We’re planning to release a group privacy type called “secret groups” later this year. Private groups (those whose contents are only visible to members) will still remain in the directory. Secret groups are essentially private groups that aren’t visible in the directory by non-members.
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We still need this. I'm really tired of having distribution groups and matching O365 groups...
If this issue were fixed, we could replace almost all of our distribution lists with office 365 groups. Please review admin response
Good news! At Ignite last year in Orlando, we announced that group owners will be able to leverage existing groups to drive membership in Office 365 Groups.
We’re currently working on improving the group events experience.
While not exactly with checkboxes like the OP suggested—I’m confident that we hit each point (including the bonus!) that you’ve suggested.
What we’re doing is that we’re simply going to follow who is on the To line in your group event. If you don’t put anyone there, then it will be saved on the group calendar and folks can add it to their calendar. If you do put specific individuals, they get an invite in their inbox. If you put the group in, those who are following calendar events in the group will get an invite in their inbox.
Follow the feature here on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=46257
We currently don't use group calendars because the notifications are a major annoyance to users. I can't think of a reason that an organization would want all their users emailed every time a shared calendar was updated. Please consider fixing this!
Our frustrating workaround is: we now have to have a "customer support team" group and a "customer support team" shared mailbox (just for the calendar). It confuses our users and cloggs up our mailboxes.
The O365 Group calendars are not very useful, because any time someone posts to the calendar, the entire group is spammed with an email invitation. We'd like to be able to use it like a board that people can check, not like a distribution list.