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  1. Consistency on displaying Title vs Filename in Search Results

    Search is critical to a successful intranet. Now that we are using modern search in SharePoint / Microsoft 365, we have lost functionality that has been in the product for years. The key element that is missing is consistency in how document type results are displayed. SharePoint has always displayed the “Title” attribute of a file (if present) as the clickable item in search results. If no title attribute existed, it would display the file name. File names are typically not as readable or as user friendly as titles. Being able to specify a title gives the content owner on…

    5 votes
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  2. Allow bookmarks to be scoped

    Scoped so you can decide if they should appear on all search results - such as when searching sites in SPO. Or the default behavior, when searching at the organizational level

    4 votes
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  3. Outlook search bar

    This should be a choice per user to keep original view or new current view.. word and excel have option to turn it off but Outlook doesn’t, viewing should option should be included as a choice rather then just on or off..

    4 votes
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  4. Categories for Bookmarks and Q&A

    The bookmarks and Q&A lists get large quickly. As we are planning to distribute the management on these resources to their individual owners (HR, IT, etc.) it would be helpful to be able to provide category filters so those admins can easily locate all of their bookmarks and Q&A entries without having to hunt.

    4 votes
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  5. Auto import updates to Search Acronyms

    Our Acronyms are managed via a separate system (Collibra). It would be helpful to have a way to create a Flow or API/PowerShell that imports updates from that system to Search Acronyms.

    4 votes
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  6. Requesting a new feature for Microsoft Search

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    Microsoft Search の機能について
    Requesting a new feature for Microsoft Search


    ■Description(内容):
    Microsoft Search で検索した際に、1 つの ウィンドウで Microsoft Teams / SharePoint Online / Exchange Online の内容を確認する機能を実装してほしい​
    We hope that a feature will be implemented to enable checking of Microsoft Teams/SharePoint Online/Exchange Online content in a single window when searching using Microsoft Search.

    4 votes
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  7. Outlook permission-based shared-mailbox searches

    Currently with a permission-based shared-mailbox, searches find only items within the current folder. That is, a search can search only a current shared-mailbox folder, or it will search the owner’s “all mailboxes,” and “all Outlook items”—not including the shared-mailbox folders. Outlook cannot search all of the shared-mailbox folders—each shared-mailbox subfolder must be searched individually. We understand that your engineers have reproduced this consequence, but the engineers have stated it is “by design.”

    We request that a global change be made to allow searches of permission-based shared-mailbox folders when searching “all mailboxes.” Alternatively, we request a global change that would allow…

    4 votes
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  8. Please add New Zealand as a region in the Admin centre - region settings

    NZ is missing as a region setting. If we expect our NZ empoyees to adopt SharePoint Online, being able to make NZ content more relevant would help.

    3 votes
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  9. Improve error messages for bulk publishing in Microsoft Search

    I was unable to publish multiple results at one time because I would get a default error message that did not indicate which result contained the error. It would be helpful to have an indication of which result contains the error so we do not have to go through them individually. Right now, the only way to see which item has an error is to individually open each one and then try to publish.

    3 votes
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  10. Revert back to old Search format

    WHY did you move the search bar? The new location is very inconvenient and hinders efficiency - not to mention the aggravation it causes. In addition to that, now you can no longer copy/paste with the mouse!! That just adds to the inefficiency by making you have to use the keyboard and disrupting the flow of your work.
    Please either move the search bar back to the old location or make it possible to move it with the customization option.
    Also, when typing in the search field, it used to automatically start searching based on the text, now you have…

    3 votes
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  11. You recently changed the search function in Outlook. Now you can no longer right-click to paste. Plus, you don't automatically see your rec

    You recently changed the search function in Outlook. Now you can no longer right-click to paste.
    Plus, you don't automatically see your recent searches.
    Can these two functions be returned?

    3 votes
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  12. Acronyms not appearing in search

    Acronyms not appearing in search. I can easily add Acronyms to Microsoft Search admin, but after waiting three weeks, I still do not get results when I search an acronym in Bing.

    3 votes
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  13. need complete sample/documentation to setup floor plansearches.

    currently the documentation is very very weak.
    we need a full sample, with sample autocad file to be able to go through the entire setup process.
    I'm not sure what I have to pout in AAD
    I dont know how to create the autocad file (specialy when we have visio and no autocad)
    I dont know what to put in the different prompts asked during the configuration on the web
    etc...

    3 votes
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  14. Create a professional Search App for Windows

    Windows XP had this "expert" view for Explorer search. One could decide to search within Filenames or content by unsing different forms. Nowadays all options/filters are hidden and nobody knows them.
    Please provide a better GUI or a professional looking search app, so no all users wanting a good search have to install 3rd party tools and one doesn't have to search for docs before searching for files ...

    3 votes
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  15. When searching in the Outlook client (or on the web), the forward/reply icons disappear

    When searching in the Outlook client (or on the web), the forward/reply icons disappear. Can it be updated so that when a search is done, the forward/reply icon is still showing?

    3 votes
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. Allow end users to provide feedback (or suggested updates) to Acronyms, Bookmarks, Locations, and Q&A

    Acronyms, bookmarks, locations, and Q&A's may become obsolete or outdated over time. As users come across these types of results, provide a way for them to submit feedback to a specific mailbox, search admin, or search editor. Or, a way to flag the item for review.

    2 votes
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  18. one note

    Please improve OneNote search results.

    Right now, Search will find items inside of OneNote, BUT when you click open the OneNote, the search does NOT take you to the correct section and page where the result was found. This makes OneNote searching extremely ineffective. Result must take you to the correct section, page, and then the result.

    2 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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  20. Sharing of search results

    Hi all,
    We'd like to utilize MS Search for a collection of content in SharePoint and making it searchable. We have cases where a search shows good results and the user would like to share the found results already from the search result list with a little "share icon".
    Right-click and "Copy link" is not the best solution.

    Can this be taken on the list?

    2 votes
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