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  1. Azure Backup integration for Office 365 data ( Exchange - Sharepoint -Teams -Onedrive)

    We need offsite backup of Office 365 data. This was asked at Azure backup Team here : https://feedback.azure.com/forums/258995-azure-backup-and-scdpm/suggestions/6837417-backup-for-o365 Maybe the Office 365 Team and Azure Backup team can make a solution for backup of Office 365 Data ( Exchange mailboxen, Sharepoint data, Team Sites, Onedrive for Business ) for Short and Longtime protection Offsite ( Other location) Thanks James

    837 votes
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      15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow turning off focused inbox from portal

      Allow turning off focused inbox from portal

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        190 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Unified inbox for outlook on Windows 10! ❤

        Outlook 365 for Windows needs a unified Inbox similar to ALL other Outlook apps. For those of us with multiple email accounts. It would be very convenient to have all emails arrive in one inbox instead of clicking the whole time through all Inboxes, which consumes a lot of time.

        175 votes
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          12 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • quarantine notification

          Need to enable the quarantine email notification send to specific user immediately once the email held in quarantine

          95 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable email notification of Office 365 Health Service Incidents and Advisories

            Enable option to subscribe by email Office 365 Health Service Incidents and Advisories.

            156 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Service Health Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Option to delete a tenant without waiting for 145 days

              Please provide option in Admin portal to delete a tenant without waiting for 145 days

              29 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow global admin to create custom O365 management roles

                Instead of putting request on UserVoice forum every time we need to delegate permissions for some o365 feature like Report Viewer or enabling MFA for specific users, it will be great if global admins will be able to define custom admin roles that will define specific o365 service features and that will affect certain write scope based on user parameters like domain for example or even better based on group membership.

                697 votes
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                  24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Admin able to change users' Office apps language in bulk

                  Global administrator could have the ability to bulk change users' Office apps language, which downloaded from portal.office.com

                  36 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Be able to query Office 365 license expiry date via PowerShell

                    We want to be able to pull license expiry reports via other tools to keep our expiry reports consistent (IT Glue in this case). I can query many things by Office365 PowerShell module, including the license types, but I cannot query the dates in which these expire.
                    Why does this ability not exist? Can we get that exposed as part of the Office 365 powershell commandlets

                    161 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Semi-annual channel option for Office 365 Business

                      Can we add an option for Office 365 Business customers to change release channels in the Admin portal, from the default (or locked) monthly to semi-annual. Or at least give us info that by default users with Business are only in Monthly and a link on how to change users locally using ODT or other methods. Currently as an admin you see the option and you can select montly or semi-annual, but it has no affect on the users config.

                      Right now the situation is only Pro Plus office licenses respect the semi-annual but business users just ignore the admin…

                      19 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Microsoft Stream App - Play sound in background

                        Microsoft Stream App stops playing sound when app is closed.
                        We want to use Stream also for podcasts. But this will not be possible when the app must be open to hear the sound/voice.

                        14 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please increase Mailbox RulesQuota size. Currently, the maximum size that is allowed is 256KB. It is a must especially for clients who are i

                          Please increase Mailbox RulesQuota size. Currently, the maximum size that is allowed is 256KB. It is a must especially for clients who are in the business for many years already. They will be needing multiple rules to help their Inbox function to assist them.

                          24 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable / Disable MFA on Tenant Level

                            After todays problem on Office 365 MFA, will be nice to have in Tenant level the capability to disable MFA. This will only bypass the MFA until the problem is resolved by Microsoft.

                            This option will not removing the current configuration from the users and will be only accesible from Global Admin users.

                            12 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change default language in Sharepoint (OneDrive)

                              For an international company, it is important to define the company language (e.g. English) as the default language. Unfortunately, when initializing O365, the language is set according to the location (in our case "German"). This is devastating because all SharePoint pages (including OneDrive) are subsequently created in "German". This should at least be pointed out.
                              Unfortunately there is no possibility to change the default language afterwards. The workarounds with multi-language support are not satisfactory. Nevertheless, German continues to dominate in many areas

                              Please point out the importance of the language during the initial setup and give the possibility to select…

                              34 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Powershell timeout for O365 and Exchange Online

                                Please allow a configurable timeout for powershell when connecting to O365 and EO. The timeout is too short right now and the new login requirements make it tedious to reconnect

                                82 votes
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                                • enable office 365 MFA by default for all new users

                                  Feature Request: Structural Integrity Associates is an office365 E3 tenant that has recently deployed Multi Factor Authentication MFA too all users in our organization. We are looking for a way to set the default MFA settings to "enabled" for all new users. It would also be nice to configure a number as default to get new users up and running before they have a company cell phone. For example, input a company main office phone number or issupoprt phone to allow MFA before they get a company cell phone.

                                  439 votes
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                                    16 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • search message center

                                    I would like the ability to search in the message center.

                                    Sometimes you remember reading a previous message, but not when you saw it. The digest would not show messages before a user became an )365 admin. It would be handy to search through previous messages.

                                    22 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • SharePoint Document Library limit of 5000 - Ridiculous

                                      We planned to migrate from Dropbox to a SharePoint document library and when implemented, we immediately hit the 5000 item limit in a library. This is ridiculous in 2018. We have used folders with over 35,000 files on Dropbox without any issues. This is an unfortunate limit for a product that is called Office365 for business.

                                      Please increase this limit or provide another means to load and backup large datasets.

                                      131 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Assign RBAC to a group synchronized from Azure AD Connect

                                        Allow for a group that is synchronized from on premised AD to be assigned to an Office 365 RBAC. This will greatly assist in transition from on premise instances as well as support hybrid scenarios.

                                        16 votes
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                                        • Assign new purchase subscription automatically even when there's a conflict.

                                          Assign new purchase subscription automatically even when there's a conflict on the license.

                                          For example, user has Office 365 Business Premium and purchased Project Online Premium. They both have SharePoint Online Plan and we need to manually turn off the other SharePoint Online plan to assign the Project Online Premium without error. Please make it seamless.

                                          12 votes
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