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  1. Audit admin actions

    We need an audit option for admin actions. On an environment with more than one admin, we need to know who created that group, who deleted or created that user, who made that modification on configuration.

    56 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Administrator should be able to limit download of OneDrive for Sharepoint App to end users.

    Currently, administrator can limit download of software by following the steps below.


    1. Open O365 admin center.

    2. Click [SERVICE SETTINGS] - [User Software].

    3. Uncheck in [Manage user software through Office 365].

    But, there is no option for "OneDrive for Business Client App".
    We should add option for "OneDrive for Business Client App".

    10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add group targeting to the custom tiles for O365

    I would like to see the custom tiles for O365 with group targetting. I work at a school currently and they would love to add tiles for students and some other tiles for employees.

    188 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Add categories or grouping to the My Apps-page

    Custom Tiles are coming to Office 365. That's awesome. But if a company adds a lot of tiles it could get messy. I think it's a good idea to add categories. For instance Microsoft/Office/Office 365 for the standard Microsoft tiles. I think it could be easily implemented to add a field called "category" to the add custom tile form. Then it's much clearer for the end user.

    47 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Allow the admin to pin custom tiles to the app launcher for all users in the tenant

    With the newly released update it is now easy for an admin to add a custom tile to the My Apps page. However, as an admin you still can't add this custom tile to the app launcher for any user except yourself.

    For several companies it would be nice if you gave the admin the ability to add tiles directly to the app launcher for all users. For example when you want to link to the time management tool, public website etc.

    4,640 votes
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  6. Allow Sharepoint Admin Center settings to be administered via PowerShell

    Currently Sharepoint Online powershell allows you to administer user profiles on a very limited basis - you cannot for example delete a user profile from Sharepoint Online - you must do this manually in the Admin Center. it would be nice if all admin center settings could be changed in PowerShell, including site quotas, removal / synchronization of user profiles, etc.

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  7. Implement dynamic security groups

    We need to grant all staff access to public folders but folder permissions can only be granted to user mailboxes or security groups. At the moment, our only option is to create an "All Staff" security group with all current users and grant permissions to that security group but we will probably forget to add new users to this group thereby delaying staff access to the public folders.

    Dynamic distribution groups are great because I don't have to remember to add new users to distribution groups such as allstaff@.

    Implement dynamic security groups.

    22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Restore the service that was downgraded in SharePoint

    The product group reduced SharePoint functionality by reducing the storage quota options for site collections. This is a severe negative impact on our business. We must be able to create site collections with storage quotas < 1 GB. Stop taking away SharePoint features and functionality. The product team is steadily making this platform unusable.

    1 vote
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  9. Allow Admins to customize microtexts in the language packs

    Quite a few microtexts on e.g. buttons in the German language pack are confusing or grammatically incorrect. The Admin should have the ability to change them individually and permanently (i.e. updates do not overwrite existing changes).

    4 votes
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  10. I want a different color block with my initials where a photo should be.

    We should be able to change the color that appears if we don't have a photo.

    73 votes
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  11. Allow Contacts to be Hidden from GAL

    Allow contacts (from outside the domain) to be hidden from the address book. It sounds counter-productive, but I ran into a situation where I wanted to add an outside user to a distribution list, but not show in the GAL. The user had both an internal and external email address and I didn't want to confuse users.

    9 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Ability to limit user logon hours

    With the Department of Labor showing interest in how employees are using their smartphones to access corporate resources the ability to limit some of their access may be required. Adding the ability to limit a users logon hours, preferably linked to their Logon Hours in AD (synced to account with DirSync ability) would be ideal to assist with this management.

    1,000 votes
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  13. Implement ActiveSync features in MAPI

    Email clients on mobile devices generally connect to Exchange via ActiveSync. Email clients on desktop devices generally connect to Exchange via MAPI.

    ActiveSync allows administrators to see and manage (including remote wipe) devices that are connected to mailboxes. MAPI should have these features too.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Implement centralized mailboxes

    The majority of our organizations want to use a centralised mailbox for a certain type of correspondence so that all emails to AND from a generic email address (accounts@, info@, support@, etc) are stored in one location regardless of the staff under employment.

    As far as I'm aware, there are two options for this kind of usage:
    1. Shared mailboxes deployed remotely via Full Access and Send As permissions.
    a. Pros:
    • Shared mailboxes do not require a license.
    • Access to a shared mailbox via Outlook or Outlook Web Access can be easily and remotely granted or revoked via…

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Powershell command to add AD groups as site collection administrators (OneDrive)

    It would be nice to have a PowerShell command that would assign an Active Directory group to OneDrive for Business site collection administrators groups. Right now the only way to accomplish this is through the UI. You can assign a single user though PowerShell but not an AD group.

    17 votes
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  16. 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.

    466 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. More/Custom Wild card managed path options for site collections in Online, like OnPremise ?

    Why don't we have More/Custom Wild card managed path options for site collections in Online, like On Premise ?
    This is a very useful option for sharepoint administrators to design the site collections for the organization.

    53 votes
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  19. Add a log for mailbo deletion

    We needs a log to see who and when removed a mailbox, it's compliance issue.

    6 votes
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  20. Process mail flow rules first

    If an employee leaves the company then we archive the mailbox to PST and unlicense the account but the employer wants to redirect the emails so we would like to create a mail flow rule to do this for easier management but emails are rejected with a reason of "Unknown TO address" so Office 365 must be checking the list of email addresses in Exchange but not the mail flow rules.

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