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  1. 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.

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      12 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • For Word create a "Basename only" field option for the FileName Field

      Desired functionality:

      * Open a blank document in MS Word.
      * Save it as "MyTempReport.docx"
      * MS Word menu > Insert [tab] > Text [group] > Quick Parts > Field ...
      * From "Field Names" choose "FileName".
      * In the Field Options area there should be an additional checkbox described as something like `File basename only (without ".docx" file extension )`.
      * With the option selected the resulting field will be "MyTempReport".

      Motivation: In MS Word you sometimes want to insert a FileName field in the header or footer but make it independent of the fact that the document source…

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      • Allow autoreply to respond every time.

        Please allow for auto reply to reply to every message.

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        • 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…

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            8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • disposable

            Office 365 (and on-prem Exchange) needs the ability to have "disposable" or "instant" email address aliases, like GMail has.

            This is where you can specify an arbitrary "tag" in your email address after your normal alias. So if you have "john.smith@example.com" then you can use "john.smith+gamestop@example.com" and "john.smith+amazon@example.com" to let you give a different address to GameStop and Amazon, which makes it easier to filter their emails, as well as protecting your mailbox from untrusted spammers (especially if you add a fake top-level alias and block all email to that alias).

            GMail has supported…

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            • Unify or Aggregate ALL Tasks

              Using several Microsoft services (Outlook, OneNote, Planner, Project, Dynamics CRM ++).. Tasks are a huge mess. One creates tasks here, there and everywhere but what is severely lacking is ONE unified view/application to aggregate all the tasks you have created no matter which (Microsoft) service you have created them in. No "Add to Outook", the task is just there. Please bring this feature to f.ex Wunderlist. Also add possibility to add several user identities into the aggregated view.

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              • Add More than 6 Label Options in Planner

                Please allow more than 6 labels for a task in Planner. Six labels is nowhere near enough for a viable group organizational tool. This limitation greatly handicaps the application, and drastically reduces the number of ways that it can be used.

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                  12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Disable DropBox integration on OneDrive for Business and Office Online

                  Hi,

                  Would it be possible to add a admin option to disable the prompts for DropBox integration. We encourage staff to use OneDrive for business as a Cloud storage solution, but the DropBox prompts will confuse staff into thinking we also support this as a method of storing their work.

                  From a data compliance point of view and a support point of view we do not want to be in a position of encouraging the use of storage outside of Office365.

                  Kind Regards,

                  Matt

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                  • Enable multi-geo support for smaller tenants

                    We have a global company but only a small (around 350) licensed user base. We would dearly love to be able to leverage multi-geo functionality in order to be compliant with data sovereignty laws.

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                    • 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.

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                      • Sync & Save Outlook Signatures on the Exchange Server

                        Email Signatures are still saved and stored on a local machine and are different for each client. This requires the user to setup their signature separately on each of their devices. Signatures are one of the last custom settings that do not save back to the Exchange server. For example :Custom Rules, Custom Categories, Auto-Complete Contacts, etc. all save back to the exchange server. It seems like the next logical step to save signatures on the exchange server as well. In addition to not having to setup a signature every time a device is upgrade, this would also allow users…

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                        • 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.

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                          • Copy Calendar Item to Other Day

                            User can move their calendar item to another day or time by Outlook on the Web.
                            But currently it is not possible to copy calendar item to paste in the other day.

                            Usually User creates several calendar items which are same Subject.
                            In this case, Copy & Paste will be an ideal function.

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

                            233 votes
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                            • Microsoft Forms Email Notification

                              I would like the option to receive email notifications when there is a new submission.

                              227 votes
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                              • ABILITY TO TURN OFF AUTOSAVE

                                Not everyone wants the AUTOSAVE option. Microsoft need to build in the ability to disable the autosave. I frequently use one document to create another and the autosave means that I cannot keep both versions without lots of back peddling into older versions, which I do not have the capacity to time manage

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                                • 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.

                                  220 votes
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                                  • 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…

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                                    • Linux support

                                      I will in the future use both Linux and Windows pc at work. The lack of real linuxsupport is a problem. Please support LInux in onedrive/sharepoint.
                                      Hopefully also a office 365 package for linux would help

                                      218 votes
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                                      • 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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                                        • Business Contact Manager For Outlook 2016

                                          For years I've been using Business Contact Manager with Outlook. After upgrading to Outlook to 2016 I'm told via a pop-up box AFTER launching the program for the first time that BCM is no longer compatible. Note, I'm not warned about this until AFTER the upgrade. Now I'm stuck without the ability to roll back to Outlook 2013. How about warning users BEFORE upgrading or make BCM work with the current version of Outlook?

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