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  1. Group Naming Policy should apply to Group ID (e-mail address) as well

    When you create a Group Naming Policy in the Exchange Admin Center, this policy works great for the actual name of a group, but it does not seem to apply to the Group ID, which is used for the e-mail address of the Group.

    Example: I have a Group Naming Policy to add the text 'Group-' as a prefix to group names for new Groups. When I create a new Group and I choose 'My New Group' as a name, the actual name of the Group will be 'Group-My New Group'. But the Group ID remains 'mynewgroup' and therefore the…

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  2. Default domain name for unified groups

    There should be an option for a default domain for unified groups, currently you have to change the default domain for the tenant to achieve this. If the domain you wish to use is a federated domain then there is no way to set a federated domain as your default domain. Therefore you are stuck with the onmicrosoft.com domain which means nothing to our users.

    So being able to set a default domain for unified groups would be very beneficial.

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    8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m happy to announce that multi-domain support for Groups was release last week. As an admin, you can specify the domain to be used when users in your organization create Office 365 groups. If your organization has requirements that users have to create their groups in domains other than the default accepted domain of your organization, you can do this by configuring email address policies (EAPs) using PowerShell.

    Read on for information about configuring multi-domain support in your environemnt: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Multi-domain-support-for-Office-365-Groups-7cf5655d-e523-4bc3-a93b-3ccebf44a01a

  3. Granular delegation and/or approval of group creation

    The current state of GroupCreationEnabled in OWA mailbox policies makes it hellacious to delegate or control who can create groups. Customers should be able to easily delegate group creation to admins or "trained" users.

    Currently this requires customers to "fork" their OWA mailbox policies, just to have a container on which to set GroupCreationEnabled to true. Then it become VERY difficult to manage as OWA mailbox policies are not "inherited"--any future change to corporate policies has to be deployed across multiple OWA mailbox policies.

    Better yet, a group creation request form, with "approval" delegated.

    101 votes
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  4. More manageability to Unified Groups

    Currently we have no idea how much Unified Groups site collection is used (size, usage) since O365 doesn't implement it. But in the future, this behavior will change and they will be counted as an usage of a site collection.
    So, customer wants more manageability to know how much size they use right now via PowerShell or GUI. Also, they want to use UG site collection as free of charge since they are not counted as usage right now , or they expect better way of transition from free of charge style to pay per usage style (also, enough transition…

    97 votes
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  5. OneDrive Desktop Sync for Group files

    It would be useful to have the group files in desktop to launch the rich client from explorer. Right now I go into the clients and use recently accessed documents to launch them.

    87 votes
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  6. Allow Creation of Naming Policy for O365 Groups

    Allow Administrators to set naming policy that applies to O365 Groups only, and not all groups. This will allow more organizations to better mange groups and open up more self-service. One idea is ability to have year group was created attached to title of group. For example "O365-(Group name/Project/Department) -Year(year created)" This will allow for yearly review of groups and maintenance.

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    7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You use a group naming policy to enforce a consistent naming strategy for groups created by users in your organization. A naming policy can help you and your users identify the function of the group, membership, geographic region, or who created the group. The naming policy can also help categorize groups in the address book. You can use the policy to block specific words from being used in group names and aliases.

    The naming policy is applied to groups that are created across all groups workloads (like Outlook, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Planner, Yammer, etc.). It gets applied to both the group name and group alias. It gets applied when a user creates a group and when group name or alias is edited for an existing group.
    See here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/admin/create-groups/groups-naming-policy?view=o365-worldwide

  7. Delete and edit individual messages in conversation.

    As discussed in O365 Yammer group here https://www.yammer.com/itpronetwork/#/threads/show?threadId=547884702&messageId=551298329, it is important to be able to delete individual messages in a conversation thread.
    Obvious examples are confidential messages posted "by accident", fixing grammar mistakes. Conclusion: don't make the "Yammer mistake" again (no editing posts)

    67 votes
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    boom! it's done  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. more functionallity for document library

    We need the complete functionality of the document library includes Ribbon menu and implementation of content types.

    66 votes
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  9. Allow Group Admins to enable/disable a private group from receiving mail from non-group members in the tenant

    Currently, anyone in the same tenant as a private group can send unsolicited email to that private group, even if they are not a member of the private group. It would be a great improvement to O365 Groups if group admins could enable/disable their private groups from receiving email from non-group members. A similar option already exists for allowing/preventing folks external to the tenant from being able to email a group, public or private.

    66 votes
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  10. Retention policy for O365 groups

    The new O365 groups includes a shared mailbox, however there is currently no way to apply a retention policy to this type of mailbox. Our company has a policy that all mailboxes have a 2 year retention set. We're not able to do this with groups so currently we can not use them.

