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  1. 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.

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    75 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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

    1,220 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Stop/dismiss notifications for Admins

    Every time there is some sort of notification in Office 365 Admin (i.e. your subscription expires in 57 days, you cancelled a subscription, etc.), all of the admins get a VERY annoying notification and "ding" noise every time they navigate to a new page in the Portal/SharePoint/etc. It makes it nearly impossible to work. First of all, these notifications are next to useless and some can't even be dismissed (i.e. you cancelled a subscription - who cares??). Second, you should be able to dismiss them easily or just turn off the functionality altogether. This was a bad feature update by…

    1,191 votes
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    130 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Delegated Admin (Partner) able to convert tennant mailbox to shared.

    Currently there is an issue with permissions if you use the partner delegated admin to convert a user to a shared mailbox. You must log into the tenant as a global admin in order to accomplish this.

    As a delegated admin we should be able to manipulate mailboxes as needed to ensure an enjoyable client experience.

    1,149 votes
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    44 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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…

    1,148 votes
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    48 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Need a way to force sync all my users' photos from exchange online to sharepoint online

    Need a way to force sync all my users' photos from exchange online to sharepoint online. The user photos do not sync unless they visit their profile page. But many of our users don't do that resulting in the blank head shot photo which annoys our upper mgmt. We ask our users to hit their profile page but they do not always comply and we have thousands of users. So the photo feature is of limited usefulness and just ends up confusing people who expect a photo to show for everyone in the company. This has been a big problem…

    1,136 votes
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    37 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    1,079 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Billing Notifications vs. Global Admins

    Any Global Admin automatically gets our Billing Statements. Why is this so rigid? I would like to be able to add an email address to the Billing Notifications, say, "Accounts Payable@ domain.com" but I don't want the Accounting department here to be a Global Admin in Exchange.

    By the same token, I might have outside consultants that I want to be Global Admins, but I don't need them getting our billing statements.

    992 votes
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    72 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    909 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. PowerShell MFA for CSP Delegated Admin Privileges

    Currently the PowerShell module that supports MFA does not support CSP Delegated Admin Privileges. Considering the scope and power of a DAP account this is a pretty wicked security hole.

    876 votes
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  11. 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.

    879 votes
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    54 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Rename the initial tenant domain

    By renaming the incorrect initial tenant domain will save a plenty cost to register new tenant and migrate data. I believe many organizations would like to change the initial domain name such as they've changed the company name. It will be more user-friendly for customer experience.

    Thank you

    830 votes
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    26 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Meeting room usage statistics and reports

    We have around 75 meeting rooms. We would really appreciate if we could have some sort of report on how often the rooms are used (frequency), how many are using them etc. Our needs are in the context of "how should we shape the meeting rooms in the future, should we build more in one location, and close down some in another location and so on".

    792 votes
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  14. Enable Windows Powershell to use MFA

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

    777 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Edit accessdenied.aspx in SharePoint Online

    I would like to be able to edit the standard page (accessdenied.aspx) when a user don't have the rights to access a SharePoint Site !

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    47 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Administrator access to only a specific domain in office 365

    The option should be there to assign specific domain permission to Administrators.

    751 votes
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    64 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Option to disable Flow and PowerApps

    I really need an option that will disable Flow and PowerApps for all sites within a site collection while retaining the "new experience" for libraries and lists. Ideally, the option to enable/disable Flow is a separate from enabling/disabling PowerApps.

    Management has requested from me to remove these options, but I cannot do that without removing the "new experience" that our users have grown accustomed to and prefer. Flow and PowerApps provide new functionality that we cannot support at this point in time and is not part of our SharePoint Online training and rollout plan.

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  18. Increase 30 messages per minute limit

    The 30 message per minute limit causes problems for software that needs to send out to many users. Now that we've migrated to Exchange Online our payroll system can no longer send out payslips because of this feature. Very limiting and a very low limit. It should at least be able to be configured to allow accounts to be exempted or have different limits.

    700 votes
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    43 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Our service is designed to protect the resources and ensure that certain users will not overwhelm it and cause latency for others. This limit is in place to protect against spike sending that we wish to discourage. As such, we have no plans to change the limit for regular mailboxes.

    Where possible, we encourage customers who have these requirements to seek solutions that do not send emails all at once, can make use of DLs, or use services like Dynamics or third-party services to send large volumes of emails to customers or student and parents.

    However, we are thinking about alternatives we can provide to solve this issue of higher sending for automated email scenarios to address this customer need.

  19. 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!

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    76 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Microsoft Stream data retention policies

    Under O365 Security and Compliance, Data Governance, Retention, include stream channels, videos, and groups as a location to apply retention policies.

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