-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
There should be a way via a UI for the team owner to choose whether this should be hidden or not. Keep the default to true, but DO provide a way for team owners to change this if needed.
Yes, please allow the Admin to change this setting without running Powershell on every new Team. Setting this to true is limiting a lot of useful functionality in Teams.
This would be fantastic as an option in Teams.
I hope that you sincerely fix this issue with a "visible" or "not visible" option for everyone who uses Teams and Outlook online, because it is a very useful function that should be working.
If a user wants to write an email to the whole group, which was created in Teams, by using Outlook, why can't he do it?
That's not logical.
So please turn this option on for everybody.
Thank you for your work.
Beth Wetherbee commented
I've wasted about 12 hours of my life trying to figure out why my Team, which I created following the instructions from Microsoft, would not show up in my Outlook Groups or in the GAL. My husband works for Microsoft and he couldn't figure it out either. I finally found a post on how to run PowerShell to make the Group show in Outlook/GAL which resolved my problem, but SERIOUSLY how do you expect the average user to be able to figure this out? ADD A BUTTON. Or change all of your documentation to say "If you want the Group functionality to work, make sure you create the Group in Outlook Online and then create the Team."
Vincent Verbon commented
This completely seems a high-level configuration attribute that should be available to end-users in creating the team (option: 'visible' or not) , configurable by policy on a company level (default true or false, disallow or allow changes by end-user) and correctable by admin (tick box attribute for the created group). Strange that it isn't from the outset and even more curious that it has been corrected this way. I say upvote and make this available
Please make this available to Teams owners. Can't believe it's 2020 and no one has listened to feedback.
This needs fixed ASAP!!! It is completely ridiculous that the Admin of the Teams site can't turn this functionality on.
Please fix this!!!
This should be a high priority issue.
Brodie Bartlett commented
I'm not an engineer but managing our platform for our company. We rely heavily on calendars for individual teams for event planning and many other aspects. We recently adopted O365 for this exact purpose and now it has been removed or difficult to implement. YOU need to address this urgentluy and it should be of the highest priority!!!!
Microsoft, are you even listening? Can we please have ability for the Owner of the Team to decide if the team is visible to Outlook? In a big organisation nobody has permission to run PS cmdlets. You have stated : "Based on customer feedback, new Office 365 Groups generated as a result of creating a team in Microsoft Teams will no longer show in Outlook by default." What was the feedback for removing this feature? Are you at least able to let us know why?
Still not fixed?
This makes a team unable to see a live calendar from outlook as the group is hidden
Anthony Vallalla commented
Please provide a setting in the management UI to enable/disable. This is a decision that should be easily made by an admin. Please bring it back !!!
Please provide a setting in the management UI to enable/disable. This is a decision that should be easily made by an admin.
This option must be enabled again, please. Unless define exactly where can we use a common inbox for the team.
Would love to see the visibility feature back - so HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled:False AND
HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled:False OR then display a DL choice option when the TEAMS space is created
Having this feature back prevents users from having to use an other applet to create a DL and keeps the starting point with MS Teams.
Would love to see the feature back - so HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled : False AND
HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled : False :)
having this back avoids us to start from a different applet than TEAMS to have a DL created.
Andy Craig commented
Newly created TEAM/GROUP should always show in Exchange Search by Default if I am a Member or Owner.