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  1. Solve Office Activation Issues on Azure VMs

    Office installed on Azure VMs are losing their activation after a VM shutdown. This makes it impossible to create test VMs or use Office on a developer VM to develop/test/deploy(buildserver output) on Azure. Activation based on hardware assets such as harddrive and network MAC/IP combinations is outdated in 2014 and invalidates your VM images.

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      4 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        4 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi folks,

        We’ve added some changes to our documentation to better cover our REST APIs. For existing APIs (such as the list, list items, folders, and files APIs), we added additional documentation in MSDN. Moving forward, we are trying our best to fully document new REST APIs, an example of which is the new Files API included in the recently-announced Office 365 APIs. Please let us know what you think — we’re happy to make changes based on constructive criticism.

        Thanks!

      • Do some to view ULS logs in Sharepoint online.

        I have sharepoint tenant from which i have working since 1 year. My day by day activities are related to deploy solution,But at some time i didn't get error while deploying my solution and when i tried to add/insert app part i am facing Sorry something went wrong with corelation ID. Microsoft did not provide anything to view my ULS logs.
        Nowdays i am facing this error multiple times but i cannot able to find how it comes. So please try to provide something through that atleast we can able to find/trace error.

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          0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide at least two licenses in O365 Developer Pack

          You can't test user permissions and other things with a single admin user. Running as admin isn't really best practice when developing. Agreed?

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            4 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Offer Office 365 as part of MSDN subscriptions

            I suggest you offer Office 365 as part of MSDN subscriptions.

            I was extremely disappointed to see that when I login to my MSDN subscription and search for "Office", I don't see Office 365 listed as an available download.

            I pay for my MSDN subscription out of my own pocket, so the absence of Office 365 from MSDN subscriber downloads is a large impediment.

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              0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide samples for Laravel PHP Framework

              Laravel is the number 1 PHP framework, and includes an oauth system called 'Socialite' There are a huge number of socialte providers at http://socialiteproviders.github.io/ It would be great to see sample code / projects using Laravel and Socialite to connect to SharePoint online.

              I would love to see an example where SPO can be used as a 'document store' for projects in Laravel. Other ideas include the standard list storage/retrieval/query mechanism for list items, calendar events. etc...

              On a related note. Flarum.org is a forum built on Laravel, still in it's infancy, but all the rage in the PHP community…

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                0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide Apps for Office testing guidance or samples

                I am prototyping a task pane app for Apps for Office. I intend to deploy this on the desktop version of Excel as well as Excel Online in various browsers (IE, chrome, firefox). Currently, I am unsure of the proper way to test the interaction of my task pane App with the Excel spreadsheet. For instance, when my app inserts a table into the Excel Spreadsheet, what tool should I use to verify that a table was inserted into the sheet. For the desktop version of Excel, Coded UI seems usable. However, for online versions of Excel, it is does…

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                  0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Why is the Office UI Fabric icon set incomplete??

                  Missing Skype/Skype For Business icons... amongst others... Seriously, how hard is it for you to maintain this resource?

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                    0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • API for Office Upload Center

                    Releasing API for Office Upload Center. So as to automate the process of deletion of cached files and also selecting the various options like Show Upload Failure Notification","Show Pending Upload notifications" etc

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                      1 comment  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Come back with the list of UI Fabric styles

                      Now when the UI fabric site was changes there is no longer a way to find out the available component styles. Only the general syles are now listed but e.g. no description about what styles (class name) are available for e.g. a button.

                      The React, Angular and other framework based options do not always work so it is important for developers to have the ability to adjust and make own altenatives.

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                        0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add App Launcher to AppChrome

                        Add the ability to have the App Launcher a part of the current AppChrome JavaScript code.

                        I would like to build some internal applications and SharePoint Apps using the Office UI Fabric and would like the Office 365 look and feel to include the AppChrome and App Launcher.

                        https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/office365/howto/javascript-controls#create-appchrome-in-spa

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                          0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • The community of MS Access Programmers needs answers about the Future

                          I am from Brazil and use MS Access since 1996, There are so many systems doing its job in our clientes. How many we are in the world. VBA is a Fantastic tool, the cost of development is unbeatable, the time to form a programmer is so fast. Why we don't have information about the future, do a search opnion to get the results.

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                            1 comment  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide a useable Fabric UI documentation

                            Fabric UI documentation is by far insufficient. Documentation on https://dev.office.com/fabric#/components does not show workind and appropriate examples. Git Hub Documentation is partially outdatet, examples are not working.

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                              0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • "Print" Button in the top Ribbon. A single click print button has been a basic function since MS & Office was developed. Duhhh

                              "Print" Button in the top Ribbon of Outlook.com.

                              A single click print button has been a basic function since MS & Office was developed. People/users need to print out emails all the time for various reasons. Enough said.

                              So, why has such a simple feature/function escaped such a "High powered developers group"? Secondly, are your user interface designers so inept to want to bury common email handling features under a "..." menu selection?

                              Hope you can provide such a simple fix for those that live in a computer world of actually getting things done and not in just a smart-phone…

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                                0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Item.SystemUpdate not working for On-Prem CSOM

                                Item.SystemUpdate() avoids extra versions and also preserves metadata.

                                However it is working only for Share Point Online and not for On-Prem CSOM. We need that for On-Prem CSOM also

                                Please provide us the support for that

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                                  0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • i suggest you give a raise to the author of "Write a ASP.NET MVC Web app to get Outlook mail."

                                  This article is, hands down, the best one I've read in over twenty five years. It helped me solve two huge problems at once.

                                  There is one minor editorial request: make the web.config element names match the names in the prose.

                                  Bravo Zulu, msft.

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                                  • Predictive Text on Outlook App for Android Needs Fixing

                                    The predictive dictionary doesn't work in Outlook for Android. It works only in the Subject field but not the message body. I have HTC One with latest Android as of 2/2017.

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                                    • Enable BackColor and Forecolor properties in Datasheet view

                                      Enable BackColor and Forecolor properties in Datasheet view for access web apps such that conditional formatting can be accomplished.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Encourage users to give feedback on each app

                                        At present, very few users give feedback and reviews on apps. As a result, other users are less likely to try them.

                                        At every possible stage, there should be a mechanism for users to rate the app - provide a number of stars and comments. That could be an email reminder or a message that comes up next time they visit the store or something inside of Office 365. The more users that give feedback, the more that other people will feel encouraged to try.

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                                          Under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make a user friendly product that will continue to grow in symbiotic interaction with each unique consumer's needs, instead of a 3 year life

                                          I understand the designed obsolescence concept of marketing, but after a while, I get tired of having to compete with highly paid Microsoft programmers while I have had no computer program training since Fortran in 1975. Yeah, Keypunch. I got a D.... ! but I have worked on mainframe IRS, and SSA, and state agency programs. letter and number perfect. and can keep up with the fluid operators with better company paid toys than I have to work with living on a disability income source. It is a big sandbox, I only have one marble! :-)

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