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Alias for Office 365 groups

Similar to Distribution Group aliases.

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  • Wes Ague commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't understand how Microsoft can remove capabilities like this. I spent a career writing requirements for software (as well as actually designing and coding) and it seems as if no one in any of the planning stages cared at all about the poor administrator.

  • Uri Petus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add an option to add additional emails and aliases to Office 365 Group emails and also an option for Admin to be able to delete emails from Office 365 group emails!!!

  • Megan Wallace commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please - and allow an Office 365 group email address to be added to the alias for a Distribution list as well - to enable smooth transition from Distribution lists to Groups.

    Any update on this one? Working on it for a year?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    will this allow the alias to have an email sent from external? it 100% should have this ability.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This functionality needs to be surfaced through the UI for users to be able to do - please do not keep it only for admins...

  • Jens Spaniel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I checked the linked roadmap item. This does not meet the requirement. The roadmap item is about a powershell cmdlet. But the requirement is adding email aliases to an Office 365 group via the portal - as this is supported for DistLists and users.
    Adding an alias already works with a powershell cmdlet, but most of the users like to see this in the portal.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Another intuitive and necessary feature that Microsoft has failed to implement. How many more months do they need to add something so simple?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Its possible via Power Shell - I've just spent and hour or so on phone with Microsoft Technical and after trying everything via the normal admin UI to find a way to make it work, we managed to create multiple aliases for a Group via Power Shell

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Office 365 groups are recommended in place of distribution lists, but they have two important limitations: they can't have aliases and they can't be members of another distribution list. The latter could've been used as a workaround for aliases, but even that is not possible.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's ridiculous how obfuscated Microsoft has made all their groups... why not simplify like Google did and just have type of group instead of having all these limitations and workaround on 4 different types of groups?

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