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  1. Add RSS feed function to the new UI

    User wants to use the RSS feed function to get URL in the new UI, but there’s no such function. Please add RSS feed function to the new UI. That would be really helpful to users.

    224 votes
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  2. Excel Online - Copy sheets

    It is not possible to copy or move sheets in Excel online. We need at least a "duplicate" function.

    227 votes
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  3. Delete Attachments from Outlook Web

    Users cannot delete attachments from Outlook Web emails.
    (Outlook.Office365.com).

    Users want the ability to keep the email, but remove the attachments after viewing so that their mailbox is kept lean.

    Some users only access Outlook web and this feature is not available, as it is only available in the client.

    224 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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?

    225 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Uncertain topic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Open local files with online aps

    When we were first pitched office 365 we were told we'd be able to open local files (from C:\ or a network share) in the online aps.

    That is no longer possible, but something our E1 users require.
    Especially since they cannot save attachments directly to onedrive.

    219 votes
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  6. Recycle bin search utility

    Would really be great to have a search utility in the recycle bin in one drive and office 365 so that don't have to browse through all the pages in the recycle bin to find and restore.

    219 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Users, Photos, Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Office 365 Installation/Update Progress Bar

    Need a mandatory progress bar added for Office 365 installations, and upgrades. A background process with a progress indicator in the system tray is simply not acceptable. Well, I never in my life thought I would have to submit a feature request for an installation progress bar – but Microsoft has done it again! The Office 365 installation and update process needs to be completely redesigned such that there is a progress bar displayed to the user at all times when an installation or upgrade is taking place. Additionally there needs to be an option for users to allow the…

    215 votes
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  8. Sync Project Tasks with outlook

    To whom it may concern:

    My name is Sherry Masih and I work as a project manager for HH Builders. We are a construction development company located in New York. Last Year we migrated all our emails to Microsoft office 365 in the lieu of using the Microsoft Project Task sync option to Outlook. Since we are a construction company it is very necessary for us to be able to assign tasks to each project manager in Microsoft Project and have it directly synced with their Outlook Tasks. This feature has tremendously worked well with our organization from the time…

    213 votes
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  9. OneDrive Search Results - Allow "Move" and "Delete" from search results - and Click to go to File Location

    When searching for a document, if you find it, you can not delete it, open the folder location, or move the document.

    If you select the document from the files list and click on Information Icon, you can't see the full path of where the document is stored only the name of the file. You have to physically open the document, then click on information to see the path. Even then... you have to go back to your Files list and navigate all the way through the folders to find the file and then Move it or delete it.

    Please…

    212 votes
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  10. Deactive or hide "no business data allowed" connectors in Flow

    we would like to provide a power platform for our company, where only connectors should be offered which have been classified as secure and harmless third-party software. However, the connectors cannot be deactivated or hidden in the "no business data allowed", this poses great challenges for many companies. Therefore we ask you to be able to deactivate or hide the connectors.

    223 votes
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  11. Allow tags when assigning work to students in Teams

    For teachers working with special education students, the team assignment process could be greatly simplified by allowing the teacher to assign work to a "tagged" group of students. This would allow the teacher to set up two tagged groups (general education and another with students who need modified versions of the work being completed) and when they create the two assignments, they could assign each to their respective tagged group. This would cut down on many of the steps needed to complete this task now. It would also keep students in the classroom unaware that there are different assignments for…

    205 votes
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  12. Office 365 Gallery

    A solution to host a photo gallery similar to 365 video. With hundreds of images taken on a weekly basis on our site a more efficient way to search and share resources. This would allow staff to upload images to a central gallery helping to avoid any duplication.

    Instead of having channels like in 365 video, you would have an option to create albums setting security permissions the same as in 365 video. With an option to download the photo or link directly to a document.

    205 votes
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  13. Allow users to choose whether characters are automatically turned into emojis.

    I hate that when I type :) it is now automatically turned into a smiley face emoji. I loathe emojis, and now my only options are to backspace after the emoji appears or to work in plain text, which disables other formatting capabilities. This is absurd. I don't want my emails littered with colorful pictures. It's entirely unprofessional, and give that Outlook is geared toward businesses, it makes no sense to turn email into a cartoon.

    206 votes
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  14. Remove Extra Characters from the Copy Link URL recently introduced in SharePoint Online

    Remove the extra URL characters in the GET A LINK function. Links now look like https://company.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/sites/sitecollection/Lists/Documents/test.pdf?csf=1 with the extra :b:/r/ in the URL. Other characters appear based on the type of document. Please eliminate these new characters and the ?csf=x variable at the end of the link so we can have clean URLs like https://company.sharepoint.com/sites/sitecollection/Lists/Documents/test.pdf.

    Or at least give us the ability to configure SharePoint Online so we can have these characters removed.

    This recent change by Microsoft to these SharePoint Online links is messing up our manufacturing software that is attempting to load these links from a mirrored…

    205 votes
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  15. Be able to set expiration dates on accounts as you can in active directory

    In AD an account can have an expiration date which essentially flips the "BlockCredential" bit at a future time.

    201 votes
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  16. 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.

    198 votes
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  17. SCA (Shared Computer Activation) for Mac

    Support Mac computers to enable SCA (Shared Computer Activation).

    200 votes
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  18. Resize columns in Contents (site contents) for SharePoint Online

    There is no ability to resize the columns in the Contents (site contents) page. So for any apps, libraries or lists that have a title (name) with a decent amount of characters it gets cut off and it's hard to quickly tell what the title is. We have sites with numerous document libraries with long names where it takes a long time to pinpoint a particular library. You have to hover over the title on each library to get the full name. We should have the same functionality as you do when in a list or library where you can…

    198 votes
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  19. Allow Teams VTC Instructions to be editable

    Allow Teams VTC Instructions to be editable by the Administrator. currently the text that is shown on Teams Meetings is hard coded by Microsoft. This should accept the ability to use HTML to change the wording, and instructions to be more clear for individual company needs

    199 votes
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  20. Make the MSOnline cmdlets PSCore6 compatible so they can be used on Mac / Linux platforms

    See the following github issue: https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/issues/3776

    These symptoms are preventing programmatic administration of office365 from non-windows PCs.

    193 votes
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