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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

    211 votes
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  3. 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?

    211 votes
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  4. 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…

    207 votes
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  5. 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.

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  6. 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…

    202 votes
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  7. 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…

    200 votes
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  8. 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.

    197 votes
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  9. 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.

    197 votes
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  10. 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.

    194 votes
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  11. 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.

    191 votes
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  12. SCA (Shared Computer Activation) for Mac

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

    191 votes
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  13. 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.

    192 votes
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  14. Azure AD Groups with more than 50,000 Users

    Hello O365 Team

    Is it possible to increase the Azure AD group membership limits to more than 50,000 Users. We have scenarios were we would like to have groups with well over 100,000. For example could the limit be increased to support 500,000 to 1,000,000.

    We opened a case with MS Support and they mentioned the following:

    Unfortunately there is no way we can currently add more than 50k users to a group and as informed Nesting is the only available workaround. We at Microsoft are not aware of any Powershell scripts available to increase the limit as we do…

    189 votes
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  15. 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

    190 votes
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  16. Add a switch to the Enable-RemoteMailbox command on Hybrid servers for Remote Shared Mailboxes

    Customers with Hybrid server can link the on-prem AD users and rooms to their matching Office 365 mailboxes using the Enable-RemoteMailbox shell command. There is currently no switch to do the same with Shared Mailboxes. Please add a -Shared switch so that this same process can be used to link the remote shared mailboxes.

    188 votes
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  17. Remove/extend path length limitation for OneDrive for Business

    There is an annoying limitation of path length on OneDrive for Business (250 character). Even when we are using the same OneDrive app for synchronizing to private OneDrive and Business OneDrive the limitations is only present on OneDrive for Business.

    187 votes
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  18. 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.

    188 votes
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  19. Camera uploads on business account

    We have 5 business accounts and the only thing stopping us from getting rid of Dropbox and only using Microsoft OneDrive for our cloud storage is that we do not have camera uploads function for business. We use our business phones to take pictures of our inventory on a daily basis and need the photos uploaded to the cloud so we can email to customers. Please enable camera uploads for business accounts. Thank you.

    187 votes
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  20. 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…

    186 votes
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