Convert Shared Mailbox to Office 365 Group
There should be an option to convert a shared mailbox to an office 365 group especially since the Office 365 Group is the newer better version of the Shared mailbox and there is no way to convert.
Thanks for your feedback. We are currently thinking about this. Can you please let us know what scenarios your organization uses shared mailboxes for and what options do you use. This will help us.
W. Müllhaupt commented
It would be helpful inf a Office 365 Group could be created allowing - if desired - sending by third parties not being specifically authorized mails to the group address.
This would allow us to take a Crawl>>Walk>>Run approach to collaboration
Henk van Lambalgen commented
make it possible
W. Müllhaupt commented
would be very helpful
Robert Elmore commented
please do it
please can you do this please
stop thinking about this and just do it :P
Alexandre Di Sessa commented
Converter a caixa de correio compartilhada para o grupo office 365 é extremamente útil e necessário para colaboração das equipes.
Fernando Luzza commented
Nosotros tenemos buzones compartidos para cada departamento dentro de la empresa.
Desde que existe el Grupo de Office365 queremos migrarlos ya que nos resulta realmente mas acorde a lo que necesitabamos. Pero lamentablemente no podemos migrarlos.
In agreement to all Posts Roll it Out, ty!!
Steven Curtis commented
would like a way to convert a shared mailbox to an office group. have a process that uses a single shared mailbox but the org has grown so it would be helpful to convert it over for easier access.
Really would like to merge the Office 365 group with the Shared Mailbox so they are one in the same.
Mr Fisher commented
There should be an option to migrate the share mailboxes, but make sure to provide folders in MB for Groups so you don't lose organization - Please!
We are trying to find a way to implement a private organizational calendar that only certain users have access to; The admins and their assistants. It's the Master calendar listing city events and employee time-off. We also use our calendar to book our different rooms for both internal meetings and public events. Trying to find the best way to implement it so we all, about a group of 15-20, have edit permissions.
Right now we have it set up under me, as a user (though I've been recently granted Global Admin rights), so it's technically my calendar that I've shared with everyone. There have been a few issues, such as all the notifications for meeting acceptance and denials coming to me instead of the meeting organizer, and not being able to share it to our personal calendars (the default Outlook one), nor changing what calendar an event is saved to.
I've tried to create an Office 365 group, and we run into the issue of not being able to import our current calendar, nor having the option of adding events through the mobile app, so that won't work, especially since two of our users aren't normally at a desk for any significant length of time..
Previously we used a separate Google calendar, but our Administrative Services Manager wants to utilize more of the features of Office 365. It's just been difficult, because we're running into issues every way we try. I'm hoping the shared calendar will work.
It would be a nice option to have a calendar managed by the admins that goes to all or select users within an organization.
Dione Sage commented
This would be a good option to have.
Notre organisation possède un certain nombre de groupe et j'ai besoin d'en créer un nouveau. Toutefois, impossible d'ajouter un groupe car il n'est pas possible de valider le nom. la fenêtre "Configurer les informations de base" ne le permet pas. Y-a'il un problème actuellement ?
A business unit has had a shared mailbox for a long while, named something akin to "Marketing", just for simplicity's sake. They have an address of marketing@[org].com and have been collecting mail for this purpose here instead of individual users, for ease of going back to things and not keeping mail tied to any one user. Also, they use the shared mailbox's calendar for events pertaining to this group/unit.
Now let's say that the same group wants an Office 365 Group. Okay, so do we keep a shared mailbox called "Marketing" and also create a separate O365 Group and they have to now bounce between two things for collaboration? Or do we investigate where we can merge/replace existing objects into a consolidated object?
Consolidation seems like common sense here. The mail & calendar in the shared mailbox can get moved into an O365 Group, the shared mailbox can disappear, and now marketing@[org].com and the shared calendar are a part of the new O365 Group which also gives a SPO site, Team, Planner, and group forms/notebook/Stream/etc.
I will say that this all hinges on one big catch—For this to be a realistic upgrade path, O365 Group mailboxes need to actually behave like any other mailbox as well, including, 1) Subfolder support, 2) Persistent read/unread status, 3) rule support. As it stands now, O365 Group mailboxes act as a catch-all single, flat folder for a historical copy of messages sent to the group address, with the primary function of the Group’s email acting more like a distribution list.
Just my two cents on this. We have manually done the shared mailbox -> O365 Group path in our own fashion, whenever it seemed like a good fit. It often isn’t, but sometimes it is. Having the option to upgrade in-place would be great.
Example scenario from our organization: A treasurer leaves, and the acting treasurer has to take over. Two weeks later the new treasurer arrives. firstname.lastname@example.org needs to receive emails to their email address rather than having to use outlook. In fact, they can't use outlook on their phone, becuase their day job requires them to use Outlook and it is so locked down that it is not an option for her to use outlook. In other words, she will have no access to the treasurer mailbox because she can't get the mail to her phone's mail client (iPhone)
Having a group would solve this, becuase we could immediatly have email@example.com emails show up to her mailbox, AND be avialable in the group.
Afer hours or on the weekend it is no problem for her to get ito her computer and use Office 365. But during the week, a quick response is not possible if one of the many services we use send to treasurer@ instead of to her personal org address.
that's just one example. We have 12 such shared mailboxes and they are ineffective. The alternative is to create a new group, find some way to move all the messages over. Delete the old shared mailbox, rename the new group. I guess I can do that with an IMAP client or with Outlook.
MERGE Shared Mailbox to Office 365 Group