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Wondering if there is any recommendations/checklist, etc. to hardening security on Office 365 groups when working externals. My scenario is having hundreds of people (mostly external) having to contribute with content that is highly classified

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I'd consider segmenting the confidential material across multiple groups to give some extra granularity in access control. In other words, consider each group as a "bucke

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...and yeah we also added email hardening into forcing people to submit content only when TLS is available, and particularly to use specific mail clients (e.g. Outlook on... Read More

At the bottom of this article is the following information:

 

IMPORTANT: For all the Groups features, if you have an Azure AD Premium subscription, users can join the group whether or not they have an AAD P1 license assigned to them. Licensing isn't enfo

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'Periodically' is a very vague term to use against licensing requirements. In order to be fair to customers they should be able to generate a compliance report themselves... Read More

Agreed, I was wondering how to access this as well and also if it would only appear if there was a discrepancy with the licencing.  Would be great to get some more specif

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Since a guest user cannot access Office 365 Group conversations, i thought I'd give it a shot and try to access the data through the Office 365 Groups API https://dev.office.com/blogs/GroupsRESTAPI

 

As expected, got a Unauthroized exception to read/creat

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Hi there,

 

I am the engineer manager responsible for Guest Access in O365 Groups. We are working with several partner teams on enabling guest access to O365 Group conver

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Guest members of Office 365 Groups cannot directly access Group conversations because they cannot access EOL resources without a license.

Nevertheless, they can participa

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I have yet to find a definitive answer on this in any MSFT documentation.  If I turn of external Sharing at the Root level of SharePoint Online, will this affect sharing documents to external guests in Office 365 Groups?

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Bryan what scenario /outcome are you trying to achieve please? + adding @Sahil Arora

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Today, we announced the new guest access feature for Office 365 Groups, the group membership service that provides a single identity for teams in Office 365. The new guest access feature gives you the ability to include people outside of your company in a

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Hi Kady,

 

Outlook 365 and Sharepoint are relatively new tools in our company and seems to have nicely useful features. I have started using the share point group feature

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If I add guest outside of organization which just uses gmail, its not working because he cant login using his gmail acocunt obivously. I do not understand this well proba

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Guess access became available over the weekend, after I'd struggled through the PowerShell steps - needed to install different versions of Azure AD moduleto get the comma

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From the blog post: "Guest access works for any email accounts including corporate and consumer domains (such as Outlook.com or Gmail.com). If the guest email identity is

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Awesome news, gratz all for the milestone! We all know how many times it has been requested :)

 

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Reposting from the comments on the blog article:

 

The

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

 

Universal Toolkit for Teamwork.PNG

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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

I am trying to change primarty SMTP of Office365 group but getting error:

 

We failed to update the unified group. Please try again later.
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Set-UnifiedGroup], TaskException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=CY4PR06MB3173

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Hi Hasan

 

As Vasil mentions, if all you're looking to do is to add a new email address as the primary SMTP address of the group, then you can achieve it by just using th

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This first example will add the alias as secondary, not primary. You only need the second one, although the parameter name should be -PrimarySmtpAddress, not -PrimarySmtp

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Our BI Team encountered the following error from Monday this week. Has anyone else using Power BI experienced a similar issue when sharing Power BI content packs to Office 365 groups?

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For reference, we have not yet migrated our user's mailboxes to Exchan

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Andrew can you please open an incident with our support team so this get addressed.

Is there any update on when the O365 Groups app will be available in China app stores?

 

This appears to be one of the few (if only) Microsoft apps that is not available.  We have lots of users in China that are not able to make use of the easy group-based

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Hi Brent, there are no plans to release the Outlook Groups mobile app in the App store for China. Outlook Mobile is available in the App store in China for download, and

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Today, we announced the integration of Office 365 Groups and Team Sites. When you create an Office 365 Group, you get a shared inbox, calendar, OneNote notebook, a Planner for task management—and now, a full-powered SharePoint team site.

 

The integration o

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No news...roll out seems to be a little bit slow :-)...be patiente
Mid Oct. and I haven't seen it in my tenant yet, just wondering, has anyone seen the update?

Are there any updates on this release for FR, now that Ignite is about to wrap up?

We're on full tenant FR, and I we haven't received neither the Modern Pages nor the Grou

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This new feature is not showing to my tenant yet, even it is set to first release.

 

Question;

 

We have "Team" group, and basic sharepoint site "Team site".

 

If those are goi

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I am the owner of my new group. Every time I click Add an app, I get redirected to my group Document Library. Clicking Site Contents also leads me back to the Document Li

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Is it possible for Admins to access the content of a Private Group if required, for example, if the owner leaves the company?

