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  1. Enable and disable Clutter from Admin Panel

    We need to be able to administratively enable and disable Clutter and Clutter notifications.

    1,583 votes
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      231 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for your responses. We appreciate that you’ve taken the time to provide us with feedback to help make our products better.

      We’re actively working on significant improvements to the end user experience with the feature across Outlook clients. This includes improvements to the UX, the classification algorithms, and controls.

      Today, admins have a Power-Shell cmdlet that allows them to control the Clutter feature on a per mailbox level. Details of this can be found here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt586787%28v=exchg.160%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

      Our decision to provide the cmdlet based control for Clutter was based on early feedback we received on the Clutter feature.

      We will continue to improve the admin controls based on the continued feedback. Considering the responses on this forum, it would be helpful to better understand the gaps in the current admin control story. Do you believe the gap here is in not having a tenant level control or not having…

    • Export mailbox in Exchange Online to pst using PowerShell or other method

      Export mailbox in Exchange Online to pst using PowerShell

      1,338 votes
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        64 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • allow the ability to merge 365 accounts seamlessly

        Allow two 365 accounts to be merged without having to rebuild email accounts, move files etc... just move the domain from one 365 account to another after proper verification -- or even by just calling Microsoft support

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          106 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide a powershell interface from admin area - so you can use powershell directly from the portal page.

          Having this ability to run PowerShell directly will remove the need to connect from on-premises to perform PowerShell tasks. This will also help 100% Mac shops - which cannot run PowerShell at all.

          816 votes
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            16 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable Windows Powershell to use MFA

            We want to use Windows Powershell with MFA accounts for more security

            519 votes
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              28 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support conversion to shared mailbox for synced users

              Currently a mailbox for a synced user can be converted to shared in EAC. This results in a corrupted mailbox object and an Azure AD object that still requires a license. See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2710029. Customers need to move the mailbox to on-premises Exchange, convert it to shared and then move the mailbox back to Exchange Online. This process can be cumbersome and even worse, if customer is not aware of this issue the shared mailbox will be removed after the grace period expires.

              It should be supported to convert a mailbox to shared for a synced user in Exchange Online,…

              350 votes
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                7 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • View Current Automapping setting

                Currently there is no way to view whether Automapping of a mailbox is enabled or disabled in office 365. It would be nice to be able to view this value in either powershell or the GUI.

                Additionally it would be nice to be able to turn automapping on or off via the EMC instead of only powershell.

                319 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement email address policy

                  On-premises Exchange had Email Address Policies which allowed administrators to define the email addresses (SMTP:alias@domain1.com,smtp:firstname@domain2.com) that would automatically be added to mailboxes.

                  Office 365 desperately needs this functionality so we don't have to resort to over complicated PowerShell scripts.

                  298 votes
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                    21 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow admins to turn off likes and @mention - PLEASE!

                    Once again, OWA has new 'features' added which are causing problems - particularly in a School environment such as ours. Likes and @mentions are flying about the system - teachers email a group of students who click the 'like' button and the teacher then gets loads of pings back which they have to deal with! Obviously, this could be useful but PLEASE release an admin UI for the control panel when you add these features so we can CHOOSE whether to let users have these features!

                    285 votes
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                      39 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Exchange ActiveSync quarantine should include the (public) IP address the mobile was quarantined from

                      This would make it easier for an administrator to know it the mobile is in the hand of a legitimate user before approval.

                      245 votes
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                        22 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create new Remote Shared Mailboxes from hybrid

                        Allow the creation of new remote mailboxes that are 'shared' mailboxes. At present, you have to create a regular user mailbox and then after you have synchronized this to Office 365, you then have to login to the 365 admin portal and convert it to shared. The problem with this method is that the user object on premises will always be shown as an office 365 mailbox and not an office 365 shared mailbox. Just a bit messy.

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                          9 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Email PDF bills rather then requiring users to logon and retrieve them.

                          We currently have 3 different domains using 365 business premium and would like the bills emailed to us every month rather then having to log in and download the PDF statements/Invoices.

                          If its possible to add this feature it would be much appreciated

                          192 votes
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                            16 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Email notification for password expiration

                            Email notification for password expiration would help! So many users do not see the little tiny quick popup window ever. They start their computer and open Outlook and walk away. This results in never seeing when my password will expire. Would like to have some type of option to have an email sent daily once you hit the 14 day window of needing to reset your password. Would be nice if we could customize it with a company logo also and have the options to change how many times to notify an end user. Maybe we only want one email…

                            178 votes
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                              12 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • sendas and email alias

                              I would like the ability to send an email as an alias.

                              160 votes
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                                11 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support for Dynamic '+' Email Aliases in Office 365

                                Hello,

                                I am familiar with using a plus sign following my email alias to create dynamic unique addresses for a Gmail account. e.g. test.email+signedup@gmail.com will arrive at my Gmail mailbox, where I can then apply rules based on the 'To:' address. See this page for details: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22370

                                I tested this on my Office 365 address and it works, but only for email addresses in my parent domain. Using the aliases on subdomain addresses results in a 'recipient not found' NDR.

                                Does anyone out there have more information on this feature or if it even is one for 365 / Exchange?

                                158 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow read only access to Office 365 portal Control Panel

                                  Please provide read only access feature for O365 Admin center

                                  145 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Deleting an item in a shared mailbox should move the item to the shared mailbox's deleted items

                                    Today you have to use the regkey DelegateWastebasketStyle to control the behaviour when deleting items in a shard mailbox.

                                    This should have a PowerShell command, just like for sent items (set-mailbox shared@contoso.com -MessageCopyForSentAsEnabled $True)

                                    One of the companys i manage Office365 for has, no AD which means no GPO's to use with regkeys, no consistensy in Office versions and thus this gets unmanageble.

                                    Please add a way for me to control this centrally in Exchange Online.

                                    120 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow timezone change for message trace

                                      Currently message trace timezone is set to UTC 0. This is really annoying. We should be able to change the timezone for this. There are posts on the forums going back to 2012 requesting this feature... please implement it.

                                      119 votes
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                                        8 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow reliable synchronisation of on premise thumbnail photos to the cloud where one way sync and dirsync are used by organisations.

                                        Following unsuccessful premier call and forum investigation into synchronisation of a users thumbnailPhoto attribute from on premise AD via Dirsync to the O365 we have been advised that it does not sync reliably and this is currently by design. The workaround offered is to push users images up with a Set-UserPhoto cmdlet and while this works its not a sustainable support method where organisations have many thousands of users.
                                        We strongly feel that this attribute sync should quite simply work as it does with all the other user attributes. It would allow the users to self service their photos via…

                                        119 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Admins to Disable Clutter Notifications

                                          Many of our users receive automatic system notifications suggesting that they enable the new Clutter feature. While this feature is valuable, we need to control the flow of information regarding features and usage of Office 365. We make announcements for things like this in accordance with our own training schedules so that we can provide the right guidance for our users. Please allow us to prevent these automated notifications for Clutter and for any features that may use these types of notifications in the future. Thanks!

                                          111 votes
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