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  1. 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.

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    Under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Microsoft Office 365 API Tools support for Windows Store Apps written in JavaScript

    There is currently no support for Windows Store Apps written in JavaScript in the Microsoft Office 365 API Tools: https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/a15b85e6-69a7-4fdf-adda-a38066bb5155

    Is it going to be supported in the future?

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    0 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
  7. 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.

    65 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

    3 votes
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    Under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Only fire BindingDataChange event when cell data changes

    Currently it fires on scroll or changing formatting or cell width or a bunch of other random situations. Additionally, it should probably only fire when the user actually changes something, not when I write something with the API

    16 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your request!

    We are collecting API requirements for developing Office Add-ins in Excel, specifically for Events API.

    If you are considering moving an existing COM/VSTO/VBA Add-in to Office Add-in, or creating a new Office Add-in in Excel, and have events requirements, please fill the survey below and help us focus on the right set of events and design. We truly appreciate your help!

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR-JHDwXr1WhPtbjLQNPOgHtUOFhNTTRVNEE5WE9VVzExOVY5Tko2V05TSi4u

    Thanks!
    Office Extensibility Team

  10. 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 →
  11. Add ability to collapse selection

    Could you add a call to the Office API to collapse the selection? e.g. removeSelectionasync()

    Our Eduction Task Pane apps work based on selections and we would like the ability to collapse the selection once the functionality we introduce has been completed.

    At present our task pane apps target Word 2013 and Excel online, though we are coming from Word Object Model desktop type applications, so making the cross over.

    26 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Gavan, thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it! Can you please explain your scenario a little bit? We now have a getRange API using which you can get the range of an object (paragraph.getRange(“start”), at the start or the end of it, and then it can be selected. Does this API help with your scenario? We look forward to hearing back from you.

    Thanks!
    Office Extensibility Team

  12. In outlook mail app Add a functionality to use EWS getrooms operation

    i have requirement where i need to get exchange rooms (like we do through EWS by using getRooms)in my outlook mail app, right now there is no such functionality where through makeEwsRequest i can get the rooms.

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    0 comments  ·  Office Store & Catalog  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Bindings for Powerpoint

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

    22 votes
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    Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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 →
  15. Fix Excel Online unsupported features forcing a save to new file

    Support for opening Excel documents online now extends to ignoring included VBA, shapes, etc. so the workbook can be opened.

    Unfortunately editing a workbook that includes any of these features forces the user to save another copy of the workbook that also dumps this content. Often a user only wishes to modify cell values or representation to update the workbook but this approach prevents even minor modifications and basic collaboration.

    Perhaps a better model would be to provide an option to support the editing of workbooks that include these unsupported features after a warning that some elements are not supported.

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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 →
  17. 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 →
  18. 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…

    14 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Allow SP.UserCustomAction to be publish in the Office Store

    Microsoft Office Store dont allow to publish SharePoint App with Full-permission, but there is the need from Site Administrators to extend the Out of the box functionalities such us
    SP.UserCustomAction object (sp.js)
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj245920.aspx to the Site Administrators be able to add custom Actions/Ribbons and Script to their business in the Host Web Site.
    If this option can be done from the App Web to Host Web will avoid SharePoint Solution instalation "WSP" in Farms, the complexity of XML will be reduced and eficiency will increase (hours spent by Dev can be reduce in minutes)
    App example: http://aaclage.blogspot.ch/2014/06/sharepoint-app-processlynx-custom.html

    It is possible…

    75 votes
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  20. 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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