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  1. Add security groups to Office 365 groups

    I need a way of making security groups part of an Office 365 group. I want to be able to add users to a security group and then they are automatically a member of a Office 365 group.

    Dynamic group membership only appears to work for user attribute values and not their group membership.

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    • EXO Dynamic Distribution Group shold be able to use wildcard as 1st character in Set-DynamicDistributionGroup -RecipientFilter

      when set up a DDG in cloud-based environments, we can't use a wildcard as the first character as we did on-premise. For example, Sales* is allowed, but *Sales isn't allowed. Wildcards are valid only at the end for cloud-based environments and only at the front or back of words for on-prem environments, this is very in-user-friendly
      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/users-and-groups/set-dynamicdistributiongroup?view=exchange-ps

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      • Allow 'Group Owners' to enable/disable a private group from receiving mail from non-group members in the tenant

        Currently, anyone in the same tenant as a private group can send unsolicited email to that private group, even if they are not a member of the private group. It would be a great improvement to O365 Groups if group admins could enable/disable their private groups from receiving email from non-group members. A similar option already exists for allowing/preventing folks external to the tenant from being able to email a group, public or private.

        This is not asking for system admin functionality but asking that group creators/group owners are enabled to decide if the group is **really** private.

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        • Best OST to PST Converter Tool

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          • Support for Azure AD extension attributes as part of a Office 365 groups naming policy.

            since all standard attributes supported by AzureAD do fit the desired naming convention (use some Shorter ones - than long Department / Company terms) we want to use shortcuts in the name of the Group. With this we can get into compliance to the existing GAL Naming convention and Users can directly identify groups belonging to their business Unit. Therefore we need to use the Azure AD extension attributes. The attributes are already filled in the onPrem AD, just waiting to get replicated and supported. This will also allow a lot more flexibility in creation of naming policies, fitting the…

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            • Use Inspire OST to PST Converter Software to recover Outlook OST file

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              • Alias/proxy email addresses for Distribution and Security groups

                We would like to request for the enabling of proxy addresses or alias for distribution and security groups. This should be enabled because other tenants have multiple domains. We need our group email addresses to have multiple domains. Thank you.

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                  • Expire Groups based on inactivity

                    Currently group expiration is based on an renewal date, example: require the owner to renew every 6 months.
                    However, the risk is if the owner doesn't see the email(s) (they get three) then the group could be removed even if there is legitimate group activity going on.
                    We would like the group expiration to be influenced by actual group activity, so if you see the email alias associated with a group actively being used then do not delete the group, but instead send the owner an email saying "are you still using this? We won't delete it, but we just…

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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Hide chat history from new users

                      The option to hide chat history from new users. This would be useful in many situations. for example we have discussed new team members as part of their recruitment process (interviews) and they have now become part of our team. It would be great to keep the previous conversation private rather than have to go back to delete 'sensitive' content. (I thought this was possible but can't find it). SB

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                      • O365 Group members that are external guests that don't yet have Microsoft Accounts aren't prompted to create one on the site's logon page.

                        The logon page when you visit an O365 group doesn't have the "No account? Create one!" link to allow someone who was added as a member of an O365 Group to create a Microsoft Account anymore. This directly affects External Guests who don't have Microsoft Accounts. There is no visible link for them to create one. They don't know what to do as it's just prompting them to logon.

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                        • OST to PST Converter

                          With an OST to PST Converter software, it is very easy to move OST file to PST file. Kernel for OST to PST Converter is such an effective and secure software.The software also allows you to recover deleted or inaccessible Outlook mailbox items from OST file. To know more about such a tool, visit: https://www.nucleustechnologies.com/blog/free-methods-convert-ost-to-pst-file/

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                          • Ability to customize Group soft-delete recovery period to 60 or 90 days.

                            Currently when an O365 Group is deleted it is actually soft-deleted for 30 days. We would like to be able to extend that to 60 or 90 days since 30 days is generally too short for our organization.

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                            • How to Convert Outlook OST File to PST

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                              • disable

                                Provide ability to turn on/off specific features for Office 365 groups. For example turn off OneNote Notebook on a new O365 group but keep teams,

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                                • Selectivly invite attendees to Group calendar event

                                  We need the ability to add events to a Group calendar where only selected people are invited and notified.

                                  The current ability to create Group calendar appointments is a step forward but not good enough. As soon as someone is invited, it changes from an appointment to an event that then sends a notification to all group members – whether subscribed to the Group or not!

                                  DESIRED FUNCTIONALITY
                                  - Ability to deselect Group members from a Group calendar event
                                  - Ability to add invitees to event where only invitees are notified – either group members or non-group individuals
                                  - Maintain…

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                                  • Ability to set Unified Group timezone

                                    I have this scenario:

                                    1. A group calendar has an event
                                    2. A new user is added to the group
                                    3. The new user gets an email about an upcoming event in the group calendar. Problem: the event time in the email body is in PST and at the end of the email there is a message "Dates and times are based on the group's timezone setting: Pacific Standard Time."

                                    Both the SharePoint site of the group and the user's profile has the timezone set to UTC+2 (Helsinki), these settings don't seem to have any effect. I also tried to…

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                                    • Enable the Content Organizer Feature for use in O365 groups.

                                      Currently this is feature is disabled in O365 Groups. Enabling this feature would allow document drop off and routing, providing a much needed feature for a some up coming projects.

                                      When attempting to activate, the follow message is returned.

                                      The Site scoped feature being activated has a dependency on hidden Site Collection scoped feature 'FeatureDefinition/15/0c8a9a47-22a9-4798-82f1-00e62a96006e' (ID: '0c8a9a47-22a9-4798-82f1-00e62a96006e'). Hidden features cannot be auto-activated across scopes. There may be one or more visible Site Collection scoped features that auto-activate the dependent hidden feature.

                                      That hidden feature is....
                                      Document Routing Resources 0c8a9a47-22a9-4798-82f1-00e62a96006e

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                                      • eSoftTools Excel Password Unlocker

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                                        • Vartika OST to PST Converter

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