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  1. 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.

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      8 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

      161 votes
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        5 comments  ·  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.

        159 votes
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          17 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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/connectexopssession_userprincipalname_username/?st=j2quh9hf&sh=54fa86ff

          156 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable email notification of Office 365 Health Service Incidents and Advisories

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

            156 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Service Health Dashboard  ·  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)

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

                155 votes
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                  15 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…

                  152 votes
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                    10 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.

                    148 votes
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                      11 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  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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                        7 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        145 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  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.

                          145 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  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.

                            142 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  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.

                              141 votes
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                                23 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 141 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  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.

                                  140 votes
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                                    11 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Sort Skype for business (Lync) GROUPS alphabetically. Omitted over many revisions, especially for business.

                                    I have many thousands in my company and interact with individuals mainly by their groups, so as people leave or join the company, my Lync groups content changes. This makes group names my hierarchical focus when I need to contact a resource. To have to look up and down a list of 50 unsorted group names each time, for the specific group I need, so as to contact a resource, is a pain without alphabetical sorting. The feature to sort groups as well as individuals should be a given but MS has left it out in revisions of this product,…

                                    139 votes
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                                      24 comments  ·  Lync Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • OneDrive for Business client needs to be able to automatically update client when UPN changes

                                      Scenario, business segments are converging and we need to update 10K users email domains. Our strategy is to keep email and UPN the same so we require to change the UPN from a federated to a federated domain. One drive for bussiness client can not update regkey HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OneDrive\Accounts\Business1 with the new email address. Currently requires either manual edit of regkey or onedrive reconfiguration which would than initiate a full download of all data.

                                      138 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.

                                        136 votes
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                                          11 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Implement New-AddressRewriteEntry / Email Address Rewriting

                                          Why has this been removed from Exchange Online? It has been in the on-premise solution for years ...

                                          Address rewriting modifies email addresses of senders and recipients in messages that enter or leave your organization through an Edge Transport server.

                                          https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996806%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

                                          135 votes
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