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  1. Option for an Appointment/Event Creator Wizard

    Give the option to administrators to enforce a step by step wizard for the creation of events or appointments for users.

    As an example, in our own Groups, the calendars have become confusing as users and people in general will not/do not conform to guidelines such as notation and/or colour categories for different types of events, for example, onsite surveys, Client meetings, office meetings, new enquiries.

    To ensure a coherent and unambiguous calendar, it would be useful if we had the option to enforce users to go through a step by step wizard which guided them in the creation of…

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    • Deleting an on premises DL should not delete a group

      We ran into this problem a couple of weeks ago. Someone created an on prem DL with an SMTP address that happened to match a 365 group. They realized that this was a mistake, deleted the DL, which synchronized and deleted the cloud group, along with all the data. There was no warning about this, and the data is unrecoverable. This synchronized delete should not delete a cloud group.

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      • La aplicacion para Android, Windows Phone y Planner deberian tomar la politica de Owa de no permitir creacion de grupos

        Se evidencia que las aplicaciones diferentes a OWA permiten la creación de grupos aun cuando se aplica la política de no creación de grupos por parte de usuarios desde powershell

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        • Add topics or tags to conversations

          Similar to Yammer conversations/posts, I'd like to be able to tag group conversation posts with a topic and have an easy way to filter by tags within the group

          19 votes
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          • Active Directory Sync

            Create big groups can be very hard.
            Each organization already have to maintain the AD Groups up to date.
            If The Groups of Office 365 can be sincronized with the AD groups, the maintence is done in a single place.
            New users are included only in AD group and Office 365 group is automatically atualized.

            15 votes
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            • Make Outlook 2016 OneDrive Button in Groups check if Group documents are already synced

              Yes (Documents already synced): Open local OneDrive Explorer Location
              No: Open web location (as already implemented)

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              • Support publishing a group calendar to external users

                Support publishing a group calendar to external users

                Currently you need to link a shared mailbox in order to do this

                139 votes
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                • Co-Authoring Worksheets that do not contain objects, shapes, charts, etc...

                  We should be able to co-author worksheets within a workbook that do not have objects, shapes, charts on them. Example: I had a workbook that could not be edited, because of an object on a hidden sheet. We did not need to look at or edit this sheet, but could not co-author at all as a result.

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                  • Audit Log reporting i.e. viewed, accessed, deleted items

                    Ability to audit on who accessed a file, downloaded a file, deleted a file, edited/modified a file

                    24 votes
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                    • Show a group calendar in Outlook mobile (windowsphone) and be a able to publish with a link a group calendar

                      -Be able to show a group calendar on windowsphone Outlook mobile apps

                      - Be able to publish a group calendar with a link and to show it in a browser (like as other calendar)

                      - be able to share a group calendar with other users

                      - be able to send an inivation to a calendar groups WITHOUT sending this invitation troughout the =group to each personnal calendar of this groups members

                      22 votes
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                      • Remove Organizer from Event Invites

                        When a member creates an event, they are automatically added as an attendee with a status of accepted. While this works fine for individual mailboxes, groups may have someone creating an event for the group but are not themselves attending. It would be helpful to allow the organizer of the event to remove themselves, or to not be added at all unless they specifically add themselves to the event.

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                        • Be able to set the TimeZone on files stored under Office 365 Groups. Ours are all out by 8hours and there seems to be no place to set it

                          I would like to be able to set the TimeZone time stamp on files stored under Office 365 Groups. Ours are all out by 8hours and there seems to be no place to set it to GMT

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                          • Group OneDrive default folder for Office 365 Planner uploaded attachments

                            Give admins the opportunity to set the default folder within the Group OneDrive where all the uploaded attachments from Office 365 Planner will be saved. Now, all the files go to the root folder - they are unsorted and disorganized (their movement to another folder causes error 404).

                            43 votes
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                            • Show all Office 365 Planner plans without entering the Group

                              Give admins the opportunity to show all Office 365 Planner plans within the organization without entering the Group.

                              7 votes
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                              • 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.

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                                • Ability to Add distribution lists to Office 365 groups

                                  Or a way for a standard user to add there team/department in one go instead of adding members individually.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Allow us to print a message(s) from an Outlook Group

                                    In Outlook 2016, you can hack around this by forwarding the message, then in the forward window, hit PRINT, then close the fowarded message window without ever sending it, but this is not intuitive and a bit of a pain.

                                    83 votes
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                                    • Allow us to filter messages based on liked or not liked

                                      Allow us to filter messages in Outlook groups on whether they are liked or not liked.

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                                      • Full fledged Group Calendars

                                        Ability to share the group calendar by a link outside and inside the domain, and have it look the same across both OWA and Outlook.

                                        Enable permissions for more fine grain permissions to calendar files and convo. Allowing a more fine grain control over who can view the calendar. A public calendar allows all users in your domain to add events to that calendar. This is a little awkward when students, teachers, custodians, and administrators are within the same domain. Then when using a private group, the calendar can't be shared outside the group members.

                                        The group calendars cannot be…

                                        26 votes
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                                        • Mailchimp connector should accept the other mailchimp events

                                          Mailchimp has a number of valuable events that trigger webhook calls. Currently the connector in O365 groups only supports Campaign result email. Other useful events are unsubscribe, subscribe, clean, etc.

                                          Tried to use the general Webhook connector to capture these, but Mailchimp reported the url was not valid receiver

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