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Hi folks, 

 

Today, we announced that we're focusing on improving group functionality inside the Outlook mobile app, with new features coming soon like the ability to view your groups' files as well as favoriting groups important to you. This remov

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In our opinion, this is a very bad idea. First of all: The Outlook App is forbidden here at our site for security reasons. This is a management decision. We might be able

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Outlook needs to make it easier to access the other Groups tools.

 

Its not all about the Inbox.  For us Inbox is the least-useful part of the Group.  From Outlook, user

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Please find a summary of the Office 365 Groups presence at Microsoft Ignite two weeks ago, watch all the recordings!

 

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Hi Christophe. It seems that this session is linked with the wrong slide deck. Where could I go to download the correct slide deck? Thank you! https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos/53450 Read More

wohoo.... thanks

Hi all,

 

I tried to search to see if anyone had already asked, but did not find any answers.

 

Today, I renamed one of my O365 Groups, but found the experience to be underwhelming:

- No option to change the associated email address

- The OneDrive associated to

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Can someone clear up some questing I have on naming groups? We want to roll out Office 35 Groups in our organization but need to define our Governance in how these are na... Read More

To add to this issue: when a naming policy is defined, and you rename the group then the naming policy suffixes can be changed as well. What happens if you save the name

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I have tested OneDrive associated to the group rename and it gets renamed properly. Rename took some time to reflect in OneDrive. 

You need to use PowerShell to change group email address.

Set-UnifiedGroup –Identity <GroupName> –PrimarySmtpAddress <newemail@onmicrosoft.com>

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I deleted a conversation in an Office 365 Group that where I am an Owner. Is it possible to restore the conversation and, if so, where is that done? I cannot seem to find the recycle bin for the Office 365 Group mailbox.

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Yeah, we've been trying to get the Group folks to realize that exposing some additional folders for Groups is a must... Anyway, to answer your question, yes, it is possib

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Hi all,

I'm a Global Admin on our tenant.

It seems suddenly my ability to create and edit Office 365 Groups in the O365 Admin Portal has gone.

 

* Office365 is no longer an option when I click "Add a Group".

* trying to edit an existing O365 Group brings

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Lance correct we had a regression and it should now be fixed, if not please contact our support organization.
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Yep...this has been already reported on some other thread and it's currently working on that way so if you want to create Office 365 Groups as an admin you have the follo

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After a merge we are in the process of moving as much content as possible from one tenant to another.

The process a moving a unified group looks easy.

  1. Evaluate which groups should be migrated (and which groups should be abandoned)
  2. Create the corresponding gr
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Just a quick note: OneNote is part of SharePoint, so it should move with the SharePoint content migration.

Hi Mats, 

 

A few migration tool are able to help you.  One of them is the Cloudiway migration platform available online with an audit tool for your evaluation. You can als

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"the process of moving a unified group looks easy"...

 

That's some statement, especially because no OOTB tools are available to do the work.

 

The components you might have

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We have a Teams group which is 'members only' in that it's only open to paying members of our internal gym. Membership of the gym is an offline process, which has to be done before we let people join our gym Team/group.

 

Unfortunately even with the group/t

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As far as I know, you can't prevent access requests to Groups, but what you can do, is hide a Group from the global address list in your company and from the discover opt

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Hello, I just migrated a client to 365 from exchange on prem, were trying out office 365 groups for the first time and having a TERRIBLE experience with the shared calendar. This is a small law firm that handles all of their bookings through the shared la

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Hi Robert, 

Assuming that Outlook 2016 (not web client) is your team's main Outlook client, I'm gathering two issues here:

  1. Some group members do not see specific groups
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@Ravin Sachdeva any insight here?

Hopefully I'll explain this correctly, this seems like such a simple thing. I have a user who created an O365 Group, which of course comes with this great Team Site. They want to add the calendar web part to the home page, which isn't an option. I added t

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@Allison Rizak - last year we rolled a new web part to first targeted release customers that shows you the appointments in a group calendar. You can read about the announ

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I too, would like to be able to display a calendar in month view on the 'Home' page of my sharepoint site.  My team needs this more than they need anything else and they

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You might invest some time on creating a SPFx WebPart that renders a Group calendar in your SPO sites...indeed, I recommend you to review existing WebParts created by Mic... Read More

Embedding the OWA page in SharePoint Online hasnt been possible for years now, that's not specific to Groups. Although, with other mailbox types you have the option to Pu

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According to the artricle article below I should be able to create an Office 365 from the Admin Center, but that option is not appearing for me even though I am a global admin.  I only see the usual options of "Distribution List", "Mail-enabled security g

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The article I mentioned had a link to email the documentation team about the article and as a result they updated the doc to include the following requirements.

