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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.

    1,098 votes
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      85 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.

      863 votes
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        39 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

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

          We shipped the ability to add an appointment that is only shown in the groups calendar. The minimum build to get this feature is 16.0.8429.1000, and the flight is now rolling out to Insiders fast, and will rollout to the other channels in the regular cadence over the next few months.

        • 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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            19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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  ·  9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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 →
              • 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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                  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  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

                • 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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                    14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      8 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 →
                      • 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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                          10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          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”.

                        • 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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                            boom! it's done  ·  11 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  ·  18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Group Naming Policy should apply to Group ID (e-mail address) as well

                              When you create a Group Naming Policy in the Exchange Admin Center, this policy works great for the actual name of a group, but it does not seem to apply to the Group ID, which is used for the e-mail address of the Group.

                              Example: I have a Group Naming Policy to add the text 'Group-' as a prefix to group names for new Groups. When I create a new Group and I choose 'My New Group' as a name, the actual name of the Group will be 'Group-My New Group'. But the Group ID remains 'mynewgroup' and therefore the…

                              122 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

                                • More manageability to Unified Groups

                                  Currently we have no idea how much Unified Groups site collection is used (size, usage) since O365 doesn't implement it. But in the future, this behavior will change and they will be counted as an usage of a site collection.
                                  So, customer wants more manageability to know how much size they use right now via PowerShell or GUI. Also, they want to use UG site collection as free of charge since they are not counted as usage right now , or they expect better way of transition from free of charge style to pay per usage style (also, enough transition…

                                  97 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.

                                    87 votes
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                                      boom! it's done  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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 →
                                      • 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 →
                                        • 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.

                                          66 votes
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