-HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled = true when created from Teams?
A recent update has changed -HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled from default false to default true when Office 365 group is created by Teams. I would like an option for the user who creates the team to set this value upon creation. Our users need to use the O365 group as well as the team created in Teams. With this value set to true they cannot use the email functionality of the O365 group unless I use powershell to change the value every time someone creates a new team in Teams.
This post was created because of a suggestion from support and the information in this thread: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Teams-do-not-create-365-group/m-p/205983/thread-id/14745
I'm not sure why Microsoft thought hiding the group from Exchange was a good idea since it automatically removes access to the group's calendar along with everything else. Many of our users are not aware of this being by design and that they can request having the group unhidden and now resort to creating calendars on SharePoint, which of course are missing all of the features the group calendar offers. All around, this is creating more administrative work than before.
Sophie Hannachi commented
How can we do now for cross-collaboration from Team to Team.
We used to explain that sharing a file to another team is quite easy, the O365 groups benefit from an email adresse we can used in SharePoint (soon in Teams I hoped.......). But now I don't know how to do .... filling 40 names each time ? No sense
Alex H commented
I don't mind the calendar being hidden by default, but why on earth (as an end user/ team member) can I not add/show the group calendar in my Outlook client? I should not have to go through the Admin to get this fixed.
Just spent a year training users to use Teams as their first go-to for groups to get everyone on board with Teams and channels as a concept and now this idiocy!
Look...if you want to kill off Outlook and Exchange and roll email capabilities into Teams, I am all for it! Just don't kill our ability to sell this to the rank and file end users. They're the ones signing the checks.
I not understand what is the reason that is disable by default. We are new users for this tools and unfortunately I don't have admin access to reenable it by powershell.
That is make sense avaialble to choose in the Teams to create team group
I doubt the MSO 365/MS Teams engineers actually use their products, or that anyone in MS departments/divisions uses them. This explains why this feature was turned off. Please restore the option -HiddenFromExchanageClientsEnabled=false, and/or be able to change this value from the Admin Center. ~Audrone Matutis
Kylie Richardson commented
Hidden by default is not ideal, it should default to not hidden, and have a toggle in the UI to hide it if you want to. The thing I find most annoying about the group being hidden is that it prevents easy uploading of attachments from Outlook - the "upload" option is great for groups that aren't hidden. Users either have to sync libraries to their Desktop (not practical if you belong to lots of teams, and not practical when working from several different devices), or manually copy and paste the library URL (not easy for non-technical user) or save to desktop and manually upload via the Teams app, or copy the email address for a particular channel and forward the email to that. None of these options are easy and it makes it hard for users to do the right thing.
Mayank Singh commented
Please revert the changes,
as we need that value to be false in this attribute.
Andy Z. commented
Please provide toggle in the Teams Team Settings for Team Owners to choose whether to unhide the Group calender or not.
Adam Patterson commented
I agree that there needs to be some sort of toggle to unhide groups.
Åsa Norrby commented
Will this be fixed soon?
Patrick Schroeder commented
This was definitely a feature regression of 365. I understand the change to making them hidden by default but giving end users no way to adjust this (and actively removing the main work around people had found to this: selecting the option to "Create a Team from an existing group") is making a feature that many of our users have come to incorporate as part of their communication and collaboration work flows a purely administratively adjustable powershell command is ridiculous. Please give our end users the ability to toggle this on and off.
Today my CEO came to me and told me he can not find teams in the global Adress list.
Well funny thing that nobody in one year gave the info that they can not find the Teams in the global adress list anymore.
So i have now to update 40 Teams with PowerShell...
Please enable this on the UI.
Yes. please add the flexibility for user to turn on or off O365 group when creating Teams Channels.
please add this
please ad this
Now that I found the work around to adding a group calendar to Teams using the URL (until it is added into Teams), and have done this in my existing Teams.
Now, I created a new Team and cannot find the group calendar in order to obtain the URL. Very, very frustrating. Quick access to a group calendar is a basic need for any Team/group, no matter the industry. Please do something about this.
Yes, I agree that the option should be with the TEAM owner who is creating the site. The whole point of teams is to create autonomy for the user. It is frustrating when trying to create a smooth connection between the other Office products. Please take it out of PowerShell - it's a needed improvement!