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  1. 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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  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

    343 votes
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  3. Group By Content Type in SHarePoint Lists and Libraries

    With the Old Look and Feel you could make a little tweak with SP Designer and get a list or library to group by content type:

    http://www.technicaloverload.com/sharepoint-2010-2013-group-content-type/

    Now when I look at the same view in the New Library look and Feel it It groups by the GUID of the Content Type, not the text.

    339 votes
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  4. Allow autoreply to respond every time.

    Please allow for auto reply to reply to every message.

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  5. Global Office template store for an organization

    Most organizations have their own set of tamplates for Office documents (Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc). Traditionally these have been used when using the client version of Word, PowerPoint etc. There is a need for a single storage in Office 365 wher an organizations templates can stored and managed. Changes in templates then must be propagated to client, team sites, groups etc etc. Managing office templates locally and in SharePoint today is too cumbersome.

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  6. 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…

    334 votes
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  7. Office 365 Outlook 2016 searching shared mailboxes is problematic.

    There is an issue with searching shared mailboxes with Office 365 accounts. Shared mailbox searching does not work as expected in cached mode. Only the current folder gets searched. The solution provided by Microsoft support is to switch to online mode. However, this not causes usability problems with larger shared mail boxes.
    Please look at changing the way Outlook searches shared mailboxes. Perhaps allow a complete online search or maybe use WDS on the cached mailbox.

    333 votes
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  8. Please allow admins to force update Offline Address Book (OAB)

    Currently new OAB is generated on a daily schedule, which is too slow for fast ad-hock business needs and it affects groups in Skype For Business.

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  9. Outlook - 50 minute meetings

    We want to see if it is possible to make a global change (likely in exchange) so that when Rightpoint people book meetings, they are by default booked in 25 minute increments. In other words, the default meeting time would be 25 mins and they could increase it to 50 mins.

    The business goal here is to:
    Give people time to get from one meeting to the next by adding “walk time”
    Avoid meeting overruns and therefore allow the next meeting in the same room to start on time
    Challenge people to be more efficient with meeting time

    We need…

    323 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Let us use the TAB key in Word Online

    This is a pretty basic feature request: let us tab to do basic formatting in Word Online documents. Using a table isn't efficient when only one or two rows of separate, organized text are needed. This is a basic feature (it was a typewriter feature-so its been around for a while).
    The bigger request is to bring the editors in the Office Online applications up to par with their competitors. For example, Google and Apple support liberal tab use.

    319 votes
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  12. 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.

    318 votes
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  13. 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…

    315 votes
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  14. 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.

    311 votes
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  15. Password manager as Office 365 app!

    I think that some passwords management like as 1password or LastPass should be included as own Microsoft app in Office 365.

    All companies thinking about giving access for their services out of Office 365 world (don't live in bubble please :D, excel is not right way for everything) to employers.

    I think that solution from Microsoft in one "eco-system" should be the best!

    Do you think about it please?

    315 votes
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  16. 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.

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  17. 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…

    300 votes
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  18. Dynamic distribution group based on domain

    It seems impossible to create a DDL based on the domain name, because the recipient filter does not accept wildcard at first position in the -like condition.

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  19. 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 …

    295 votes
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  20. 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.

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