Improve the renaming functionality of Office 365 groups.
When you rename an Office 365 group, only the display name changes. It is not possible to edit the email address or the name of the OneDrive associated to the group. This is confusing, especially for OneDrive.
It should be possible to change all names associated with the group when renaming.
Both the email address and the SharePoint site URL associated with a Microsoft 365 Group (formerly Office 365 Group) can now be changed.
For the email address, the primary email address can be retained and secondary email addresses can be added, or the primary email address can be released and replaced by a new primary email address.
For the SharePoint site URL, the site name and site URL associated with the Microsoft 365 Group can be changed via the SharePoint Admin Center.
Would be good to update the admin comment, but here's how to actually do it:
Email - https://admin.microsoft.com/ under Groups > Groups, select the Group you want to change to bring up the right menu details. Under Email Addresses, click edit, then click the pencil icon to change the primary email address - type in what you want it to be.
SharePoint Site URL - https://yourtenant-admin.sharepoint.com/ Sites > Active Sites > Find the Group Name and select it to bring up the right menu details. Under URL click edit URL, and change the URL to what you want.
Does this mean Teams Channel (Standard/Private) renames are now fixed? and the SharePoint URLs will not be broken after rename? (missing documents etc.)
Can you please clarify - are name changes (not URL) possible or not? This confusion causing a lot if trouble for us.
Any update on the status of this enhancement or when we might see it pop up on the M365 roadmap? Thanks.
The link you shared doesn't go anywhere. It leads to blank search results. Can you update the link please?
Shaun Kilmartin commented
Any updates? This is seriously a hindrance. We changed primary domain names and changing all the O365 groups has been a nightmare.
Nick Hurst commented
Can we get an update, it's been over a year since the last one. Thanks.
Any update on this??
Florian Valentin commented
with powershell you can add an alias to the group. Then you set the alias as primary and than you delete the old emailadress. Renaming the Group -> done.
Connections to Planner were no problem after the change.
This is needed
Fully support the request as described, but would also like to see the Group Name be properly indexed -- currently no way to search for words in the name if they're not at the start. For example, if there are 3 groups with "software" in their name:
And an admin (or user) searches for "software", the only Group Name that will return is "Software Development" because Office 365 stupidly only looks at the start of the Group name. That's not a even a search, it's a simple dumb filter. This becomes especially critical with the growth of Teams, where users (or even admins) may create Teams with names structured in various orders.
As part of fixing the renaming, please update Group Names so that Office can see each individual word (separated by spaces, commas, periods, semicolons, hyphens, etc.) and search on them. In the example above, searching on "software" should return 3 results, not just 1.
Jan Kristian Kristoffersen commented
Secondary incomming email addresses, like aliases on a mailbox, would be great.
Scenario: A Group is created for receiving Limited time-marketing campaign inputs. For each New campaign, a New email address will be published in the marketing of the campaign. As the team dealing With all the campaigns stays the same, the Group should stay the same across campaigns.
Teams could fill this need if the Channels could be given email addresses by the Team owners manually in stead of being created as cryptic ones.
Any suggestions for acheiving this by other means?
Having a cmdlet for Powershell. The cmdlet requires a Windows instance and so isn't a solution for customers that run on non-Windows laptop. Why can't we just do it through the UI like users?
Why are you taking so long time to get this done?
It's important that we can rename Teams, and their underlying components such as group and URL reflects the change. Having a new group without a New URL is NOT LOGICAL!!
Ismail Moylan commented
Would be really great to get this implemented, putting my votes behind it.
Darwin Blandon commented
I need this functionality badly as well. Please Fix.
Steven Palmo commented
Thanks for working on this. Absolutey crucial as Office 365 groups will definitely get renamed especially when/if groups are based on departments, divisions, teams and those always change. When some parts of the 365 does not reflect the 365 group name change, it just acts half-baked
J Yates commented
When creating a dynamic office 365 group from Azure AD the Sharepoint Team Site URL will not use the name of the group, but instead the GUID which is undesirable. We either need a method to change and add a redirect or address in the Azure AD group creation script.
J Baker commented
be great if we can change SharePointSiteUrl address when our business want to change the group's name details.
Can seem to change the primary smtp address via powershell - but for the site's url - no go.. can this be looked into? This would be a practical solution to a business problem that can happen, outside of IT's control.