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We just enabled O365 Group Writeback via AADConnect to bring out O365 Groups back on prem.  They are created as Distribution Lists.

 

Are we able to change those to Security Groups so that they can leveraged elsewhere as security objects?  Will they get ove

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I'm trying to see if anyone is able to get content type hub syndication working with the new O365 Group sites. I have it working for our normal sites, but none of the custom content types are coming into the group sites. Any ideas on this? 
When I

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Im just checking this. This would be the first place to look for viable consistency. Im going to try a test publish to CTH and then swing back tot he Office365 groups

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Thanks for all the responses, everyone. I think it is clear this is needed, all I really would like at this point is a promise from Microsoft that this is coming, and in

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I just realized my notifications for this were in my junk mail. Thanks for the reply everyone! The 'Group' sites are still not getting content types for me, FYI. 

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Be aware that Group sites are at the moment special sites...this could change when modern sites arrive to groups

So, we are about to do some major rollout of Groups to our company.  While there are a million "entry points" for Groups, we simply wanted a list of Groups that a member belongs to on our Intranet Homepage, with quick links to each of the major workloads.

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Pure beauty :-)

 

Some things I didn't know and might be helpful to others:

 

- don't forget to change @buckman.com to the domain you use for your O365 groups (I wonder if th

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Very impressive, I wish some of this was built in!!

Great stuff @Brent Ellis! As you mentioned, would love to see this in SPFx form or potentially as "My Groups Bot" embedded in Microsoft Teams! The bot could help drive ac

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Wow!

Is there any such thing as a stable sync client? We have to resync from at least one users PC every week, often more.

 

Even on brand new PCs we are getting continuous sync problems requiring repair and resync. Whilst this works, it scares me how unstable t

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Are you deploying the next-gen sync client to users? This is much more reliable, and supports both OneDrive for Business and Team Sites / Office 365 Groups.

 

Instructions

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I was happy to see the Yammer/Office 365 Groups integration demonstrated in the Office 365 Groups Overview session at MSIgnite. Creating a Yammer group creates the Office 365 Group in Azure AD, a SharePoint Team Site, Document Library, Notebook and Planne

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Adrienne Trudeau has an awesome demo of how Yammer & Groups will play together. Goes for about 15 mins.  Highly recommend you watch the entire video, but to save you the

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Yes as mentioned in the blog post and at the Ignite session: "Subsequent phases will automatically migrate existing groups in Yammer, address remaining Office 365 tenants

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Thank you

Thanks Christophe!!

Does anyone know if there's plans to add anonymous link sharing to Group files? It's one feature that is making it a little more difficult to move everything from another cloud storage provider into Groups.

 

Here's a current use case: one of our department

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It looks like I can enable anonymous links per-Group via the SharePoint Online Management Shell:

set-sposite -identity https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/group -SharingCa
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Hi,

 

It appears that the group email settings option has disappeared. I can no longer see this in my production or personal tenants. Can anyone else confirm this please? We are about to implement groups to users outside of IT in our tenant and I need confi

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I'm glad we were able to identify and explain the behavior, and I'm also sorry that you were put in an uncomfortable situation, Lee! 

 

It is always our intention to commun

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Hi Lee,

 

We are currently in the process of refining our O365 Groups email subscription model, to make it even better and efficient. As a consequence, you are no longer

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I still have them. Full tenant first release.

Can you please explain what do you mean with "Group Email Settings" ?

Has anyone else noticed this 'bug'.

 

I use "Activity Alerts" in "Security & Compliance" to inform me whenever a new group is created.  I've been using this to keep tabs on our group creation.  This works if someone creates a group from Mail, however I don'

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I guess it's just another example of the inconsistent behavior we have around Groups depending on the endpoint used. @Tony Redmond is the one I usually turn to for anythi

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Is it possible to create and use a classic page as the home page for an O365 Group SharePoint site?

 

We have some workgroups that have made extensive use of excel services web parts, sewp, etc -- things that are not possible in modern pages currently

 

I'm t

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Brent, Be aware that modern pages are the default when you add a page. It is possible to add a web part page, but to do so you will need to navigate to the Pages library ... Read More
Ey Brent, I have just created a WebParts page on a Group Site and using the "Make homepage" option in the Ribbon I have been able to set the page as Home page in the Site... Read More

It seems rather wierd to me a framework aimed to bridge the gap between s aset of tools has somewhat single handidly introduced it very own grand canyon with no way to cross.  This canyon to me sits between the places where Office 365 groups converge.  I

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While I follow your point, can you imagine what the solution would really look like ? Imagine a fully fledged email arriving as a message in Teams, how would replying to ... Read More

Hello, is there a way to hide email of guest users in Office365 group set to private? Right now also for private groups I see that the email of guest users are "public" also for not participant of the group.

Thanks.

Francesco

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Thanks Francesco for reaching out! We do have hidden membership in road-map but in that case the members of the group would be able see the members.

 

I would like to und

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No, it's not possible...there is an item in the Office 365 roadmap abut hide membership in Groups...we also discover last week that the parameter in the Set-UnifiedGroup ... Read More

Hello.

