Jul 20 2016 05:16 PM
Jul 20 2016 05:16 PM
Hi everyone! I am the Group Engineering Manager for O365 groups. I will be encouraging more of my engineers to participate in this forum to help answer questions and share solutions.
Let the fun begin!
Jul 20 2016 05:40 PM
Jul 21 2016 11:43 AM
Jul 21 2016 01:01 PM
Expiry for groups is in planning. It's one several things that we are currently working on for Groups Lifecycle management.
@Eric Zenz if he wants to add more specifics.
Jul 21 2016 10:33 PM
Short term, we're releasing group activity reports in the Report center so you can do some self-directed pruning of obviously inactive, unloved groups. Expect this in the next month.
Later this year, we'll release time-based expiry where owners can reattest the use of their group to extend expiry. We won't release expiry until we release deletion recovery - so you can recover a group that's been undesirably expired.
Jul 22 2016 06:45 AM
No one knows everything about public folders... The cockroaches of Exchange persist because their workings are shrouded in mystery, even to those who have access to the code.
Jul 22 2016 06:52 AM
Expiry's coming, which will be great. I recall hearing mutterings some time ago about "locking" a group. I've often seen groups used for projects, and it would be great to have functionality to allow groups to be closed (but not nuked) when they've served their purpose.
Is this in the works?
Jul 22 2016 11:33 AM
Jul 23 2016 12:12 AM - edited Jul 23 2016 12:13 AM
Currently managing a programme for a flagship pharma authority in UK and DK market.. 37k public folders, 13TB shared folders, ~20TB Documentum / Lotus Notes and a dash of SP2003+2007content is being planned for migration into O365 - SPO + potentially Groups (expecting 60%+ of content to be archived on Azure BLOB storage)...
EA, Info Management & Records Management teams need to make a decision within a month on the new IA and architecture design principles. O365 Groups seem to lack 3rd party governance tools... any suggestions @Ladislau Conceicao & team?
Jul 23 2016 12:24 AM
Jul 24 2016 04:23 AM
Jul 29 2016 07:32 AM
Aug 01 2016 06:53 PM
We are working to get Guest Access available to all customers with First Release option by September 1st. There are few things in our internal processes that we need to close on before we can confirm that date however, so the data might change.
Aug 01 2016 06:58 PM
I am not best person to answer on the 3rd party governance tools for Office 365 Groups, but I am looking for the right person to answer this.
What I can tell you right now is that migrating 37K public folders should not be a problem at all, since Exchange Online supports up to 100K folders and up to 50GB of total content in public folders in a single tenant.
Aug 03 2016 09:27 AM
@Allan Bau Madsen - what governance features did you need to jump to ProActive for - especially related to Groups?
Aug 04 2016 01:54 PM
Aug 08 2016 10:09 AM - edited Aug 08 2016 10:12 AM
Thanks @Christophe Fiessinger! I am in particular wanting to know how Calendars in O365 Groups will work. See this thread on the Yammer-side: https://www.yammer.com/itpronetwork/#/Threads/show?threadId=695900429 (you are already in that thread, but connecting the dots).
I would like the calendar to be Group-specific meetings and milestones that can then be pulled into your own personal calendar (vs. the current function shows the collected calendars of all members of the group concatenated).
I will keep my eye out for Ignite presentations, but if anyone on the Engineering Team has any insight on how Group Calendars will ultimately work, that would be good for me to know now.
Aug 15 2016 06:19 PM
Hi Jim - We have been unable to turn on Office 365 groups (BTW is this the authoritative name? I have heard other names) in our environment. One of the blockers was that we couldn't specify a group prefix (which would invite lots of name collisions in our environment) that's gone, but apparently Planner ignores it. My understanding (not sure how I aquired it) is that Planner uses Office 365 groups but it is provisioned in a manner that will ignore the group prefix that we have selected for Office groups. Is my understanding correct? That planner has a dependency on groups, but that it ignores the group prefix we fought hard and waited for? Thanks - Greg