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  1. Hide Groups in Outlook

    It would be nice to hide or remove the "Groups" on the left Tree in Outlook. And to also hide the Groups in the Address Book.

    Note: We use Office 365 with AD Sync. We also use PowerBI Groups which created a whole load of groups. We don't want to see PowerBI groups in Outlook!!!

    10 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Double click to open Group message

      If the reading pane is off in Outlook you cannot open Modern Group messages. We would like to be able to double click on group messages to open them in a new window, similar how you can do with mail items.

      8 votes
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      • Groups conversation inline thread reply layout

        It would be so much better if the Office 365 group conversation layout were that of a thread with inline replies, for example, I sometimes want to insert a reply right under an other colleagues message, and not at the very bottom of the conversation.

        That would make things much more helpful!

        The Reply button should perform this function as at the moment it is misleading one into thinking that it will reply to the conversation thread when in fact it just replies to the user himself.

        I had a rather embarrassing situation at work today because of this as…

        6 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add count for contact group in Outlook 2016

          We would like a count of members in a contact group.

          5 votes
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          • Allow Groups to sort and View using LastName, FirstName in Microsoft Outlook 2016

            Provide an option to Groups to sort and View emails using LastName, FirstName in Microsoft Outlook 2016

            4 votes
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            • One Click to see all my Office 365 Groups

              One Click Navigation to all my Groups
              I've started to use Office 365 Groups but its a little frustrating that I have to navigate down the left navigation to find my groups, then click on more to get to the one I want. Please create a landing page for all my groups that I can add to my favorites and then click to see all the of them

              4 votes
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              • Create email subfolders in Office 365 Groups

                We currently use (mail enabled) Public Folders together with distribution lists to stora all project communication and notify all members.

                The new Office 365 Groups would offer similar functionality, however we are missing ability to create subfolders in Group mailbox to organise the mailbox.

                For example:
                Group "Project X" displays in Outlook as:

                Groups
                >Project X

                Which we would like to organise as following:

                Groups
                > Project X
                >>Client
                >>Subvendors
                >>Internal

                This would also require ability to drag and drop emails inside Group mailbox.

                4 votes
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                • Add ability to filter/search on Group messages liked or not liked

                  In Outlook groups, you can like messages. It would be great if we could search/filter on messages that are liked or not liked.

                  3 votes
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                  • Distribution Group Properties: Expand Owner list

                    . There is a need to be able to see the listing of multiple owners for Distribution/Security Groups within Outlook.
                    Exchange provides the means to have multiple owners; So why can’t Outlook integrate the means to view it? Outlook can list the view of multiple members, so in theory it doesn’t seem impossible to implement a change via R&D. It could be tested, if while tested it doesn’t work at least it was tried, right? It seems as though the idea has been rejected via thought, and not testing.
                    I know I have been fighting hard for this, but that…

                    3 votes
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                    • Group inbox

                      Associate a dedicated Group inbox (like in SharePoint), which we could Cc or Bcc for each email that could interest the Group.

                      2 votes
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                      • Provide an option to Mark all as read in groups in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                        Provide an option to right click on a Microsoft Groups folder to Mark all as read in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                        2 votes
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                        • Provide a feature to move and email item to Group Conversation folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                          Provide a feature to move and email item to Group Conversation folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to get rid of the extra Distribution List folder that may be required otherwise.

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                          • Provide a feature to sort Group Contact list (DL) in Microsoft Outlook 2016 using Company Name

                            Provide a feature to sort Group Contact list (Distribution List) in Microsoft Outlook 2016 using Company Name to track email communication more efficiently.

                            1 vote
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                            • Show me which DL I am part of on an email.

                              When I receive an email with multiple DL, Outlook should show me which DL I am part of that is causing me to receive that email. This will cut down on clutter by allowing me remove myself from that DL if I do not want to receive the email.

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