Make ‘more information’ data on exported audit logs in multiple columns

From the audit result, if you double-click a line and then click “More information”, here is what you see :

Figure: audit log results detail panel after clicking “more info”

Which is great! A lot of useful information in there!

However, if you export the Audit result, here is what you get :

Figure: audit log results exported to excel

The whole “More information” data is a single column !!

It is indeed easy to format but requires extra work, and is not ideal.

Suggestion: make these information extra columns in the export!

Show the source Site Collection on search results

Consider this search result:

Figure: audit log results

When I click on “Details” (or double click), I can see :

Figure: audit log results detail panel

This is terribly misleading ! The source is displayed as “/Shared Documents/xxx”, which I assumed being “ Documents/xxx”, but is in fact “ Documents/xxx”. The displayed path is indeed relative, but relative to the site collection, not the whole tenant. Which is misleading in a “unified” log (where results can come from pretty much any site collection).

Suggestion: I would love to have options to:

  1. See the source Site Collection
  2. Filter down & sort by Site Collection

Help me search for root site only (no subsites)

The “File, Folder or Site” box shouldn’t a simple text filter.

Say I want to have results for my root site only ( – without subsites (say,, I have currently no way of doing it. Searching for “” will give me results that are in subsites or pretty much anything that includes “”.

Suggestion: Either implement “smart” search with the keyword (E.g. “” AND (NOT “”)) OR add a multi-select dropdown to pick the sources (sites, subsites, teams, etc…)

Figure: “file, folder or site” filter box at the bottom of search criteria

Help me see the exact date a change was made

Office 365 dates seem to be too simple. Audit data should be crystal clear (as detailed as possible).

I find audit history on Office365 to be lacking E.g.

It certainly is less useful than Sharepoint 2016 as dates were shown better.

I searched for a record on the 2 lists and here is what I see:

Office 365
Eg. show me last activity as Friday at 2:15 PM
SharePoint 2016
Eg. show me last activity as Created at 9/03/2018 5:06 PM

I find it less useful as it doesn’t tell me the date it was created on. I would prefer to have something like “2 days ago at 2:15 PM (Friday 9/03/2018)

PS: This is very simple to do with Moment.js

Figure: Office365 – Audit data

Figure: SharePoint 2016 – Audit data

Help me remember what to do with an email

I’m on a long flight right now traveling from the USA to Australia doing emails.  It would be great to have a feature that made you need to use Microsoft’s iOS app over the build it Apple mail app. I have one that would make me always use it!

I’m forgetful so when I get an email and think “I’ll call them back” or “I’ll add the to the VSTS backlog later” or “Speak to my girls at home” etc
I find I too often forget.

I’d love tags “To call”… “Add to backlog”… “My girls” etc.

Any +1’s on this? Or do you have a better system than your memory?

Figure: Microsoft’s iOS mail app needs custom Tags

Figure: Apple’s iOS mail app does not have custom Tags