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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.

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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
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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.

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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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It doesn't seem possible to share a single file (or folder) within an Office 365 group with an external user without adding the user as a guest top the complete group. (I guess this sharing is disabled on the site collection).

 

Is this something that will

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Changes are coming to fix this. Check the following thread, and look for replies from @Sahil Arora.

 

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Groups/Groups-Guest-access-and-SharePoint-access/m-p/66297#M3256

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You must allow external sharing using PowerShell.

 

"By default, all SharePoint site collections that are part of an Office 365 Group have the sharing setti

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You can already share a Group site without having to add the user as Guest user in the Group

In case your organization is currently using Public folders and is interested in replacing at least some of them with Office 365 Groups, Microsoft is currently running a preview program for new tools to achieve this. The details are here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2017/05/04/2nd-call-for-public-folders-to-o365-groups-migrations/

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Good one!

When Documents webpart is added to the Home Page of O365 Group Sharepoint Team site, the files fail to open with below error message

 

This action couldn't be performed because Office doesn't recognize the command it was given.

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Do you mean the new Documents WebPart?

Hi all

I'm new in Office 365.

I have two offce 365 grous: groupA and groupB.

groupA has a list and I'm trying to create a list in groupB with a lookup column of the list in groupA.

Does anybody know, if this is possible?

Best regards

Hans

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Hi @Hans Peter Taferner,

 

No you can't do this. Lookups cannot go across site collections. Using managed metadata with the lookup data stored centrally might be the better

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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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@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.

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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