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Some organizations use EasyID (alias?) emails davidsl@microsoft.com vs David.Slight@microsoft.com I have users who cannot login even when both email addresses are added as Guests to a group. Any suggestions?
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@Drew Madelung thank you for this page! It has been a huge help. I have run into an issue with creating Groups in Outlook. Every other app allows me to create a group but Outlook.

 

I cleared out the latest template with the thought this would remove all se

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Thanks!  So with that template configured you are saying that you can create Groups in other apps but not Outlook?

 

Prior to AzureAD cmdlets Group creation control was onl

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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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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

It seems it's not possible an for now you can only create Security Groups...am I correct? cc @Vasil Michev @Tony Redmond

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You have to use the New-AzureADMSGroup cmdlet to create a new Office 365 Group. This is a variation of New-AzureADGroup that uses the Microsoft Graph to create the group.

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As I get a better insight in the use of Microsoft Office365 groups it becomes clear to me that the Office365 Group is an object in the Azure Active Directory. This object in conjubction with one or more different functions.

At first Office365 groups was an

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I think Groups should be looked at as a collaboration tool (the same way you now look at Teams).

No way in heck business end users understand if I explain Groups as a memb... Read More
Whilst i know that Office 365 Group is an AAD object I can never think about it in those terms because of all the automation that happens to synchronize the object with d... Read More

If you mean creating a Group and "ticking" features for it (conversations, Teams, Planner etc.), no.

This kind of functionality has been requested many times here, but it

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My idea was to name the group with an ID and use the title to update as needed. so CITA-P001 has the title "CITA-P Americas (Andy)" But these title changes just don;t propagate everywhere. OWA works after a browser refresh but SharePoint and One Drive for

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We have resource mailboxes (rooms) and want to set specific permssions on these calendars (so cleaning staff can follow-up).

 

We tried setting the permission using powershell but apparently it is not possible to grant permissions to an O365 group.

 

Add-Mail

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O365 Groups are NOT a security principal, you cannot use them to grant permissions. If you are not sure what kind of objects you can assign permissions to, you can use th

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We are trying to determine why members that recently have joined a group do not see meetings that were scheduled before they joined, but are set for future dates. The one particular instance I'm chasing is a recurring meeting that was created before I joi

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Hi Robert,

 

For a user who joins an existing group, he/she should receive an email in their personal inbox with all the recurring events in that group's calendar which h

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Adding @Brent Ellis

@Christophe Fiessinger might help here

Dear Community,

 

Whenever I create a group, the created SharePoint site has a different default language.

 

I always select english, but the created site has a default set as german. Interestingly the Site is only partially german 

 

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Most menue items are in e

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After a long call with Microsoft support I was told this.

- The SharePoint default language is determined by the tenant language
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Out of curiosity, do you use the browser to create Groups? If yes, what is the language of the browser?

Hi everyone, is anyone using Office 365 Groups Sites as "organisational site" eg: sharing the site only with "everyone" or "everyone except external users"?

 

If so are you seeing any downside to doing this as opposed to creating a site collection the old s

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A detail: in this scenario, which will be the Group Owners? And which the Members?

the downsides are being decimated on a monthly basis. Previously Content Type Hub Syndication didn't work for Groups, this was a major pain point for us. 

But now I could

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Well, It you think about how Microsoft positions modern SPO Sites, then you can deduce you can use them as organizational sites...and when you create a modern SPO Site, y... Read More

two questions (haven't found any answer in this techcommunity or anywhere else)

 

1) Where Power BI Workspaces are stored for an O365Group  ?

Is it SPO ? If yes, where are the files located (specific folder ?) ?

 

2) any chance to get the O365Groupname + corre

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pretty quite here. Interesting. I thought that people know these answers.

I did some research and could answer already Question 1 (hopefully). Azure Storage is used . max

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Is it possible to have "accept emails from outside" turned off, but still allow a particular email address through?  For example a SharePoint workflow (noreply@sharepointonline.com), or maybe a specific on premise SMTP server?

 

We'd like to take advantage,

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Not really, but you could set the group to accept emails from outside, but then to use an Exchange Transport Rule so that you block everything destined for that email add... Read More

Am I missing something or is it not possible currently to nest O365 groups?

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Presumeably the "Dynamic Membership" feature will allow more intelligent Group memberships buy ensuring folks that meet certain conditions based on attributes are always

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This question comes up very commonly for people who are thinking about migrating from distribution groups where nesting is supported and used extensively. Although the tw... Read More
It's not, you can "add" the group but its membership is simply expanded instead of adding the actual group.

Could someone please explain the default sharing permissions for the Owners and Members groups on the SharePoint Team Site?

