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  1. Office 365 Groups support in Outlook 2016 on the Mac

    Office 365 Groups support in Outlook 2016 on the Mac OSX.

    Introduce the same feature for Groups in Outlook for Mac as on Windwos.

    1,046 votes
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      61 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • recover / restore deleted office 365 group

      It is currently not possible to recover/restore a deleted office 365 group, if accidentally deleted. In that case all files will be lost! Please add the ''recover deleted office 365 group' option. Also being able to recover the files / group from the administrator 'site settings\recycle bin' option in sharepoint, would be very helpful.

      851 votes
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        36 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Yammer Integration

        Replace the Groups discussion feature with Yammer integration to reduce the silos of group collaboration.

        517 votes
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          16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable Group Calendars to show in Outlook 2016

          Outlook 2016 allows access to Conversations, Calendar, Files and Notebook. However, it's not possible to view a Group Calendar in the Calendar pane, which means that you cannot display side-by-side calendar views with any other Outlook/SharePoint calendar. It'd be great if this feature could be added!

          460 votes
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            25 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to hide Groups that are considered "private"

            When creating groups, or after the fact with a PowerShell command, all the ability to set a hide=True attribute so that the group is not visible when viewing all. Several other elements such as distribution lists and security groups can be hidden so why not allow the ability to hide Groups. This will allow groups to exist that are truly "private". This would be very helpful for groups that need a bit more privacy in order to operate using the Groups functionality beyond the invite only capability.

            340 votes
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              13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve manageability of email alias of groups

              Email alias does not support many characters that are common in email addresses (e.g. "dot"), and cannot be changed after initial configuration. Additionally, alias creates an email address using the tenancy's "default" domain--doesn't allow you to select a domain if a tenancy has multiple domains. Finally, can't be changed after creation. All three of these are painful!

              323 votes
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                8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Planner task to appears in Outlook Desktop Client

                It would be nice if the Tasks created in the planner using O365 groups would appear under the 'task' section of outlook.

                312 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow calendar appointments to be created without inviting all Group members

                  Right now, when you create a calendar appointment, the group itself is automatically invited, and so the calendar functions like a distribution list, inviting all the members of the Group.

                  We would like the calendar to have the ability to act more like a separate calendar, or a teamsite calendar. The overlay function would be powerful if we could use the calendar for ... say a leave/Out of office calendar and overlay it over our own calendar.

                  288 votes
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                    20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Be able to Nest Groups like Distribution Groups

                    Be able to Nest Groups like Distribution Groups. I decided to convert a lot of our team DGs to O365 groups without realizing I wouldn't be able to nest them

                    274 votes
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                      24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Save group's email attachments to the Group's Onedrive Folder

                      Currently you can only see attachments by checking emails directly and to save to the group's Onedrive folder your only option is to Download it.

                      263 votes
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                        16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for the feedback. We are considering features that would smooth the interactions between classic and modern attachments – those that live in the group’s site.

                      • Download multiple files

                        Download multiple files andere folders (in a zip file?) to tour computer from Groups / OneDrive / Sites.

                        259 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Group-Level VIEW ONLY Permissions

                          While I'd like to see some more granular permissions in general, I would like to see at a minimum a VIEW ONLY option assigned to users in a Group / Plan.

                          Right now everyone is a contributor and everyone can do everything, but there are lots of situations where we want to give situational awareness to certain users, but not let them edit group documents, or potentially delete things (not out of malice, but just unawareness).

                          You already get at least the basic Viewer/Contributor model on most other services, like SharePoint team sites, Yammer groups, almost all of the project…

                          257 votes
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                            20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Analysis has been underway, however we have not closed on a move-forward plan. Please continue to submit your feedback and ideas regarding an improved and streamlined Groups (Outlook, SharePoint, Planner, +) permissions model.

                          • Convert Shared Mailbox to Office 365 Group

                            There should be an option to convert a shared mailbox to an office 365 group especially since the Office 365 Group is the newer better version of the Shared mailbox and there is no way to convert.

                            250 votes
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                              10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Groups Button in App Launcher

                              Please add a Groups button in the App Launcher. I thought this was a planned release.

                              I understand the reasoning behind Groups and modern teams and using Delve. However, my clients don't care and want a button. Thanks

                              243 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow members to search private groups.

                                Currently only files in public groups can be searched. Members of private groups should be able to search for files in them.

                                239 votes
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                                  18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for the report. We’re sorry your private group files don’t appear in search results. We hope to release this capability in the next few weeks.

                                • Move documents directly from Onedrive to a specific Group.

                                  When contributing to a Group. Enable feature to move documents directly from Onedrive to a specific map within a Group. (now done by downloading / uploading). But documents are already in Office 365

                                  211 votes
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                                  • Group Home Page

                                    Provide an easy authoring environment for a group home page, to welcome group members and get them going on the right path.

                                    203 votes
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                                      8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      We will address this request by exposing the underlying site in a Group. Group members will be able to navigate to (and customize) the Group’s site. In other words, if you felt like a Group was lacking a space to collaborate as you’d become accustomed in SharePoint, you won’t need to look outside your Group to meet those needs anymore.

                                      Read on for more information: https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/04/the-future-of-sharepoint/

                                    • Offer Office 365 Groups as an option when saving a document

                                      When saving a document with the "save as" menu there should be the option to save it to a group folder.

                                      199 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We do intend to expose groups sites as first-class locations for file save/open operations. Until then, if you’ve ever manually navigated to the group’s files folder in one of the office clients, it will appear as a recent site along side other sharepoint team sites.

                                      • Set Office 365 groups private by default

                                        We're in a school environment and teachers are creating Office 365 groups and some of them shared information about students in them.

                                        Although we've instructed them to change the accesstype to private, there are still groups being made which remain public.

                                        192 votes
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                                        • Time Zone settings for Office 365 groups

                                          Users and administrators should be able to change the TimeZone settings in Groups.
                                          if a new file is added it is always in PST Time Zone which makes no sense at all.

                                          You can work around this by appending this to the group URL: /_layouts/15/regionalsetng.aspx?noredirect=true

                                          And if you browse to the site you have to request access as access is denied even though you are the owner and creator of the group.
                                          This also doesn't make any sense.

                                          If you're in the first release you can see the "Site Settings" when clicking the Gear Icon but you are always redirected…

                                          191 votes
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