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  1. Change groups sites/URL URL.

    Today when you create a group, it is created under the "/sites" managed path. Please change this so we always can have complete governance over the /sites-path. So when we want to create new site-collections you won't get URL-conflicts.

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    42 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve recently shipped the ability to change the SharePoint Site URL associated with a Microsoft 365 Group (formerly Office 365 Group). https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=56205. This can be done via the SharePoint Admin Center. The site URL can be changed on a per-site basis, but currently we don’t have plans to allow admins to change the global default from “/sites” to something different.

  2. Disable email notifiations when assiging to group

    For an admin adding people as members to various groups, provide a way of disabling the email notifications. Use case:
    - people in my org don't even know what O365 groups are and this will create confusion and potential calls to the help desk when I don't want it to.
    - don't want to bug people with things they likely don't care about (at least for now).

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    32 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Disabling the welcome mail is possible with an extra parameter in the Set-UnifiedGroup cmdlet in Exchange PowerShell: -UnifiedGroupWelcomeMessageEnabled:$false. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/users-and-groups/set-unifiedgroup

    Use this as a part of a custom group creation flow if you would like to restrict and/or customize the welcome mail for many groups across your tenant.

  3. Ability to Customize Office 365 Group's Welcome Email/Message

    Since the Office 365 groups are now the center stage/focal point for the majority of the Office 365 products/services, it will be great to have the ability to send the customized welcome emails whenever we add someone to the group either via the user interface or using Microsoft Graph API.

    This functionality can be set at Tenant level or at individual Office 365 group level. By default, it should be off.

    The reason this functionality is important because the default welcome message does not contain enough information to let the users know what this group is about and what will…

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    While you cannot customize the default welcome mail for Office 365 Groups, disabling the welcome mail is possible with an extra parameter in the Set-UnifiedGroup cmdlet in Exchange PowerShell: -UnifiedGroupWelcomeMessageEnabled:$false. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/users-and-groups/set-unifiedgroup

    Use this as a part of a custom group creation flow if you would like to restrict and/or customize the welcome mail for many groups across your tenant.

  4. Don't add group calendar items to user's personal calendar

    When an entry is added on a group calendar, it also shows up on each member's personal calendar. Most users do not want to see the group calendar invitation on their personal calendar: 1) because they are already a member of the group, b) not all group activities apply to the every member, and 3) for higher volume calendars, each member is burdened with a lot of time wasted in deleting these entries to clear out their own/personal calendar. SUGGESTION: Add a setting to the Group so that this behavior can be prevented. Selecting multiple calendars (even group calendars) should…

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  5. Enable versioning settings - Major and minor versions

    For exisitng SharePoint users to migrate to Groups they need documents migrated from SharePoint libraries. Most of the libries are major and minor version enabled. In this case we cant migarte content due to O365 Groups doesnt have that setting.

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    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Did this work? File are store within a Document Library, so all the feature are already there, this is just a question of setup.
    Once teh group is created, go on FILE, then use the VIEW panel of teh group to access the Document Setting Pannel, then go on SETTING, then tweak versionning from MAJOR VERSION (last 500) to MAJOR/MINOR and appropriate setting you need.

  6. Prefix email subject with group name when sending messages to group

    It would be great to be able to prefix emails sent to a group with the group name (e.g. "[Team Name] Subject of email")

    This would allow users to see at a glance what emails have been sent to the group, and/or apply filters to move the messages into a particular folder.

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    5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for posting.

    Navigating to a group in Outlook 2016 or OWA left navigation is the premium experience for catching up on conversations in a group context.

    If you want to filter email sent to a given group in your inbox, consider using the to:gorupaddress search in Outlook or OWA.

  7. Deactivate Yammer (Admin Choice)

    Deactivating Yammer should be an Enterprise Option, Just as we "the client" test out your new features we would like to have the final decision, whether or not to use your add-on features, and since my company is more comfortable working with SharePoint NewsFeed, I would like to Remove All Yammer links from SP, as well as Hide the PINNED Tab

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  8. Protect O365 groups that are base of Team from being deleted.

    Currently O365 groups that are tied to team sites can be deleted and there is no notification of potential impact. If the group is tied to other services it should not allow the group to be deleted except via application (i.e. Team application)

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  9. I would love to see a "Planner" tab when I open a group on Outlook

    Most groups we use in my organisation are for specific projects, so we also use planner for each group. And what can be useful for us, is to have also a planner tab (near : conversations, one-note, files,...) that when we click on it, shows directly the planner board for that group.

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  10. Delete Groups

    When you create a site with a group, it's very hard to delete the site.
    I think you have to fix this bug: when eliminate a SharePoint site, groups should be eliminated on cascade.

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