Nov 08 2016 07:53 PM
Nov 08 2016 07:53 PM
I have two issues concerning management of membership in Groups:
1. In the Outlook Widget, I see that I can add another O365 Group as a member in an O365 Group. But what does it mean? It seems like I am then adding the individual members from the other groups as members, not the Group as such? Or is the meaning of this that I should be able to manage individuals for instance in a "mother" group, and then add the group itself to another group as a nested group? Why don´t I then see the group in the membership list?
2. Security Groups and mail-enabled security groups seems to be a better way to manage a company or department team on a regular basis. But it does not seem that I am able to add an AD Security Group as a member in an Office 365 Group. Am I missing something, and/or is this on the roadmap?
Nov 09 2016 10:21 AM
Nov 09 2016 10:54 AM
I would love to see this feature added.
Or maybe as a compromise, as part of the Dynamic list membership, add some kind of rule to say "if you are a member of this other group..."
Nov 13 2016 01:48 AM
Thanks for your comment @Juan Carlos González Martín! Even if I do´nt like the answer:). If this is the case, I will then have no easy way to manage a membership list, based on a company, department or interest level, and thereafter add them as a group to an O365 group. Dynamic membership will for many not be a good solution as it will require an AD (and HR system) with almost 100% quality, will be out of reach for a lot of companies, because of the price tag put on Azure AD Premium and nor will cover all use cases. To me, nested O365 groups and / or the possibility to add security groups to O365 groups should be the way going forward. Can anyone from Microsoft help to illuminate this issue, for instance @Dan Holme?
Nov 14 2016 12:14 PM - edited Nov 14 2016 12:15 PM
1- what do you mean by "Outlook widget"? Once you add a DL to an Office 365 Group it will automatically expand all the members and add each individually (there is no tie to the DL).
2- For organizational group, Azure AD dynamic membership will help and understood that there is a cost associated with it.
Nov 14 2016 12:47 PM
Thanks for reaching out, Christophe!
1- Maybe not the correct wording, but with widget I just mean the form you use when you are creating / provisioning an O365 group. As you are describing it, the advantage you can gain by adding a DL group (w members) or an O365 group (w members) to another O365 group, is just a one time advantage. While my hope is that a relation between groups could be nested.
2- Today I can add an AD Security Group to a Sharepoint teamsite, through the Share-function in Sharepoint. Therefore I don´t understand why I can´t add an AD Security Group to a CONNECTED teamsite, without having to pay a premium?
Jan 05 2017 06:00 AM
ist there somethin new regarding using AD groups as members of Office 365 groups? It is really function which I can appreciate. I was able to add security group to office grooup at azure portal - or to be more correct it looked like it worked (confirmation message informed me that group was successfully added) but unfortunatelly when I checked group membership, there was no change :(.
Thank you for info.
Jan 06 2017 08:59 AM
Mar 01 2017 06:10 AM
is there a plan to add this feature?
it is a deal braker for us, so i will really like to see it.
Mar 01 2017 08:44 AM
this is something we are investigating and hence do not have any further details nor timeline to share at this stage, FYI @Mike McLean (OFFICE)
Mar 29 2017 02:00 AM - edited Mar 29 2017 02:01 AM
I noticed today that it is possible to add an Office 365 group into a SharePoint group - but would that expand the group members at that time?
If so, that would mean that if a new user was added to the 365 group later, they would not get permissions in SharePoint.
Is my understanding correct?
Mar 29 2017 02:15 AM
Mar 29 2017 02:48 AM
Mar 29 2017 08:08 AM
Apr 06 2017 06:59 AM
I wanted to add my voice to those requesting this feature. Ideally we would have one group that is leveraged across these different contexts. In particular our on-prem AD group that gets synced up as a Security Group. I'd like to either "add" O365 Groups to that group (the way you can add Teams to an O365 Group in concept) or else be able to create an O365 Group and then add then add the security group to that. I prefer the former, but the latter would work for me as well.
Apr 20 2017 05:14 PM
Jun 12 2017 09:23 AM
I've read some other posts about this issue and there seems to be a core misconseption from MS of how larger organizations utilize Security Groups (Yes, they still have a purpose). If Microsoft's mindest is 365 groups being used in the cloud for a small organization, there is no reason for linking to security groups. But larger organizations need security groups on prem, and as other posters have mentioned, there are likely to be many 365 groups with the same members. Let's pretend we have a group called "accounts_payable". The group has access to ERP system assets, File servers (yes, not all files moved to SP yet), BI systems and then a 365 group is created for their team. Then a few other 365 groups are created for projects for that team. Now we're managing users in multiple groups that all should have the same membership? This type of mindset simply doesn't work at the enterprise level. I keep seeing examples like this that make me wonder if 365 is designed for cloud only Small Businesses.
Does anyone have suggestions or examples on how they're managing and tracking their security + 365 groups? A spreadsheet? The thought makes me nauseous.
Jun 15 2017 02:38 AM
Please provide nesting (andI do not mean "add members") of security groups as a member of Office 365 Groups as soon as possible, and especially these synced from an on-premises AD.
Without, Office 365 Groups as well as MS Teams are not production ready even in an SMB environment, not to speak of "enterprise ready".
Please don't misunderstand me, I like the idea of Office 365 Groups and MS Teams due to their simplicity, but we can't stand an administration overhead and permissions auditing nightmare caused by a 1970s group membership concept.
Thank you very much!
Jun 22 2017 02:31 PM
I would like to add my voice to the mix. We need the ability to add an active directory domain security group as a member of an Office 365 group. When we onboard new employees we copy the AD account of an existing user in the same role so the new employee automatically gets added to the same groups as his coworkers in that role. We can't easily identify and add the new employee to all of the Office 365 groups that he may need to be a member of. I would be fine with doing this using PowerShell (add the object ID of the security group to the Office 365 group or some such) if that's what would be needed. By the way, we are a gold partner so if this is being discussed in a forum or in preview under NDA sign me up.
Jun 22 2017 07:20 PM
Has anyone tried adding an AD group into the Office Group site collection administrators?