allow add group to another group
Every time I create a new group I only have the option to click check boxes for individual users to add them to the group. I would like to be able to add groups as members. We have state, office, department groups. It would be nice to just add them as a member of a new group/team...
Can you please tell us if your other groups (state, office, department, etc) are Security Groups or are they other Office 365 Groups?
How would adding this group help your O365 Group experience? What type of information will be shared and how does it improve the flow of communication or management? Thanks!
Larry Kicklighter commented
Group management would be much easier if I could add one group to another. If I am adding several new groups it would be much easier to add another group than having to add the same users to each new group. It also works the same way when I am removing a group but that doesn't happen as often. It also reduces the number of times I have to enter a user into any new groups. If that user leaves I need to remove the user from fewer groups.
Greg Kostal commented
Adding or deleting a group within a group cannot be done, but is important to have when managing email traffic. Example, 10 families that I coach that have 3-5 emails per family. I'd create 10 groups by family name, and create one master group that has those 10 families. As families come and go, I should be able to add/delete.
Jay Antoney commented
Microsoft - Please refer to the other Feedback item that is a year older than this and has over 1,400 up votes!
As for use case - Think of an organizational chart. I have 'Sales Team East' and 'Sales Team West' but would like to add them both to 'Sales Team All' so when doing permissions in things like SharePoint, I can add Sales Team All to the page instead of individual groups OR if I need to send an email to all team members, everyone gets it!
I know this is a small example, but scale this up to a company with hundreds of users - maintaining multiple group memberships for users is a very hard thing to manage
John Shkolnik commented
His is not the only use case. I have a hierarchical set of on-prem AD groups which are meant to map to O365 groups.
There are two key overarching goals:
1. To onboard and manage personnel with least amount of overhead and widest propagation for both security and email distributions.
a. Management should be bottom up, meaning a team should control its own members.
2. To foster communication and collaboration within our practice.
1. As a product owner, I want a single team member change to grant access to all relevant resources and subscribe to all relevant distribution lists.
a. At my firm, the widest propagation is via US domain. We’ve set up universal domain groups nested similar to a chart I can't seem to attach to this post but have emailed to you guys before.
2. As a product developer, I want to ask every developer working for Partner1 if they’ve encountered a problem I’m dealing with.
a. Because we can’t do dynamic domain groups, we have an “alternate” vertical domain group hierarchy for the topics. As an example, ProductA (BIZ) is simultaneously a member of ProductA and Partner1 (BIZ). Partner1 (BIZ) rolls up to FinTech (BIZ).
b. We’ve created O365 groups to parallel the nested domain groups. The problem is that adding the FinTech QA domain group as a member of the parallel FinTech QA O365 group would expand all the members and break the link to the domain group hierarchy.
3. As a QA tester, I want to have chat channels, shared files, and other shared resources across all Fintech QA.
a. Teams is very isolating. We want our teams socializing, cross-pollinating, and collaborating rather than evolving apart from each other and – almost certainly – reinventing wheels.
4. As an account manager, I expect product teams to collaborate closely when dealing with a client licensing multiple products.
5. As a partner, I want to have chat channels, shared files, and other shared resources across applicable to my entire group as well as a workspace for group-level reporting.