Sort Skype for business (Lync) GROUPS alphabetically. Omitted over many revisions, especially for business.
I have many thousands in my company and interact with individuals mainly by their groups, so as people leave or join the company, my Lync groups content changes. This makes group names my hierarchical focus when I need to contact a resource. To have to look up and down a list of 50 unsorted group names each time, for the specific group I need, so as to contact a resource, is a pain without alphabetical sorting. The feature to sort groups as well as individuals should be a given but MS has left it out in revisions of this product, which baffles me. Even if only a few people were asking for it (which is definitely not the case), I would think competitively, you would want a more robust tool that includes that feature, especially for business.
I now count at least 3 Lync Admin suggestions calling for this, one with almost 50 votes, this one with almost 30 and so on; by far the highest demanded feature in Lync/Skype. How is it that this is getting no traction? Who runs this Office 365 forum and is supposed to pipe suggestions here for dev action, or should I ask what this site is for if not as a source for actionable feedback? Would someone take a look at this and at the very least, reply? I made this original post and am still baffled at the complete silence and lack of recognition on this topic. Again, it is only the most requested feature for Lync/Skype here, so who is responsible?
I have 58 groups, Every time I change PCs or rebuild mine I have to keep manually sorting them in order. There must be an easier way. It won't allow me to select multiple ones either :( I've even tried changing the .dat file but that doesn't help either.
This is a necessary function and hard to believe it is not available
I too would like to see this functionality
Wel FOO commented
Please add this. MS Communicator had this ability!