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  1. 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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    • 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.

      59 votes
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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…

        62 votes
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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…

          317 votes
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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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            • Provide the function to set the Timezone according to each user's location when creating Office365 group sites.

              *English follows Japanese

              ■Title(件名):Office 365 グループ サイトのタイム ゾーンについて

              Provide the function to set the Timezone according to each user's location when creating Office365 group sites.
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              ■Description(内容):
              Office 365 グループ サイトは、作成時にタイム ゾーンの設定画面がないため、自動的にタイム ゾーン設定が "(UTC-8:00) 太平洋標準時 (米国およびカナダ)" ​で作成されてしまう。
              設定者のPCのタイムゾーンに合わせて設定するか、明示的にタイムゾーンを確認して設定する事が「あるべき仕様」と思いますので、改善を依頼します。​

              Currently, we are concerned about that the Timezone is automatically set up in the "(UTC - 8: 00) Pacific Standard Time (the US and Canada)" due to there is no Timezone setting available at the time of the creation of Office365 group sites.

              Since so many users are using the services in all over the world, we hope the feature will be…

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              • Office365 Groups sharing site as read only

                Members in a group can share the site, but the default sharing option is set to "Edit" We need member to be able to select Read instead.

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                  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow modifying the default value of the Timezone using SharePoint Online Management Shell.

                  *English follows Japanese

                  ■Title(件名):Office 365 グループ サイト作成時のタイム ゾーンの規定値を変更できるようにしてほしい

                  Allow modifying the default value of the Timezone using SharePoint Online Management Shell.
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                  ■Description(内容):
                  Office 365 グループ サイトを作成した際に規定で太平洋標準時(PST)となるため、SharePoint Online Management Shell を用いてタイム ゾーンの規定値を変更できるような機能を追加してほしい​​。

                  We are concerned about that the Timezone is automatically set up in Pacific Standard Time (PST) when creating Office 365 group sites. For ease of management, please add a function that allows us to freely change the default value of the Timezone using SharePoint Online Management Shell.

                  Thank you for your continued support.

                  10 votes
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                  • OST file cannot be opened

                    Hi all,
                    I am new Outlook user and using Outlook first time. Everything was going perfectly but today I am unable to open my Outlook and not getting my mails. Here is showing one error message “OST file cannot be opened”. Please can anyone tell me what is this error and why it happened and suggest me a solution.
                    Thanks
                    Harsh Dixit

                    6 votes
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                    • Search-UnifiedAuditLog ObjectID is "Not Available" in Powershell results

                      Unable to search for groups by ID using Search-UnifiedAuditLog using this cmdlet:

                      Search-UnifiedAuditLog -StartDate 6/14/2018 -EndDate 6/18/2018 -ObjectIds <guid>

                      I believe it is because the Object ID is not being populated / indexed for searching. For example, if you run this:

                      Search-UnifiedAuditLog -StartDate 6/14/2018 -EndDate 6/18/2018 -RecordType AzureActiveDirectory

                      The AuditData -> ObjectID property is set to "Not Available". Should be the GUID of the group.

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                      • Enable removing full control permission from the Office 365 group owner.

                        *English follows Japanese

                        ■Title(件名):
                        Office 365 グループの所有者から、サイトのフル コントロール権限を削除する方法
                        Enable removing full control permission from the Office 365 group owner.

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                        ■Description(内容):
                        現在 Office 365 グループのメンバー管理の為、所有者の権限を付与しているが、Office 365 グループに紐づくサイトについてはフル コントロール という強い権限を与えたくないと考えています。
                        Office 365グループの所有者として指定しているユーザーから、サイトに対するフル コントロールの権限を削除し、一般のユーザーと同じような編集権限を付与できるように希望します。

                        Currently, an owner of Office 365 is granted a full control permission to manage members of the group. However, we do not want to grant strong permission of full control for sites associated with the Office 365 group.
                        Therefore, I hope you to provide the ability to remove the full control permission from the user specified as the group owner and grant an edit permission like other general…

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                        • Enable the general user to make requests to the owner to delete other users.

