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  1. Allow sharepoint to use a vanity domain for the URL rather than tenant.sharepoint.com

    Currently our SharePoint uses tenant.sharepoint.com but I would ideally like this to be changed to intranet.mydomain.com or extranet.mydomain.com. It seems I can't use my vanity domain name for a SharePoint site or have multiple top level sites such as intranet and extranet for different purposes.

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    14 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Ability to rename initial domain

    Allow renaming of initial domain. Would save a large amount of resources if the company did not have to setup and migrate to a new tenant organisation if the company name changed, eg for a merger/split.

    331 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. setting regional timezones for onedrive users

    It seems that when a user is created in 365, their OneDrive regional and Locale setting is defaulted to US. We would like to be able to change the default for the tenant at the 365 admin level.

    343 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Usage reports for SharePoint

    Provide centralized usage reports for entire SharePoint Online tenant such as page views, user sessions, usage per site collection, etc. Individual site collection reports are ok but are not centralized.

    324 votes
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    20 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are working on many of these report areas right now. We have a tenant-wide user activity report in development right now. The next report we will work on will be a tenant-wide site usage and activity report. After that, we will look at various other tenant-wide reports, including page-views, and storage metrics.

  5. Allow read only access to Office 365 portal Control Panel

    Please provide read only access feature for O365 Admin center

    320 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Ability for global administrator to remove app from app launcher for all users

    Ability for app to be globally removed from the app launcher - as opposed to telling 50,000+ to unpin it themselves.

    314 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Hide users in Teams/Delve/Other O365 Apps that are not using Exchange GAL for address/user list

    Currently a user can only be hidden in Exchange Online, not Teams. If you want to prevent a user from being shown in a list of user in other O365 apps such as Teams you are out of luck, they don't use the Exchange GAL. There is no way to prevent a user from being listed in a user search. My specific issue is that I want to hide some users from being found in Teams when you search to add users to a Team (federated user and cloud only users). I opened a case with Microsoft and was told…

    303 votes
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  8. Exchange Online PowerShell Module - Publish to PowerShell Gallery as an actual function

    Please publish the Exchange Online PowerShell Module used for MFA to the PowerShell Gallery (www.powershellgallery.com) to allow for easier installation.

    The clickOnce installer is a bit of a non-standard installation for most people used to working with standard PowerShell modules.

    Please see:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/PowerShell/comments/6auqzl/connectexopssessionuserprincipalnameusername/?st=j2quh9hf&sh=54fa86ff

    303 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Change landing page for login

    Allow the portal log-in landing page to be changed for the entire organization as the administrator. For example, instead of being directed to Outlook, the user is directed to the share point site. I realize users can do this for themselves, but I'd like the ability to do it for them as the administrator.

    293 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Support a Catch All email address

    Looking to get a catch all email address feature. When we were with godaddy, they had this feature to catch all emails. Example, if email is addressed to richie@domain.com, it was misspelled by the sender and typed in richee@domain.com, we want it to go in to catchall@domain.com. Of info and the typed ifno@domain.com, we wan to retain that to our catchall@domain.com email address.

    Thank you.

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    20 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Use of a catch all is strongly discouraged. It is better to provide a bounce back to the sender letting senders know their message could not be delivered as addressed so they can take action. You can also limit the monitored mailbox to only catch formerly valid email addresses.

    Any catch all mailbox will receive a good deal of spam and may eventually fill if not closely monitored. (There are receiving limits.)

    If you decide to proceed, follow these steps:
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    1. Create a Dynamic Distribution Group & include “All Recipient Types.”

    2. Create a dedicated Mailbox to catch emails, for example, catchall@domain.com.

    3. For the specific domain, set the DomainType to “InternalRelay”. If you later remove the catch all, be sure to set the domain back to Authoritative.

    4. Create a Mailflow Transport Rule as follows:

    - If the Sender is “Outside the Organization”
    - Redirect the…

  11. Exchange ActiveSync quarantine should include the (public) IP address the mobile was quarantined from

    This would make it easier for an administrator to know it the mobile is in the hand of a legitimate user before approval.

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    23 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Last use of Visio/Project

    Its should be great to have the info "last used" for Visio 365 and Project to manage precisely how many licenses we effectively need.
    Its too easy to buy a new license each time a user need one.

    We do not use exchange

    License management is a hard job and useful info like this can make life easier

    Often, people ask for Visio or Project. They keep the software for "life" even if not used anymore.

    This is my job to check if a software is used or not and revoke the license if needed. I'm sure the "last use"…

    286 votes
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  13. Be able to provide only the Service Health information to non-admin users.

    There are multiple IT departments and Power Users on campus who would like to have access to the up-to-date Service Health dashboard in our O365 tenant. Current this is locked behind a login that has to have the "Service Health" role. the problem with this role is that it will also grant these users access to create O365 support tickets and limited other admin functions that these users are not allowed to have.

    285 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Service Health Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Billing Notification E-mail Sent to the Password Retrieval Alt E-mail Address

    Please find a way to stop sending billing notification e-mails to the alternate e-mail address being used for password retrieval.

    283 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Block users to change the password

    Dears,

    I come across this message prompts enable resource for previunir / block user to the password change your e-mail account. We migrated a solution to the cloud and it had these options. Another thing that I see in the product is denying changing account information.

    We need it very urgently.

    288 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Partner Admin Restrictions

    We have now enforced all our techs to use the partner admin to restrict and log access but some of the restrictive features are really causing us issues particularly some of the things that are done on a daily basis like converting user mailboxes to shared.

    I logged a ticket with MS who provided the following details on what is restricted to techs using the delegated partner admin portal.

    delegated admin will have no access to
    1. Cannot convert User Mailbox to Shared Mailbox ( Vice versa )
    2. Will not be able to export eDiscovery results.
    3. Cannot delete…

    280 votes
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  17. Check if Automapping is enabled on a shared mailbox for all users or a particular user

    It is easy to enable/disable automapping but it would be nice to see the current state of automapping for shared mailboxes for all users or a particular user

    280 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Enable "SensitiveType" Compliance searches in Exchange Online/User Mailboxes

    Our compliance officer sometimes needs IT to run a search for Credit Card numbers in our Billing Team's mailbox to ensure they aren't getting stored there.

    Office 365 has a "SensitiveType" tag that apparently can be used for performing searches against SharePoint Online & OneDrive.

    It would be very useful if this functionality could be extended to Exchange Online.

    According to the following article:

    Introducing Compliance Search in Office 365
    https://blogs.office.com/2015/06/17/introducing-compliance-search-in-office-365/

    It seems like these search tags should already be available but when I try to use them I get an error.

    Please Enable the "SensitiveType" searh ability to Exchange…

    275 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Parental Access to Office 365 and Student Content

    We need a better way other than PAL for teachers to access student data in Office 365. The Share option is not a viable option when most schools have over 100 parents and needs to scale to 100,000s. If there was a parent SKU in which permissions could then be assigned to the student content, it would allow us as partners to develop solutions. We've been asking for 2 and half years and keep hearing, that's good feedback. Cheers

    272 votes
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  20. Provide a Direct Debit payment option for the UK

    Some smaller organisations do not have credit cards, please allow a Direct Debit payment option (Like Google G Suite)

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