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  1. Ability to un-tick 'send meeting invitation' to entire group when assigning a room to a group calendar

    CURRENT IMPLEMENTATION:

    When you attach a room to an event then select to save that event to a o365group calendar the event will auto tick and then grey out the "Send a meeting invitation to group members" option. This sends out invites to every member of that group to attend the event whether you want to or not.

    WHAT IS TRYING TO BE ACHIEVED:
    To be able to book out a room so it can't be booked by anyone without filling up a members personal calendar with these events and showing them on the group calendar.
    In our organization a…

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    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. create a new group from Outlook on Mac

    Sorry if this is somewhere in this list, but I could not find it. I can create a new group on a PC by right clicking on Groups and selecting New Group. Why not be able to to that on a Mac?

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  3. Changes to UnifiedGroup.EmailAddresses does not sync with MsolGroup.ProxyAddresses

    The changes are additive but if you remove an email address from UnifiedGroup.EmailAddresses, it is not reflected in MsolGroup.ProxyAddresses. This is important for organizations that host multiple domains in the same tenant.

    To reproduce:

    New-UnifiedGroup -DisplayName "myawesomegroup" -Notes "myawesomegroup" -Alias "myawesomegroup" -EmailAddress "myawesomeness@contoso.onmicrosoft.com" -owner "consultant@contoso.com" -AccessType Public -Verbose

    Get-UnifiedGroup myawesomegroup | select *

    Set-UnifiedGroup myawesomegroup -PrimarySmtpAddress "myawesomeness@contoso.com"

    Set-UnifiedGroup myawesomegroup -PrimarySmtpAddress "yourawesomeness@contoso.onmicrosoft.com"

    Set-UnifiedGroup myawesomegroup -EmailAddresses @{remove="SMTP:myawesomeness@contoso.onmicrosoft.com"}

    Set-UnifiedGroup myawesomegroup -EmailAddresses @{remove="SMTP:myawesomeness@contoso.com"}

    $msolGroup = Get-MsolGroup | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -eq "myawesomegroup"}

    $msolGroup.ProxyAddresses

    This shows all the email addresses that have been added.…

    207 votes
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  4. Guest must accept Terms of Use before joining Office 365

    Office 365 Groups owners can add guests (if tenancy allows). However, there are no further checks, etc.

    When an invitation is sent, it would be great if
    - the message could be customised with some wording
    - the guest must accept terms published at, for example "GuestUsageGuidelinesUrl" setting

     - these terms include who owns what, who's responsible for what, the guest should have anti-virus, etc,  If they accept, their invitation is processed.  
    

    Ironically, this is exactly the same as me posting a suggestion here! Above the "post idea" button, it says "I agree to the terms of service". :-)

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  5. O365 Groups classification available on creation form

    Groups classification is available from Edit Form. It would be really helpful to have it available while creating new group

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for providing this question and feedback!

    We are working to provide the ability to select a classification at all endpoints where Office 365 Groups are created/edited, e.g. Outlook, SharePoint, Planner, Teams, Yammer, +more. Refer to the following items on the Office 365 Roadmap to track progress: https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-roadmap – search for ‘classification’.

    If this is a hot topic for you, please submit additional requests, thoughts and feedback regarding Groups Data Governance (security, privacy, lifecycle, etc.).

  6. Better admin possibilities

    Give admins more control, for example make it possible to prohibit groups of users to create groups, make them read-only, hide groups, force onlye private groups.. At our school it's a big problem that teachers now create public groups by mistake. Also studens create a lot of fake not-used groups!

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re currently working on several aspects of your request. Today, you can use mailbox policies to restrict users from creating groups, but in the very near future, you’ll be able to define a security group of allowed users (your teachers and faculty). You can track our progress on this ask here: http://fasttrack.microsoft.com/roadmap#I-31838

    For more updates on EDU specific features read here: https://blogs.office.com/2016/04/14/announcing-new-experiences-for-teachers-and-students-in-office-365-education/#wVxjHJeXeuhzUZVP.97

  7. Renaming Email Address or Adding Alias

    IN order to accept emails from outside organization and having multiple tenants, option to rename email address or add another SMTP address as primary SMTP should be there. We cannot encourage users to use Office 365 Groups unless the email address is organization friendly.

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  8. smtp alias

    Microsoft tells us to use the new Office 365 Groups instead of distribution groups, but the new Office 365 groups doesn't have the functionality to add email aliases as distribution groups allows me to do. Sometimes I need to add aliases just to be sure that also misspelled or variants of an email address gets through. Add this simple function please!

    86 votes
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  9. 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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    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Drag and Drop supports folders

    We need the basic function of folder support for drag and drop (and uploads).

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  11. Change group visibility mode at any time and add moderated level

    A feature available in a similar tool allowed group owners to set visibility as public, moderated, or private. Add a moderated level and allow owners to change visibility at any time, for example from private to public.

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Moderation is a feature that we’re working on, but it’s not tied to the privacy type since all groups should be able to be moderated.

    Public to private conversion released last week.

  12. Adding hidden members to Office 365 Groups

    We have hidden our students from Global Address List using "hide from address book" option in AD. Now teachers can't add students to Groups, because adding members to a Group is not possible even if full email address is known. It seems that GAL search is performed during member add. Please allow adding hidden members to a Group.

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  13. Granular delegation and/or approval of group creation

    The current state of GroupCreationEnabled in OWA mailbox policies makes it hellacious to delegate or control who can create groups. Customers should be able to easily delegate group creation to admins or "trained" users.

    Currently this requires customers to "fork" their OWA mailbox policies, just to have a container on which to set GroupCreationEnabled to true. Then it become VERY difficult to manage as OWA mailbox policies are not "inherited"--any future change to corporate policies has to be deployed across multiple OWA mailbox policies.

    Better yet, a group creation request form, with "approval" delegated.

    101 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We’re addressing this feedback by promoting the ability to manage group membership into Active Directory. In the near future, an admin can identify a security group that includes the users allowed to create Office 365 Groups form all endpoints. Then you can manage the membership in that security group as any other security group in your organization.

    Note that the initial configuration to identify the group will be done in powershell.

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