Office 365 Groups: Allow CONTROL OF VISIBILITY in Outlook for group inbox/calendar
Current state: When you belong to a group, the group inbox appears automatically in Outlook, and the calendar does NOT appear unless you "Add to Favorites".
I would like to have the ability, as a user or as an admin (configuration) to manage visibility of inbox or calendar.
Scenario 1: As the CEO of my small organization, I belong to almost every group. I simply don't need to have that many inboxes visible in Outlook. We use groups for "shared inboxes" (e.g. IT support, info@, etc.) and I don't need all of those cluttering up my Outlook 2016 UI. In this case, I'd like the ability as a user to hide groups in the navigation node.
Sometimes, a group needs ONLY a conversation (inbox) or ONLY a calendar. Currently, for example, we use a group for our "email@example.com" inbox--the calendar will NEVER be used. We use a group for our company calendar--the inbox will NEVER be used. I'd like to hide those elements as an administrator, so that users' Outlook UIs are not cluttered up and they're not tempted to drop something or do something in the wrong place.
Dan Holme commented
Oops I forgot SCENARIO 3:
Calendar visibility should be made much easier for users - the fact you have to "add to favorites" FROM YOUR INBOX in order to see the calendar IN YOUR CALENDAR is silly :-)