 

The Members group contains the O365 Group name, which makes sense.

 

The Owners group is empty.  Should this contain the names of the

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My (strong) advice is to leave alone the Owners and Members groups in the advanced permissions settings of modern team sites. You should act on these default groups only

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I'm working on a customer tenant with my AAD credentials. The customer invited me into a Office 365 Group as a Guest. The access is working fine and I'm also getting the email. At the moment we are working on a really large document with multiple people.

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No, it is not normal.

If an owner has not modified the permissions (first of all, you should confirm it...), you should open a support ticket.

Hello. When I try to 'Upload a new document template' (word document), to a custom content type on my Group team site, I get this error:

 

"Sorry, you don't have access to this page"

 

Am I doing something wrong?

 

In a normal Team Site, I can upload a document

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Okay. It looks like I just have to practice being patient with some suggesting it can take up to 48 hours! https://joannecklein.com/2016/09/16/spo-content-type-hub/ Read More

An Update:

 

The custom content type has still not appeared in my Group team site - now 2+ hours. Very frustrating! I'm reasonably confident that I have published the conte

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I may be the only person on the planet with WinPhone, Groups but this after scheduling a series of meetings in OWA Calendar for some of my Groups, my phone went beserk as it had 20+ copies of the same calendar entry (I suspect one for each member of the G

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I'll be opening a ticket, but would like to confirm if others can recreate this:

 

If you have an O365 Group, and go to the web-based group calendar, and create a new entry (without making it a skype meeting), it successfully creates and invites all Group m

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It may not be similar but I have had issues with the calendar invite start time moving around as I think there are issues with timezone support - there is none in the OWA... Read More

I have observed that the underlying site for the office 365 groups is a site collection.

 

This site collection  does not appear in the list of site collections for Admin - SharePoint.

 

Could you please let me know, if we could 

1) create a subsite instead of

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Yes, it's a site collection, they are hidden in the SPO admin center but you can manage them via PowerShell/CSOM. No, you cannot change it to site.

 

Group lifefycle manage

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Looks like this is an issue - I have successfully been able to add external recipients as guests in an Office 365 Group if they are not listed in the GAL, however when I come to add a contact listed in the GAL as a guest, I receive the below warning;

 

"You

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Is there an update to the timeline for this? It's now mid-April and this feature still isn't available!

Microsoft now has an Office 365 Roadmap item to allow a mail contact to be added as an external guest to an Office 365 group. It's coming... (like Christmas!)

I cound't agree more!  The guest access to groups is basically useless for my orgainization until it can coexist with exchange contacts.  We have a ton of distribution li

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Thanks @George Khalil for reaching out! Currently adding of mail contacts as guest is not supported, however there is way you can add mail contacts for which you would ne

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Is there a way to determine what your Planner url will be for a Group via PowerShell?

 

Right now it uses a big random set of characters.  

 

https://tasks.office.com/contoso.com/EN-US/Home/PlanViews/qrQXj68AXEOKO1Q-p9yG32QAAW5p

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What are you trying to achieve with it? What's the use case please?
A new message in the Office 365 Message Center advises that you will no longer be able to suppress the initial welcome message for a new Office 365 Group.
Was this a useful command? Why would an admin wish to suppress the welcome message?
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Hi All,
We saw that many customers were getting confused between the “warmup” email and “welcome” email, this discussion is one such example. Admins who have a good reaso
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Darrell Webster wrote:
Why would an admin wish to suppress the welcome message?

Because it's a communication from Microsoft, not from the company. Some corps want full cont

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That's the message create in the Group conversations, not the welcome message sent to users. I've seen people asking for options to supress the latter, which is now possi

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Interested on knowing also this and why the team has decided to remove the parameter

The Outlook Groups app is not available for download in China.  Most all of the other apps show up fine in the China app stores.

 

Is there anything Microsoft can do to get it approved/included?  Is there a workaround to have our China users install and sta

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Today, we are pleased to announce the release of the following features to help you manage Office 365 Groups: deletion recovery, retention policies and label management. We've also summarized recent enhancements to help admins manage group as well as key

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Great group-governance feature. Like what you guys are doing on these topics!

Congrats on reaching yet another important goal. And congrats to the entire security and compliance team for delivering the unified CLP vision.

Good one.

 

Thanks for the update

Currently in Outlook when visiting a group it always defaults to the Conversations tab. Would be nice to be able to set a different default. For example Files, Calendar.

 

Thanks

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Please, visit Groups user voice and if the idea is not there, just post it so other people can vote for it. The more votes you get, the more options you'll have Microsoft... Read More
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