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We are very excited to announce that we are rolling out groups experiences in Outlook for Mac, iOS and Android. When available on your device, you can -

  • View your group list.
  • Read and reply to group conversations.
  • Add group events to your personal calend
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We are on O365 subscription but not able to see group on mac yet! even downloaded latest software from O365 on each users Mac!!

Adding new functionality is pretty pointless when some users can't even get logged into the Outlook for Android/iOS app.

Is this for Government Tenants as well? G3 specifically.

The Groups, if we share a document in Onedrive within Groups with a user, that same user logs into the OneDrive app on iPhone and does not see the shared document. do you

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Hello! sorry to post here but this forum won't let me post anywhere else saying I have not enough rights to start a new post! I have a problem. I'm a o365 administrator w... Read More

Hello all

 

I am having issues embeding an iframe into the content embed webpart on an office 365 group site. When trying to embed iframes I am getting the following error:

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Clicking on the guidance link takes me to the following URL which explains the steps

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This is another great example of something that's required when working with modern sites / group sites and surprisingly is not possible to enable / disable. I'm not sure

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I don't suppose there is a way to force delete a site collection after the group is deleted?

 

I created a test group that happened to use the name that I now need to use.  I deleted that group days ago.   It will create the group if I try to use the name I

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Having this same issue. I had a group that i deleted and the site that was associated with it did not clean up. Reading the posts here it looks like it is a bug. Is anyon

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Brent, when you delete a Group it should delete the site collection associated with it as well as all other artifacts, if you are not experiencing this, please contact ou... Read More

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

I've read some other posts about this issue and there seems to be a core misconseption from MS of how larger organizations utilize Security Groups (Yes, they still have a

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ist there somethin new regarding using AD groups as members of Office 365 groups? It is really function which I can appreciate.  I was able to add security group to

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1. Nested Groups are not supported in Groups so what you are seeing is correct: when adding a Group, you are adding the Group members and no the group itself
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When I visit the SharePoint homepage or my OneDrive they show 'Home' instead of the name/title of the Group.

Within Email the Group titles are shown correctly. Is this a known bug? Or a way to fix this?

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OneDrive Groups

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SharePoint Groups

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Same problem. Has anyone solved this?

Same issue here on a production tenant. 

 

All groups (as shown in screenshot, indicated by the word "Group") shows "Home" as their title. Really unclear for end-users and

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I have this too on my dev tenant. I see Home.aspx

I have been getting used to the idea that a Group is more of a security/access construct that gives you access to various tools - Teams, Planners, Discussions, Files, etc.

 

So in that light, does it make sense to have a Groups app that contains some of the

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Very confusing to the end-user. It's one of the biggest pain points I have when speaking to users about the suite of mobile apps. The fact that Groups is configured as a

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Hi Rob, what are the key scenarios you want your users to engage with? The current list of supported scenarios are different in Outlook Groups vs. groups in Outlook Mobi... Read More
Yes, it is confusing. Now that Groups functionality is inside Outlook the mobile app will probably disappear.
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Hello Everybody.  We are having group conversations by email that are being saved in Groups and you can only see them through OWA (online) in the conversations page.

 

Is there a way to bring those conversations to the Group's SharePoint Home Page?

 

We use G

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You might be able to try adding a Outlook web part to the front page, you will need to add a custom web part page as your site home page instead of a modern page though. ... Read More
Yeap, it's a great example of how we can have a great support for GDPR in Office 365

Our organization is struggling to get started with SPO and O365 Groups.  Yes, I know there are dozens of articles and threads about 365 groups and how they work - and for shorter project teams, groups make total sense to me.  However, the idea of an intra

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Our approach has been to create private and semi-private workspaces for teams that need to get things done. And yes, some of that is creating content to share internally ... Read More

HI Eric,

 

This is a pretty common conversation piece I have with a range of clients: Groups, Teams, SharePoint, even Yammer - when to use what and why. So rest assured you

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We had this discussion a couple of months back on RE:Office 365, and the conclusion our panel came to was that the intranet still very much has its place - however is dim

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The Set-UnifiedGroup PowerShell commandlet has a couple of interessting properties. In particular, hiding the group from the global address list (HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled) and enabling/disabling the welcome e-mail (UnifiedGroupWelcomeMessageEnabled).

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Dear Berend

 

Yes is looks like you can use the Graph API to update these as well.  That is pretty cool.

 

You have to find the directory template object for "Unified groups"

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Get-UnifiedGroup | Set-UnifiedGroup -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $True...

