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  1. 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…

    293 votes
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  2. Share PowerApps with Office 365 Groups

    Office 365 Groups (aka: "unified-groups") are becoming the "standard" share target in Office 365. You can share SharePoint content (files, list items, etc.) with an O365 Group. You can share Microsoft Stream content with an O365 Group. You can share a Flow with an O365 Group. You CANNOT, however, share a PowerApp with an O365 Group. This is a huge issue and greatly complicates our job of "selling" PowerApps as a solution.

    For example, we've successfully convinced a LOT of our client groups that an O365 Group is a better solution than "just" a SharePoint site (most of these had…

    293 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Allow PowerBI.com to Connect Directly to Azure Data Lake Storage across Azure Directories

    Currently a Power BI desktop work can be created with a data source of Azure Data Lake store when provided with any URL and login details. This connector is still in preview, but works fine. If the workbook is then published to Power BI.com the data source credentials are lost and connectivity to ADL is only possible if the storage is part of the same Azure subscription as directory that Office 365/Power BI is connected to.

    In reality we need the data source to be generic and for PowerBi.com and be able to authenticate across Azure AD directories.

    Please!

    291 votes
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  5. 288 votes
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  6. 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?

    288 votes
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  7. Updates to Office 365 Group calendar events are disregarding ‘send an invitation to the group’ check box

    In an Office 365 Group calendar you can create a new meeting invite and uncheck the ‘send an invitation to the group’ check box. As expected, this will stop anyone in the group receiving the invite notification.

    However, if you need to make any updates to that event (it doesn’t matter what update you make) and click save, a notification will be sent to all members in the group. In addition to this, the Group will also add the calendar event to the personal calendar of the individual who has made the update.

    This is not an intuitive user experience.

    284 votes
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  8. 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…

    280 votes
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  9. 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.

    282 votes
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  10. 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

    280 votes
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  11. 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,…

    279 votes
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  12. 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.

    275 votes
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  13. Please allow us to change the Sent From email from no-reply@sharepointonline.com to something else

    Please allow us to change the Sent From email from no-reply@sharepointonline.com to something else. I send emails using WorkFlows and need to have the Sent From address be something I can define from a field in a list or library.

    272 votes
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  14. 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.

    270 votes
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  15. Planner App file attachment default save location setting per plan

    Add a setting to the planner application to be able to set the default location attachment files are saved. Currently attachments uploaded are saved in the root folder of the SP site that hosts the plan. If the plan was created thru a Teams Channel the attachments get saved in the root Documents folder of the Team which results in a mess especially across multiple channel plans.

    272 votes
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  16. 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.

    265 votes
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  17. 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.

    264 votes
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  18. Reset or clear autocomplete cache globally for OWA

    In a larger organization 300+ users, we find that the autocomplete cache over time gets filled with contacts that are infrequently used yet sometimes staff end of sending internal emails to these contacts that should have been sent to an internal contact instead.

    Would like ability to reset/clear the autocomplete cache for OWA or to disable it for certain users or all users.

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  19. 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.

    263 votes
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  20. 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.

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