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  1. Remove the ability for users to unsubscribe from a group.

    Currently there is no option to prevent users from unsubscribing to an O365 group. This can cause undesired behavior for communications to specfic groups or manditory groups such as ALL@company.com.

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      32 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Turn Off Footer at the Bottom of Group Emails

      When I use my group email address this message appears at the bottom:

      "You're receiving this message because you're a subscribed member of the XXXXX group.
      View group conversations | View Group Files | Unsubscribe"

      I want to be able to turn that off because I don't want other people who are cc'd, to want to attempt view or join the group. Just confusing to them and it's not something they need to think about. I often cc the group when I email to outside people and there is no need for them to know about the group and try…

      427 votes
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        30 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable groups for existing SharePoint team sites

        We need to be able to create a group for an already existing team site, OR when creating a group, be able to select an already existing team site as the group site.

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          working on it  ·  14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to Customize Office 365 Group's Welcome Email/Message

          Since the Office 365 groups are now the center stage/focal point for the majority of the Office 365 products/services, it will be great to have the ability to send the customized welcome emails whenever we add someone to the group either via the user interface or using Microsoft Graph API.

          This functionality can be set at Tenant level or at individual Office 365 group level. By default, it should be off.

          The reason this functionality is important because the default welcome message does not contain enough information to let the users know what this group is about and what will…

          392 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Groups Button in App Launcher

            Please add a Groups button in the App Launcher. I thought this was a planned release.

            I understand the reasoning behind Groups and modern teams and using Delve. However, my clients don't care and want a button. Thanks

            379 votes
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            • Disable email notifiations when assiging to group

              For an admin adding people as members to various groups, provide a way of disabling the email notifications. Use case:
              - people in my org don't even know what O365 groups are and this will create confusion and potential calls to the help desk when I don't want it to.
              - don't want to bug people with things they likely don't care about (at least for now).

              375 votes
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              • auto response or auto-reply for Office 365 groups

                we have an office 365 groups which needs auto-response but unfortunately this feature is not supported. it would be nice if we have this feature the same as the mailbox behaves.

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                • Enable Group calendars in Outlook for iOS

                  I really hope the Outlook Groups app is just a temporary solution. It's completely unusable and a terrible UI with regards to calendaring. No week or month view, no ability to see your personal calendar at the same time to check for availability or conflicts. We have many users who live on their iPhones throughout the day with little or no access to the desktop apps. Please add Group calendars directly to Outlook for iOS.

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                  • Move documents directly from Onedrive to a specific Group.

                    When contributing to a Group. Enable feature to move documents directly from Onedrive to a specific map within a Group. (now done by downloading / uploading). But documents are already in Office 365

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                    • Merge the two Office 365 Groups

                      We have an increasing request about mage O365 group (most typicality Planner group in to other existing group that is more actively using for file share.

                      User start the group in mind that using some specific feature of O365 and later find out two or three slimier group exist and want to merge into.

                      I would like to have feature support ted at least by the tenant global administrator or better with group's own administrator, if the person has admin role in both group.

                      This will help tidy up the ever growing number of groups and better use by end…

                      272 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Alias for Office 365 groups

                        Similar to Distribution Group aliases.

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                          • Naming Policy for Azure Premium Customers Only

                            In Microsoft's April update for Office 365 groups they mention the Azure AD naming policy is coming but only for Azure Premium customers. This should not be the case. Proper management of Office 365 groups should include naming policies. Without naming policies, there is a large potential for namespace collisions for folks who do not use the Azure AD premium service. This is something that should be available to all not just Azure AD premium customers.

                            222 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 365 Group Deletion Policy

                              Currently an Owner of a group can delete that group - I'm aware soft-deletion is coming, but ideally we want to be able to stop users from deleting groups entirely. An Azure policy to specify who can delete groups would put power back with the IT Dept. This will allow us to empower users, but without the risk of them deleting groups and the content getting past the retention period and being permanently lost.

                              220 votes
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                              • Convert distribution groups to mail-enabled security groups

                                I have a need to convert a number of distribution groups to mail-enabled security groups. Right now I have to record DG members, delete the DG, create the SG and populate the SG.

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                                • Changes to UnifiedGroup.EmailAddresses does not sync with MsolGroup.ProxyAddresses

                                  The changes are additive but if you remove an email address from UnifiedGroup.EmailAddresses, it is not reflected in MsolGroup.ProxyAddresses. This is important for organizations that host multiple domains in the same tenant.

                                  To reproduce:

                                  New-UnifiedGroup -DisplayName "myawesomegroup" -Notes "myawesomegroup" -Alias "myawesomegroup" -EmailAddress "myawesomeness@contoso.onmicrosoft.com" -owner "consultant@contoso.com" -AccessType Public -Verbose

                                  Get-UnifiedGroup myawesomegroup | select *

                                  Set-UnifiedGroup myawesomegroup -PrimarySmtpAddress "myawesomeness@contoso.com"

                                  Set-UnifiedGroup myawesomegroup -PrimarySmtpAddress "yourawesomeness@contoso.onmicrosoft.com"

                                  Set-UnifiedGroup myawesomegroup -EmailAddresses @{remove="SMTP:myawesomeness@contoso.onmicrosoft.com"}

                                  Set-UnifiedGroup myawesomegroup -EmailAddresses @{remove="SMTP:myawesomeness@contoso.com"}

                                  $msolGroup = Get-MsolGroup | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -eq "myawesomegroup"}

                                  $msolGroup.ProxyAddresses

                                  This shows all the email addresses that have been added.…

                                  201 votes
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                                  • Microsoft teams and OneNote Notebook integration

                                    Even though on https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Frequently-asked-questions-about-Microsoft-Teams-%E2%80%93-Admin-Help-05cbe533-2181-4e95-a4b0-52cd7695fafc it states you can keep using your existing OneNote when you add Teams functionality to an existing Office 365 Group this is a bit misleading.

                                    It in essence creates a new section per team channel in the notebook but all the content you previously created in the Notebook in the Office 365 Group is not visible in the 'Notes' tab in Microsoft Teams and as such is not usabel/accessible from the Teams client.

                                    Very annoying and not quite sure why this was an accepted design choice by MS.

                                    198 votes
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                                      10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Associate Office 365 Groups to Existing SharePoint Sites

                                      When creating an Office 365 Group, a SharePoint site is automatically created. Neither the user nor the administrator, however, have any control of where that group lives or what template it uses.

                                      Ideally, users would be able to alternatively associate an Office 365 Group with an EXISTING SharePoint site, thus allowing them to a) choose any location, b) choose any template, and c) associate with current SharePoint infrastructure (instead of potentially duplicating content).

                                      Obviously, the site would need to a) meet some preconditions, b) be upgraded to satisfy requirements, or c) have limited integration support. For instance, the site would…

                                      193 votes
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                                        working on it  ·  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Private Personal Planner (Like Personal OneDrive)

                                        Users, by default, should get a personal, private, Planner just like their personal OneDrive. The problem is that if a user wants to use Planner, just for themselves, it creates an entire O365 Group which becomes visible in the GAL and the entire organization. It also creates mail, sharepoint site, etc... which is completely unnecessary and wastes resources (because the user already has mail and onedrive) just for a personal planner.

                                        190 votes
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                                        • Adding hidden members to Office 365 Groups

                                          We have hidden our students from Global Address List using "hide from address book" option in AD. Now teachers can't add students to Groups, because adding members to a Group is not possible even if full email address is known. It seems that GAL search is performed during member add. Please allow adding hidden members to a Group.

                                          184 votes
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