We have recently fixed the email sending behavior to a group, where senders had complained about receiving the emails they send to a group, back in their personal inbox. With this fix, senders will no longer receive the emails they send to a group, back i

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Any news on the ability to configure Office 365 groups so that the sender receives the email?  I have users that really, really want that ability.

Hello,

Still not fixed. We've been testing the behavior of the Group Conversations, and still any message within a conversation goes to the Group but also the the personal

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Hello.

 

Is this change world wide yet? I have some tenants where the change has not taken place.

 

Thank you.

 

Craig.

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As a teacher I set up each one of my class sets as a group.  I do not like this change as when I used to send a message to a group the email that was sent to my inbox was

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Does this apply to traditional distribution lists as well?  I am still seeing the behavior when I email a distribution list I am a member of I also receive the email in m

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We are very excited to announce that we are rolling out groups experiences in Outlook for Mac, iOS and Android. When available on your device, you can -

  • View your group list.
  • Read and reply to group conversations.
  • Add group events to your personal calend
... Read More
2,786 Views
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We are on O365 subscription but not able to see group on mac yet! even downloaded latest software from O365 on each users Mac!!

Adding new functionality is pretty pointless when some users can't even get logged into the Outlook for Android/iOS app.

Is this for Government Tenants as well? G3 specifically.

The Groups, if we share a document in Onedrive within Groups with a user, that same user logs into the OneDrive app on iPhone and does not see the shared document. do you

... Read More
Hello! sorry to post here but this forum won't let me post anywhere else saying I have not enough rights to start a new post! I have a problem. I'm a o365 administrator w... Read More

Microsoft is convinced that Office 365 tenants should move from old-fashioned email distribution lists to embrace the new world of collaboration enabled by Office 365 Groups. A new conversation method allows OWA users to convert DLs that they own. Is it a

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Has there been an update to this yet? I've searched through technet/blogs/etc and have not been able to see how to turn off this "feature". I'm about to work on convertin

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Maybe my tired eyes missed it, but how do I turn this capability off globaly for my tenant? I do not want my users converting DLs into Groups.

Good article.

I think the problem has always been that Groups is not looked at as a "product offering", and is merely described as a membership service. Treat it like a pr... Read More

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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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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Well, don't say I didn't warn you with that subject...

In my (and probably many others) opinion Groups is a horrible user experience. The fact that it's also been miss-represented/marketed doesn't help either. There is no "group" - it's just an interface ¨

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They definitely dont need to be killed, but they do need to be "fixed"

 

Our organization is not "impressed" by Teams, too flashy, but Groups works exactly how we work.  I

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I doubt MS will ever kill Groups, (most corporations seem loathe to admit they might have made any kind of mistake), but I have a feeling we'll see a name change or two a

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Not too provocative imo :) I wrote about Teams being a good interface for O365 Groups back in March ;) (http://www.techmikael.com/2017/03/context-to-function-function-to-context.html

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When is MS going to kill Groups?

Short answer: never !!!!.

Continue reading if you want to know why :)

 

Demystify Office 365 Groups !!

An Office 365 Group is a "contain

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I think you have a lot of potential terminology collision going on here that would be best to clarify.

 

When you're saying Groups, I believe you mean "Outlook Groups" and

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I tried to share a single library/file from an 365 group's teamsite with an external user not beeing a member of the group. Regretfully, SharePoint does not allow it, telling me its prohibited by policy. 

 

Of course, external sharing is setup/allowed. As I

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Hi Markus,

 

try this one: 

Set-SPOSite -Identity https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/site1 -SharingCapability ExternalUserAndGuestSharing

This worked for me.

 

Eugen 

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You can only share Office 365 group document library with guests who have been invited to join the group. But individual group files can be still shared with guests users

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When the oldest groups will be converted in full team website ?
You cannot able to share files to user who is not the member of the group because ' Allow sharing only with the external users that already exist in your organization's d... Read More
External Sharing in Groups relies on Guest access support in Grpoups that has to be configured at the tenant level: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Guest-access-in-Office-365-Groups-bfc7a840-868f-4fd6-a390-f347bf51aff6?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US Read More

Hi,

We use an Office 365 group to manage meeting with our clients. Today, I've noticed that all past and futur calendar events were no longer in the calendar.

Any idea of what happened?

Meeting requests still visible in the conversation tab and if I click on

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Hi Delphine,
Could you provide us with more details so we can debug this issue?
- Which Outlook client are you seeing this issue? Outlook on the Web? Outlook 2016? On all... Read More

I had a user who could not see a document which was in the library. Tracked it down to different views showing different number of documents - the issue is that the view from the Outlook Group:

https://outlook.office.com/owa/?realm=iasaoffice.org&exsvurl=1&ll-cc=1033&modurl=0&path=/group/msft@iasaoffice.org/files

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David we don't show the following three file types: .msg, .url, .aspx in the new view.

