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How can we improve the tenant admin features O365?

Tenant-wide time zone setting for SharePoint (at least)

It doesn't make any sense to me to have to set the time zone per Site Collection. For an organization that sits in one time zone, having to change every Site Collection from PST to the local time zone is tedious. If there were a single overarching setting that Site Collections could inherit from, it would make things a lot easier.

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    Marc D Anderson shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes ! Please allow admin to set time zone - We in Australia use date format ddmmyyyy, and find the default US format uninformative. Making each user reset the format is not productive, Please fix !

      • Vassilis Stathopoulos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please allow us to select our default TZ per tenant! I just tried the new SharePoint Admin center and my selection (UTC+2) is still disregarded on new site collection creation.
        Can you please add some Powershell / C# support for time zones?

      • Piret commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very much needed, especially now that we are creating more site collections and fewer subsites! Looking forward!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't believe this wasn't included from the very start rather than 'thinking about it' years later.
        The rollout of MS Teams only makes this worse as so many sites can be created in minutes.

        We don't all live in Redmond, please can the default just be set to the default Tenant time?

      • Huw Williams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Setting individual timezones is quite laborious and is not obvious from the outlook client. Also you normally assume the timezone is taken from the client/regional settings and not something you should have to set individually. This creates quite a bit of confusion.

      • SDADM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's got 1300+ votes. How many more before it gets added to the roadmap?

      • Christian Maul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, that would be a wonderful addition, because our users don't set always the time zone in their OneDrives. The very nature of our business, ie. State Government in Australia, restricts us to one time zone. With 4000+ users in the tenant of our Department this setting would be helpful.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You have been "Thinking about it" for a couple of years. Any preliminary conclusions? This feature would be more efficient and less error prone than instructing 2500 users to adjust their settings.

      • Shane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For education institutions students shouldn't need to enter this information. There is a great need to be able to default the regional settings for organizations involving only one city. We have seen many users randomly setting this as well as leaving their calendar weather settings to another city.

        Microsoft - highly recommend you build this functionality for small-medium businesses. If a tracker on a basic website can auto-detect location and the other regional time settings, surely an enterprise product can do a better job of detecting default settings or at least allowing administrators to configure them. We have attempted to set this in powershell but found it doesn't take effect unless the user has logged in once.

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