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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    264 votes
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  3. 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.

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

    262 votes
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  5. 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.

    257 votes
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  6. Publisher availability for mac

    It would be a great idea to provide a good detail on the sales plan that publisher is not available for mac.

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  7. 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?

    258 votes
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  8. 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.

    256 votes
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  9. 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.

    254 votes
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  10. 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.

    251 votes
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  11. URL shortener when sharing

    when sharing links to documents, etc, the URL's are way too long.

    Can you integrate something like bitly or another tool to make them less than the 208 characters that the last link I shared was.

    The ideal place to offer this feature is when you are given the option to 'copy' the URL.

    I am also waiting to see a response from this post: https://goo.gl/h6wTRt

    The last comment says:
    *Update March 15, 2016: We’re working on a new approach to shortening the sharing links that will better enhance our users’ experience. Unfortunately, we had to remove the current experience…

    252 votes
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  12. 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?

    251 votes
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  13. 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.

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  14. 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…

    250 votes
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  15. 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.

    249 votes
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  16. Simplify adding ics file item to current Outlook calendar

    Double-clicking an Internet calendar item (.ics file) attachment in Outlook causes a new calendar to be created, instead of opening it or asking if it should be added to the user's calendar as expected (and as previously implemented in earlier versions of Windows/Outlook).

    To add it to the current calendar, it must be saved to the local drive then opened (File>Open). Outlook then asks if it should be opened as a new calendar or added to the current calendar...this same behavior should be used for double-click open.

    Dragging the .ics attachment to the calendar results in a transient error message,…

    248 votes
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  17. 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…

    247 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.

    243 votes
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  19. 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.

    238 votes
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  20. 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

    237 votes
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