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  1. Add ItemSend event (so add-in can cancel email)

    Would like to have an ItemSend event in the web API just like the regular API does. Is that on the planning stage for future releases?

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      10 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • client-side ribbon manipulation

      I'd like to see the ability to register ribbon items (tabs and their children) dynamically on the client-side via my app or some tenant scoped javascript that I can register (needs to work with SharePoint Online and should not block submittal to the store). Right now the only way to register a ribbon item of any sort is to do so during the app installation which doesn’t allow us to extend the ribbon over time (either with our own service adding items or by allowing the user to add their own items via an app or whatever).

      25 votes
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        Under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide additional features around Exchange Permissions.

        This request is multi-part:

        - Provide a way to find what/where a particular user has access and to what permissions level, both for administrators and to the end user without a resource intensive powershell script (today's method).

        - Provide a built-in Permissions Administrator RBAC role that limits the administrators ability to only manage permissions (Access and Sending Rights) to a user or group. Provide them with a limited ECP view. No access to content, just Rights Management.

        - Provide a Permissions Troubleshooting tool via the Remote Connectivity Analyzer.

        17 votes
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          Under review  ·  4 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create Word Comments via Office API

          Hi,

          Could you add functionality to create Word comments via the Office API?

          I know have a proof of concept, named Feedback+, in the store where we create comments into a word document. But this has a bug. It creates a paragraph everytime someone creates a comment in the document.

          Thanks,

          JW

          26 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Need events for Office Web versions of Word and Excel

            The following list of events found on the client version of Word and Excel would aid in development of apps that work the same as current client addin apps work.

            Excel Open Event
            Excel Close Event
            Excel BeforeClose Event
            Workbook activate event

            Word Open Event
            Word Close Event
            Word beforeClose event
            Document activate event

            206 votes
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              11 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Task Management API

              While reviewing the O365 Preview API I was wondering what about Task-Management. Currently there are two systems for task management (Exchange and SharePoint). Would be great to see a roadmap for TaskManagement in the O365 Story and of course get an API to easily connect Apps to consume tasks. (No CSOM required just give us REST :D)

              233 votes
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                15 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Extend Word Javascript api to close the editing window

                In a workflow scenario (not sharepoint workflow, something custom) where we want to have a button in a Word Add-In taskpane to close the Word Online window after saving the file. In this button we initiate a next workflow step by saving the document, initiate the next step by e.g. setting a flag in sharepoint and closing the document editing session of the user.

                This could either be an office general api or a word specific api (this is where we need it the most).

                68 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to open/replace workbook with Excel JS API in a similar way Word API can with insertFileFromBase64

                  We have a requirement to load a workbook from a remote source from within the add-in. User logs in, selects from a list and workbook template loads.

                  With the Word JS API we can load a template remotely using an AJAX call that returns the workbook as a base64 string and then insert the response into the current workbook using the replace option. AFAIK this doesn't exist for the Excel API and we download the workbook and then instruct the user to open from the download pane.

                  82 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Mark, thank you for the feedback! We are currently trying to determine the feasibility both in terms of design and usability – especially in the online experience where the concept of ‘application’ is different. We will share any updates with you.

                    As always, when the design draft is ready, we’ll present design for review under the open-spec branches of this repository: https://github.com/officedev/office-js-docs.

                    Thanks!
                    Office Extensibility Team

                  • Less restrictions to the Office 365 REST API

                    I'm looking into ways to migrate email from an on-premise Exchange server to Office 365. The REST API ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/dn605896 ) looks promising but a bit restrictive. Certain properties like isDraft, DateTimeSent, ConversationId,.. are set as read-only. While it makes sense that a user wouldn't be able to change these things I see no reason to block applications from creating custom mail messages.

                    As an example, after I create a new mail with the API it is set as draft but I want to have the message show as if it had been sent already. When I send a PATCH…

                    23 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide VSTO's DocumentBeforeSave event

                      This is necessary to implement app-dependent document content protection

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                        0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  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.

                        20 votes
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                          Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow access to page margins

                          Currently there is no direct way to access page margins in the Word JS API. If I want to insert a new document into the file, it maintains the page margins of the current document.

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                            1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow PowerPoint Add-In to create new Slide

                            Add support for the Add-In to create a new slide in the presentation. A possible use case would be to support the ability for an add-in to insert template marketing slides. A sales person needs to create a new presentation. The add-in pulls the latest marketing slide from a repository and adds them to the presentation ensuring that the sales person is always using the latest slides

                            27 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Office 365 APIs (SDK & REST) - Post Public Change Log

                              It's currently not easy to see what has recently changed / improved in the Office 365 API's & SDK.

                              For instance, we can see the NuGet packages have already been updated since they were initially published (http://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.Office365.OutlookServices) but what changed in the new version? Is there a new REST version? The project site takes you to the VS Gallery... but there are no links -> a change log.

                              Suggestion: Create a repo on GitHub.com/OfficeDev named "Office 365 APIs - REST & SDK" or on dev.office.com where Microsoft will post two change logs... one for the REST endpoint &…

                              15 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi Andrew,

                                As we discussed earlier this month at the MVP summit, this is definitely something that we are actively looking into. However, we’re finding that aggregating changes across multiple teams on a regular basis is much more difficult than we originally expected. Expect an update hopefully sooner rather than later as we sort details out.

                                Thanks,
                                Dorrene Brown
                                Office Developer Platform Team

                              • 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…

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                                  Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Add-in: OneNote  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Merge Apps for Office and Sharepoint API (Ewa namespace) and Office 2013 JS API

                                  Is there a reason why you would not provide a common base for the two API's?
                                  The Ewa namespace offers a lot of functionality requested in many ideas related to the Offie 2013 API - it seems you already have the code and the interface in the Ewa namespace ?

                                  7 votes
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                                    Under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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 →
                                    • Bindings for Powerpoint

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

                                      10 votes
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                                        Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Office 365 SDK for Java

                                        Hi, Would it be possible to add a Office 365 SDK for Java so that it can be used for web applications.

                                        Thanks.

                                        18 votes
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                                          Under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  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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                                            Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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