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  1. Resolve SMTP mail duplicate problem when sending to multiple addresses from GSuite

    GSuite accounts that are configured to send through Office 365 accounts via SMTP started sending multiple copies of the same email any time more than one domain name is sent to in a single email. For example you might send a sales update to 40 email addresses across multiple domains and each recipient will receive the same email 40 times. For further information on the issue please read this thread: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/oemail-osend/multiple-copies-of-emails-sent-to-recipients-via/84cf9460-b7f4-4e6a-bf97-a115a825f369?tm=1538072613792

    The only work around's are to BCC the group and put yourself in the To: field (no one gets duplicates but you) or you can take the time to…

    361 votes
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      24 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • converting sync with ad users to In Cloud User

      A week back, I was able to convert my AD sync users to In Cloud user by simply moving that user from the Local AD OU that was configured to sync the users to Office365 to some other OU. After next Azure AD Connect synchronization, that user account was marked as deleted @ Office365 and moved to Deleted User. I then restore that user @ Office365 and after some time it change to In-Cloud user. I will then replace the old user information / email addresses with the new user @ Office365.

      I also perform the same changes in my…

      122 votes
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        12 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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

        885 votes
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          17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove case sensitive searches for shared mailboxes and permissions

          Over the last month or so case sensitive searches have been added into the shared mailbox and permissions sections on the Office 365 admin page. Could these be reverted back or was there a reason for case sensitive searches being added?

          I had weeks of no results coming back until I spoke to Microsoft Support who also have the issue and they noticed it is now case sensitive.

          53 votes
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            10 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.

            270 votes
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              15 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow turning off focused inbox from portal

              Allow turning off focused inbox from portal

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                212 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remove case sensitive for "Search to add members" in Distribution lists

                When adding members to any groups like 365 it gives you the option to search for members in any case, however when trying to add a member to a "Distribution list" nothing is returned, unless you type the correct case of their name.

                Please remove case sensitive for "Search to add members" in Distribution lists. No other "group" has this and is inconsistent with the use of 365 admin portal

                60 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  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.

                  299 votes
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                    16 comments  ·  Service Health Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Extend the Hybrid Exchange Agent to support hybrid mail flow

                    The (new) hybrid architecture simplifies network connectivity by leveraging the same principles as the Azure AD App Proxy. However, it only works for (inbound) HTTP connections used for Free/Busy and Mailbox Moves. Most hybrid deployments also use (hybrid) mail flow and would still require some sort of inbound connectivity to either Exchange or the Edge Transport servers. As such, the current implementation of the solution only solves half of the issue.

                    Please, support this idea if you believe it would be a valuable addition to the solution. More specifically, I am hoping to solve the following challenges:

                    1. Require inbound…

                    95 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • search function

                      Search function of group and shared mailbox in office 365 admin center should not be case sensitive. Could the product team improve the search function in the office 365 admin center?

                      36 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Re-enable removing "Synced with Active Directory" attribute when moving a user to unsynced OU

                        Our requirement is to convert a synced user to Cloud Only User.
                        Previously when a user was removed from the on-premises synchronization scope, itwas deleted in the cloud, the DirSyncEnabled status of the account was erroneously set to "False". If afterwards, that user was manually restored from Azure AD Recycle Bin, it showed a state of “Cloud-Only” account. This has now been fixed and the value of the DirSyncEnabled status is always kept “True” when a user is removed from sync scope, then soft-deleted, and manually restored from Azure AD Recycle Bin.

                        To turn an AD user into a shared…

                        48 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          51 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I would like to get an uptime graph for an specific tenant, instead of an uptime report for the whole datacenter

                            I would like to get an uptime graph for an specific tenant, instead of an uptime report for the whole datacenter.
                            Right now we can only get the Regional uptime graph and a tenant-level availability report will be much more helpful.

                            327 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  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

                              110 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support CTK smart card authentication with Office 365 on Mac

                                Currently when authenticating to Office 365 I need to do MFA using my yubikey in PIV mode. On macOS using CTK for smart card authentication, this doesn't work. I must enable legacy tokend support in order to authenticate in the office apps. I can authenticate just find using safari and chrome. Please support CTK for certificate based auth in the native office applications as well.

                                29 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Change Users

                                  I'd love the ability to switch between accounts (Office 365 users). For example, the top right account switcher used in Azure would be great for Office 365 portals.

                                  I switch between my regular account and my admin role frequently. It would be nice if I didn't need to use a different browser to do this.

                                  28 votes
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                                  • Can't add external contacts on TEAMS CHAT CONTACTS GROUP if it's not added on Office 365 directory as a mail user or contact.

                                    Can't add external contacts on TEAMS CHAT CONTACTS GROUP if it's not added on Office 365 directory as a mail user or contact. We can chat with external users BUT for this version of Teams, we are limited to add External users under Favorites and can't manage them through Contact Groups. Not all users are admin access to add contacts on Office 365 directory. When will this functionality be added?

                                    27 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Lync Admin  ·  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.

                                      726 votes
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                                        25 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…

                                        90 votes
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                                          7 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  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

                                          28 votes
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