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Microsoft is very keen that Office 365 tenants should move away from email distribution groups to embrace the world of Office 365 Groups. There is lots to like about Groups, but I have some doubts about the way Microsoft is cajoling people to move. What d

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I think the whole way the Microsoft crams new features (Groups, Clutter, Focussed Inbox, Teams, etc.) down our throats is really out of line for a service that we pay for

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Hi,

 

We have had a request come in that an owner wants to add around 100 users to a O365 group but they do not want the users receiving an email to advise they have been added to the group. The owner would like to send out their own email.

 

Is there is way

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I wonder if going into the Group Settings and unchecking the box that says "Send copies of all group messages and events to member's inboxes..." would do that for you?

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I don't see it on my android devices, but a few users on iphones/ipads are telling me their groups icon has been updated from the blue background with 3 outline people, to a white background with a blue-ish bubbly star looking icon.

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Yeap, it seems to be like this.... someone else mentioned this here in the Office 365 Space. Adding @Christophe Fiessinger

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When I create a private group on MS Graph, I need to wait more than 10 minutes(sometimes much much more, even 1 hour) to be able to access that group on SharePoint? Other owners and members that I added to the group can access this group almost immediatel

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I'm using app-only permissions to create Groups using the Graph and it to works. It takes time before the welcome e-mail arrives, but I can manually find the Group in the

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Whilst Office 365 Groups appear to have a lot of promise, they fall far short of what i need them to be and to do for me to be able to consider replacing the distribution lists we have with Office 365 Groups. Despite this, Microsoft continue their roll-ou

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Jon - We are currently in the process of rolling out a way for tenants to disable allowing DL owners the capability to upgrade their owned DLs to groups.

The option for

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@Christophe Fiessinger should be able to comment on this. If I remember correctly, this functionality should respect the Groups creation permissions, i.e. if you have dis

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We would like mails to be dragged into groups, for future reference

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As @Christophe Fiessinger said, we are currently looking into drag-and-drop into groups. 

 

I have two questions I'd like to ask for your opinion on: 

  • Do you see value i
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Hi,

I am assuming you want to move the emails from Outlook (client) to an Office 365 Group document library.

Out-of-the-box there are several options to move emails from Ou

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Hi @Sonny Gillissen, found your post whilst looking for information about the same feature.

 

I've found a User Voice idea here that we can all vote for.

 

 User Voice Idea for Drag and Drop email into Group Conversation

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Hi @Christophe Fiessinger will that also be working in SharePoint i guess it does but... kr, Paul Read More

Sonny happy to say that we are working to support such scenario in the near term, in the meantime a workaround via Outlook 2016 is to leverage the following keyboard shor

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We use several custom web parts throughout our Intranet to provide quick access to "Site's I'm Following" in our SharePoint Online environment.

 

This REST API is located at:  https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/_api/social.following/my/followed(types=14)

 

Howev

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Hi Brent, It is because Delve is taking over. Maybe you can still see them in the left bar. But it is like the promoted sites that went down to the left.

So scratch that, found my own answer:

 

Updated API's to get followed and recent sites:

 

Followed: https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/_vti_bin/homeapi.ashx/sites/followed?mostRecentFirst=true&start=0&count=100&fillSiteData=true

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In the Outlook web interface, when I do a search within a group, I can search for the file title, but not content of the file. If I click browse library and go to SharePoint to search, things are fine which means the file has been indexed. Is this expecte

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To search file contents of a Group you can use the SharePoint home page (SharePoint tile i the app launcher). And as said, Outlook will search in what is has access to. C

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Search in OWA is targeted to search across folders and contents you have accesible from OWA which is different staff from searching contents in Group sites

Hi, I have an intresting scenario for a hybrid deployment that i want to validate. The customer is merging 3 companies into one, but their AD infrastructure will remain the same. Nowadays, each company has its own AD forest in 2008 with an Exchange 2010 o

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Yeap, this approach should work...indeed I have a project where we are going to do this with two branches of the same company...each branch has their own Exchange OnPrem ... Read More

When searching Office Groups in OWA, a distinction is made between "Active Groups" and "All Groups". What officially defines an Active Group?


I can guess what it means, but I would like to know the actually configuration as I've been asked this question by

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Hi there,

An "active group" on that page is defined merely as a group that has had some sort of conversations activity in the past 30 days. It's a binary state, meaning th... Read More
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I'm interested in the answer as well. Did you ever find an answer?

Big roadblock to us for our Groups rollout. We want to prevent users from unsubscribing from certain groups. There's certain communications that we want to send to the "All-Hands@company.com" Group that would have to show up in our users inboxes 100% of t

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You can't enforce subscripton to groups today and instead users have the option to choose which group hits their inbox. Couple observations:

- Have you considered using t

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Hi Everyone,

 

I was wondering if someone could tell me if an O365 group can be members of another O365 group? I created two office 365 groups and I wanted one group to be a member of the other.