 

What you

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it does apply to global admins as well, you need to make sure you are in that group. My colleague, also a global admin couldn't until she was added to our group creation ... Read More

So Microsoft Teams led me to discover Office 365 Groups.  The biggest failing, for me is the apparent inability to start a document in Word or Excel and then SaveAs to the Group's file store (unless I have already opened a file from the Group and it's in

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This is a big problem when trying to move staff over to Groups.   The only way I have been able to get around it (which is not a quick and easy solution) is to "Pin" my g

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I still can't access to modern sites (Both Groups-Teams based and standalone) when saving an office file to SharePoint.

 

Reading other posts on the subject it seems the fe

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Is there any update on this? I've recently presented Office Groups as a means to migrate files from a file share to SharePoint, but the inability to Open or Save As...

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Charles it's a current limitation we plan to address in the future, please stay tune!

Good news! We're currently rolling out drag and drop for messages and conversations into groups in Outlook on the web first for First Release customers, then Standard release customers.

 

It's much easier to explain with a GIF:


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Support for Outlook 2016

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Great, except it doesn't respect the permissions assigned within a groups' 'Delivery Management' section of properties in Exchange Control Panel.  Members and even Owners

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Those who are already following the group in their inbox will not receive a copy in their inbox.

This makes sharing emails in a group kind of pointless. Can you please i

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When will this begin working?  I am using the OWA to try drag and drop and the option still isn't working for me.  

When will subfolders or categorization come to Group messages/conversations?  It is nice to move a message to another group, but organizing conversations is more importan

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"Note: If you accidentally moved the message or conversation to the wrong group, you can forward it back to yourself and then delete the message or conversation from the

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We would like to determine where a group was provisioned, whether it was Planner, Teams, etc.  Is there a PS attribute that can help with this?

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You can use the below scripts to find the Groups that were provisioned by Yammer and Teams.

 

Yammer integrated Office 365  Group List

Get-UnifiedGroup |Where-Object {$_.Pro
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There is no such attribute today. Stepping back what are you trying to achieve with this information, what's the use case please?

 

Hi folks, 

 

Today, we announced that we're focusing on improving group functionality inside the Outlook mobile app, with new features coming soon like the ability to view your groups' files as well as favoriting groups important to you. This remov

... Read More
560 Views
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In our opinion, this is a very bad idea. First of all: The Outlook App is forbidden here at our site for security reasons. This is a management decision. We might be able

... Read More

Outlook needs to make it easier to access the other Groups tools.

 

Its not all about the Inbox.  For us Inbox is the least-useful part of the Group.  From Outlook, user

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How can I achieve subject scenario? 

 

1. I've to create 14 O365 Groups and all of them would have same settings for group, members, owners, sites, share point and so on... only difference would be different Group Name, email and URL etc.... basically an

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There is no inbuilt functionality in O365 could solve your requirement.

 

You can easily create a clone of the groups by using PowerShell.

The second part is bit complex a

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I have two issues concerning management of membership in Groups:

1. In the Outlook Widget, I see that I can add another O365 Group as a member in an O365 Group. But what does it mean? It seems like I am then adding the individual members from the other gro

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Technically there's nothing that can't be done, but MS nudges you to the next tier constantly. 

  • SharePoint (which is everything on the back end) will let you go so far a
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I too would like to add to this. An absolute pain in adding members .

 

No simple powershell available for Hybrid set ups.  Having to replicate everything in two places i

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I too would like to add to this. An absolute pain in adding members .

 

Absolutely nothing available for Hybrid set ups.  Having to replicate everything in two places is

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I also want to add my vote for this feature we really need it.

Has anyone tried adding an AD group into the Office Group site collection administrators?

Hi, we just started to use the Groups website which includes about 50 members. Now we already have a problem, as one member has locked the website startpage o I as admin of the group cannot edit it. 

 

The same thing has happened with one of the "news" we

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Well, Groups are designed like that, equal access for all. Basically, every member gets Edit permissions based on the membership of the "members of ..." group. You should

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Hey folks,

We are prepping our Tennant to be productive in order to get rid our old mailing server. We also aim to pilot Groups for specific groups within our organization to give them more functions.

Since we have multiple domains for different areas, we w... Read More
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The SPO URL will always be tied to the "service" URL, you cannot change that. PowerShell will allow you to specify a different domain for the "email" part though.

If you want to take absolute control about how the Group should be created, you have to go for the PowerShell approach

What are others out there doing for their naming conventions on O365 Groups?  Looking for recommendations, whats working well, what might not be necessary after you implemented it, etc.

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Office 365 naming policy has been in place according this article. Group naming policy will have following features:

  • Prefix-Suffix naming policy You can use prefixes or

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Hi All, thanks for starting this thread Brent and others for the helpful responses. I am looking for a solution that balances the needs of the teams that manage and look

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Also, what happens when a Microsoft Team is created and creates an Office 365 group? Does it adhere to the groups naming policy?

