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    37 comments  ·  Office 365 Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    Fully support the request as described, but would also like to see the Group Name be properly indexed -- currently no way to search for words in the name if they're not at the start. For example, if there are 3 groups with "software" in their name:

    Laser Software
    Robotics Software
    Software Development

    And an admin (or user) searches for "software", the only Group Name that will return is "Software Development" because Office 365 stupidly only looks at the start of the Group name. That's not a even a search, it's a simple dumb filter. This becomes especially critical with the growth of Teams, where users (or even admins) may create Teams with names structured in various orders.

    As part of fixing the renaming, please update Group Names so that Office can see each individual word (separated by spaces, commas, periods, semicolons, hyphens, etc.) and search on them. In the example above, searching on "software" should return 3 results, not just 1.

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    1 comment  ·  Office 365 Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    I'm shocked that this isn't a more highly requested feature. How are any admins able to manage their groups if there are hundreds and you need to see if a group already exists with a particular word in the name? It seems nearly unthinkable to me that if there are groups like:

    Laser Software
    Robot Software
    Software Development

    If you search on Software, it will ONLY find "Software Development" and report only 1 match, because, as Mike (OP) pointed out, it only searches on the start of the group name. Especially now that we're automating Group creation with Teams, this has suddenly become critical so we can search to find if Teams exist without necessarily knowing the specific word order used to create the Team.

    Please ensure that Group names are indexed on all words in each Group name so that in the above example searching on "software" would return all 3 results.

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    411 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We see two patterns in this feedback thread and are addressing them now. The first pattern is that users want AutoSave OFF. The second pattern is that the Template scenarios are problematic with AutoSave.

    To address turning AutoSave OFF, we have implemented these capabilities:

    1. To avoid accidental edits by others, the owner of a file can set it to Always Open Read-Only. This can be done by setting the file to open in Read-Only Recommended (File > Info > Protect Document/ Workbook/ Presentation > Always Open in Read-Only) or by Sharing the file without allowing others to edit (File > Share > People with the link can edit > Uncheck the “Allow Editing” box).

    2. Users can turn AutoSave OFF for a file. While a document is open, clicking the AutoSave toggle turns AutoSave OFF for the current document for that user. The next time the same…

    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    Maybe this should be a OneDrive option or a per-Office application (it's most dangerous in Excel where lots of us just open Excel to make changes to data to experiment with no intention to save, but now our experiments overwrite actual data), but wherever it goes we absolutely need a way to change the Default to off, while still being able to turn it on per document in some cases (the current regedit solution to add the DontAutoSave DWORD disables it completely, which is also bad).

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