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  1. Allow users to create folders within 365 Group Conversations / mailboxes

    To really replace Shared Mailboxes our users need to be able to quickly categorize incoming emails and show that actions have been completed by dragging and dropping emails to a named folder in outlook.

    For example accounts payable shared mailbox allows any member of the accounts team to drag an invoice email to another folder to show that it has been entered for processing

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  2. Change groups sites/URL URL.

    Today when you create a group, it is created under the "/sites" managed path. Please change this so we always can have complete governance over the /sites-path. So when we want to create new site-collections you won't get URL-conflicts.

    1,591 votes
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  3. Hide private groups from GAL by default

    As soon as someone creates a private group, this should by default be hidden from GAL.

    There are PowerShell CmdLets which allow administrators to hide/show the groups from the GAL. However this is a post-facto activity. With many users and groups this is very tedious and many times we don't even come know that a group has been created by someone somwhere.

    817 votes
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    We’ve completed work to hide groups from Outlook (GAL, left nav, and name resolution) that were created as a result of a new Team in Microsoft Teams. Additional Groups can also be hidden using the HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled flag. We’re now evaluating if there are additional scenarios that need to be supported.

  4. Time Zone settings for Office 365 groups

    Users and administrators should be able to change the TimeZone settings in Groups.
    if a new file is added it is always in PST Time Zone which makes no sense at all.

    You can work around this by appending this to the group URL: /_layouts/15/regionalsetng.aspx?noredirect=true

    And if you browse to the site you have to request access as access is denied even though you are the owner and creator of the group.
    This also doesn't make any sense.

    If you're in the first release you can see the "Site Settings" when clicking the Gear Icon but you are always redirected…

    801 votes
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  5. Remove the ability for users to unsubscribe from a group.

    Currently there is no option to prevent users from unsubscribing to an O365 group. This can cause undesired behavior for communications to specfic groups or manditory groups such as ALL@company.com.

    638 votes
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  6. Microsoft Planner create multiple plans per group

    To have an Office 365 group for our team is a great idea. However, the team I'm on has multiple projects ongoing, and having to create a new group for each plan and then to assign permissions for each plan and manage documents, conversations, etc all in separate plans is an excess.
    Better to be able to label documents, conversations, emails with each plan and to allow multiple plans than to have to manage all the plans separately and create groups that will be needless after the project is complete.

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  7. 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

    218 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Add security groups to an Office365 group with > 400 members

    I like to add a security group to an Offic365 group with more than 400 members (440). It seems to work in the interface, but de users arn't added. I like this to share date with all my 440 collegues.

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