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  1. Allow us to not store credentials when doing automated fulfillment from managed code (Exchange)

    "I am attempting to do some automated fulfillment from managed code, The exchange management shell is installed on the server and the application will be running under credentials that have access. How do I do this without having to store the credentials?"

    Source: MSDN Survey Verbatim, 10/17/14
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ff326159 (not in this doc)

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      Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Let Word support web font

      I'm developing a Word App which can add custom fonts(which are not installed yet) in Word.
      My idea is that to take the Word as a HTML page by using the JavaScript API for Office v1.1 (Office.context.document.setSelectedDataAsync). With the CSS font-family setting , ex:
      @font-face{font-family:fontname; src: url('http://xox.com/font/fontfile.eot');src: url('http://xox.com/font/fontfile.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),url('http://xox.com/font/fontfile.woff') format('woff');}
      and the HTML tag setting, ex: <span style='font-family:fontname;'>Here shows the custom fonts...</span>

      But the result is: Word accept the CSS style setting, but the web font style is not success. It still keeps the system font style.

      I suggest Word can support web font.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Activate mail apps in more scenarios other than read and compose

        Current the mail apps can only be activated in read/compose. It would be helpful to allow mail apps to be available at Outlook application level such as in a task pane docked to main outlook window.

        The scenario is as follows:
        I have a backend document management service to be exposed in Outlook main window all the time. So I can drag/drop email to our document store.

        15 votes
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          Under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Office 365 SDK Docs - Add Details on How To Authenticate

          This guidance (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/office365/howto/common-calendar-tasks-client-library#GetAuthToken) is not as complete as it should be. You likely want to add add additional NuGet packages to make this work. Suggest adding the recommended way to authenticate, such as OWIN / ADAL, to help people get started faster.

          6 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Retrieve custom properties of a message/appointment from each mailbox

            Currently the custom properties stored within an item are scoped to the user's mailbox. It would be great if we could access them everywhere. For example a scenario:
            Compose form which will store facilities required for a meeting within an appointment. In webmail the receptionist could open the read form of the appointment and see all the required facilities stored in custom properties.

            Currently this is not possible, because the receptionist is viewing it from another mailbox where the custom properties are not available.

            30 votes
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              Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide O365 API calendar callbacks/subscriptions

              At the moment the only way to monitor a user's calendar for changes is to poll on a regular basis. This is inefficient for the consumer and the host given the frequency at which people change their calendars.

              Something similar to Google's watch capability would be ideal https://developers.google.com/google-apps/calendar/v3/reference/events/watch

              12 votes
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                Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Office 365 json api | send emails with inline image attachments

                I send the description my team is having with the json integration with Office API 365.

                We want to send an email with inline attachments through the JSON API.

                With that objective, what we are doing:

                1. Create an empty draft message;
                2. Send the several inline attachments;
                3. Update the body of the draft message (with cid images inline);
                4. Send the message;

                What is are our issue with the API?

                We are unable to set the "ContentType" properties when we submit the attachments to the Office API 365.
                Despite the "ContentType" we send, it is always null.

                We…

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                  Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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 →
                  • Javascript API: Trigger the AutoFormat functionality of Office

                    I sometimes use use SetDataAsync to write an email address into a cell. When this is done manually, Excel converts it into a clickable link. When it is done with SetDataAsync, this auto formatting doesn't happen. If would be great if it was just automatically triggered.

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                      Under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  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 →
                      • Health status API Dashboard

                        I would like to have API access to all Service health of each of our customers O365 servers. I know you can view individual service health but it would be good to build a dashboard that you can add all your customers on Office 365 and display the current health for Exchange, Lync , Share point etc. If there was an issue you can have a real-time dashboard and provide reactive support to your customer and not have to wait for them to call with an issue.

                        I would love to display a dashboard like this in our office for…

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                          0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bindings for Powerpoint

                          Extend Javascript API for Powerpoint to add and edit bindings as in Word and Excel.

                          22 votes
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                          • OneNote WebApi for On Premisis Offce Web App Server

                            When developing on Premises enterprise Web applications there is a need to integrate Office Web Applications into them to provide additional functionality where data privacy is critical (for example through legislation).

                            For this reason enterprises often cannot utilise Azure hosted solutions such as OneNote online, but must use on-premises servers (an example is Office Web App server which provides in-browser support for Office Applications in SharePoint).

                            While it is possible to create a windows desktop application that can use the OneNote COM API provided by a locally installed copy of OneNote, it appears not to be possible to provide the…

                            7 votes
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                              Under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Add-in: OneNote  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • I'd like to have a Task Pane or area like in Mail that activates within the View Contact view or Edit Contact view.

                              In the past I've enhanced the users experience in contacts using a custom form/form region and would like to expand that to the contacts in Office 365.

                              8 votes
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                              • Expose the Capability Name, ServiceUri and ServiceResourceIds in the DiscoveryContext class

                                The Office 365 API exposes the "/services" endpoint, which returns a collection of service Uri endpoints. However, the DiscoveryContext class does not expose the collection, rather it looks up a specific endpoint based on a capability name that is passed into the method (ServiceResourceId or Capability name).

                                I would like a method that returns the collection of CapabilityDiscoveryResults. Alternatively, add an Enum to the library to aid in the selection of Capability/ServiceResourceId.

                                4 votes
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                                  Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make the store page for each app more user-friendly.

                                  The front page to the new store looks fantastic, it's nice, user-friendly and very intuitive. But that redesign doesn't extent to the page for each app.

                                  When you click on an app, the page for each app is messy. It should be redesigned to encourage users to explore the screenshots, read the description and instructions, click relevant video, and ultimately add the app.

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                                    Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Office Store & Catalog  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • Deprecate localisation of Excel function names

                                      Many ages ago someone in the USA got the *GREAT* idea to localize the names of Excel functions. She probably wanted to please international users from all over the world: why a user from Czechoslovakia should learn a new term "SUM"when he knows "SUMA" from school... And why the foreigner should learn "VALUE" when he knows "HODNOTA" in his language. Well so far so good. But the Czech guy says and writes word "text" exactly the same as his English colleague. God knows why she (the MS person in America) suddenly translated the function "TEXT" as "HODNOTA.NA.TEXT" in the Czech…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • On Office App store search results page, show Provider field in app details.

                                        On the search result page for Office Apps, show the provider field of each App.

                                        e.g. https://store.office.com/search.aspx?productgroup=SharePoint&catfltr=6&category=Editor%2527s%2BPicks

                                        Can't tell which apps are made by Microsoft and which ones are made by which partner.

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                                          Under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Office Store & Catalog  ·  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 →
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