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  1. SharePoint Online Audit Report Log - Content Viewing

    This service really needs to come back the environment. I opened a ticket because I was receiving messages that this was broken - not knowing that it was not in service. Someone else in my environment was able to pull the same report with any problems. (Not sure what is going on there)
    This feature gives us an and ideal report of content usage and view events for that is consider very important to where an end user is viewing content on our sites.

    I am using a combination of reports- when I should or could just pull one report…

    32 votes
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  2. Hide RetentionComment from User

    We started using the “RetentionComment” when mailboxes are placed on litigation hold however some legal matters are confidential and we do not want the user to see this information.

    It would be nice if there was a way to hide the RetentionComment from the user either by adding another comment field that is always hidden or a configuration value where you can enable or disable hiding the RetentionComment for that user.

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allowing Access to Sharepoint but not OneDrive (or other Apps)

    Allow ability to configure SharePoint to not give OneDrive or other apps that may come when enabling that license for your users. We have over 10,000 staff and what to perform a phased rollout from SharePoint on-prem to in the cloud however when we enable the SharePoint license it also gives all people OneDrive for Business and the Video center. We care concerned about how this impact our Network if we enable this for 10,000 users and they all start syncing data to OneDrive or moving things to the Video center.

    We would like to be able to add these…

    11 votes
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  4. Lock Right Window Pane when in Manage Domains

    In the O365 Admin Portal it would be nice to see the right window pane locked when Managing Domains. We have over 100 domains in our tenant and if you need to manage a domain that is not on the first display screen you need to scroll down select the domain and then scroll back up to select the "Domain Setting", "Find and fix issues" or "Remove Domain". Locking that right window would make managing any domain much easier.

    1 vote
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  5. Select Authoritative or Internal Relay when Adding Domains to O365 Tenant

    It would be nice if when adding a new domain to O365 tenant if you could select if you want O365 to be Authoritative or an Internal Relay for the given domain. When we add domains it is typically for a company that we’ve acquired and are just starting to work on migrating their email. By default O365 is configured as Authoritative for messages to that domain. While this does not disrupt email sent from the outside world email that is sent from users inside our tenant have problems sending email to these individuals. While making the change is not…

    57 votes
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  6. Allow admins to be able to turn off the Office 365 store and remove it from the app launcher

    We dont want users to be able to add apps to their sites on their own without approval, need a way to turn off the Office 365 app store and remove it from the app launcher. Or at least only allow requests for installation of apps so that they can be reviewed.

    14 votes
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  7. Please provide backup and restore options for site collections

    add outof box features or functions or allow some cmdlets to backup and restore site collections

    31 votes
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  8. hybrid deligation

    The ability to apply cross platform trust in a hybrid environment.
    Certain security requirements prevent certain mailboxes to live in a multi-tenant environment, would like the ability to grant 365 users full access to the on prem mailbox ans vice versa

    62 votes
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  9. User to see IM sent to them when off-line

    When a person sends an IM to a contact who is offline, the message is not sent anywhere. When the off-line contact becomes available they don't know a message was sent to them. Regular Skype and other IM programs show messages received while off-line. My users are hesitant to consider Skype for Business because it's missing this feature.

    18 votes
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  10. Send invoices as attachments

    Currently when an invoice is generated, the billing/global admins receive an email that the invoice is ready to be viewed. It would be very beneficial if the actual invoice was attached in the email rather than having to login to view the invoice.

    881 votes
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  11. Restore / Undo changes in "In-Place archive folders"

    Hello, there should be a feature in Office365 that would allow us admin to restore / Undo changes on the "in-place Archive" mailbox.

    Like if a certain user messes up with the online archive thing, us, the admin can just restore back the archive mailbox back to an early time (like system restore for windows OS) instead of wasting time trying to recover items manually.

    7 votes
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  12. Download full inbox via web prior to terminating employee inbox

    It adds an extra level of effort when an employee leaves the company and we have to manually archive & download their entire inbox. There should be a way to allow for an inbox to be downloaded prior to terminating the employee's inbox.

    3 votes
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  13. Allow SharePoint or Security groups with external emails to receive Alerts per Group

    I would like to setup a SharePoint site where I have assigned a group of external users to receive alerts from a library. Reason being if a user leaves the project for some reason I can pull them from the group which will the automatically pull them from the Alerts of the site.

    4 votes
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  14. Create Dynamic Distribution Group by Manager

    Add the ability to create Dynamic Distribution Group by Manager.

    22 votes
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  15. Option to view pages as specific permissions levels to confirm functionality

    It would be extremely helpful to view web pages as other permission groups see them to confirm function of links and features.

    7 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! Your idea sounds interesting, but we need more information.

    What is the task you would use this to accomplish with?

    Are you troubleshooting user issues with accessing content?

    Are you setting up sites or authoring content and want to make sure the right people can access them?

  16. Team Sites Audience timer

    Increase the timer service for Audiences.

    Having it once a week is frustrating and limiting especially when setting up new sites and adding new users.
    Get it wrong and you have to wait another week to see any changes, and to see if it's working as you expected.
    At least once a day would be good.

    4 votes
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  17. Bulk add option using CSV to existing In-Place hold Policy.

    https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/148/t/355690 -

    We have a challenge in adding users in bluk to In-Place hold Policy without removing existing users. As of now we dont have option for bulk adding in UI & even in Power shell. Please look into this feature

    4 votes
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  18. Ability to disable shadow redundancy

    Processing emails for 3rd party apps is very slow with Exchange Online.
    Please provide ability to disable Shadow Redundancy

    10 votes
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  19. PLEASE enable the "sort by to" function in the web-mail for sent items

    I found several different threads where individuals are all having this problem and after 2 years its still not enabled despite individuals who commented saying that they were working on a solution... Not sure why this is such a difficult piece of the puzzle, but it has been a pretty important feature for me before the upgrade. I am pretty surprised that it is not included and more surprised that after so much time it is still not added. Please work on this for us...I don't have a choice of what to use, please make web-mail fully functional as the…

    7 votes
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  20. Allow companies to download all users' email data

    Give some sort of ability to download or access exchange email data of all users in a domain for data mining purposes.

    4 votes
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