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  1. 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

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    295 votes
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  2. 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.

    303 votes
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  3. 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.

    295 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    292 votes
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  5. Add Week Number on Calendar

    Please add week number on calendar.
    Once we click on date at the bottom right, we can see calendar, but to see which week we are in, we need to go to outlook calendar.

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  6. 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?

    292 votes
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  7. 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.

    286 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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.

    282 votes
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  13. 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.

    284 votes
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  14. 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.

    274 votes
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  15. 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.

    278 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

    270 votes
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  17. allow enterprises to automatically configure OneDrive for Business upon first time login

    Currently, OneDrive for business can be automated to a point where adminstrators can launch OneDrive Setup but the user still has to key in their email address to set it up. This makes it harder to ensure folder redirection for every user works. If we could allow the first time setup to be automated, Orgaisations can ask users to restart their workstation once to confirm folder redirection will take place.

    267 votes
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  18. On the calendar I would love it if we could set appointments as cancelled in addition to busy, tentative, etc.

    I am a big fan of the Office calendar but currently if a meeting or appointment gets cancelled I end up deleting it from my calendar. I would love it if there was a way to set appointments as cancelled in the "Show As" section but keep it on my calendar with a on/off toggle for my recorders.

    264 votes
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  19. Read Receipts in Teams

    Allow tracking of whether the members of your team have viewed a message that you have posted in Teams, similar to Facebook Messenger/WhatsApp.

    263 votes
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  20. Request Exchange hybrid key for Exchange Server 2019 activation with Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW)

    Actually it is not possible to obtain a free Exchange Server 2019 activation with a hybrid key. For earlier Exchange Versions this works trough HCW, but not with Exchange 2019: "Please note that HCW does not provide a 'hybrid key' for Exchange Server 2019. If you need a hybrid key, the latest version that it is available for is Exchange Server 2016."

    This is not customer friendly at all - so please add Exchange 2019 to this feature.

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Exchange-Team-Blog/Hybrid-Configuration-Wizard-and-licensing-of-your-on-premises/ba-p/608106

    259 votes
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