We'll document this. to set proper expectations.

All,

 

We would really like to get O365 Groups exposed in Outlook for Mac as it is in Outlook for Windows. The lack of this feature makes deployment of Groups much more difficult in the executive levels of our company. (Keep in mind, without executive buy i

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We are excited to announce that we have started rolling out Groups experiences in Outlook for Mac. Here is a blog post with more information - https://blogs.office.com/2017/04/18/introducing-groups-in-outlook-for-mac-ios-and-android/

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I think an issue here is that the current Mac client is based on EWS (Exchange Web Services). Groups are not supported by EWS, so some work is required to enable Groups u... Read More

Hi, 

 

so we're a couple of months further. No info about Groups in Outlook for Mac on the roadmap.

I hard to "sell" if a neat feature isn't availble on all clients. 

 

In thi

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There should be a Mac Office section in these forums, rahter than having all the Mac topics spread throughout... just my .02.  It was very helpful in the yammer-based com

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yes we plan support Groups in Outlook for Mac in the future but do not have a date to share at this stage (fyi @Amit Gupta )

I can create an Office 365 Group with PnP PowerShell (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/pnp_articles/modern-experience-customizations-provisioning-sites) with no problems at all - both the Office 365 group and underlying modern SharePoint site is created.

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Hi Jonas,

 

A quick question and directions would be really helpful. I can create an Office 365 PnP PowerShell, but the many options under Site Settings are missing from th

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If I grab the access token returned from PnP PowerShell using Connect-PnPMicrosoftGraph -Scopes "Group.ReadWrite.All","User.Read.All" and use this in the same code, it wo

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For what its worth, i´m also doing some Unified Groups PNP wizardry. and when i create a Group with PNP powershell, it will be created faster if i set it to public instea

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I would image that you seeing problems because using the app-only operation is not supported. (The graph.microsoft.io page you cite only discusses app-only tokens. It doe

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In addition to the above - if the group was created with an app-only access token, if we browse to https://tenant.sharepoint.com/_layouts/groupstatus.aspx?id=groupid&target=documents

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We have a PowerShell that create Microsoft Groups based on a CSV file. After creating a group, we would like to set a lot of settings - doclibrary versionhistory, language, local time...

 

The provision process for a sitecollection takes so long after creat

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Well, we have discussed this on different forums...the problem you are having (even I'm seeing improvements) is well known...I think you might consider to create the Grou

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I am having an issue with opening excel documents from the group app on iphone. I get the following error "Can't open file. office can't find FileName.xlsx. it may have been moved, renamed, or deleted.

If I add the group to excel under Add a Place I can op

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Hi all,

 

Thanks for reporting. We'll double down and take a look what may be causing the issue. I'll post an update here if there's something more we can share.

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Hey there,

 

Is this for all Excel documents or just one particular document? By the sounds of it you can also open these doucments on desktop with no issue?

 

How long is th

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What is the storage allocation for an O365 Group?

I am aware that SharePoint grant a 1T resources per site collection (E3 licencing), but I am usure if Groups share the same Site Collection (http://tenant/teams/..) or each Group is it's own Site collection

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In the Admin Center under Reports > SharePoint Usage there is a Groups filter that shows storage, number of files, view/edits. If you didn't want to use PowerShell. 

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@Julien Gares, As mentioned by @Paul Keijzers is correct. You can find the script to get the group usage quota from below link

http://www.jijitechnologies.com/blogs/how-to-get-the-storage-used-by-office365-groups

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each group has its own site collection holding 1 tb of data if i am correct.

It's nice to have new features but they should be compatible with existig features:

 

Our users are trying to modify the members of an Outlook group (O365 group) using Outlook. They are used to do this through the addressbook. When opening an outlook group

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I have hit the problem myself and it is erratic as sometimes you can edit the membership of a group and sometimes you cannot. The problem is, I think, deep in Outlook and

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Which version are you using? At which point do you get an error?

I don't seem to get errors here...

We are happy to announce that now you can add Mail Contacts as guests in O365 Groups. This feature is fully deployed to First Release tenants & associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 15043.

This was top requested feature in Guest Access. If tenant admins h

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Any update on when this will release GA?

Excellent, this has been a real issue previously.  I hope it comes to my Australian based tenants soon.

Great update thanks!

Assuming nothing has changes, do you know if Office 365 Groups offers the same retention/restore options as SharePoint online?

Example, Microsoft will make a backup every 12 hours and keep it for 14 days

 

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