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  1. Onedrive For Business Administration

    Please allow greater administrative control over Onedrive for Business. Some things that would help are:

    Allow admins the option to prevent creation of subsites.

    Add reporting/auditing for site/subsite creation.

    Add greater control of sharing. Currently for Onedrive we can only turn off external sharing for the entire tenant. It would be nice to have greater control over sharing. For instance, some users should be able to share externally while others can only share internally. Or possibly, create sharing policies where users can be restricted to only sharing with members of certain groups that are defined by admins.

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  2. 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.

    179 votes
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  3. Allow Partners to convert users to shared mailboxes

    Currently, only Global Administrators can convert a user account to a shared mailbox. This makes it difficult for Partners with admin rights to do what they need to do in a timely manner.
    I recommend allowing global permissions for Partners to be able to make these changes, as it seems like a massive oversight.

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  4. 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…

    177 votes
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  5. Make the Content Search WebPart (CSWP) available to all plans

    Since the CSWP offers a caching mecanism that increase the performance of search results, I think it should be available to all plans and not only to E3 plans. We can achieve mostly the same results using the "Search result webpart" but this one has no caching. Making the CSWP available to all plans is a win-win for MS and customers as it lowers the server usage (through Caching) and it allows more functionnality to customers.

    172 votes
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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

    167 votes
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  9. 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…

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  10. OneDrive for Business restore full recycle bin functionality

    At the moment one could restore only up to 200 items at once and it is real pain to restore ODfB fully if user has deleted all files and folders for example. And there is no PowerShell cmdlet to restore OneDrive files too, at the moment one can use PowerShell only to restore SharePoint Online sites from recycler.

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  11. Admin to use O365 PowerShell with Two Factor

    Hi Team,

    Please can you add an option to the O365 PowerShell so that Admin users with two factor can use this tool. We MUST maintain security of our environment with Two Factor, however we do need to be able to use the Powershell tool at times. Therefore could you somehow let us use the PowerShell tool with an App Key.

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  12. Microsoft Teams Channel Conversation order. Sort Latest on Top? LIFO

    Nice product but does it not make sense to see the latest message on top? We have a channel that will be used for over a year and have 1000s of messages. We have to sort to bottom to find out the latest status? Same issue with Onenote files. No LIFO Sort option?

    162 votes
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  13. Azure AD - Custom Admin Roles

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/active-directory-assign-admin-roles-azure-portal

    Azure AD provides a list of predefined Admin Roles, but what would be nice is the ability to create custom roles in Azure AD (as well as B2C) with option to select which attributes have read and edit rights to.

    This would then allow us to provide RBAC which meet business requirements rather than having to provide too much access.

    Thanks.

    162 votes
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  14. Change Initials

    Do you think it would be asking too much for my name not to be displayed as "BJ" which is a euphemism for oral sex performed on a male? Please, and thank you.

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  15. Allow for British DD/MM/YYYY format when using OneDrive/Excel Online

    When creating documents on Excel offline, as a British user the standard date format is always set to DD/MM/YYYY. When this is then uploaded to OneDrive and people work on the document online it automatically displays the date as the american MM/DD/YYYY, which causes all sorts of issues, especially with formulas and especially if people are entering dates once the document is online.

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  16. Moving Office windows lag when using a gaming mouse with high polling rate like 1000

    Gaming mice have a high polling rate like 1000. Office 2016 synchronises the mouse events like move, and scroll to the display refresh rate. Having 1000 events per second when the display can only do 60 causes the input buffers to overflow an as a result moving or scrolling within office applications lags and causes them to become unresponsive. Affected programs: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.

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  17. 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.

    158 votes
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  18. Enable external users to use Approvals in Flow

    As explained by Microsoft Office365 Support, the template Approvals in Flow does not allow external users to interact with the full process. An external user can access a SharePoint site (e.g. to browse an item list) but he/she cannot press the button Approve/Reject in the email created by the Approval process in Flow. This restriction "by design" is negative for companies like ours where we handle approvals of documents by colleagues who work for different subsidiaries (=every subsidiary a different Office365 tenant) and therefore it is impossible to manage flow inside such organization.

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  19. Create a Skype for business client for the Xbox One

    The XBOX would make for a perfect conference room solution. Why not make a UWP app for Skype for Business and have it work with the XB1 with all the great conferencing capabilities??

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  20. Have App Launcher open apps in New Tab as default, or as an option, for all of my users.

    Is there a way to make the default action for the App Launcher (waffle) open the app (mail, contacts, yammer or whatever) in a new tab?

    That's one of the biggest complaints I hear from my users, that when they click to go somewhere else they lose their spot.

    Yes, I know you can right-click and select to open in new tab. Try and keep telling 500+ people that....

    155 votes
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