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  1. Enable Group Calendars to show in Outlook 2016

    Outlook 2016 allows access to Conversations, Calendar, Files and Notebook. However, it's not possible to view a Group Calendar in the Calendar pane, which means that you cannot display side-by-side calendar views with any other Outlook/SharePoint calendar. It'd be great if this feature could be added!

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    73 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Good news!
    At this point, all users on the Monthly Channel for Office 365 ProPlus should see all their groups in the left navigation pane in the calendar module.

    Users on Semi-Annual Channel and Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) should see all their groups in the left navigation pane in the calendar module in builds /after/ 1808.

    Whichever version you’re on, you can always go to the group from the mail module, and then press “Calendar” from the ribbon. As well, you can also right click on the group in the left nav in the mail module, and favorite it; this will also make the group appear in the left nav in the calendar module.

  2. 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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  3. Set Office 365 groups private by default

    We're in a school environment and teachers are creating Office 365 groups and some of them shared information about students in them.

    Although we've instructed them to change the accesstype to private, there are still groups being made which remain public.

    1,078 votes
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  4. Selectivly invite attendees to Group calendar event

    We need the ability to add events to a Group calendar where only selected people are invited and notified.

    The current ability to create Group calendar appointments is a step forward but not good enough. As soon as someone is invited, it changes from an appointment to an event that then sends a notification to all group members – whether subscribed to the Group or not!

    DESIRED FUNCTIONALITY
    - Ability to deselect Group members from a Group calendar event
    - Ability to add invitees to event where only invitees are notified – either group members or non-group individuals
    - Maintain…

    952 votes
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  5. 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.

    860 votes
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  6. Allow calendar appointments to be created without inviting all Group members

    Right now, when you create a calendar appointment, the group itself is automatically invited, and so the calendar functions like a distribution list, inviting all the members of the Group.

    We would like the calendar to have the ability to act more like a separate calendar, or a teamsite calendar. The overlay function would be powerful if we could use the calendar for ... say a leave/Out of office calendar and overlay it over our own calendar.

    718 votes
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  7. Turn Off Footer at the Bottom of Group Emails

    When I use my group email address this message appears at the bottom:

    "You're receiving this message because you're a subscribed member of the XXXXX group.
    View group conversations | View Group Files | Unsubscribe"

    I want to be able to turn that off because I don't want other people who are cc'd, to want to attempt view or join the group. Just confusing to them and it's not something they need to think about. I often cc the group when I email to outside people and there is no need for them to know about the group and try…

    511 votes
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  8. Enable groups for existing SharePoint team sites

    We need to be able to create a group for an already existing team site, OR when creating a group, be able to select an already existing team site as the group site.

    419 votes
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  9. 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

    297 votes
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  10. 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.

    274 votes
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  11. Download multiple files

    Download multiple files andere folders (in a zip file?) to tour computer from Groups / OneDrive / Sites.

    256 votes
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    boom! it's done  ·  11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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  ·  22 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Add Group Tasks feature

    Add a feature to be able to create and manage tasks within a group. Everyone should be able to create tasks, and they should be able to be assigned to specific group members to complete. When viewing tasks you should be able to filter by who the task is currently assigned to.

    In addition they should appear in applications, such as Outlook, iCal, etc.

    210 votes
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    Tasks will come to Groups by way of Planner. Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress. Planner is based on the Groups framework and delivers team task management to Groups in Office 365.

    Learn more about planner here: https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-planner

    Track the rollout of planner here:
    http://fasttrack.microsoft.com/roadmap#R-7995

  14. 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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  15. Group Home Page

    Provide an easy authoring environment for a group home page, to welcome group members and get them going on the right path.

    205 votes
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  16. 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.

    178 votes
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  17. 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 →
  18. Microsoft Teams and Planner Integration

    We definitely would want the ability to import (or link) existing O365 Group Planner tasks instead of having to create new planner. We currently linked MSFT Teams with one of our existing O365 Group, but there is no way to see all of the tasks that are currently visible within the Group from Teams.

    136 votes
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    We’ve recently shipped the ability to add an existing plan in Microsoft Teams. If you start in Microsoft Planner and create a set of tasks, navigate to Microsoft Teams and add the O365 Group in Teams. Click the ‘+’ icon to add a new tab, and select “Planner”. You’ll now see a new radio button titled, “Use an existing plan”.

  19. Share group files/folder with external users

    Please provide immediate feedback on this issue.

    I have multiple clients using Office 365 Groups however without the ability to share group files and folders they will be dropping this feature and have threatened to drop Office 365 all together. This is affecting multiple Clients and is a real "black eye" for Office 365 since this shows a lack of consistency across the features of Office 365 Groups, SharePoint Libraries and OneDrive.

    I have noticed the feedback from Microsoft is very slow on this site if at all. I know you are reading this comments and need to see more…

    125 votes
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  20. 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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