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  1. 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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      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      91 votes
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      • change locale settings for Office 365 group files

        Administrators should be able to configure locale settings (including language, date and time settings, time zone, etc) for all new and existing Office365 groups and their files.

        87 votes
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        • 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.

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          • Allow changing Office 365 Group calendar permissions

            Currently the Exchange calendar associated with a private Office 365 group is visible to only group members. We have the need to allow certain people within the company to view and edit calendar items in these private groups, but the role of these users is not appropriate becoming members of the group. We would like the ability to be able to change the permission of the associated group calendar so that we can grant a security group Edit rights on private Office 365 Group calendars. Simply having the ability to do this via PowerShell with the Add-MailboxFolderPermission would meet our…

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            • 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!

              86 votes
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              • Shared Contacts

                I was hoping that switching to O365 Groups would allow our small team to share contact information. Sadly it seems only Files and Calendars are an option.

                I would very much like to have a "shared contacts" area within the group - these should be editable by the group owner(s) and be available for viewing on the Groups mobile app as well as from within Outlook.

                86 votes
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                • 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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                  • 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.

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                    • Change email address of unified group without having to change it through Powershell

                      One of Microsoft technician said this was a bug and need to be fixed.
                      When creating a unified group and having a federated domain one is not possible to change the unified group email address. I have to go into Powershell and run this command: set-UnifiedGroup techniciangroup -EmailAddresses SMTP:techniciangroup@somedomain.com,SMTP:techniciangroup@contoso.onmicrosoft.com to have it working. Please fix that.

                      84 votes
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                      • 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.

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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.

                          82 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…

                            82 votes
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                            • 82 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.

                                81 votes
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                                • Add RSS support for Outlook 2016 for Mac

                                  Need the ability to add RSS feeds to Outlook 2016 for Mac. This feature works great for Windows Outlook 2016, this should carry over. Our school district is looking into rss feeds for our staff news, but our district is about 50% Mac. Need this functionality on both platforms.

                                  81 votes
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                                  • Provide guest members full access to group calendar

                                    Add the ability for Guest members to access the group calendar along with files and conversations. At this time you can only send invites to these members but they can not create events themselves or see the calendar.

                                    79 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.

                                      77 votes
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                                      • Groups should be hidden from the GAL by default

                                        Due to the fact that is no proper validation in group names apart from suffix/prefix, the GAL is now an inconsistent mess. By default, all groups should be hidden from the GAL where admins can upon request based on the nature of the group< can un-hide them.
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                                        75 votes
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                                        • 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!

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