 

Thanks

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I thought the answer would be no, but I wanted to make sure! Thank you everyone!! Hopefully this will be an option in the near future.
Simple answer, nope
Can someone confirm this feature will not be visible when the DL's were created on-prem?
 
New Feature: Distribution list owners can upgrade the DLs they own to Office 365 Groups
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I've seen a few other posts that have brushed by this, but I'm curious how others handle this. It's really stressing me out as an admin because I like keeping things clean, however, I'm starting to think I need to just ignore the Office 365 Groups in the

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Based on what the majority of responses here I will say our approach was different. Our organization is about 9,000 people and we are global. That adds a big layer of com

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For the moment one of the customers I'm working with is choosing to let it run its course for a couple of months and see who is doing what.
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We have locked down the ability to create groups to two Global Admins (me and one other) in a Security Group - but we are right at the beginning of our O365 journey (afte

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Has anyone else run into this before with O365 Groups?

 

We have a senior executive group that scheduled a meeting for this morning.  Meeting was sent last Wednesday.  The group contains 18 people.

 

The facilitator (who is also a group member) sent the messa

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Has that one member unsubscribed from all Group emails? That would be my first guess.

Probably some replication info. If the Group is Public, he doesnt really need to be a member to interact with it. Try removing/readding him?

I noticed the only place that appears to have a link for usage guidlines is when you are creating a group in Outlook. Is there any chance this is going to be integrated in Teams, Planner, StaffHub created groups as well?

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We've rolled out the ability to specify a Usage Guidelines URL in a single location. Now it's mainly up to each workload (Yammer, Planner, Teams, etc) to implement the ab

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I think not for now, but this is something that could come in the future

When opening the team site, the menu on the left doesn't contain "Shared with us".

First you have to open Documents, after which the menu item "Shared with us" magically appears on the left.

 

It remains visible when going to the pages library "Pages" but di

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Significant update to the iOS app including new name, new icon and added functionality.
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It makes sense, as Groups are more than just a mailbox - especially now that they're connected to Yammer so you can have a Group that doesn't actually have a mailbox.
Hi all, When creating a meeting using the Groups App, adding a room does not find it from resources. I creted RoomList and added the room to check is working and nothing. Any idea? Thanks
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Hello, I create a group a few weeks ago and now I want to leave it, (I'm the owner) but everytime I try it says that I need to promote one of the remaining member to owner so I can leave. So, I try to promote one of the member to owner but it says that it

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Dit you try to promote someone else with powershell or delete the group with powershell? As you are not a Admin for O365 please let an admin perform this.

 

You can use the

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Best Response confirmed by Michael Collorafi (Occasional Visitor)

Groups are now listed under the Folders "view" in OWA too, which I guess is a first step in preparation of support for drag&drop functionality? :)

 

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It is active here when you are in first release. Really looking forward to this to enroll this through out the company.

not yet live for us, but nice to see as I have a few users that "live" in their folder structures and don't realize that new conversations are happening in their groups.

Hello.

 

The subject is quite self-explanatory. Is it possible to set the website of a group as the startpage when logging in through Microsoft portal? We are considering options to implement this on an organisational level to better utilze the potency of t

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Short answer: No. You are currently limited to configure as start page any of choices you have, as an user, have when editing your start page for Office 365. This might c... Read More
Best Response confirmed by Oskar Dyvling (New Contributor)

Hey all... just wondering how everyone else is approaching this. Group sprawl is a concern, but at the same time, business user agility is a primary benefit of Groups... SO...

 

Are you allowing self-service creation of groups accross your broad user popula

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Indeed company culture and current way of working will influence how companies will make decisions. We are a large, international company with innovation deeply embedded

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I echo some of the other comments here. If you want to encourage a collaborative culture, allow everyone to create Office 365 Groups. But it is best practise to create a

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Hello John,
We have been using groups for about 1 year now. It has been a great success with geographically dispersed businesses groups.
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We have shut down Groups. I have enough problems getting people to use the Team Sites in SPO we have now, adding Groups would just complicate the issue and lead to some s

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We've disabled groups, but just recently created a security group of indivdiuals allowed to create groups, primarly because we have a large interest in Planner and want t

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I'll ask the question here as well, is there any ETA to be able to share visibility of a dashboard created by a user with an O365 Group (i'm not talking about in the Group workspace).

 

Having to maintain our groups in AD even after we've turned them into O

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Hi Brent,

Not the answer for potentially applicable and might be news for some.

your scenario where you'd share dashboards/reports in a read only / consuming state to large... Read More
bumping this, same question still applies

Having lots of issues with Edit Site Information using the SharePoint UI. Unable to change site name etc.

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And of course the link to the old aspx has gone :-(

 

The OWA UI works fine and is immediate (although then the subsequent sync to SP takes a while) I h

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I see that, but only when I go to Edit Site Information on a Subsite of the Group Site.

Our top level Group sites Edit Information pop out are loading fine currently.
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The support answer I received was

 

sent this feedback to the related team to evaluate it. Currently we haven't find any planned update about this

 

Would that be this team b

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