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  1. Give the ability to disable the "You're now a member of group" email.

    The WelcomeMessageEnabled attribute already exist, allow us to change it. We are migrating existing groups and our users already know they are in those groups and when several users are in over 30 different groups I don't want to SPAM them. Also we have groups based on region and don't really want to send an email to everyone in those regions when we create the groups.

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  2. Free/busy permission on shared calendars for Mac.

    Outlook for Mac needs edit permissions to view shared (and resource) calendars. It should be possible to share calendar with Mac users with only "view free/busy" rights. Like it is with PC version of Outlook.

    133 votes
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  3. 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?

    130 votes
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  4. 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…

    127 votes
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  5. Ability to add Office 365 Group email address to Distribution Lists

    Ability to add an Office 365 Group email address to Distribution Lists

    127 votes
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  6. 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.
    *…

    123 votes
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  7. 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…

    119 votes
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  8. 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.

    116 votes
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  9. 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.

    114 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Allow group calendar to show in Outlook IOS app

    Please let us be able to see and edit the O365 Groups calendars in Outlook. This is functionality we had in the dedicated Groups app but it disappeared when Groups moved in to the Outlook app .

    111 votes
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  12. 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.

    110 votes
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  13. 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.

    108 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Planner: Remove character limit for Description and Checklist

    Currently there amount of characters that can be typed in fields Description and Checklist within a Planner card is very limited. Please allow more characters or at least display a number of remaining characters available.

    106 votes
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  16. 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.

    104 votes
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  17. PLANNER - Is there any possibility to "PRINT" the set of tasks?

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

    104 votes
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  18. 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).

    102 votes
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  19. Ability to turn off connectors

    In a corporate environment, we need the ability to turn off connectors for all or individual groups and/or have control over the connectors that are made available.

    98 votes
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  20. 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.

    97 votes
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