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  1. 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.

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  2. 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…

    439 votes
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  3. Save an attachment from Outlook online to a SharePoint Library

    Save an attachment from Outlook online to a SharePoint Library.

    423 votes
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  4. enable outlook 2016 to look like outlook 2010

    Loads of us love the look and feel of Outlook 2007/2010.. Make a theme for outlook 2016 that looks the same! We want a desktop application look not a look that makes us think we are on a phone/tablet.

    422 votes
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  5. 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

    426 votes
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  6. Add the ability to disable "Request to reset user's password" email notifications.

    Please allow companies to disable the "Request to reset user's password" notification's if password resets are disabled in Office 365. We have internal processes in place for employee password resets and our Office 365 administrators are not typically involved.

    The best solution would be a custom message that companies could display to employees who attempt to reset their passwords in O365 - this way the employee would be notified about the correct reset process.

    418 votes
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  7. 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.

    413 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Provide access to the online archive on mobile devices (i.e. iPhone, Android)

    The online archive doesn't show up on mobile phones at all regardless of the way you try to access it. Not displayed in the native email phone app, Outlook app, OWA for iPhone app, Safari browser, Chrome browser, etc.
    Please add this functionality to mobile devices.

    387 votes
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  10. Create search folders (e.g. large mail, flagged, etc) in OWA

    Implement search folders in OWA (Outlook Web App) to find "Large mail" and "Flagged" messages across *all* folders.

    380 votes
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  11. Make change of country in the organisation possible

    We have great trouble as we have "Poland" as our country in our organisation-profile and the VAT of our partner-companya in poland, and we can´t change that to "Germany" and to our VAT-No.
    This should be possible what we see. A company could move to another country and so it should be possible to change a country and VAT for future (!) invoices.
    Support tells me that the only actual way is to setup a new organization with our country, buy (!) the same stuff that we already have, backup anything localy in the old organization (wow, this means the…

    384 votes
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  12. 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

    371 votes
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  13. '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…

    373 votes
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  14. 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.

    374 votes
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  15. 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!

    364 votes
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  16. 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

    358 votes
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  17. Client Payment Module for Microsoft Bookings

    Add a payment module to allow clients to book and pay for meeting rooms. We have clients that hire out their meeting rooms and would like to enable this in Microsoft Bookings.

    352 votes
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  18. 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.

    351 votes
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  19. 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…

    351 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.

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