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  1. 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.

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

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

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

    All Recover Deleted Items Features in the Outlook…

    176 votes
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  2. Punjabi is desperately needed as a translation language in Immersive Reader and Translator

    Punjabi is desperately needed as a translation language in Immersive Reader and Translator

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  3. Add Alias functionality of "hotmail" to Office 365; i.e. being able to select "sent from" account

    Please add to Office 365 webapp and google play app the ability to select in the "sent from" field either the primary email address or any of the associated alias with the account.

    Right now, when adding Alias, you can not do this in Office 365 webapp or google play app. This is however available in the "hotmail" outlook webapp and works flawlessly.

    I.E. (in outlook non-office 365 or "hotmail" webapp)
    - When in an "alias" folder, it defaults to the "sent from" of the Alias when replying to incoming alias email.

    - When in the primary email address folder,…

    174 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…

    170 votes
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  5. dynamic email address or "plussed" email addresses

    I have a developer who would like to create a "plussed" email address. For example , he had a address called something like dev@outlook.com. He could create dynamic email address dev+Newuser@outlook.com or dev+technicalsupport@outlook.com without creating aliases for the new name. It was all dynamic. We would like to be able to do this for our Office365 email domains.

    166 votes
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  6. 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.

    166 votes
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  7. 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.

    165 votes
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  8. 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.

    162 votes
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  9. 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.

    162 votes
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  10. 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.

    162 votes
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  11. 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??

    157 votes
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  12. 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.

    158 votes
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  13. 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.

    158 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.

    158 votes
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  15. 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.

    157 votes
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  16. 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.

    157 votes
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  17. 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.

    154 votes
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  18. 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…

    154 votes
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  19. proofing toolkit for O365 2016 (click to run)

    Make proofing tools available from click to run ODT so we can deploy all or selected proofing kits as part of Office 2016.

    MSI version has installer
    Mac OSx have this already included in installation

    We need this for click to run on Windows to support our users as international company.
    Install full language packs is not practical as users need to spellcheck for multiple languages in some cases and we do not want everyone on there native language UI.

    153 votes
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  20. Allow collaborators on Microsoft Forms

    I love the functionality of Microsoft Forms. However, I work on a team and we would like to be able to share the Responses so that we all have the ability to view the automatically created charts. We also would like to share control on the questions being asked. Team work is important and I would love to see Microsoft Forms better support this.

    153 votes
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