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  1. 91 votes
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  2. Allow Flag Follow up in Office 365 Group emails

    There is no option to flag an Office 365 group email for follow up. No option and no flag icon found.

    90 votes
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  3. Prevent or restrict users from expanding moderated distribution groups in Office 365

    We currently have a main org distribution group all@corp.com that is moderated to prevent users from sending to the group. In Office 365 or Outlook 2016 for Mac, users can select the distribution group and click expand, then individually email everyone in the distribution group which is what we are trying to prevent. I spoke with support who said this feature is not currently available and there is no mention of it on the update road map in the near future. Support suggested posting here to have my user voice be heard. Please provide a way to prevent or restrict…

    89 votes
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  4. Integrate Microsoft Forms with 365 groups

    Integrate Forms with 365 groups allowing the owner of the group to submit a questionnaire or quiz directly to other members of the group

    86 votes
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  5. smtp alias

    Microsoft tells us to use the new Office 365 Groups instead of distribution groups, but the new Office 365 groups doesn't have the functionality to add email aliases as distribution groups allows me to do. Sometimes I need to add aliases just to be sure that also misspelled or variants of an email address gets through. Add this simple function please!

    86 votes
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  6. Remove {User} Joined the team

    We need the ability to turn off the messages in the teams General Channel when a user joins the team.
    I added everyone in our org to an org team, and the general channel is filled with "{User} Joined the team"

    86 votes
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  7. Groups should be hidden from the GAL by default

    Due to the fact that is no proper validation in group names apart from suffix/prefix, the GAL is now an inconsistent mess. By default, all groups should be hidden from the GAL where admins can upon request based on the nature of the group< can un-hide them.
    Thanks

    84 votes
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  8. Saving documents (Word, Excel) directly to an Office 365 Group without the Group being synced.

    Right now, we can only save documents to synced Groups. Or the workaround is to save somewhere, then manually upload to the Group.

    82 votes
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  9. Make Shared Mailbox features, particularly Calendar, available to mobile app users.

    Mobile apps are very limited that way.You can see the Shared Mailbox Calendar in Outlook. You can connect and see in a desktop browser OWA session. You can see the Shared Mailbox Inbox from the OWA mobile app, but you cannot see the Shared Mailbox Calendar from the OWA mobile app.

    80 votes
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  10. Allow end-users add multiple members to a group

    Allow end-users (non-admins / non-pwrshell) to add multiple members, in bulk, to their Office 365 group. I was told that multiple members could be added with a simple comma between the email addresses. However, after testing, this doesn't seem to be the case. Apart from a user having to type each email address and pressing enter manually between each, end-users don't seem to be able to paste a list of users to add to a group and have it parse & add them. Honestly, it's a bit unrealistic for a user to do this with 400 users on their list.…

    80 votes
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  11. Reply as group address in Outlook

    Currently in order to be able to reply a message using the group email address instead of the user's, several steps have to be performed:


    • Grant access to every user in the group using Powershell (Add-RecipientPermission -Identity $recp.Name -Trustee $user -AccessRights SendAs)

    And then the users have to do, everytime, for every email they reply:
    - Dettach the reply window to open a new one with full capabilities
    - Click on 'From:' button
    - Select the group email address.

    This scenario should be enhanced to:
    - Enable SendAs rights to the group so users inherit the behaviour of the group…

    80 votes
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  12. Cannot turn off the reading pane in groups, like you can in normal Outlook folders (Outlook version 1802, build 9029.2054)

    It seems you cannot turn off the reading pane in groups, like you can in normal Outlook folders (Outlook version 1802, build 9029.2054)

    80 votes
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  13. Add Group Categorization or Group Tags AND let us cluster groups by category

    The groups list in the left pane is just one long list. I'd like to add a tag to each group (basically group metadata) so I can click little flyouts/dropdowns that help visually navigate all the groups.

    79 votes
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  14. Move/Copy E-Mails from mailboxes to Office365 Group conversations

    We would like to copy E-Mails to an Office365 group to have a history of group related E-Mails which happend before group creation.
    Forwarding the E-Mails to the groups e-mail adress is working but you are losing the timestamp of the original mail.

    77 votes
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  15. Add security groups to an Office365 group with > 400 members

    I like to add a security group to an Offic365 group with more than 400 members (440). It seems to work in the interface, but de users arn't added. I like this to share date with all my 440 collegues.

    76 votes
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  16. Add or delete appointment or event on Group calendar in Outlook 2016 without sending email to group members. This is possible on 365 online.

    There are times when I want to put in my travel information on the calendar function, for example, so I do not need this to be an appointment where I invite everyone in the group. The online platform allows you to "uncheck" the box "send invitation to the group", which solves this problem, but on Outlook 2016, you cannot do this, it always sends an invitation. This could be fixed.

    76 votes
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  17. turn off conversation view in outlook

    Allow users to turn off the conversation view in favourited groups in Outlook

    74 votes
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  18. Flag a conversation or create a planner task from a conversation

    In Office 365 Groups the conversation leads to ideas or tasks that have to be done. To be able to address that we would like to be able to flag a conversation (as in shared mailboxes) oder directly create a planner task from a conversation.
    This makes sure, good ideas and inputs from discussions are not lost.

    74 votes
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  19. Exclude Groups from the AAD Groups Expiration Policy

    Excluding a group from the AAD Groups Expiration Policy will allow for an organization to designate well known long term Groups to never be subject to the expiration policy.

    For example, if there is an Executive or HR team in an organization, the likelihood of those teams disbanding is very small so you'd want to not require them to renew their Group if there's an org wide expiration policy on groups at something like 31 days.

    Current AAD Groups Expiration Preview allows for admins to 'Enable' the policy to specific groups but this would leave all self service Groups and…

    73 votes
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  20. Add Search and Filter in Planner

    This is a feature that makes Trello great - hit the "F" key and then you can search by label or keyword or owner. Board gets filtered.

    72 votes
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