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  1. 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

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      tell us more  ·  99 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hide group membership for certain distribution lists specially the moderated

      When a user sends email to a moderated list, he can expand the list and bypass the moderator, since he is sending to a series of individual emails.
      Also, we generate lists for classes, faculty, etc. what classes a student is taking is personal information, but anybody on campus would be able to see this. We had this issue pre-exchange 2003, but the ‘hideDLmembership’ attribute fixed it on prem, and FIM is syncing this info with O365, would be great to have it working online so we don’t have to use 3rd party mail servers.

      51 votes
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      • OWA - add multiple contacts from global address book

        In current OWA on O365 is not possible to add multiple contacts into own address book at same time. From MS Outlook from desktop version is excellent to use advanced filtering for search exactly what I want and add. More is described in this topic. https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/158/t/410995

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        • Automatically archive groups that are no longer being used

          Self service means that groups are created that may not be used, create a process that determines idle groups, asks if anyone I still using it, and if not puts it into an archived state where messages and files are preserved but group is otherwise closed.

          23 votes
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          • Prevent users from creating public groups

            We work in a school and allow teachers to create groups, but they are created as public by default and need to actively choose private. This is a problem as they don't understand the implications that public groups could be seen and accessed by students. It would be better if all of our groups were private and users could not create public groups.

            103 votes
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            • Create New SP Admin Role

              Currently there is a significant gap between SharePoint Administrator role and the Exchange Administrator role. It would be helpful to have a role between the two to allow an admin to not only create new SP sites, but also create O365 groups.

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              • Move attachments from OWA directly to the Groups Onedrive Folder

                Move attachments from OWA directly to the Groups Onedrive File. Currently your only options are: view, save it in OneDrive or Download it.

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                • 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.

                  46 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    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.

                  • the private groups should only be seen by the one who create the group

                    If the groups is “private",it should be hidden and not visible to others

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                    • Add group ID header when message delivered using group

                      When a mail is delivered using Office365 distribution groups, there is no trace of what group the message was delivered to. For efficient filtering, a message header should be added to uniquely identify the distribution group that the message was delivered through. Today, I can only filter incoming messages on the recipient address and besides being unreliable, this fails when a message is sent with a BCC to a group or when the sender is sending it via a remote distribution group where our group is a member.

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                      • Whitelist external sender addresses for organization-internal mail groups

                        We'd like to be able to send autogenerated mails from a number of systems to our internal distribution groups, without opening the lists to the public. In our case, the source addresses are very limited, so a simple whitelist where addresses that can bypass the "internal only" filter of Exchange would suffice.

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                        • It would be great to see granular file permissions on shared group files.

                          We have just recently started using Office365 enterprise-wide, web-based apps only. One of the features I have been most excited to check out is sharing and collaborative document editing. In exploring basic features this week, I was unable to find a way to remove users from a document share one at a time. So if I share a document with 5 users, but then need to remove 1 of the 5 users from the share, I can only do so by removing ALL users from the share, and then re-sharing with the 4 who need access. Please help me find…

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                          • Extensibility options on the Document Library for Groups

                            I had two thoughts related to document library for groups -
                            1. Is it possible to replace with your own library during provisioning of a group? Seems there is no option available now.
                            2. Any customization options in terms of content types/apps etc.

                            We were exploring building a document management solution around groups (for teams) by utilizing groups, some apps, smart attachments in outlook etc and would be helpful if the above mentioned scenarios can be accommodated.

                            4 votes
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                            • "Shared with us" view doesn't constantly shows items there.

                              "Shared with us" view doesn't constantly shows items there. Refreshing the page sometimes works and sometimes don't. It seems that the items the user accessing the view directly have the permission are constantly displayed. However, the behavior changes between tenants, and also times. More specific public information on "Shared with us" view is desired.

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                              • 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.

                                49 votes
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                                • Create a task from an email

                                  In previous versions of Office (and all versions on the PC), there was a feature to create a task from an email. I used this every day.

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                                  • Custom subscription option

                                    It would be nice when subscribing to a group you could subscribe to just the mail or just Calendar or both. That way you don't have to have your personal calendar cluttered with events from the group, or better yet when subscribing it should create another calendar so you can decide to overlay it or copy events to your personal calendar.

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                                    • Please add Office 365 apps to Amazon's Kindle App Marketplace so that Kindle Fire users can use them without having to side-load them.

                                      Please submit Office 365 apps to Amazon's Kindle Fire Marketplace to make them available to Kindle Fire users. Many students and business people use Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. Using authentic apps from Microsoft would eliminate compatibility and formatting problems and integrate well with OneDrive.

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                                      • Sync Office365 security groups to SharePoint groups

                                        Add a function to sync Office365 Security Groups to SharePoint groups. Currently, there is no way for third-party applications to query membership of an Office365 group in SharePoint. Syncing these groups would allow them to do so.

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                                        • Sort content in Video chanel

                                          Now all content is sort by the time it was added to the chanel.
                                          I wolud be nice to have an option to sort it by name, date, size etc

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