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  1. Excel Online - Copy sheets

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

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  2. Business Contact Manager For Outlook 2016

    For years I've been using Business Contact Manager with Outlook. After upgrading to Outlook to 2016 I'm told via a pop-up box AFTER launching the program for the first time that BCM is no longer compatible. Note, I'm not warned about this until AFTER the upgrade. Now I'm stuck without the ability to roll back to Outlook 2013. How about warning users BEFORE upgrading or make BCM work with the current version of Outlook?

    219 votes
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  3. Office 365 Connected Accounts Update Frequency

    I suggest you update Office 365 to allow the user to configure the frequency at which Connected Accounts (gmail, yahoo, etc) are synch'd to Exchange/Outlook. Waiting up to an hour to receive new messages from other accounts is simply NOT acceptable. This has been a known issue for years and needs to be changed NOW.

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  4. Fix saving all attachments to a folder in Outlook 2016

    Since about september 2017 you cannot save "all attachments" to a folder any more. When you click "save all attachments", there is no error message, the files are just not saved. It is described here (https://answers.microsoft.com/de-de/msoffice/forum/msofficeoutlook-msowin10-mso_2016/outlook-2016-fehler-die-anlage-kann-nicht/8be09012-37dd-4647-8b99-98cdcdbdd83d) and here (https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/de-DE/819dcbc5-b70b-4396-8eb4-85a8f6cda005/outlook-2016-fehler-die-anlage-kann-nicht-gespeichert-werden-die-datei-kann-nicht-gefunden-werden?forum=Office2016ITProDE).
    It happens on local and network drives on Windows 10 with Outlook 2016.

    218 votes
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  5. Multiple Exchange accounts in Skype for Business

    I have multiple exchange accounts to support different customers, including one from my employer. Two are through 365 and one is for a on premise Exchange/Lync. It would be very helpful if I could connect to these accounts simultaneously in Skype for business.

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  6. 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.

    216 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Skype for Business Contacts import/export migration

    In order to enable Tenant to Tenant migration scenarios, please add a way for users to be able to import/export their Skype for Business contacts. This is especially relevant for contacts that have been added from federated domains, or fro the Skype directory.

    211 votes
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  9. 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.

    208 votes
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  10. Return more than 250 results when searching for emails in OWA

    When you use the search functionality in OWA it will only return ~250 results. My users would like that bumped up to 10,0000 results. Found this article which better explains the limitations for search for emails in OWA.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook/search-results-limited-on-office365-on-line-portal/c05ab134-321b-462a-8ffe-895362015a22

    206 votes
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  11. 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.

    207 votes
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  12. Ability to turn off all mail recovery options in Exchange for Outlook and OWA

    Request an option for Admins to be able to turn off all mail recovery options for all users to a tenant. This includes:

    All Recover Deleted Items Features in the Outlook client:
    1. Disable/Hide/Prevent: the "Recover Deleted Items from Folder" button in Outlook client when the deleted items folder is selected.


    1. Disable/Hide/Prevent: the "Recover Items recently removed from this folder" button link in each folder displayed in Outlook client


    2. Disable/Hide/Prevent: "Restore Selected Items" Feature from Recover Deleted Items Folder


    3. Disable/Hide/Prevent: Any access to view the "Recover Deleted Items Folder"


    All Recover Deleted Items Features in the Outlook Web App (OWA): …

    202 votes
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  13. Modified dates in Site Contents should reflect content changes, not system changes

    Looking at the modified values in Site Contents has always been a quick way to recognize where activity has occurred - if it has. Without running any code we can quickly see if a site has been used recently. (It was easier to eyeball this in SharePoint 2007 in the vertical listing than it is in SharePoint 2013+, but that's a different UI issue - tiles aren't helpful for every use case.)

    For months now, a list no one has touched for over a year might say "Modified 23 hours ago". It seems as though lists and libraries are being…

    201 votes
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  14. 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…

    201 votes
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  15. 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.

    199 votes
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  16. Exchange Online change default calendar permissions on new users

    When mailbox is generating at Exchange Online we need to have the possibility to set default calendar permissions from a template. With on-prem Exchange you can do it via Exchange Scripting Agent.

    198 votes
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  17. 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.

    195 votes
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  18. 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.

    194 votes
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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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