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  1. Microsoft teams Group Policy Settings

    For large deployment we need some option to control user settings globally via group policy or similar admin control options

    199 votes
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  2. Possibility to archive groups

    Please give us a possibility to archive groups for purpose of lifetime governance. This means a) an administrative tool/report to find inactive or unused groups and b) an option to cleanup these groups. This could mean but is not limited to making them readonly, hiding them from Groups List, etc.

    195 votes
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  3. Prevent users from leaving group (as an option for admin)

    The possibility to leave the group is an important part of the group. But many times such group leaving possibility is not welcome at all.
    In companies where admin needs to have control over many aspect it is somethign which definitely worry them.

    This affects mostly Office 365 groups, which are used for company departments.
    The email sender in a company needs to be sure that the email will be sent to all demartment members.
    In distribution list it was prohibited for users to leave the group and as we know Office365 grops are well replacing the distribution lists.
    Please…

    193 votes
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  4. Allow users to edit their groups' photo while not allowing them to change their own photo

    If the SetPhotoEnabled OWA Mailbox policy is set to False, users are also not able to Change the photo of Office 365 Groups they created, which is a flawed design choice. They are however able to Delete the group photo, which is a bug. Please make a seperate "SetPhotoEnabled"setting for users and group and fix this bug.

    191 votes
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  5. Remove Groups Folder from

    I don't want to see Groups or Fav Groups Calendar in my Outlook 2016 Folder View. I need it clean and simple. Don't clutter it up with whatever you want to. Add an option to hide ANY element in that tree.

    188 votes
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  6. 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.

    186 votes
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  7. Information architecture & information management for group files

    Part of a much bigger concern customers are voicing: the disappearance of information architecture & management from OneDrive. Metadata, content types with templates, records management policies. The current state of OneDrive is less powerful than Windows file servers with FCI in 2008, and far less powerful than SharePoint in 2010. Please push that OneDrive team (I'm guessing that's where responsibility lies) to empower OneDrive and thereby Group Files.

    178 votes
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    Recently we’ve begun to rollout a new files experience in Groups that surfaces common document library capabilities. As a SharePoint user, you’ll find the capabilities of document libraries in Groups to be equal to that of a document library in other team sites in Office 365.

    This new doclib is a part of the broader plan to align Groups and Sites – described here: https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/04/the-future-of-sharepoint/

  8. Add auto reply capabilities to a group

    Seems basic to me. We run a service company. An email comes into service@company.com

    We want to forward the email to members in our group but also auto reply to the sender letting them know the email was received.

    I could set up a 'paid for' user that does nothing but auto-reply and then forward to a distribution list .. but what a pain .. and cost.

    174 votes
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  9. Consolidated Admin Interface To Control Office 365 Connectors/Apps Across Office 365

    Within Yammer, Outlook and MS Teams we have a similar concept of connectors/apps. Each of these has different ways of controlling what connectors/apps are available to users. We would like to see a consolidated Admin interface to control which connectors/apps are enabled or disabled as well as whether or not each of these connectors/apps allows actionable activities ie. allow the Twitter connector/app but disable the like and comment buttons via the consolidated Admin interface.

    164 votes
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  10. Restrict default permissions for Files in Public groups

    Currently, the "Everyone except external users" claim/group is added with Edit level access to every Office 365 public group. This in turn means that *every* user in the company is not only able to view files in *every* public group, they are also able to *delete* files.

    The suggestion is to remove "Everyone except external users" from the Members group, thus removing the Edit permissions level. Instead, the Viewers group should be used for "Everyone except external users".

    163 votes
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  11. Microsoft Teams don't always show notifications

    sometimes the notifications don't show when get new updates in Microsoft Teams so have to remember to go in and check for new stuff.

    163 votes
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  12. Report to Find out license assignment date for the user and who assigned license

    Report to Find out license assignment date for the user and who assigned license
    This would be really helpful

    163 votes
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  13. Planner Board View - Sort/Filter Buckets by Due Date/Date Range

    Planner Board View by Bucket needs a Sort by Due Date or date range filter - would be good to be able to sort all Buckets within a Plan by due date/date range. We are an agile environment and need to quickly review particular Bucket tasks based on dates, whilst you can do this in Charts view, it is not available in Board Bucket View. It would give our team a quick view on pinch points blocking related pieces of work

    161 votes
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  14. Office 365 Groups Content Type hub connection

    There is the possibility to use content types in group libraries but it would be best if it could consume content type from the content type hub

    159 votes
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  15. Allow an Office 365 group to be nested inside another Office 365 group.

    Not able to nest an Office 365 group inside other Office 365 group make the task of managing groups much harder. This is a normal concept for all of us working in this field for a long time.

    153 votes
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  16. Disabled Office 365 Group Connectors only works in Microsoft Teams

    Hello!

    Selected connectors which are enabled in Microsoft Teams are not replicated to Outlook.
    In Outlook I can still use every connector, even when I only configured one external connector in Microsoft Teams.
    This seems to be a bug otherwise I'm only able to disable the connectors for the whole Office 365 Group via the new PowerShell cmdlet.

    149 votes
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  17. Support publishing a group calendar to external users

    Support publishing a group calendar to external users

    Currently you need to link a shared mailbox in order to do this

    146 votes
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  18. When a users is added to a group. he/ she should be set to automatically "follow" by default. They should not have to follow it afterwards

    When a users is added to a group. he/ she should be set to automatically "follow" by default. They should not have to follow it afterwards

    142 votes
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  19. Enable office 365 group calendars to be added to native iOS and Android calendar apps

    Please all Office 365 Groups calendars to be added to the native iOS calendar app. It's a deal breaker for my team to totally abandon our google calendar. We can add it to the native app so several of us won't let go of it. As an Office 365 admin, one of my tasks is encourage our clients to use Office 365 more! this would be huge!

    138 votes
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  20. Expire Groups based on inactivity

    Currently group expiration is based on an renewal date, example: require the owner to renew every 6 months.
    However, the risk is if the owner doesn't see the email(s) (they get three) then the group could be removed even if there is legitimate group activity going on.
    We would like the group expiration to be influenced by actual group activity, so if you see the email alias associated with a group actively being used then do not delete the group, but instead send the owner an email saying "are you still using this? We won't delete it, but we just…

    137 votes
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