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  1. 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.

    266 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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

    264 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Read only version of the Tenant Admin account.

    I would like to have a Read only version of the tenant admin. This is great to give to security to do there audits as well as anyone doing there checks on settings for audit purposes.

    Buy having this you dont need to give full tenant R/W access to staff that dont really need it or know what they are really doing. All the Get commands work but not the set commands..

    253 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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…

    252 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Exchange Online Powershell with Service Principal

    I'd like to run the exchange online powershell with a service principal. The use case is easy - we're running a background service setting some specific configuration on user mailboxes and don't want to use an admin account for that. It's sad this is not on the graph directly possible but at least make SPNs available for use with Exchange Powershell.

    241 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    240 votes
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  7. 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.

    236 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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

    233 votes
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    19 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    234 votes
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  10. 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

    233 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. delete microsoft team conversation

    It is better to manage the conversation of Microsoft Team. I suggest we could delete conversation or we could remove at least the member of conversation.

    232 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Lync Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    231 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Display name spoofing protection request

    I'd like to see a feature whereby we can flag/block incoming external email which has a display name that matches the display name of an internal user. This would help stop the many emails we get where fraudsters have obtained staff names from LinkedIn etc. and have then created a free webmail account using their name, and then emailed staff attempting to ask them to make a bank transfer or other payment.

    225 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  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.

    229 votes
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    25 comments  ·  Message Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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"…

    220 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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)

    215 votes
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    40 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Allow automapping on shared mailbox folders independent of access permission type.

    Auto mapping to a shared mailbox should be allowed even if the user doesn't have Full permissions. Many times I have to manually add in Outlook and on a large organization of over 3000 users is time consuming.

    207 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Allow Admins to Disable Clutter Notifications

    Many of our users receive automatic system notifications suggesting that they enable the new Clutter feature. While this feature is valuable, we need to control the flow of information regarding features and usage of Office 365. We make announcements for things like this in accordance with our own training schedules so that we can provide the right guidance for our users. Please allow us to prevent these automated notifications for Clutter and for any features that may use these types of notifications in the future. Thanks!

    203 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Allow us to increase the size of the junk mail/ safe sender list

    Allow us to increase the size of the junk / safe sender list. It was possible to do previously with local exchange servers and has impacted users when they are used to working one way and suddenly have to change once they reach this limit. The limit is based off 2003 exchange server limitations and we would rather be able to increase and and roll it back if performance is effected instead of not being able to have the option to change it at all.

    200 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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.

    199 votes
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