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  1. The ability to assign admin roles to security groups

    In large environments (mine is 80,000 users!) it is necessary to have a the various admin roles split across several teams and personnel. To control this easier it would be great if I could use security groups from AD sync'd to AAD then assign the admin role(s) to the group instead of individually to users.

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      6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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

        180 votes
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          11 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Be able to query Office 365 license expiry date via PowerShell

          We want to be able to pull license expiry reports via other tools to keep our expiry reports consistent (IT Glue in this case). I can query many things by Office365 PowerShell module, including the license types, but I cannot query the dates in which these expire.
          Why does this ability not exist? Can we get that exposed as part of the Office 365 powershell commandlets

          178 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide external user access to shared mailbox created inside the organization

            There should be option to provide external user access to shared mailbox.
            Currently only internal user with license have access to shared mailbox. But there should be option such that external users can be added as member of shared mailbox created inside the organization since shared mailbox have feasibility to co-ordinate with external domain.

            177 votes
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              15 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Transfer ownership of OneDrive Business

              Any steps to transfer the ownership of files and folder from OneDrive account to another?
              Your competitor can do it, but OneDrive... NO

              175 votes
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                17 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

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                  17 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add group targeting to the custom tiles for O365

                  I would like to see the custom tiles for O365 with group targetting. I work at a school currently and they would love to add tiles for students and some other tiles for employees.

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                    7 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a rule to strip attachments, but deliver rest of message.

                    create a rule that searches for a specific attachment, and strips the attachment but delivers the rest of the message without admin intervention. Right now, all we can do is bounce the message back to the sender, or send for approval, which approves the whole message. For example, a need would arise with a sensitive file sent by Sr. Mgmt with general comments. The comments are fine, but the attached file is not something that should be sent outside the company. We need a way simply strip that attachment out by rule. It currently does not exist.

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                      12 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

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                        19 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Change initials on microsoft office

                        It would be great if we could change the initials in the colored circle on outlook. I am able to change it on word, excel, etc. so it would be awesome to do this on outlook too.

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                          4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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)

                          163 votes
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                            30 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • O365 Nav Bar is always filled with black if you are an External User

                            Imagine you have an external user access to a SharePoint Online site, where the Office 365 Nav Bar is filled with wine-red. However, every time you visit to the site as an external user, you may see the Nav Bar as black.

                            This happens in all tenants w/o exception while accessing as an external user and there is no way to change the color. This is confusing and frustrating for some customers who are giving special meaning to each site collection's Nav Bar color.

                            Please consider and discuss about design change on this.

                            163 votes
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                              10 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • SharePoint Document Library limit of 5000 - Ridiculous

                              We planned to migrate from Dropbox to a SharePoint document library and when implemented, we immediately hit the 5000 item limit in a library. This is ridiculous in 2018. We have used folders with over 35,000 files on Dropbox without any issues. This is an unfortunate limit for a product that is called Office365 for business.

                              Please increase this limit or provide another means to load and backup large datasets.

                              159 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Migrate mailboxes from one Office 365 Tenant to another Office 365 Tenant.

                                Migrate mailboxes from one Office 365 Tenant to another Office 365 Tenant. Please make the feature available in Office 365 for better and smooth migration of mailboxes from One Tenant to another Tenant in Office 365.

                                156 votes
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                                  13 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Email Signature management

                                  Highly needed Email Signature management option with signature directly under the latest email reply or forward

                                  155 votes
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                                    18 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • By default, allow all Global Administrators to "Open another mailbox..."

                                    Occasionally, I (as a Global Administrator) will need to access a users mailbox. Currently, I have to add myself under their permissions to open their mailbox within OWA. I would like MS to turn this access on by default. If you're a Global Administrator, you should have access to everything by default, even users mailboxes and OneDrive.

                                    153 votes
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                                      25 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Stop having MobilePhone attribute overwritten by Office 365 portal

                                      Office 365 recently changed their logon process to have admins verify/update their alternate contact information. Message like the following is presented:

                                      don't lose access to your account!
                                      To make sure you can reset your password, we need to collect some info so we can verify who you are. We won't use this to spam you - just to keep your account more secure. You'll need to set up at least 2 of the options below.
                                      Authentication Phone is set to xxxxx (verify)
                                      Authentication Email is set to xxxxx (verify)

                                      While that seems like a great idea on the surface, the…

                                      153 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • "Read rights" only in the Message center.

                                        In the Office Admin Center, we would like to have a delegation option to give certain people (in the domain) “read rights” to see the status in the “Service Status” and “Message Centre”. For instance, an Office 365 adoption consultant, who isn’t an administrator off the Users, Sharepoint, Exchange etc.

                                        148 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide an ability to disable refresh warning when opening a workbook using Excel Services in SharePoint online

                                          The warning message "Be careful. This workbook contains one or more queries that might be unsafe. Do you want to enable these queries?" show every time a user opens a workbook with external connection or opens a page with a web part showing that workbook. That is the case even if the external data used in the workbook is located in a list on the same SharePoint site as the workbook. The message is very annoying to users and we need to have an option to disable it. This option already exists for SharePoint Server.

                                          146 votes
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                                            12 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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