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  1. Auto save attachments from emails sent to the group email address to the group files

    If an email is sent to the group email address (i.e. group@domain.com) and it contains one ore more attachments, automatically save those attachments to the group files. Rather than hunting through the conversations for the correct message with the correct attachment, all attachments can be found in the Group Files.

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      5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Creation of Naming Policy for O365 Groups

      Allow Administrators to set naming policy that applies to O365 Groups only, and not all groups. This will allow more organizations to better mange groups and open up more self-service. One idea is ability to have year group was created attached to title of group. For example "O365-(Group name/Project/Department) -Year(year created)" This will allow for yearly review of groups and maintenance.

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        7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Save Email to Group Folder

        Today, I receive a LOT of project email to my own email address, and I store it in my own Outlook project folder. Unfortunately, that keeps it completely separate from the group.Now I KNOW I can forward a copy of the email to the group email address. OR, I can attach it to OneNote (which is what I'm doing right now). Why not give me the opportunity to save it directly to the Group's folder, which would store it with the Group conversations, and alert those subscribed that something important to the project has just come in. That would be…

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        • Shared Contacts

          I was hoping that switching to O365 Groups would allow our small team to share contact information. Sadly it seems only Files and Calendars are an option.

          I would very much like to have a "shared contacts" area within the group - these should be editable by the group owner(s) and be available for viewing on the Groups mobile app as well as from within Outlook.

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          • Saving documents (Word, Excel) directly to an Office 365 Group without the Group being synced.

            Right now, we can only save documents to synced Groups. Or the workaround is to save somewhere, then manually upload to the Group.

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            • Add RSS support for Outlook 2016 for Mac

              Need the ability to add RSS feeds to Outlook 2016 for Mac. This feature works great for Windows Outlook 2016, this should carry over. Our school district is looking into rss feeds for our staff news, but our district is about 50% Mac. Need this functionality on both platforms.

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              • URL to show Group Calendar view

                A distinct URL to display a group calendar view. Currently a URL will display the calendar alongside the users calendar but only if they are a member of the group, if the group is public the URL should display the calendar.

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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.

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                    8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Planner: Remove character limit for Description and Checklist

                    Currently there amount of characters that can be typed in fields Description and Checklist within a Planner card is very limited. Please allow more characters or at least display a number of remaining characters available.

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                    • Provide guest members full access to group calendar

                      Add the ability for Guest members to access the group calendar along with files and conversations. At this time you can only send invites to these members but they can not create events themselves or see the calendar.

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                        thinking about it  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 76 votes
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                        • PLANNER - Is there any possibility to "PRINT" the set of tasks?

                          Is there any possibility to "PRINT" the set of tasks?

                          76 votes
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                          • change locale settings for Office 365 group files

                            Administrators should be able to configure locale settings (including language, date and time settings, time zone, etc) for all new and existing Office365 groups and their files.

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                            • Add Search and Filter in Planner

                              This is a feature that makes Trello great - hit the "F" key and then you can search by label or keyword or owner. Board gets filtered.

                              72 votes
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                              • Allow an Office 365 group to be nested inside another Office 365 group.

                                Not able to nest an Office 365 group inside other Office 365 group make the task of managing groups much harder. This is a normal concept for all of us working in this field for a long time.

                                72 votes
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                                • Add Group Categorization or Group Tags AND let us cluster groups by category

                                  The groups list in the left pane is just one long list. I'd like to add a tag to each group (basically group metadata) so I can click little flyouts/dropdowns that help visually navigate all the groups.

                                  72 votes
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                                  • Groups should be hidden from the GAL by default

                                    Due to the fact that is no proper validation in group names apart from suffix/prefix, the GAL is now an inconsistent mess. By default, all groups should be hidden from the GAL where admins can upon request based on the nature of the group< can un-hide them.
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                                    69 votes
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                                    • Allow changing Office 365 Group calendar permissions

                                      Currently the Exchange calendar associated with a private Office 365 group is visible to only group members. We have the need to allow certain people within the company to view and edit calendar items in these private groups, but the role of these users is not appropriate becoming members of the group. We would like the ability to be able to change the permission of the associated group calendar so that we can grant a security group Edit rights on private Office 365 Group calendars. Simply having the ability to do this via PowerShell with the Add-MailboxFolderPermission would meet our…

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                                      • Filter tasks in Office 365 Planner based on task attributes

                                        Add a feature to filter tasks based on attributes of the tasks, such as color codes, completion status, and date ranges. This could be displayed in a manner similar to Excel pivot-table slicers or SharePoint Content filters. This filter should allow multiple selections.

                                        66 votes
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                                        • Reply as group address in Outlook

                                          Currently in order to be able to reply a message using the group email address instead of the user's, several steps have to be performed:

                                          - Grant access to every user in the group using Powershell (Add-RecipientPermission -Identity $recp.Name -Trustee $user -AccessRights SendAs)

                                          And then the users have to do, everytime, for every email they reply:
                                          - Dettach the reply window to open a new one with full capabilities
                                          - Click on 'From:' button
                                          - Select the group email address.

                                          This scenario should be enhanced to:
                                          - Enable SendAs rights to the group so users inherit the behaviour of the…

                                          66 votes
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