                          *English follows Japanese

                          ■Title(件名):Office 365 グループの一般のメンバーが、他のメンバーを削除する方法

                          Enable the general user to make requests to the owner to delete other users.
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                          ■Description(内容):
                          Office 365 グループにつきまして、所有者の権限を付与せずに、メンバーの管理をさせたいと考えています。
                          プライベート グループでは、一般のユーザーが他のメンバーを招待すると、所有者に承認が求められる動作となります。同じように、一般のユーザーが、他のユーザーの削除を所有者に依頼する事が可能となる動作を希望します。​​

                          Currently, we are considering to manage members without granting the authority of owner in the Office 365 group. In private groups, the owner's approval is required when the general user invites another member to the tenant. In addition to this, we hope the feature will be available that the general user can make requests the owner to delete other users.

                          Thank you for your consideration.

                          16 votes
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                          • Do Not Automatically Send Group Invitations on Paste of Event

                            Currently, if you want to take a personal calendar (such as vacation day) and paste it into your Group calendar, you can copy and paste easily from your personal calendar to the group calendar BUT group invitations will automatically be sent to all members.

                            The system should allow a user to copy/paste into the Group calendar and indicate if they want invites to be sent (or not).

                            26 votes
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                            • Can not invite as an external user in the Office 365 groups if the UPN and primary SMTP address are different.

                              I want to invite people who are different from UPN and primary SMTP address as external user of the Office 365 groups.
                              However, UPN must be registered in the secondary SMTP address.

                              3 votes
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                              • AD security group and Office 365 groups are synchronized.

                                I want to operate Teams efficiently when changing members.
                                I am hoping that the AD security group and Office 365 groups are synchronized.
                                I want members of the Office 365 groups to be changed by changing members of AD security group.
                                I links personnel information with the AD security group.
                                By changing members of the security group at the time of a personnel change, the SharePoint side set the right permission without changing the permission.
                                I would like to realize this same operation in Teams and Yammer.

                                2 votes
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                                • IBM Lotus Notes NSF file to Outlook PST file - InQuit

                                  Export Lotus Notes Database (.nsf) to Outlook PST

                                  export to PST
                                  export to EML
                                  export to MSG
                                  export to vCard
                                  export to HTML
                                  export to EMLX
                                  export to MBOX
                                  export to CSV
                                  export to Office 365
                                  export to Exchange Server

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Allow Office 365 group SharePoint sites to use the Communications Template

                                    The communications template allows for a full width page design, unlike the template that is used by default for O365 groups. Users/admins should be able to choose which template they would like to use when creating the site, as well the ability to change the template for existing SharePoint sites that are part of an O365 group.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Provide the availability of changing the setting of External sharing on GUI by the Modern site as well as the Classic site.

                                      *English follows Japanese

                                      ■Title(件名):Office 365 グループ サイトの外部共有設定について

                                      Provide the availability of changing the setting of External sharing on GUI by the Modern site as well as the Classic site.
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                                      ■Description(内容):
                                      ​Office 365 グループ サイトの外部共有を許可する、許可しないなどの設定は、現在 "Set-SpoSite" のコマンドレットを実行して変更する必要があるが、クラシック サイトと同じように GUI 上でもできるようにしてほしい。

                                      Currently, the External sharing of Office 365 group site needs to be executed the "Set-SpoSite" cmdlet to change the setting to enable/disable. In addition to this, we hope the feature will provide the availability of this setting on GUI in the Modern site as well as the Classic site.

                                      Thank you for your continued support.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Enable confirm/modifying the Storage of the Office 365 group site in the modern UI.

                                        *English follows Japanese

                                        ■Title(件名):Office365 グループ サイトの記憶域の確認、変更について

                                        Enable confirm/modifying the Storage of the Office 365 group site from the SharePoint Admin Center in the modern UI.
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                                        ■Description(内容):
                                        新しい SharePoint 管理センターにて、Office365 グループ サイトの記憶域の確認や変更ができるようにしてほしい。​​

                                        It will be very useful that you can confirm and modify the Storage of the Office 365 group site from the SharePoint Admin Center in the modern UI.

                                        Thank you for your consideration.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Stop links to documents from downloading

                                          Recently links to editable documents in a Group library have started downloading copies of that document to my computer rather than opening up in-browser for viewing or editing. This defeats the purpose of a collaborative system.

                                          Please stop these links from downloading automatically.

                                          6 votes
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