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  1. bold dates in the calender on the upper left corner.

    please return the bold dates for all the calenders especialy the mini ones. it was a useful feature and i can't imagine too mant people complained about. now i can't see at a glance what days i have appointments when i am in email or not in an open calendar.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    211 votes
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  5. 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.

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  6. Allow winrm authentication other than basic when connecting via powershell

    Please provide an option for creating a new powershell session with Office 365 with an authentication method other than basic. Due to hardening policies in place, when I attempt $O365Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell -Credential $O365Cred -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection

    It fails because basic authentication is currently disabled in the client configuration (due to group policy settings we implemented).

    209 votes
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  7. 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

    203 votes
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  8. 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.

    202 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    203 votes
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  11. 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.

    195 votes
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  12. 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…

    195 votes
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  13. 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): …

    195 votes
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  14. Request Exchange hybrid key for Exchange Server 2019 activation with Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW)

    Actually it is not possible to obtain a free Exchange Server 2019 activation with a hybrid key. For earlier Exchange Versions this works trough HCW, but not with Exchange 2019: "Please note that HCW does not provide a 'hybrid key' for Exchange Server 2019. If you need a hybrid key, the latest version that it is available for is Exchange Server 2016."

    This is not customer friendly at all - so please add Exchange 2019 to this feature.

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Exchange-Team-Blog/Hybrid-Configuration-Wizard-and-licensing-of-your-on-premises/ba-p/608106

    191 votes
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  15. Enable reports to view the usage of Visio Pro.

    I would like to see if users who have a visio Pro license are actually using this license. There is no option at the moment. This would be very welcome in the report area.

    191 votes
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  16. Improve room features for recurring meetings in Outlook

    It would be great is something similar to the Room Finder was available for booking recurring meetings.
    Allowing double booking in our environment is not an option ... so our users are left booking meetings around room availability based on room rejections.
    It would be nice if:
    1) when booking a recurring meeting, the resource was booked for the available instances of the series and notify the users of the rejections... instead of declining the entire series if one or a few instances are not available,
    2) if a feature similar to Room Finder for single instance meetings was available…

    192 votes
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  17. Add Week Number on Calendar

    Please add week number on calendar.
    Once we click on date at the bottom right, we can see calendar, but to see which week we are in, we need to go to outlook calendar.

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  18. 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.

    188 votes
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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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