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  1. Associate Office 365 Groups to Existing SharePoint Sites

    When creating an Office 365 Group, a SharePoint site is automatically created. Neither the user nor the administrator, however, have any control of where that group lives or what template it uses.

    Ideally, users would be able to alternatively associate an Office 365 Group with an EXISTING SharePoint site, thus allowing them to a) choose any location, b) choose any template, and c) associate with current SharePoint infrastructure (instead of potentially duplicating content).

    Obviously, the site would need to a) meet some preconditions, b) be upgraded to satisfy requirements, or c) have limited integration support. For instance, the site would…

    163 votes
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      working on it  ·  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create folders in Office 365 groups

      Create folders in Office 365 groups for better organization and for managing emails.

      163 votes
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        19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Possibility to archive groups

        Please give us a possibility to archive groups for purpose of lifetime governance. This means a) an administrative tool/report to find inactive or unused groups and b) an option to cleanup these groups. This could mean but is not limited to making them readonly, hiding them from Groups List, etc.

        161 votes
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          11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Convert distribution groups to mail-enabled security groups

          I have a need to convert a number of distribution groups to mail-enabled security groups. Right now I have to record DG members, delete the DG, create the SG and populate the SG.

          159 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remove Groups Folder from

            I don't want to see Groups or Fav Groups Calendar in my Outlook 2016 Folder View. I need it clean and simple. Don't clutter it up with whatever you want to. Add an option to hide ANY element in that tree.

            143 votes
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              24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Office 365 Groups Content Type hub connection

              There is the possibility to use content types in group libraries but it would be best if it could consume content type from the content type hub

              138 votes
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              • Create new group from template and/or existing group

                To ensure consistent Groups across the organization, be able to create a new group from an existing group, keeping the structure (Navigation/sub-sites, Library folders, Notebook sections, Planner buckets..) without the content/documents

                134 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Microsoft Teams don't always show notifications

                  sometimes the notifications don't show when get new updates in Microsoft Teams so have to remember to go in and check for new stuff.

                  134 votes
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                    9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Disabled Office 365 Group Connectors only works in Microsoft Teams

                    Hello!

                    Selected connectors which are enabled in Microsoft Teams are not replicated to Outlook.
                    In Outlook I can still use every connector, even when I only configured one external connector in Microsoft Teams.
                    This seems to be a bug otherwise I'm only able to disable the connectors for the whole Office 365 Group via the new PowerShell cmdlet.

                    133 votes
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                    • Prevent users from leaving group (as an option for admin)

                      The possibility to leave the group is an important part of the group. But many times such group leaving possibility is not welcome at all.
                      In companies where admin needs to have control over many aspect it is somethign which definitely worry them.

                      This affects mostly Office 365 groups, which are used for company departments.
                      The email sender in a company needs to be sure that the email will be sent to all demartment members.
                      In distribution list it was prohibited for users to leave the group and as we know Office365 grops are well replacing the distribution lists.
                      Please…

                      131 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Office 365 Groups Expiration - Need Exclusion Feature

                        What’s really needed is an exclusion list, ex: Expire all groups EXCEPT for these 5 that I really really care about. All the others, let the owners decide if they want to keep them, but these 5, I keep important stuff in there, and I don’t want to sweat it about missing an email and potentially losing all that information.
                        Otherwise, due to the dynamic nature of groups, if I set a selected list of groups that I want to expire, I would have to keep coming back to this to keep it updated since any user can self create…

                        127 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to control which Office 365 services are available for use within groups

                          Creation of an Office 365 Group will automatically provision a number of O365 services (SP doc library, team site, OneNote, Planner, Calendar, etc). For organizations who are not ready (or able) to leverage certain services, how about providing the ability to control which services can be provisioned for use in groups?

                          For example, if our organization is only able to leverage an SP doc library and a OneNote, I would be able to configure groups to only make those specific services visible to our end users (items like a team site and Planner would be hidden/unavailable). This would be critical…

                          118 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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".

                            117 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable versioning settings - Major and minor versions

                              For exisitng SharePoint users to migrate to Groups they need documents migrated from SharePoint libraries. Most of the libries are major and minor version enabled. In this case we cant migarte content due to O365 Groups doesnt have that setting.

                              114 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Consolidated Admin Interface To Control Office 365 Connectors/Apps Across Office 365

                                Within Yammer, Outlook and MS Teams we have a similar concept of connectors/apps. Each of these has different ways of controlling what connectors/apps are available to users. We would like to see a consolidated Admin interface to control which connectors/apps are enabled or disabled as well as whether or not each of these connectors/apps allows actionable activities ie. allow the Twitter connector/app but disable the like and comment buttons via the consolidated Admin interface.

                                111 votes
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                                • Report to Find out license assignment date for the user and who assigned license

                                  Report to Find out license assignment date for the user and who assigned license
                                  This would be really helpful

                                  109 votes
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                                  • 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…

                                    109 votes
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                                    • Add auto reply capabilities to a group

                                      Seems basic to me. We run a service company. An email comes into service@company.com

                                      We want to forward the email to members in our group but also auto reply to the sender letting them know the email was received.

                                      I could set up a 'paid for' user that does nothing but auto-reply and then forward to a distribution list .. but what a pain .. and cost.

                                      108 votes
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                                      • Give the ability to disable the "You're now a member of group" email.

                                        The WelcomeMessageEnabled attribute already exist, allow us to change it. We are migrating existing groups and our users already know they are in those groups and when several users are in over 30 different groups I don't want to SPAM them. Also we have groups based on region and don't really want to send an email to everyone in those regions when we create the groups.

                                        103 votes
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                                        • REMOVE "You're receiving this message because you're a member of the"

                                          REMOVE "You're receiving this message because you're a member of the"

                                          99 votes
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