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  1. Visio for Office 365 for Mac

    Since Office 365 is supposed to be device independent, it would be great if Visio/Visio Pro would have a mac version that is available through Office 365.

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    27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Ability to change the proofing language for all users

    The proofing language for Word Online etc. is set to English US by default, and whilst you can change this on a single document, it automatically defaults back to English US for every new document created.

    I've spoken to Microsoft, who confirmed this is by design, and cannot currently be changed at a global/admin level.

    293 votes
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  3. Enable "Shared Templates" in Office Online

    In our existing Word and PowerPoint apps, we were able to post shared, branded templates for use across the organization. This is no longer available when using Office Online. Please enable more choice so that users, when creating a new document, can select from blank or from designated, designed templates.

    299 votes
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  4. 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.

    287 votes
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  5. 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…

    282 votes
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  6. 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

    279 votes
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  7. enable filters for Sharepoint Recycle bin

    Enable filters for the Recycle Bin view which allow selection of date range and user. This would greatly help in recovery of large amounts of inadvertently deleted data which a particular user has done (such as by "cleaning up" local folders which were actually synced.

    279 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Enhance the OneDrive Sync Client to support authenticated proxies.

    Enterprise environments commonly use outbound proxies that require the outbound traffic to provide authentication credentials. When an application generates the traffic, the application needs to be able to response to the proxy request for credentials. Today, the sync client does not respond to request for credentials and the outbound traffic is blocked.

    274 votes
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  9. Add teamchanneluser to empty teamchannel

    It is not possible to add a user to a empty teamchannel, so the channel is lost if you delete the owner. Why its not possible as ADMIN to setup a new owner? Without this possibility datalost is incoming....

    268 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    268 votes
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  11. 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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    14 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Enable Visio 2013 and Project 2013 in Office 2016

    Enable use of Visio and Project with 365 and Office 2016. Office 2016 deletes Project and Visio even though we've paid for the software. There is no easy way to roll back either. This should be a no brainer.

    262 votes
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  13. 1 central location for corporate templates (Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc.)

    1 central location for your corporate templates such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc. These templates can/may be maintained by a department like MarCom (Marketing and Communications).

    When you are in an Office Group for example and click [New] at your library, you should have an option "Corporate". This option then should give you 'Which Corporate Template would you like to use?' giving the templates that MarCom provided.

    258 votes
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  14. add/Embed YouTube videos to Microsoft Streams

    We as an organisation think Microsoft Streams could be used as a training ground for our staff on office 365 applications, we would like to have the ability to add YouTube videos that we approve as good training material. There is some great training material on YouTube to be able to highlight the good ones in Microsoft Steams would be fantastic.

    261 votes
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  15. Make .dotx, .xltx, .potx templates work on Sharepoint

    When you open a template (.dotx, .xltx, .potx) stored in Sharepoint library, it doesn't open a new document based on the the template like it does on a file share, but opens the template itself.
    Please make it work like on file share, and open new document.

    256 votes
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  16. 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.

    254 votes
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  17. Create "Comment Only" permissions level

    I would love to be able to assign only one person edit permissions to a document, while giving a larger audience, the ability to view and add comments.

    253 votes
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  18. Add "Tag for Status Change Alerts" feature to Teams

    I find the "Tag for Status Change Alerts" feature in Skype for Business to be very useful. I mainly use this to get an alert when someone becomes available so I can pounce on them quickly! Can this be added to Teams?

    254 votes
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  19. OneDrive for Business on Linux

    OneDrive for Business on Linux
    No OneDrive for Business on Linux aka Dropbox exists. This is a showstopper for many.

    249 votes
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  20. Solve the Spinning Wheel of Death issue in Outlook for mac 2016.

    For about months I have to deal with the "spinning wheel of death" (SWoD) when I type emails, change windows or click a button in Outlook 2016 for Mac. After taking these action I have to wait 10,20, 30+ seconds that something happens. The CPU percentage goes up to 200% and more.

    I always have the latest versions of MacOS and Outlook installed. But with such a software it is NOT possible to work at all.

    After 2,5 month talking with a nice guy on the Support phone he frustratedly gave up as well without having a solution for me.

    243 votes
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