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  1. Change domain of office 365 group

    Companies have a need from time to time to change their domain name. We need to be able to change the group address of the office 365 group to a new domain without creating new groups under the new domain and then have to move all the data across to the new group.
    And because you can't move data from group to group you would have to sync the whole group to a PC and then move across.

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      7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Offer Office 365 Groups as an option when saving a document

      When saving a document with the "save as" menu there should be the option to save it to a group folder.

      206 votes
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      • 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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        • O365 Group Calendars in iOS Apps

          Please let us see and edit O365 Group calendars in the Groups iOS app (bonus would be to also see in OWA and Outlook apps) There doesn't seem to be any way to see the group calendars from a mobile device. Thanks!

          14 votes
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          • Default domain name for unified groups

            There should be an option for a default domain for unified groups, currently you have to change the default domain for the tenant to achieve this. If the domain you wish to use is a federated domain then there is no way to set a federated domain as your default domain. Therefore you are stuck with the onmicrosoft.com domain which means nothing to our users.

            So being able to set a default domain for unified groups would be very beneficial.

            107 votes
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              8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              I’m happy to announce that multi-domain support for Groups was release last week. As an admin, you can specify the domain to be used when users in your organization create Office 365 groups. If your organization has requirements that users have to create their groups in domains other than the default accepted domain of your organization, you can do this by configuring email address policies (EAPs) using PowerShell.

              Read on for information about configuring multi-domain support in your environemnt: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Multi-domain-support-for-Office-365-Groups-7cf5655d-e523-4bc3-a93b-3ccebf44a01a

            • 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.

              1,098 votes
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              • 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.

                244 votes
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                  boom! it's done  ·  21 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow anonymous link sharing for files and folders stored under office 365 groups, similar to what is available in OneDrive For Business.

                  Having the ability to share anonymous links will help in situations where you don't want to have an external contact as a guest member but want to share a file or folder. If there is the ability to set link expiry time that will be helpful as well.

                  123 votes
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                    boom! it's done  ·  17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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…

                    18 votes
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                    • Save group's email attachments to the Group's Onedrive Folder

                      Currently you can only see attachments by checking emails directly and to save to the group's Onedrive folder your only option is to Download it.

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                      • Allow Group Admins to enable/disable a private group from receiving mail from non-group members in the tenant

                        Currently, anyone in the same tenant as a private group can send unsolicited email to that private group, even if they are not a member of the private group. It would be a great improvement to O365 Groups if group admins could enable/disable their private groups from receiving email from non-group members. A similar option already exists for allowing/preventing folks external to the tenant from being able to email a group, public or private.

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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!

                          11 votes
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                            boom! it's done  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Sync Client for Mac for Sharepoint Site

                            We have the need for a Sync Client for Sharepoint Team Sites for Mac. We are a marketing company, and all of our designers work on Mac Computers. We would like to create a shared space for them to work, and have the documents sync locally. Currently the only sync client available is for OneDrive for Business. Please create a sync client for SharePoint for Mac.

                            147 votes
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                              boom! it's done  ·  11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a tile for the Teams App Launcher

                              Add a tile on the O365 app launcher for Teams. Eliminates needs to launch Teams through Teams.Microsoft.com. Integrates the experience with the rest of the solution.

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                                boom! it's done  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                  boom! it's done  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Integrate with Skype for Business

                                  Office 365 Groups should be integrated with Skype for Business. This means an user should be able to discover groups, communicate with other members, see member lists, etc., all in Skype for Business. Developing a new IM/communication app (Outlook Groups) for this seems ridiculous when you already have one of the world's leading communication/IM/conferencing app. Users don't want Yet Another App they have to use

                                  31 votes
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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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                                      boom! it's done  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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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                                      • "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…

                                        8 votes
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                                        • 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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