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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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    63 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Enable email notification of Office 365 Health Service Incidents and Advisories

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

    Global Admin or any Distribution list be able to receive the service health dashboard summary or any major service outage alerts over the email.
    There has to be an option to subscribe to the alerts (old school SharePoint Lists alerts mechanism) providing an email. This functionality should be only permissible to Global Admin and can add up to 5 email addresses.
    This will reduce the over head of an Admin to keep going back to dashboard to be able to monitor health, Or if this needs to…

    1,727 votes
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    110 comments  ·  Service Health Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow contacts in your GAL to sync to Mobile phone contacts just as Exchange does.

    Allow contacts in your GAL to sync to Mobile phone contacts just as Exchange does.

    980 votes
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    51 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    976 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    928 votes
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    53 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  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…

    930 votes
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    32 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    863 votes
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    54 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Allow to see private emails in shared mailboxes in outlook (in OWA you can see them)

    Short:

    On shared mailboxes in office 365 emails that are flagged by the sender as private are hidden. In OWA they are visible.

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    Users having full access to the shared mailbox do not see emails sent with a private flag - and they do not get informed about it. The emails are just silently hidden by outlook without any further notice. Quite stupid, for a shared mailbox (e.g. incoming orders!)

    We discovered that by coincidence: Our users were concerned because the number of unread emails was increasing - although there were no unread emails visible for them.

    If they…

    870 votes
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    44 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.

    846 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    749 votes
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    59 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Enable Windows Powershell to use MFA

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

    707 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    672 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    646 votes
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    17 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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!

    611 votes
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    70 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. read only

    Get a new user role to read only the entire configuration of O365 admin portal.

    594 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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".

    592 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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 !

    591 votes
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    30 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Administrator access to only a specific domain in office 365

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

    581 votes
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    50 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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.

    556 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The limit you are talking about protects against large volume senders overwhelming the shared resources of our service and ensures emails are not all sent out at once for automated systems. Can you please tell us more about the problems this causes to the software that queueing and retries are not able to handle?

  20. Change or customize start page for all users onto Office 365 portal

    Change or customize start page for all users on same time.

    542 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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