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  1. Implement email address policy

    On-premises Exchange had Email Address Policies which allowed administrators to define the email addresses (SMTP:alias@domain1.com,smtp:firstname@domain2.com) that would automatically be added to mailboxes.

    Office 365 desperately needs this functionality so we don't have to resort to over complicated PowerShell scripts.

    437 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    424 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Enable email notification of Office 365 Health Service Incidents and Advisories

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

    419 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Service Health Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. read only

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

    419 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Administrator access to only a specific domain in office 365

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

    417 votes
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    38 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Disable Automapping for Mailboxes from Admin Center

    Proposal: Have the option through GUI to disable automapping for inboxes, and/or certain individuals that have permission to that inbox.

    Explanation: When you assign permissions for someone to a particular inbox (including shared) it automatically adds the mailbox to their Outlook profile - this has caused us issues. While it can be disabled through PowerShell, it's very tedious to go through and remove each user and then add each user to every inbox with automapping disabled.

    414 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Deleting an item in a shared mailbox should move the item to the shared mailbox's deleted items

    Today you have to use the regkey DelegateWastebasketStyle to control the behaviour when deleting items in a shard mailbox.

    This should have a PowerShell command, just like for sent items (set-mailbox shared@contoso.com -MessageCopyForSentAsEnabled $True)

    One of the companys i manage Office365 for has, no AD which means no GPO's to use with regkeys, no consistensy in Office versions and thus this gets unmanageble.

    Please add a way for me to control this centrally in Exchange Online.

    400 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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".

    401 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. outlook web app should feature a delayed delivery option on email

    Outlook email APP in windows 365 should have a delayed delivery option so we can send emails out at a time we desire. Old outlook had it so the web APP should also have this feature. Otherwise it is a step backwards.

    393 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Create new Remote Shared Mailboxes from hybrid

    Allow the creation of new remote mailboxes that are 'shared' mailboxes. At present, you have to create a regular user mailbox and then after you have synchronized this to Office 365, you then have to login to the 365 admin portal and convert it to shared. The problem with this method is that the user object on premises will always be shown as an office 365 mailbox and not an office 365 shared mailbox. Just a bit messy.

    387 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Remove case sensitive searches for shared mailboxes and permissions

    Over the last month or so case sensitive searches have been added into the shared mailbox and permissions sections on the Office 365 admin page. Could these be reverted back or was there a reason for case sensitive searches being added?

    I had weeks of no results coming back until I spoke to Microsoft Support who also have the issue and they noticed it is now case sensitive.

    372 votes
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    65 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Resolve SMTP mail duplicate problem when sending to multiple addresses from GSuite

    GSuite accounts that are configured to send through Office 365 accounts via SMTP started sending multiple copies of the same email any time more than one domain name is sent to in a single email. For example you might send a sales update to 40 email addresses across multiple domains and each recipient will receive the same email 40 times. For further information on the issue please read this thread: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/oemail-osend/multiple-copies-of-emails-sent-to-recipients-via/84cf9460-b7f4-4e6a-bf97-a115a825f369?tm=1538072613792

    The only work around's are to BCC the group and put yourself in the To: field (no one gets duplicates but you) or you can take the time to…

    370 votes
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    25 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Custom Domains on Office 365 Home Premium

    Bring back the ability to have custom domains on O365 Home Premium. I have a family domain and want to set it up as a domain on my O365 account.

    364 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Allow timezone change for message trace

    Currently message trace timezone is set to UTC 0. This is really annoying. We should be able to change the timezone for this. There are posts on the forums going back to 2012 requesting this feature... please implement it.

    359 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Allow a "Guest User" to be converted to a different account type

    Allow new "Guest User" entry to be converted to a different account type.

    We have encountered the situation where a OneDrive share was granted to a user outside our tenant, which in turn then created this new "Guest User" entry in the system with the SMTP address. Later this user was requested to be added as a MailContact, but due to the fact the SMTP address existed already, it would not allow us to create. Deleting the user from Guest Users would remove all shared file access. Need a solution for this.

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    360 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

    349 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. I would like to get an uptime graph for an specific tenant, instead of an uptime report for the whole datacenter

    I would like to get an uptime graph for an specific tenant, instead of an uptime report for the whole datacenter.
    Right now we can only get the Regional uptime graph and a tenant-level availability report will be much more helpful.

    338 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Backup the exchange mailboxes! There is no exchange backup in office365.

    When a number of "user created" exchange folders were hard deleted by mistake, we opened a premier case - 116120615030507. To make a long story short, we found out that there is no exchange backup of the exchange mailboxes in this case. If items are accidentally hard deleted by the customer, there is no recovery of the mailbox. This is a worse situation than we had on premise, where we could restore mailboxes.

    Accidents happen, nobody is flawless and and you have to be able to restore from backup. We actually had to use a combination of mfc mapi and…

    329 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. mfa one-time-bypass

    The one-time-bypass feature is only available for Azure MFA with server/sdk implementations.

    We use Azure MFA in a cloud-only setup. We don't have any server/sdk running. We would like to use the one-time-bypass feature.

    328 votes
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  20. Report which shows the amount of OneDrive for Business storage per user.

    Hello,

    It would be great to be able to compile reports which show the OneDrive for Business usage per user.

    Reporting this idea by suggestion of Andy Sek:

    RE: Check OneDrive for Business size per user
    Reply by Andy Sek MSFT Support
    Hi Andy,
    Currently, there is no report that includes the OneDrive for Business storage usage for each user. You may need to use the Global administrator account to access each OneDrive for Business to have a check.
    To be honest, to get a report is a good idea. To better serve you, we would suggest that you submit…

    321 votes
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    7 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are currently working on this report. We will have a OneDrive site usage report that not only shows how much storage each OneDrive user is consuming, but also how many files they have on the site, and how much activity that site is experiencing.

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