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  1. Be able to Nest Groups like Distribution Groups

    Be able to Nest Groups like Distribution Groups. I decided to convert a lot of our team DGs to O365 groups without realizing I wouldn't be able to nest them

    2,927 votes
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  2. Add security groups to Office 365 groups

    I need a way of making security groups part of an Office 365 group. I want to be able to add users to a security group and then they are automatically a member of a Office 365 group.

    Dynamic group membership only appears to work for user attribute values and not their group membership.

    2,799 votes
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  3. Ability to hide Groups that are considered "private"

    When creating groups, or after the fact with a PowerShell command, all the ability to set a hide=True attribute so that the group is not visible when viewing all. Several other elements such as distribution lists and security groups can be hidden so why not allow the ability to hide Groups. This will allow groups to exist that are truly "private". This would be very helpful for groups that need a bit more privacy in order to operate using the Groups functionality beyond the invite only capability.

    1,430 votes
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  4. Calendar permissions

    Please make it possible to set Calendar permissions to read only so that it's possible to have a group calendar that can only be edited by selected members of the group.

    803 votes
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  5. View members of group in Outlook for Mac

    Distribution Lists and Outlook 365 Groups are still handled differently by Outlook for Mac. One example is that you can view the membership of a distribution list but you cannot view the membership of a group.

    115 votes
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  6. Change email address of unified group without having to change it through Powershell

    One of Microsoft technician said this was a bug and need to be fixed.
    When creating a unified group and having a federated domain one is not possible to change the unified group email address. I have to go into Powershell and run this command: set-UnifiedGroup techniciangroup -EmailAddresses SMTP:techniciangroup@somedomain.com,SMTP:techniciangroup@contoso.onmicrosoft.com to have it working. Please fix that.

    99 votes
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  7. Planner

    Ability to move/copy tasks from one Plan to another

    46 votes
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  8. It should be possible to not get ANY email from the group.

    Since the group is integrated in outlook next to your Inbox, I (and my colleagues) want to keep everything that's been said in the group, inside the group.

    As soon as someone replies to a message you posted in the group, you start receiving those replies in your inbox, but the answer is also inside the group, and again my mailbox overflows. If the conversation only stays in the group, the context would be clear immediately.

    Currently there seems to be no way to set preferences on when you want to be informed by email (for example on reply, when…

    26 votes
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  9. Allow people to share a link to a public group as a way of promoting it within the organization

    To allow users to click a url to be able to visit a public group page to be able to join it would be fantastic!

    23 votes
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    Good idea! We plan to address this by giving owners the ability to share a link to join the group. If you want to share a link to a public group’s conversations today, you can just copy the link to the group’s email conversations from the browser address bar.

  10. Integrate Groups Calendar with Outlook App Android

    I would love to have a central calendar Administration Tool such as Outlook for example. I would appreciate to be enabled to administer all my calendars with only one App. Outlook App would be fine for this.

    23 votes
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  11. group creation on Onedrive

    The creation of groups in Onedrive must comply with the same naming rules established for Exchange.
    In general all groups should comply

    It is confusing to establish rules and to appear groups that do not meet them.

    3 votes
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