Hide User Created Groups from Address Lists
I know that through powershell I can hide the groups from address lists but that is only after they are created. I can setup a task that runs this "Get-UnifiedGroup | Set-UnifiedGroup -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $true" but I would prefer if I could set it up so that when a user creates a new group that by default the -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled is set to $true instead of $false.
Louis Bell commented
Admins should be able to hide O365 groups. Many end users create a group that is not necessary to majority of the company or they forget about it and it clutters the GAL. As an admin, i would prefer not to see personal groups that are created if they are not Business essential.
This feature is a total mess! I've got users creating groups every day and it completely screws up the GAL.
Michael Turner commented
This is still a huge issue. It really can't be difficult to default new groups to hidden, instead of users creating tons of random group names that make no sense to anyone. Instead the only option is a custom script to go and hide them.
John Moe commented
This should be merged into this one to track votes together: https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/286611-office-365-groups/suggestions/8158710-ability-to-hide-groups-that-are-considered-privat
+1 our GAL is almost unusuable as students create more groups than our total count of staff members with Outlook Plan
Rick DeFoe commented
We would also like this ability. We have 7000+ staff and 50000 students and this is the reason we have not turned on "O365 Groups".
R Artes commented
Or they have to choose it is shown in the address list. We have 2000 students in or location that are making Groups, all of which appear in the Global Address Book. It is totally unmanageable, another feature that Microsoft has thought is a great idea for business, but no thought about educational use.