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How can we improve Office 365 Groups?

Improve the renaming functionality of Office 365 groups.

When you rename an Office 365 group, only the display name changes. It is not possible to edit the email address or the name of the OneDrive associated to the group. This is confusing, especially for OneDrive.

It should be possible to change all names associated with the group when renaming.

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  • GraniteStateColin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Fully support the request as described, but would also like to see the Group Name be properly indexed -- currently no way to search for words in the name if they're not at the start. For example, if there are 3 groups with "software" in their name:

    Laser Software
    Robotics Software
    Software Development

    And an admin (or user) searches for "software", the only Group Name that will return is "Software Development" because Office 365 stupidly only looks at the start of the Group name. That's not a even a search, it's a simple dumb filter. This becomes especially critical with the growth of Teams, where users (or even admins) may create Teams with names structured in various orders.

    As part of fixing the renaming, please update Group Names so that Office can see each individual word (separated by spaces, commas, periods, semicolons, hyphens, etc.) and search on them. In the example above, searching on "software" should return 3 results, not just 1.

  • Jan Kristian Kristoffersen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Secondary incomming email addresses, like aliases on a mailbox, would be great.
    Scenario: A Group is created for receiving Limited time-marketing campaign inputs. For each New campaign, a New email address will be published in the marketing of the campaign. As the team dealing With all the campaigns stays the same, the Group should stay the same across campaigns.
    Teams could fill this need if the Channels could be given email addresses by the Team owners manually in stead of being created as cryptic ones.

    Any suggestions for acheiving this by other means?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Having a cmdlet for Powershell. The cmdlet requires a Windows instance and so isn't a solution for customers that run on non-Windows laptop. Why can't we just do it through the UI like users?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's important that we can rename Teams, and their underlying components such as group and URL reflects the change. Having a new group without a New URL is NOT LOGICAL!!

  • Steven Palmo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks for working on this. Absolutey crucial as Office 365 groups will definitely get renamed especially when/if groups are based on departments, divisions, teams and those always change. When some parts of the 365 does not reflect the 365 group name change, it just acts half-baked

  • J Yates commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When creating a dynamic office 365 group from Azure AD the Sharepoint Team Site URL will not use the name of the group, but instead the GUID which is undesirable. We either need a method to change and add a redirect or address in the Azure AD group creation script.

  • J Baker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    be great if we can change SharePointSiteUrl address when our business want to change the group's name details.
    Can seem to change the primary smtp address via powershell - but for the site's url - no go.. can this be looked into? This would be a practical solution to a business problem that can happen, outside of IT's control.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's critical that you can rename Teams, and their underlying components such as group and URL reflects the change.


  • Frederick Lin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This gets alot more complicated if there is a naming policy which by Microsoft's implementation is based user attributes associated with the *person that is creating the Office 365 Group*. When an administrator modifies the group, those attributes could be different, especially for Groups that have a naming policy configured that reflect on attributes such as the user's business unit, location, or department. To address this, we implemented our own naming policy but it isn't perfect; the naming is done after the fact and not immediately after a change. Would be nice to have a webhook into this sort of event to link this into an Azure web job for example.

    Then there are things that cannot be renamed at all such as the site collection URL.

  • Rob Nicholson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My client really needs this ASAP. They work in the pharma field when product names often change and not being able to rename the email they used to communicate with their client is a right pain. They have no option except to create a new group.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can you please confirm if this is an issue for Groups that are converted from dist. Groups ? Since directly created Office 365 Groups we can change the email address ...

  • R commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Based upon the O365 Groups Feedback post, does this mean the ONLY addition will be email edition or will the sharepoint URL site and onedrive URL also be updated?

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