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  1. Copy files between groups

    Now that you can copy files from one drive to groups. We need the ability to do this between groups and back to one drive

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  2. Prevent users from deleting emails from Office 365 groups

    Prevent users from deleting emails from Office 365 groups or can we assign permission to group member as read only or write or modify

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  3. Allow users to remove the Groups and Favorite Group Calendars additions to the left hand navigation pane. They take up too much space.

    Allow users to remove the Groups and Favorite Group Calendars additions to the left hand navigation pane. They take up too much space.

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  4. Planner users need more control over notification recipients

    Planner users should be able to choose the level of notifications sent out when carrying out updates etc. This would need some way of specifying team structure but should be practical. We stopped using Planner because my colleagues were constantly being bombarded with emails relating to peripheral items in the project. The should receive what is important and relevant to them, not everything. We should not have to resort to email filters to do this. Would the admin team send out an email to all staff when they received a new consignment of printer paper? They would send this to…

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  5. Need ability to turn off Excel's May 2017 update called " Keep the Copy ". This is for Excel not de-selecting cells.

    Need ability to turn off Excel's May 2017 update called "Keep the Copy". This is for Excel not de-selecting cells. When you click in another cell, Excel does not de-select the current cells. Escape seems to be the only release key. This is confusing a lot of users.

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  6. 47 votes
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  7. Create multiple boards per plan in Planner

    For a project/plan, it would be useful to have a the ability to create several boards to divide up different tracks of work, or separate out a backlog or task inbox, or create a board for tasks that are Done to keep other boards focused. Also need the ability to move one tasks from board to board easily.

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  8. Option to embed microsoft teams into sharepoint

    Love microsift Teams, love the live app. But: it exists outside sharepoint (too much) ...
    the team comes from a team site but the conversations and documents do not revert back to sharepoint
    can we make it so that:
    - the documents tab in ms teams can be linked to a document library?
    - the conversations are also stored in sharepoint (as a new web part for a better more evolved discussion board?)

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  9. allow group calendar to import .pst file

    Import calendar information from a file into a group calendar the same as you can for other calendars in users and shared accounts.

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  10. Please make Dictate available in the Dutch language.

    We think Dictate in the Dutch language can really make work easier for our employees, especially those who are not working at a desk. There's 23 million people who speak Dutch as their first language.

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  11. Planner

    Ability to move/copy tasks from one Plan to another

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  12. Using Planner to plan resources for a project, displayed like a Gantt Chart

    Using the start and end dates of a task in Planner, could they be displayed in a Gantt Chart format allowing for monthly/weekly/daily project resource planning

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  13. "Customize Guest Invite to O365 Groups"

    With guest option enabled in Groups, we are looking for option to customize the invite that goes out to external users (invited as guest) where we can provide URL for Usage guidelines. At present Usage Guidelines option is present in O365 Group created from Outlook but not when Office 365 Group is created from Teams, Power BI etc.

    We are looking for this option to be available in O365 Group across the board irrespective of how and using which application O365 Group is created.

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  14. Ability to change invitations language from OneDrive

    Typically, users have the Office365 default language set to their native language and invitations to shared resources from OneDrive are sent in that language. It would be a good option to change the language of invitations to another universal language like English. At the moment, this can only be done by changing the language throughout the portal

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  15. Integrate (Group) Meetings and Calendar in Desktop Teams Client

    In the desktop Teams client, I would like to have one unified Meetings and Calendar function for general groups/teams instances. Meetings are a limited tool, while Calendars offer more functionality. However, personal Outlook calendars serve a different function than general teams/groups-wide planning tools. An option to offer a calendar view in Teams, using Groups functionality would be very welcome.

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  16. o365 Group email notification

    no email notification to o365 group, if file shared from one drive for business

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  17. Expiration Policy Activity For Planner, Power BI, Stream, Project

    The expiration policy will treat a group is active based on three activities only: SharePoint, Outlook, Teams. How about those activities in Power BI, Planner, Project and Stream? A Office 365 Group can be used without Teams enabled and used for those 4 services only. The group owner will receive the expiration notification email (the email is not mentioning these services at all) and may just delete the group (even it is actively in used in that 4 services). Please include the expiration policy for those activity used in that 4 services.

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  18. add attachments to MS forms (Google forms has included )

    add attachments to MS forms (Google forms has included )

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  19. Option to hide group management from outlook 2016

    Would be good to have an option to on/off group management in outlook / OWA. This way companies can use their existing tools / process to manage groups via central tool and not via outlook

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  20. Support "Mark as Read" in Groups in Outlook 2016

    Please support "Mark as Read" and "Mark as Unread" in Groups in Outlook 2016. This is not possible and it collides with my default Outlook settings.

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