We added a prefix for all O365 groups so they could be easily identified in the GAL. If I recall in EAC there's an option to create a group policy. The user can create th

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Looking at data, not a lot of customers have implemented naming policies since it's not very natural to end users and might reduce engagement, so would not recommend any ... Read More

Hi everyone!  I am the Group Engineering Manager for O365 groups.  I will be encouraging more of my engineers to participate in this forum  to help answer questions and share solutions.  

 

Let the fun begin!

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Hi @Jim Van Eaton - When I describe O365 Groups and how they related to other services that depend on  O365 Groups I say that an O365 Group object is created in Azure Act

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Greetings, not sure where to how to post in the regular blog. 

 

My questions does the next version of Office 365 (2019) bring GAL support to Outlook for Mac?

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Not sure if this group conversation is still active? There are suggestions in this group conversation to use Set-UnifiedGroup xxxx -CalendarMemberReadOnly however is appe

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EDIT: Please ignore. Restarting my Outlook web session made the popup menus on the three dots activate instead of opening the side bar.

 

 

Hello @Jim Van Eaton,

 

With the ne

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Hi,

 

is it possible to create modern groups without an Exchange mailbox or calendar? I'd love to see the possibility to seperate different parts of modern groups.

 

k. r.

 

Al

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Groups in Outlook is being used by millions of users worldwide to improve collaboration and be more productive working with a group of people – be it for project collaboration, organizational groups or classroom groups.

 

One key feedback we have receive

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Items added to group calendar not showing up in the individual mailboxes. Group memebers are invitees. Anyone else having this issue?

No no no no no no no

Not sure where you are getting feedback from, our users hate this.

On the contrary, they are begging for a way to just add appointments (with no notifi... Read More

at the beginning of this week, I've created an event in an Office 365 Group where the Group itself was the owner.

All 3 members of this group had the event automatically i

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I'm trying to compile a PS report that will show me the size of each group mailbox within my O365 Groups.  Get-mailboxstatistics works for individual group mailboxes using the primarysmtpaddress, Identity, ID, etc., but I want to be able get them all usin

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The basic steps are to form a collection of group mailboxes and then pipe the set to the Get-MailboxFolderStatistics cmdlet, selecting whatever properties you want to rep

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The only reason you would need an EO2 license for shared/room mailbox is if you have enabled hold, and if you are applying a license anyway, you should just make it a use

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FWIW, exporting the groups to a CSV 1st via get-unifiedgroup, followed by an 'import-csv' and 'get-mailboxstatistics' provides a workaround. Not the most elegant, but at... Read More

Adding @Tony Redmond

Is there a way to disable conversations in a Team's associated O365 Group? We are a K12, and essentially we want to keep all conversations up in our Teams,  but we regularly have kiddos starting conversations down in the associated Group.  We'd like to pr

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Hi James,

 

Just to clarify, when you say "disable conversations in groups", are you mainly referring to preventing the Office 365 Groups members from interacting with th

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I have some o365 groups created though sds for classroom.

 

The groups are private but they appear in the global address list.

 

Is there a way to prevent this and hide them? 

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What if I wanted to prevent email from going to a group and have it redirected or auto reply to the sender?

Problem is we have an email group centraldispatch~ and it's ver

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Setwart you can do so via PowerShell: Set-UnifiedGroup -Id Group -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $True

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The latest set of updates for Groups in Outlook introduces new ways to manage the group emails you receive in your inbox. These updates are, in large part, based on customer feedback about the Groups subscription model. That model has now been replaced wi

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@Ravin Sachdeva  I have a strange issue and wonder if you could help!  I have an Office 365 Group where I have enabled the setting so that everyone in the group would rec

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Is there a way using GUI in EAC Online or Powershell to set all users in a group to follow in inbox? This is a big problem as administrators create groups and add users b

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I read the article you shared. It was helpful and helped to clarify this but I still have some questions that I was wondering if you could clarify for me. In Groups if me... Read More
Very interesting what it's being cooked not only around following Groups but also better controls to manage Groups from the UI...I'm seeing I have already some of the new... Read More

Is or will it be possible to share a calendar from an O365 Group?

 

Scenario: a team of teachers works together and manages a calendar. The calender should be accessible for all theachers.

 

I couldn't find a way to get an ical link or another way to share te

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Adding interest to this - many group members at my university prefer to use external applications to manage classes and other obligations. Not being able to subscribe to

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It's not yet possible to share an Office 365 Group Calendar, the other teachers should join the Group to access the calendar for now.

 

Or you can send the .ics file but th

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Best Response confirmed by BART VERMEERSCH (Regular Contributor)

We are early in our journey to the cloud and are currently discussing how to manage the creation of O365 groups.  One thought is to leave it open for anyone to create groups, and the other is to restrict this functionality to admins only.  I am attempting

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It's very subjective to the size of the organisation, level of compliance and control, and rate of innovation you want to have.
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