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  1. Group Calendar Reminders

    Change the Reminder functionality from a drop down to configurable options that emulate Outlook 2016 Calendar Reminders functionality. "2 Weeks" is very limiting and sometimesisnt long enough to set as a group reminder for certain things.

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    • Navigation buttons

      Make the conversation and notes link more clear inside files. People find it hard to navigate back to conversations within the files view

      13 votes
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      • Move the location of the subscribe link

        Make the subscribe link more accessible. It's currently 3 menus down inside the group. This needs to be on the main page of the group

        10 votes
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        • Give Tenant admin access to all Office 365 groups

          There are 2 situations in which a tenant admin needs to be able to access all groups

          1) If a group is private it seems a Tenant admin has no access to it. I can't check to see if a group is actually in use (and therefore whether to delete it or not) without getting the group owner to grant access

          2) Allow the Tenant admin to reassign ownership should the group owner leave without appointing a successor

          32 votes
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          • Users cannot delete or edit other users contributions (For Education)

            To use Office 365 for teaching we need additional control and features for teachers.

            We would like to see a feature for staff to provide non editable feedback to students on their resources.

            For example a student could add a resource to a group OneDrive for the teacher to mark. The teacher could then add some feedback and notations to the document.

            We would like to make this content non editable by the non Admin user.

            6 votes
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            • Office 365 Groups for Education

              - A new permission type to allow members to add their own resources but not delete or edit other users within the group.

              (This is important so that students could not delete or edit other students or teachers resources)

              - Ability to hide other users resources from each other

              (This would give us the ability to use Office 365 groups for a real powerful classroom tool. Users can add their resources for their teacher to see in one easy place but students cannot view or copy each others resources)

              I work across a number of different secondary schools using Office…

              15 votes
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              • Allow on-premise groups to be memebers of an Office 365 group

                I use a particular security group for admin functions on the on-premise domain and have mail enabled that group for ease of contact. I would like to be able to add that on-premise group to an Office365 group so I am only managing membership in one place.
                The on-premise group retains the rights it needs and the Office 365 group including the on prem group manages the email and group files.

                26 votes
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                • 1 vote
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                  • 82 votes
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                    • Auto-reply for mail sent to Outlook group

                      Hi, seems that is no possible to send an auto reply message to sender when an e-mail is sent to Group. But not only once for each sender as per Out of office, but every time that Group receive a mail.

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                      • Docoment Type Icon Takes Doesn't Update

                        When you create a new folder and you drag a number of files to that folder in a group, the gear showing the progress of updating the document type icon (word, pdf, excel, etc) doesn't update upon completing the upload. For the user, it appears as if the files are still loading and yet that's not the case. This doesn't happen when using the classic view.

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                        • "Send us feedback" link on Upcoming group events message sends mail to an address I can't reach

                          At the bottom of an Upcoming group events message is a link to "Send us feedback." This sends mail to unifiedgroupfeedback@service.exchange.microsoft.com. I received an automatic reply that "The group unifiedgroupfeedback only accepts messages from people in its organization or on its allowed senders list, and your email address isn't on the list."

                          Please update this e-mail template to solicit feedback through an e-mail address or web site that is open to all users.

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                          • Upcoming group events message shows events in UTC, not in local time zone

                            The times listed for upcoming group events are in UTC, not the US/Pacific time zone that’s relevant to my office (and to most of my team). These messages should reflect a time zone that’s relevant to my team or, at the very least, should indicate which time zone they’re using.

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                            • Support "Mark as Read" in Groups in Outlook 2016

                              Please support "Mark as Read" and "Mark as Unread" in Groups in Outlook 2016. This is not possible and it collides with my default Outlook settings.

                              35 votes
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                              • Allow users to remove the Groups and Favorite Group Calendars additions to the left hand navigation pane. They take up too much space.

                                Allow users to remove the Groups and Favorite Group Calendars additions to the left hand navigation pane. They take up too much space.

                                36 votes
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                                  • Restrict default permissions for Files in Public groups

                                    Currently, the "Everyone except external users" claim/group is added with Edit level access to every Office 365 public group. This in turn means that *every* user in the company is not only able to view files in *every* public group, they are also able to *delete* files.

                                    The suggestion is to remove "Everyone except external users" from the Members group, thus removing the Edit permissions level. Instead, the Viewers group should be used for "Everyone except external users".

                                    138 votes
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                                    • Allow any Organisation on Office 365 to link to any other Organisation on Office 365 with admin approval.

                                      To be quite honest I haven’t found any value in the Office 365 service. Skype for Business is a total disaster and I pretty much never use it because even other external organisations that have Office 365 don’t bother with it unless they’ve got a few hundred employees where internal collaboration works. There is no proper integration between Skype Consumer platform and the SFB platform which means Skype Consumer users are not interested in addressing the issue from their side. And why would they, it’s not their problem.

                                      Putting SFB aside the main and more pressing issue is the lack…

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Stop user removal of a group

                                        In a corporate environment, stop users from removing an office 365 group for compliance purposes.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Ability to turn off connectors

                                          In a corporate environment, we need the ability to turn off connectors for all or individual groups and/or have control over the connectors that are made available.

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