tenant subscriptions and other notifications. These should have an option to turn off since all…

    280 votes
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  19. 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

    283 votes
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  20. Powershell Command to purge specific mailbox folders

    Currently you can purge all contents of a user mailbox by using the following commands:

    Search-Mailbox -Identity "identity" -DeleteContent -force
    Search-mailbox -identity "identity" -SearchDumpsterOnly -DeleteContent

    This wipes the user mailbox completely without removing the mailbox itself. There currently is not a way to refine and delete content for specific mailbox or custom folder names while leaving content from other folders in the mailbox alone. Example: Purge only: Junk Email, Deleted Items, Clutter, Custom Folder 1, Custom Folder 2, etc.

    Reference:
    Search for and delete messages in Exchange 2016
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff459253(v=exchg.160).aspx
    Search and delete messages in Exchange 2013
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff459253(v=exchg.150).aspx
    Search and delete…

    280 votes
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