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  1. Allow disabling (or a configurable path) for file sharing for Groups

    I get the advantage of having a file share ability in Groups. However, this works completely outside all of our current document management and backup policies. What if a company has a policy for data to not reside in the cloud? Or they already have a structured SP site on-prem and now this is messing up how/where files are organized? And plus now this is one more place to back up (and MS doesn't seem to like to make it easy for us to back up things that are in the cloud). Groups have a lot of really good features,…

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  2. Enable group calendars in Macos and iOS calendar apps

    The group calendar needs to be available in the native calendars of Macos and iOS, so I don't have to use separate apps or be confined to Outlook for the group calendar.

    63 votes
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  3. Add email moderation to Office 365 Groups (as it exists for Distribution Lists)

    The majority of our groups are Office 365 Groups (the Microsoft recommended option when creating a group) as we utilize the Teams/SharePoint/etc integrations those have, but it's entirely lacking the ability to moderate emails sent to those groups. We can restrict who can send to the groups with Exchange, but once someone has access they can send whatever they want. Please add the moderation process option that distribution lists have to O365 Groups.

    61 votes
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  4. Some way to Create / Manage Theme Colors for O365 Groups / Teams

    it seams silly, but users need the ability to set color them for their o365 groups. currently it's random, and once set, can't be changed.

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  5. Allow daemons using Graph API client credential flow to create/edit/delete calendars/events/membership associated with a Group

    The Microsoft Graph API is supposed to allow programmatic access to Office 365 features. We'd like to use it populate staff and student timetables, where each module being taught would appear as a separate Office 365 Group. To do this, we'd need a batch process (probably nightly) that could take information from our existing timetabling database and then use this to update the calendar associated with each group. As this would be done in the wee hours by a daemon process for all users in the University, it needs to use the client credentials OAuth2 flow (ie its allowed by…

    61 votes
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  6. Google Calendar support in Outlook 2016 for Windows

    I notice the announcement that Outlook 2016 for Mac will incorporate support for Google Calendar and Google Contacts.

    I have been waiting since the Google / Microsoft break-down happened for this functionality to be installed.

    Now it's only for Mac?? When is it coming for Windows 10 versions of Office / Office 365?

    Thanks

    60 votes
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  7. 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.

    59 votes
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  8. Upload network

    the import service for your region has not been rolled out yet. Upload network in South africa

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  9. Enable update-AddressList in Offfice 365

    New address lists aren't automatically updated in Exchange Online. Additionally, the Update-AddressList and Update-GlobalAddressList cmdlets aren't currently available in Exchange Online. This behavior is by design.

    WORKAROUND

    After you create the address list, make a change to each object that the recipient filter applies to. To do this, use one of the following procedures, as appropriate for your situation.
    If you have an on-premises and cloud environment that's using Active Directory synchronization
    1.Set or change an attribute for all users in the local installation of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) who correspond to the filter objects. For example, specify…

    58 votes
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  10. Ability to change the default icon that represents a Group or Distribution List

    An admin should be able to change the default icon that Microsoft uses to represent a Group or Distribution list within Office 365 since others within that organization will see that icon.

    58 votes
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  11. Rename "Shared Documents" to "Documents"

    I like that the URLs generated by OneDrive for Business much cleaner, without query strings and such. But it would be even better if the "Shared Documents" portion was renamed to Documents, getting rid of the space in the URL.

    Instead of:
    https://company.sharepoint.com/sites/groupname/Shared%20Documents

    It could be:
    https://company.sharepoint.com/sites/groupname/documents

    55 votes
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  12. mass-delete conversation messages

    Deleting items from a conversation is clumsy! I have to delete each one separately. This is a huge problem especially If I turn on the Twitter or RSS feed connectors. There could be hundreds of messages over a few days. We need to be able to select large blocks of messages and delete them at once.

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  13. Prefix email subject with group name when sending messages to group

    It would be great to be able to prefix emails sent to a group with the group name (e.g. "[Team Name] Subject of email")

    This would allow users to see at a glance what emails have been sent to the group, and/or apply filters to move the messages into a particular folder.

    54 votes
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    Thanks for posting.

    Navigating to a group in Outlook 2016 or OWA left navigation is the premium experience for catching up on conversations in a group context.

    If you want to filter email sent to a given group in your inbox, consider using the to:gorupaddress search in Outlook or OWA.

  14. Deactivate Yammer (Admin Choice)

    Deactivating Yammer should be an Enterprise Option, Just as we "the client" test out your new features we would like to have the final decision, whether or not to use your add-on features, and since my company is more comfortable working with SharePoint NewsFeed, I would like to Remove All Yammer links from SP, as well as Hide the PINNED Tab

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  15. Increase the number of owners allowed for a Microsoft Stream group

    Allow up to 300 owners for a Microsoft Stream group so large organizations can allow lots of video contributors without giving everyone access.

    53 votes
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  16. Add a "Groups" icon to the Office 365 menu

    I would like to be able to click the Office 365 menu (the "waffle") and choose "Groups".

    53 votes
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  17. Allow users to categorize mails (and maybe also files) in a group with color flags like in regular mailbox. It would make the adaption easy.

    When we look from a user point of view the functionality in the different should be similar. Whether it is in a mailbox, an archive, a shared mailbox or a group, the same actions to organize (follow up, categorize, move...) for a user should be available to avoid confusion. Today we notice that users are reluctant to switch to a group because basic functions are missing to get organized amongst a team.

    52 votes
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  18. Convert Distribution Group to Security Group in Exchange Online

    Dear Microsoft Office 365 Team,

    At this time, my team want to convert more than 500 Distribution Group to Security Group in Exchange Online.

    We find a solution but seem like don't support command to resolve this problem. I think your team need update feature to flexible for manage.

    Thanks team.

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  19. Disable email notification when adding members to an Office 365 Group

    I would like the ability to disable the email notification members receive when they are added to an O365 Group. We have the need to add a large number of users to a new O365 group and the auto-email will be confusing and disruptive to this group of people

    51 votes
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  20. Search groups by email address (group ID) in Microsoft 365 admin center

    I cannot get a search result of groups although entering the groups’ email address in the Microsoft 365 admin center search box.
    I can search with the group name, and I remember that I could search groups with email address (group ID) previously.
    So, I would like you to enable the search box in Microsoft 365 admin center to search groups with email address again.

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