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Yes, you as the admin can grant yourself or another person access to any group, private ones included. You can so do either via the Admin portal -> Groups or PowerShell. Read More
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The Periodic Table of Office 365 is now web-based, clickable with app descriptions, available in seven languages, and embeddable. That's right, you can have a live version right in your intranet or website -- just like what you see below! Check it out and

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Looks Office 365 Group E-Mail Invite Notifications have a new look, although there are few issues when displaying the DE localization in Outlook 2016 (works on the web though).

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Hi @Ivan Unger,

 

Could you please provide us with an English version of this invite? We are currently struggling with our O365 Group invites since some receive the "old"

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Hi @Ivan Unger, thanks for reporting! I will send this off to the developers to address this.

 

We're currently testing this new welcome email to better present your noti

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Thanks for the update Ivan, nicely presented invites!

Nice one!!!

At our customer, we have been able to invite people to existing Office 365 Groups by simply adding them in SharePoint to the "Site Members" - sounds pretty normal, right?

 

Now here is the strange part: Some people receive the 'expected' invitation mail w

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Hi @Pieter Op De Beéck,

If I understand correctly, at your customer's, you're adding members internal to your SharePoint Team Site, and you get the faulty email that is e

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I think this has happened because in some cases you have shared directly the Group site but in other cases, you have added a external user to the Group so you get an invi... Read More

We are happy to announce the world wide roll-out of Guest management features in Office admin portals.

With guest access we have democratized the way people collaborate with external users and since its launch 6 months ago, it’s an extremely popular featu

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And in addition to that, we are very much looking forward to the feature where Group admins can only add external users that already exist in Azure AD and not invite rand

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Good progress! I am missing the option to search for guest users  in the list, which is there for active users.

We have many guest users and scrolling is not a very good o

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Been waiting for this one!👍🙂
It would be nice to see who invited them and what they have access to. But great start. I would say that 100% of the time , we have customers wanting to know "who invited... Read More

We were already aware of this at the Change Alerts Group :-)...but we were missing this official announcement...ey @Vasil Michev then the Guest users option had not been

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We have a set AAD Group that can create O365 Groups and a process to request Groups to be created.

 

However, we also have a set of users around the globe that are Exchange Admins (not global admins).  One of these users can create O365 Groups - specificall

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Yes, the restrictions don't apply to admin roles.

ETA is next year, please note you can now also restore deleted groups via the Exchange Admin Center.

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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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Hey experts.

We have an office 365 subscription via a re seller,

Email accounts are setup for each user and also a group named "Site" , all users are on osx using latest Ou

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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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Previously in Sharepoint (mere weeks ago), I was able to change links to Sharepoint documents to set to download, instead op having the document open in a browser.

 

I would change the URL containing "guestaccess.aspx" to "download.aspx".

 

However, when

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hi all,

 

i'm fairly new to O365 and I think a Group will work for my small business.

 

Currently I have a standard user account - an e-mail box that mutiple people sign in to. We all use the e-mail and calendar features. I would like to use more of the funct

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Basically, if the e-mail address is already in use you are not going to be able to create a group with the same e-mail address so you have two choices:
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Seems like a very recent change but if you email a group that you are a member of you no longer get the message in your own inbox.

 

If others email the group you get the message so you are subscribed properly and I can confirm same issue against other grou

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This is a huge issue for us.  Especially considering that both in Outlook and in the group options screen in the Exchange Admin Center there is an option to send to the I

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Lifting... Is this still the behaviour?

I'm almost 100% certain that I a few month back received my own mails sent to a Group. I do see settings for this in the group:
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Mmm...I can confirm that I'm experiencing this cc @Tejas Mehta @Christophe Fiessinger

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In our group, we have a menu ' files' .  When I click on that menu, I see the files in our group. I can select the files, but there is no option to delete them. When I click on ' browse throug library'  on the top right, a newe window opens with the share

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Solved. It seems like a bug: you have to click on a file that is deleted. You get an error message that the file doesn't exist. After that, the file isn't visible anymore

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Hello,

 

Can anyone explain me this Groups behavior in Outlook when you select Groups folder with new emails, don’t even read them and then select different folder and all emails in Groups are marked as read automatically, blue triangle after few moments

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Hi,

You are correct in pointing out that the Groups conversations list/folder behaves differently than your inbox or other folders. This is what we call the Groups Seen/U... Read More

Is it now possible to create two different document libraries in the site of a group and have different sets of permissions for those libraries?

 

My scenario is that I have created a group... then I need to give two sets of external users access to the g

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If what you want is to have different sets of Group guest members then this is not possible.

If instead, you want to share the two libraries to two different sets of exte

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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!