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  1. 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.

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      3 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…

      88 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        86 votes
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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.

        • 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.

          86 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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

            84 votes
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              thinking about it  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • smtp alias

              Microsoft tells us to use the new Office 365 Groups instead of distribution groups, but the new Office 365 groups doesn't have the functionality to add email aliases as distribution groups allows me to do. Sometimes I need to add aliases just to be sure that also misspelled or variants of an email address gets through. Add this simple function please!

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                5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Integrate Microsoft Forms with 365 groups

                Integrate Forms with 365 groups allowing the owner of the group to submit a questionnaire or quiz directly to other members of the group

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                • Allow Creation of Naming Policy for O365 Groups

                  Allow Administrators to set naming policy that applies to O365 Groups only, and not all groups. This will allow more organizations to better mange groups and open up more self-service. One idea is ability to have year group was created attached to title of group. For example "O365-(Group name/Project/Department) -Year(year created)" This will allow for yearly review of groups and maintenance.

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

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

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                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                        • 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.
                          *…

                          79 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow us to print a message(s) from an Outlook Group

                            In Outlook 2016, you can hack around this by forwarding the message, then in the forward window, hit PRINT, then close the fowarded message window without ever sending it, but this is not intuitive and a bit of a pain.

                            77 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              76 votes
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                              • Saving documents (Word, Excel) directly to an Office 365 Group without the Group being synced.

                                Right now, we can only save documents to synced Groups. Or the workaround is to save somewhere, then manually upload to the Group.

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                                • URL to show Group Calendar view

                                  A distinct URL to display a group calendar view. Currently a URL will display the calendar alongside the users calendar but only if they are a member of the group, if the group is public the URL should display the calendar.

                                  73 votes
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                                  • Save Email to Group Folder

                                    Today, I receive a LOT of project email to my own email address, and I store it in my own Outlook project folder. Unfortunately, that keeps it completely separate from the group.Now I KNOW I can forward a copy of the email to the group email address. OR, I can attach it to OneNote (which is what I'm doing right now). Why not give me the opportunity to save it directly to the Group's folder, which would store it with the Group conversations, and alert those subscribed that something important to the project has just come in. That would be…

                                    72 votes
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                                    • Add Search and Filter in Planner

                                      This is a feature that makes Trello great - hit the "F" key and then you can search by label or keyword or owner. Board gets filtered.

                                      72 votes
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                                      • Add Group Categorization or Group Tags AND let us cluster groups by category

                                        The groups list in the left pane is just one long list. I'd like to add a tag to each group (basically group metadata) so I can click little flyouts/dropdowns that help visually navigate all the groups.

                                        72 votes
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                                        • 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.

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