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  1. Allow users to create folders within 365 Group Conversations / mailboxes

    To really replace Shared Mailboxes our users need to be able to quickly categorize incoming emails and show that actions have been completed by dragging and dropping emails to a named folder in outlook.

    For example accounts payable shared mailbox allows any member of the accounts team to drag an invoice email to another folder to show that it has been entered for processing

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  2. Time Zone settings for Office 365 groups

    Users and administrators should be able to change the TimeZone settings in Groups.
    if a new file is added it is always in PST Time Zone which makes no sense at all.

    You can work around this by appending this to the group URL: /_layouts/15/regionalsetng.aspx?noredirect=true

    And if you browse to the site you have to request access as access is denied even though you are the owner and creator of the group.
    This also doesn't make any sense.

    If you're in the first release you can see the "Site Settings" when clicking the Gear Icon but you are always redirected…

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  3. Hide private groups from GAL by default

    As soon as someone creates a private group, this should by default be hidden from GAL.

    There are PowerShell CmdLets which allow administrators to hide/show the groups from the GAL. However this is a post-facto activity. With many users and groups this is very tedious and many times we don't even come know that a group has been created by someone somwhere.

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    Following up on the previous update, if a workload (such as Planner) is enabled for Outlook by default, we don’t plan on hiding those groups from the GAL. The only other scenario currently under consideration where we would hide groups by default is “Secret Groups”. “Secret Groups” would be hidden from everywhere unless you are a member. “Secret groups” is on the Microsoft 365 Groups backlog, but there is no delivery date available at this time.

  4. Remove the ability for users to unsubscribe from a group.

    Currently there is no option to prevent users from unsubscribing to an O365 group. This can cause undesired behavior for communications to specfic groups or manditory groups such as ALL@company.com.

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  5. Office 365 Groups Expiration - Need Exclusion Feature

    What’s really needed is an exclusion list, ex: Expire all groups EXCEPT for these 5 that I really really care about. All the others, let the owners decide if they want to keep them, but these 5, I keep important stuff in there, and I don’t want to sweat it about missing an email and potentially losing all that information.
    Otherwise, due to the dynamic nature of groups, if I set a selected list of groups that I want to expire, I would have to keep coming back to this to keep it updated since any user can self create…

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  6. Provide guest members full access to group calendar

    Add the ability for Guest members to access the group calendar along with files and conversations. At this time you can only send invites to these members but they can not create events themselves or see the calendar.

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  7. Add security groups to an Office365 group with > 400 members

    I like to add a security group to an Offic365 group with more than 400 members (440). It seems to work in the interface, but de users arn't added. I like this to share date with all my 440 collegues.

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