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  1. Office 365 Groups support in Outlook 2016 on the Mac

    Office 365 Groups support in Outlook 2016 on the Mac OSX.

    Introduce the same feature for Groups in Outlook for Mac as on Windwos.

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      64 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • recover / restore deleted office 365 group

      It is currently not possible to recover/restore a deleted office 365 group, if accidentally deleted. In that case all files will be lost! Please add the ''recover deleted office 365 group' option. Also being able to recover the files / group from the administrator 'site settings\recycle bin' option in sharepoint, would be very helpful.

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        36 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        89 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.

        • 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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          • 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.

            46 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                2 comments  ·  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.).

              • Allow members to search private groups.

                Currently only files in public groups can be searched. Members of private groups should be able to search for files in them.

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                  18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for the report. We’re sorry your private group files don’t appear in search results. We hope to release this capability in the next few weeks.

                • OneDrive Desktop Sync for Group files

                  It would be useful to have the group files in desktop to launch the rich client from explorer. Right now I go into the clients and use recently accessed documents to launch them.

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                    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Unsubscribe button that actually unsubscribes

                    Currently unsubscribing from a group does not actually stop emails from being sent to your personal inbox.

                    The behaviour should be: If a user unsubscribes from a group, they are unsubscribed. Yes, it seems obvious, however Microsoft acknowledged the intended behaviour for unsubscribing is to still send emails to the unsubscribed user's inbox.

                    For more context see the forum thread.
                    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_win10/office365-group-unsubscribe-still-receive-email/efaa297e-55de-4c11-afe9-43ceb9da31f8

                    195 votes
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                      14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      In the next few weeks we will make an update to allow users to better manage email messages from the groups they are a part of. This would include the ability to receive all of a group’s messages and events in the inbox, as well as the ability to stop receiving all email messages from a group. This way, users would have better control over how group emails affect their personal inbox.

                    • Information architecture & information management for group files

                      Part of a much bigger concern customers are voicing: the disappearance of information architecture & management from OneDrive. Metadata, content types with templates, records management policies. The current state of OneDrive is less powerful than Windows file servers with FCI in 2008, and far less powerful than SharePoint in 2010. Please push that OneDrive team (I'm guessing that's where responsibility lies) to empower OneDrive and thereby Group Files.

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                        7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Recently we’ve begun to rollout a new files experience in Groups that surfaces common document library capabilities. As a SharePoint user, you’ll find the capabilities of document libraries in Groups to be equal to that of a document library in other team sites in Office 365.

                        This new doclib is a part of the broader plan to align Groups and Sites – described here: https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/04/the-future-of-sharepoint/

                      • Move documents directly from Onedrive to a specific Group.

                        When contributing to a Group. Enable feature to move documents directly from Onedrive to a specific map within a Group. (now done by downloading / uploading). But documents are already in Office 365

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                        • 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.

                          69 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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

                            • more functionallity for document library

                              We need the complete functionality of the document library includes Ribbon menu and implementation of content types.

                              66 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                SharePoint users will be delighted to see that we’re rolling-out an update to expose the same capabilities on Group files that are exposed on other team sites. Check the Office Roadmap (roadmap.office.com) for more information soon.

                              • 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.

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                                • "All files" view

                                  As a consultancy that makes a living "selling" O365 to our customers, we are currently "dogfooding" groups in our own organization. One thing that people have a hard time figuring out is the concept "shared with us".
                                  I tell people i shared the file to the group, and they get back with "it's not there", since they did not look inside the "shared with us" view.
                                  I guess the concept "sharing" is vague, since this could mean I shared it from my own OneDrive or shared it to the group by adding the file to "Files" in the group.
                                  Hence…

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                                  • Drag and Drop supports folders

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

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                                    • Delete and edit individual messages in conversation.

                                      As discussed in O365 Yammer group here https://www.yammer.com/itpronetwork/#/threads/show?threadId=547884702&messageId=551298329, it is important to be able to delete individual messages in a conversation thread.
                                      Obvious examples are confidential messages posted "by accident", fixing grammar mistakes. Conclusion: don't make the "Yammer mistake" again (no editing posts)

                                      67 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for the feedback. We’re working on this capability right now, and we’ll provide an update as we get closer to release.

                                      • I suggest we can recover a deleted group in a short of period of time

                                        I suggest we can recover a deleted group in a short of period of time

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                                        • If you want OWA (Office 365) Groups to succeed enable "Send To" on documents so we can easily move them to our full SharePoint Sites

                                          OWA Groups will become "Data Silos" like file shares were. The main reason SharePoint became so popular was to AVOID Data Silos. Groups will be used for projects but those documents eventually need to go to the Department Sites to be accessible to everyone. I don't understand why you used OneDrive Site Collections instead of just enabling Groups to be used with existing SharePoint Sites. BAD MOVE!

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