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  1. admin role for O365 groups

    Currently there is not role that you can assign to a user that has the ability to managed, create and delete O365 Groups. You can give the users another role but this means giving extra permissions to other aspects of office 365. There is one for distribution groups, surely O365 groups can have one?

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      9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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

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        10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add CardDav, CalDav, and IMAP synchronization support for G Suite

        Office365 business lack of support for
        * CardDav
        * CalDav
        * IMAP to GSuite
        makes it impossible for me and my clients to use for the following reasons:
        ** it would require maintenance of two sets of calendars, contacts, and emails
        ** many applications (JIRA, etc.) have integrations and Office365 does not and will not likely ever have the same level of developer support.
        Thus, you will lose market share unless you add true synchronization features. Additionally, the google sync tool only works with Outlook desktop.

        Notes:
        * Windows 10 Mail and Calendar support these features so should 365.
        *…

        120 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to control which Office 365 services are available for use within groups

          Creation of an Office 365 Group will automatically provision a number of O365 services (SP doc library, team site, OneNote, Planner, Calendar, etc). For organizations who are not ready (or able) to leverage certain services, how about providing the ability to control which services can be provisioned for use in groups?

          For example, if our organization is only able to leverage an SP doc library and a OneNote, I would be able to configure groups to only make those specific services visible to our end users (items like a team site and Planner would be hidden/unavailable). This would be critical…

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            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable versioning settings - Major and minor versions

            For exisitng SharePoint users to migrate to Groups they need documents migrated from SharePoint libraries. Most of the libries are major and minor version enabled. In this case we cant migarte content due to O365 Groups doesnt have that setting.

            114 votes
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            • 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.

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                4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Office 365 apps available for Linux

                I wish to have Office 365 available for Linux as standard packages. Wine for Office 365 not working.

                I think multiplatformity is a trend that is worthy of success.

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                  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for Azure AD extension attributes as part of a Office 365 groups naming policy.

                  since all standard attributes supported by AzureAD do fit the desired naming convention (use some Shorter ones - than long Department / Company terms) we want to use shortcuts in the name of the Group. With this we can get into compliance to the existing GAL Naming convention and Users can directly identify groups belonging to their business Unit. Therefore we need to use the Azure AD extension attributes. The attributes are already filled in the onPrem AD, just waiting to get replicated and supported. This will also allow a lot more flexibility in creation of naming policies, fitting the…

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                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Prevent users from creating public groups

                    We work in a school and allow teachers to create groups, but they are created as public by default and need to actively choose private. This is a problem as they don't understand the implications that public groups could be seen and accessed by students. It would be better if all of our groups were private and users could not create public groups.

                    106 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • REMOVE "You're receiving this message because you're a member of the"

                      REMOVE "You're receiving this message because you're a member of the"

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                      • Have subgroups under O365 groups

                        Can we have a provision for creating a subgroup that inherits some properties from its parent O365 group such as either group members or a prefix in the email id for the new group.For example- we have an O365 group which creates the email id abc@xyz.com and we need to extend the group abc then the subgroup can have abc_1@xyz.com (prefix abc which shows the relation) Sometimes we need to extend the existing O365 group, in that case instead of creating a completely new group with different email id we can make use of this functionality.

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                          7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Move attachments from OWA directly to the Groups Onedrive Folder

                          Move attachments from OWA directly to the Groups Onedrive File. Currently your only options are: view, save it in OneDrive or Download it.

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                            6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • sort the groups

                            I think it would be necessary to sort the groups in alphabetical order or in an order defined by the user. We should also see to consolidate groups or groups by section as it can be done with users that we are in a group.

                            99 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Renaming groups: when renaming a group with naming policy applied then the naming policy will be reapplied after renaming the group

                              Renaming groups: when renaming a group with naming policy applied then the naming policy will be reapplied after renaming the group, meaning there will be double prefixes and postfixes. When renaming groups, it shoud be checked if the pre- and postfixes are already present, and if not be added (again).

                              96 votes
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                              • Granular delegation and/or approval of group creation

                                The current state of GroupCreationEnabled in OWA mailbox policies makes it hellacious to delegate or control who can create groups. Customers should be able to easily delegate group creation to admins or "trained" users.

                                Currently this requires customers to "fork" their OWA mailbox policies, just to have a container on which to set GroupCreationEnabled to true. Then it become VERY difficult to manage as OWA mailbox policies are not "inherited"--any future change to corporate policies has to be deployed across multiple OWA mailbox policies.

                                Better yet, a group creation request form, with "approval" delegated.

                                96 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for the feedback. We’re addressing this feedback by promoting the ability to manage group membership into Active Directory. In the near future, an admin can identify a security group that includes the users allowed to create Office 365 Groups form all endpoints. Then you can manage the membership in that security group as any other security group in your organization.

                                  Note that the initial configuration to identify the group will be done in powershell.

                                • Auto save attachments from emails sent to the group email address to the group files

                                  If an email is sent to the group email address (i.e. group@domain.com) and it contains one ore more attachments, automatically save those attachments to the group files. Rather than hunting through the conversations for the correct message with the correct attachment, all attachments can be found in the Group Files.

                                  94 votes
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                                  • PLANNER - Is there any possibility to "PRINT" the set of tasks?

                                    Is there any possibility to "PRINT" the set of tasks?

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                                    • optional group welcome email

                                      Whenever someone is added to a new sharepoint group we need a option to "not notify" the user that the user has been added to the group.
                                      The reason being that email basically serves no purpose other than letting them know which would be okay if it didn't confuse the user byt showing all the thing they can do in the e-mail. This is misleading and unnecessary. If I create a group in PowerBI, they don't get any info regarding Power BI but a general email. The most probable thing a user does after reading the email is click on…

                                      92 votes
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                                      • Hide Groups

                                        Please give us the option to hide the Groups section altogether on the email login page - I'm sure it's a nice feature for some, but there's some of us out here who don't and won't use the Groups feature, so it's annoying to always have to hide in upon logging in.

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                                          6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for the feedback. We have made changes in OWA and Outlook such that if a user doesn’t want to view their groups or not want to use the groups, they can collapse the Groups node in the left navigation panel. And it will stay collapsed unless the user opens it again, it is saved across reboots and app restart.
                                          Overall feedback about reducing the clutter is a valid feedback, and we will take this into account as we think about simplifying the overall experience.

                                        • Bulk import - users / groups

                                          Please add option to add more than one member at a time, be it by copy & paste (e-mail addresses) or by csv import, etc. Same to add existing AD (distribution) group.

                                          91 votes
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