    65 votes
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  11. Separate naming policy for O365 groups and DLs

    Please separate out naming policy for Office 365 Groups from the Distribution Lists that are coming from on-premise AD via ADConnect. Currently the same policy applies to both O365 Groups and DLs. It would be better to have separate policies for Groups and DLs. Also note that email address does not get the policy prefixes applied.

    61 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You use a group naming policy to enforce a consistent naming strategy for groups created by users in your organization. A naming policy can help you and your users identify the function of the group, membership, geographic region, or who created the group. The naming policy can also help categorize groups in the address book. You can use the policy to block specific words from being used in group names and aliases.

    The naming policy is applied to groups that are created across all groups workloads (like Outlook, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Planner, Yammer, etc.). It gets applied to both the group name and group alias. It gets applied when a user creates a group and when group name or alias is edited for an existing group.
    See here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/admin/create-groups/groups-naming-policy?view=o365-worldwide

  12. Give access to Microsoft Teams to EDU tenants as soon as Yammer integration to groups will be available

    This way, we won't propose two important changes to our group managers at two different times. The first change that is coming in a few weeks is the possibility to use Yammer instead of Outlook in our groups (have been waiting for it for a long time). The second is the possibility to use Microsoft Teams (just WOW).

    We feel that if our group managers have to make the fisrt choice (Outlook or Yammer for the conversations of the group) at a time when Teams isn’t available, it’s going to be very frustrating when Teams will becomes available. We think…

    42 votes
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  13. During setup of Office 365 Groups, have "Let people outside the organization email the group" be part of setup

    During setup, the "Let people outside the organization email the group" isn't an option to check or uncheck. The option is part of the "Edit Group" along with all of the other information and options that was entered during Group setup. Would it be possible to harmonize the information on the Edit Groups to the setup process? I use Groups to track conversations for projects and we have outside suppliers that provide great information that needs to be shared.

    42 votes
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  14. Selective Sync of Office 365 Group Files using OneDrive for Business Client

    The new OneDrive for Business client which is currently in preview, will allow Selective Sync for files in One Drive (finally). But it is unclear whether this will apply to Office 365 Group Files because these files actually reside in a hidden SharePoint Collection site and not in OneDrive which means they have the same limitations as a SharePoint team site. Office 365 Groups is a very good solution for our customers but not currently usable in all cases because Selective Sync not currently available. I need to know whether this feature will be added and when it is planned…

    38 votes
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  15. Change domain of office 365 group

    Companies have a need from time to time to change their domain name. We need to be able to change the group address of the office 365 group to a new domain without creating new groups under the new domain and then have to move all the data across to the new group.
    And because you can't move data from group to group you would have to sync the whole group to a PC and then move across.

    36 votes
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  16. Enable Litigation Hold on an Office 365 group

    "The mailbox is used to store group content up to a maximum of 50GB, including posts, messages, and calendar entries"

    If you delete the group any of the Posts, messages or calendar entries will be lost. The Files and Notebook are in SharePoint for 90 days or so.

    Need the ability, similar to a mailbox to prevent deletion of messages and the group itself

    32 votes
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  17. Integrate with Skype for Business

    Office 365 Groups should be integrated with Skype for Business. This means an user should be able to discover groups, communicate with other members, see member lists, etc., all in Skype for Business. Developing a new IM/communication app (Outlook Groups) for this seems ridiculous when you already have one of the world's leading communication/IM/conferencing app. Users don't want Yet Another App they have to use

    31 votes
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  18. Disable modern group creation for all but Global Admin

    As it stands right now, modern group creation can be disabled system-wide through powershell. However to enable this for Global Admins, you have to create a separate OWA policy and assign it to specific users to allow group creation for one set of users and not all.
    Please make this more intuitive. Where creation of groups is a right given to and assigned by administrators without using powershell and separate policies.

    28 votes
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  19. External Address can't be added to Office 365 Group if it's in GAL

    We have came across to this issue and found that we cannot add any External Address in Office 365 as Guest if it's already in GAL. We have UGAL setup which sync contacts from different Tenants due which we are not able to Add other Tenant Email Address as Guest. Also we don't get option to Add Mail Contacts in Office 365 Groups as normal Member it only shows Mailbox lists. I understand that this is a Limitation of Office 365 Group. Kindly Look into this and fix this.

    27 votes
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  20. Delete conversations in Outlook Groups via Outlook Desktop client

    Conversations can be deleted in the OWA client for Office 365 Outlook Groups, but not via Outlook 2016 on the PC or Mac client. It would be nice of the desktop clients could delete these as well.

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