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  1. Report Reader Role

    Have a reporting admin role that can view all reports but does not have admin access to be able to be able to modify exchange, sharepoint etc. This would be a great role for CTO's or other top level management that don't need configuration rights.

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    13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    190 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add external user to a distribution list in office 365 to be reinstated

    We request the feature for adding external users to a distribution list in office 365 be reinstated.

    http://office365support.ca/adding-external-contacts-to-a-distribution-group/

    189 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Enable DKIM for Office 365 Home with custom email domain

    The Office 365 Home subscription allows you to use your your own email domain. However, there is no option to enable DKIM and without it, outgoing email often ends up in the recipient's Spam folder, making the custom email domain capability useless.

    Please expose the DKIM setting on the UI for O365 Home subscribers.
    The feature itself is already implemented and available in the Business edition, but requires the Admin panel which does not exist in Office 365 Home.

    189 votes
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  5. 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.

    188 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Apps and App Launcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    180 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    176 votes
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    14 comments  ·  SharePoint Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Bring the Outlook Details Template editor to Exchange Online

    We use the Outlook Details Template editor currently available in the Exchange Toolbox on-prem to do custom field mapping. We would like to see this feature available to continue to be able to easily map these fields.

    170 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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 HKEYCURRENTUSER\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.

    167 votes
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  10. Remove all expired and deprovisioned licenses as it is adding them into totals...

    When I have expired licenses and have purchased replacements I can see both added together as available though some are expired. I also get messages about 'errors with your subscription' but does not say where... it is not clear and is confusing as you think you have errors every time you log into the portal...

    169 votes
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  11. 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.

    164 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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…

    163 votes
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  13. disable suggested groups

    Allow users to disable or unselect the "suggested groups" item in Outlook 365

    163 votes
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  14. Powershell timeout for O365 and Exchange Online

    Please allow a configurable timeout for powershell when connecting to O365 and EO. The timeout is too short right now and the new login requirements make it tedious to reconnect

    162 votes
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  15. Allow the online archive to auto map for shared mailbox

    Create a CmdLet to switch On or Off visibility of the Online Archive for Shared Mailboxes in the Outlook client, when Users are given access via Security Group.

    At the moment the only way Users will get an Online Archive for a Shared Mailbox is if they are explicitly added to the permissions of a mailbox. Or access the Shared mailbox via the Outlook Web App.

    If you are given Full Mailbox access to a Shared Mailbox by being a member of a Security Group, the Online Archive will not be displayed when the Shared mailbox is attached to the…

    162 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Allow Custom Branding for multiple domains in one tenant

    You are allowed to add a brand logo to the login page of the tenant. But what if you have 3 brands in the tenant? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/customize-branding

    Login page asks if I want to use a Microsoft or Office/School account. Why can't that be expanded to recognize the domain you log in with and redirect the use to a custom branding page?

    161 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Partner Admin Restrictions

    We have now enforced all our techs to use the partner admin to restrict and log access but some of the restrictive features are really causing us issues particularly some of the things that are done on a daily basis like converting user mailboxes to shared.

    I logged a ticket with MS who provided the following details on what is restricted to techs using the delegated partner admin portal.

    delegated admin will have no access to
    1. Cannot convert User Mailbox to Shared Mailbox ( Vice versa )
    2. Will not be able to export eDiscovery results.
    3. Cannot delete…

    161 votes
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  18. Enable Auditing for Mailbox Rules

    Auditing should include Mailbox Rules. Currently auditing doesn't show who created, edited, or deleted a rule. This is critical in shared mailboxes where multiple people have access to the mailbox and any number of them have this ability.

    159 votes
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  19. 157 votes
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  20. Allow admin to whitelist addresses to keep the unsubscribe message from being added

    Recently messages from a couple of our main campus department accounts started having the message "Getting too much email from Dept A <depta@contoso.edu>? You can unsubscribe" appended to the end of them when viewed in OWA. Since these are official campus mailings and students are not able to unsubscribe from the campus student email list, the message is confusing and could lead to students adding the address to a block list and missing important campus deadlines. We would like the tenant admin to be able to whitelist certain addresses to skip the bulk mail check (which is what…

    153 votes
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