 

While setting up Office 365 Groups settings via Azure AD PowerShell, one of the values available to set is PrefixSuffixNamingRequirement - I tried multiple values for this settings key and it doesn't want to accept the value, and throws "Property P

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The settings you configure via the MsolSetting objects are stored in Azure AD and thus are different than the settings you configure via the Exhange Admin Center (or EO P

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Hi, i can't install the Windows 10 UWP App on our computers anymore. It seems that's now only available for Windows 10 Mobile ??  Any notice about that ?

 

Thanks

 

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Can't find it either, but on a PC I'd definitely prefer to use the OWA experience anyway :)

We are looking to start a pilot of using Office 365 groups in our organisation.  All of our groups in outlook are 'Group Type: security groups.

 

The option to 'migrate to office 365 group' is grayed out.  We can create a office365 group but we'd prefer to

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Only Distribution Lists can be migrated to Groups, at the moment.

Also adding a security group to a Group is not supported at the moment. Please give a look to this thread

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AFAIK it's not currently possible to migrate security groups to Office 365 groups
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Hi Duncan - we had to recreate ours as Group Type = Distribution.  We tried switching the group type, but something about the manner in which the groups are created (secu

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If we have a shared mailbox, lets say a years worth of history of emails, several folders in it, and we want to "migrate" over to an O365 Group:

 

  • Does the conversations/inbox of a group have folder capabilities like a Shared Mailbox?
  • Can you drag and drop/c
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I am a little confused about the answers here.  It seems to me the ,air function of office365 groups and shared mailboxes are the same.   

 

That is a mailbox that can be a

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That's a no on all questions. If you are used to the way you dealt with messages in the shared mailbox, stick with it. If you want to add some group-based functinality, s

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We are trying to build some landing pages for our project sites but am struggling to display an overview of the metrics. Historically we've used Sharepoint and an embedded Excel sheet.

 

This is functional and utilitarian - it works.

 

Transitioning to groups

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i am a bit confused. You want to have a Excel open as your home page? 

is it not possible to use html to create the home page?

 

or does it need to be dynamic?

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Hello all,

 

When a user requests to join a group an email is sent to the owner(s) alerting them of the request.

 

Is it possible for the owner to see the pending requests anwhere within the group "members" section?

 

Also, is it expected behaviour that if a us

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I don't 100% follow your last point, but the tenant admin can tweak the sharing settings. On the SharePoint service administration page (https://[tenant]-admin.sharepoint

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The Invite feature is detailed on the Roadmap:

 

Office 365 Groups: Invite To Join
We are introducing a new feature for group users to create an invite link for any group th
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I don't any option for the group owners to check the pending requests as of today.

I can confirm the parameter is gone for me too. Or maybe the whole hidden group membership story is just a thing I made up and made you believe :P

We discussed this at Ignite and at that time we said that hidden group membership does work but it's imperfect - the group has to be private, etc.  That's logical when yo

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I have recently set up a private group for my team but wish to share some individual documents to those outside of the group. Is there a way of sharing a link to those people without making the group public?
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Yes, you can share individual group document to anyone outside the Group without adding them to group or making them public. You can do that by clicking on "Share" action... Read More

Office365 used to support Public Facing website, which we could show a basic website and manage it through Office365. This feature stop supporting last year and it is supported for those who already using it and this will be stopped soon.

 

I am wondering i

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No plans to have this feature again in Office 365, so you have to follow suggested aproach: use a third party web hoster
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This morning I discovered that all the sections and pages in a group notebook had vanished! After I'd calmed down, I found the missing pages in the recycle bin.

Is it possible to make the notebook attached to a group read only by members other than the own

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The only way would be to go into the Site Assets library where the OneNote file is stored and manually change the permissions.
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My organization is just starting to roll out O365 Groups. IT has disabled the ability for end-users to create their own groups, but the Support Desk will create them for end-users on a request-by-request basis. One end-user contacted me to learn more abou

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Cany you right-click on it, if yes you can try removing it from the list and restart Outlook. In general, Autodiscover needs to be working properly for Groups to work as

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Is it working for other users in the same group?

Have you tried dropping her access to the group and re-adding it?

Hi all,

 

I hope that someone can help me. 

We promote the creation of groups, so we can close the network drives.

A lot of users are creating mail merge documents in Word and use an excel as source.

But when the excel file is in a group it is not possible to

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Well you can now sync Group files on your PC, so I imagine it should be possible that way?

Has the "Open with Explorer" feature ever been discussed as it relates to the Groups files?  That functionality has been very useful on a few occasions when migrating data from one library to another in SharePoint.

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I prefer to use File Explorer over the NGSC

It is still available when documents are opened in Internet Explorer. AFAIK, it workes only in IE as it depends on ActiveX control. 

 

 Open in Internet ExplorerOpen in Internet Explorer

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It's my understanding that Open in Explorer is on its way out. I forget the limitations that were listed. Anyone care to comment?