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In future CiviCRM versions would it be possible to added extra functionality to the civi case dashboard, specifically allowing the dashboard to use filters to display the data, e.g. order by contact name alphabetically.
It's opensource, whatever you want today you can change... provided you implement the change you want.
As for future versions... well, the future isn't written, so if you are willing to code or fund the changes you want, the answer is "yes", to whatever you make happen.
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