Change groups sites/URL URL.
Today when you create a group, it is created under the "/sites" managed path. Please change this so we always can have complete governance over the /sites-path. So when we want to create new site-collections you won't get URL-conflicts.
We’ve recently shipped the ability to change the SharePoint Site URL associated with a Microsoft 365 Group (formerly Office 365 Group). https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=56205. This can be done via the SharePoint Admin Center. The site URL can be changed on a per-site basis, but currently we don’t have plans to allow admins to change the global default from “/sites” to something different.
Jeff West commented
Being able to control URLs for my own preference of naming convention would be ideal. I have a group that has been appended 7 times with random numbers and I cannot do anything about it.
J Yates commented
When creating an azure AD dynamic Office 365 group, the URL is the unique ID of the group (which is a GUID), which doesn't make sense. It should be the name of the group. This would be a use case to change the URL
Thinking about it more than 2 years ago. Any update?
Please enable users to change URLs of Group and Team Sites on SP.
This governance problem is really getting worser with Teams launched. Teamgroups are also using /sites/...
Managing consistent SharePoint sitecollection names is a total disaster ATM, thinking about disabling Teams before governance is getting out of control
Aaron Hawryluk commented
This is a SharePoint governance nightmare. Please fix, or at least allow us to see the Groups site collections in the list of site collections.
Denis Lacroix commented
Frederick Lin commented
We've reconfigured or tenant to have Groups be created in the /teams managed path but it doesn't help with Groups that already reside in the /sites managed path.
Martijn O. commented
Please create the /groups/ url for O365 Groups!
Dear SPO / Office 365 team, this is really a mess. Please get this fixed soon and make the admins life easier...
Pablo M. commented
@minjanou bishoff how do you what you mention?
mijanou bishoff commented
You can already set al net groups sites te be created at the /teams managed path. This leaves /sites for the non-group SPO sites created from the admin centre. It's doesn't give you a lot of options but at least it's something.
Has anyone considered this as an alternative?
I agree with everything everyone has said here, too. Please change it.
Mitchell Cooper commented
I agree with everything everyone has said here. Honestly, having admins just guess as to if a group has already taken a path you want to make a site collection of... then, not allowing us to change the group's SharePoint site URL... PLUS not having a way to make a group go to a managed path like /groups or /teams by default.... Really disappointing and it's really muddying the waters for us administrators.
B Chin commented
It is so confusing right now. Sites created by O365 Groups are different than sites created via SPO Admin. They should be treated differently and therefore have a different managed path.
A. Auras commented
@Benoit: This very likely will never happen. Microsoft discourages to use Managed Pathes as they don't scale and they will not enable it in their own cloud farm. What you can do is using prefixes instead (.../sites/group-myGroup, .../sites/team-myTeam, ...) by configuring a distribution group naming policy.
Boundaries & Limits: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx#Limits and boundaries
Distribution Group Naming Policy: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj218693(v=exchg.150).aspx
Benoit Fournier commented
Please allow us to create managed path. We currently use /teams; /clients; /groups; on-premises.
Then, when we create groups, let us decide the path it will be created under.
We have >100k clients site collections. We want to be able separate our teams and groups.
I agree, either place them into a /groups/ managed path or a different URL entirely and make these separate from the rest of SharePoint's Sites
Sometimes we want to create groups at /sites, other times /teams. Other times, something else entirely (/dept, /projects/, /shared, the sky's the limit really).
In my organization, we really need to provide a list of acceptable URLs for users to select from when creating an Office 365 group. If we supply just one URL, then the user must select that one URL. But admins need a separate list of acceptable URLs, managed by the company administrator.