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  1. Stop/dismiss notifications for Admins

    Every time there is some sort of notification in Office 365 Admin (i.e. your subscription expires in 57 days, you cancelled a subscription, etc.), all of the admins get a VERY annoying notification and "ding" noise every time they navigate to a new page in the Portal/SharePoint/etc. It makes it nearly impossible to work. First of all, these notifications are next to useless and some can't even be dismissed (i.e. you cancelled a subscription - who cares??). Second, you should be able to dismiss them easily or just turn off the functionality altogether. This was a bad feature update by…

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      74 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Email notifications of Message Centre messages

      It is very frustrating to see messages that have been lying there for weeks - who has time or remembers to go into the admin panel every day? Email notifications to the tenant owner should be standard on this. We get notified by email for everything else, why not messages?

      384 votes
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        11 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • "Read rights" only in the Message center.

        In the Office Admin Center, we would like to have a delegation option to give certain people (in the domain) “read rights” to see the status in the “Service Status” and “Message Centre”. For instance, an Office 365 adoption consultant, who isn’t an administrator off the Users, Sharepoint, Exchange etc.

        120 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Administrator access to only a specific domain in office 365

          The option should be there to assign specific domain permission to Administrators.

          66 votes
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            11 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Billing Notification E-mail Sent to the Password Retrieval Alt E-mail Address

            Please find a way to stop sending billing notification e-mails to the alternate e-mail address being used for password retrieval.

            57 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please give notice at least a few month before running a big change in the Office 365 data center.

              Please give notice at least a few month before running a big change in the Office 365 data center.

              We needed to solve the issue which happen to coincide with a time when our tenant data was moved to a new Office 365 data center. It was the big impact for our business. After this, if you have a plan to change in the Office 365 data center, we must consider to schedule and prepare for coping with the occurring issue.

              In this moving our tenant data to the new datacenter, we got alert just 2 weeks before running, but…

              56 votes
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              • Provide email templates for new features and major changes

                While the message center provides admins change notification, admins are expected to communicate changes to their org. It would be very helpful if major message center notifications also provided templates for us to use to communicate to end users.

                44 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Email daily O365 agenda each morning

                  Our company just switched from Gmail to O365. One of the features that I really liked with the Google calendar, was that it emailed me my daily agenda at 5:00 a.m. each day. It would be great if there was a way to do this with the O365 calendar.

                  29 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a new Role for generating reports

                    For users to be able to generate reports, you need to be a Global Admin. We have general users that would need to generate Yammer reports and don't want to assign them Admin roles in the cloud, as well as other reports, in exchange, sharepoint, etc

                    Create another role, "reporting" and assign which services that the user needs to obtain reports on

                    26 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Why do you still provide a notification indicating that a subscription has been cancelled when the subscription has been renewed.

                      This is annoying especially when it comes up or notifies via sound alert every time I go to the portal. I renewed the same subscription but MSFT changed the name from old Office 365 for Small Bus. Pro. to Office 365 for Bus. or something like this. Because of the name change, it was very annoying to reinstall the apps. again on the user machines. Now, you tell us the subscription has been cancelled. I have a suggestion. If you can't remove the text, at least add some clarifying text to the existing notification that indicates the notification will go…

                      22 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • turn off alerts

                        Allow administrator to disable alerts in O365. Many alerts are redundant and unnecessary. Of course my SSL Certificate expired! And i renewed it and reloaded it; but the alert keeps coming until the actual expiration date of the old certificate! Why? Of course i cancelled a subscription; because i upgraded to a new partner. Why Cant i disable these alerts?

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                          1 comment  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Complete merge of tenents

                          If a company is taken over by a company, it should done also with tenants in Office365. This means that all functionality (Exchange, SharePoint, Skype, CRM, EMS, Accounts / AAD, settings, domains, etc.) should merge into one tenant. Also Manageable from one console / tenant. One idea is to do this in stages.

                          11 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Powershell Management of Notifications Settings for Admins and/or Alerts

                            The purpose of this request is to get make sure admin have the proper notification settings set. For example, for compliance updates its important that admins get those alerts and they are always set.
                            Or if there was a way to monitor notifications thru powershell.

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Message trace for non-admin user

                              Hello...

                              My users are often offended by outside organization who blame technology while they just haven't read the emails. I often make report and prove that the email is working very well and they have received the email. I need a tools so my users can trace their email and got the report without having Admin Role. If I am not mistaken, the previous Outlook layout (not sure exactly how many years ago) has a link to display old email options so users that is non admin can trace their email.

                              I wonder if we can have this feature again…

                              8 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • SUSPEND Meeting until further notice.

                                If a currently existing Meeting that has been previously scheduled can no longer take place due to unforeseeable circumstances, but you do not wish to cancel this meeting because it will be rescheduled in the future, then Office365 should offer the option to "Suspend" the meeting. This would keep the Meeting record in the calendar but would deactivate the time, preserving the Attendees and and Meeting Room settings. The user should be able to return to this meeting at a later time and change the scheduling based on updates received.

                                7 votes
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                                • Make notifications for Skype for Business messages more prominent, mark them as unread when moved to "Conversation history"

                                  I would appreciate a feature of persistent popup window(s) for unread Skype for Business messages,ideally with an option for the popup window(s) to be displayed "on top". Configuring windows location for individual contacts would be ideal or at least cascading window to prevent hiding conversations by a consecutive popup window. If such feature is not feasible, then at least after delivering such unread messages to Outlook cabinet "Conversation history" having them marked as Unread.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • need email notification for office365 users password expire

                                    need email notification for office365 users password expire

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Customize my home admin center page

                                      Be able to manage what I see on the admin center home page, there are tiles that I don't need to see (ever-I can access them through the left menu bar) and important information such as the service health is very important to me and its at the bottom and I can't even see the information. I have to scroll down and open the service health panel. the old admin portal is set up much better, I see the service health right in the main screen- tempted(very tempted) to go back to the old portal view

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Message Center Consistency

                                        Adjust the Consistency of Messages shown on the Message-Center of each Tenant.

                                        We are Supporting many different Customer with their Tenants. Also we have some MOD-Demo-Tenants. As all Tenants are equal (note coming from an MS-Colleague) we are seeing Differences in critical and very important "O365 Subscription" Messages.

                                        We like to Trust the "Message-Center" as a good Source of Information.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Increase the rate limit of mailboxes

                                          Each mailbox should be able to send more than #10,000 e-mails in one day.

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