#SUGUK Manchester: Next Gen Portals: 7/4/2015

It was great for me to share with you on the “Next Generation Portals” coming out of Microsoft at the moment.

Here some links regarding some of the portals and features we talked about.

 

 

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Prevent Users from Creating Groups in Office 365

As Microsoft are starting to role out Groups to all Office 365 tenants we might have the need to disable the function of creating them.Disable-Creation-of-Office-365-Groups

Groups are a great feature but you may not be ready for them, want to create training material before giving them to user or only allow certain users to create them.

The PowerShell script to do this is based on the Outlook Web Access policy for your organisation but you can also create other and assign them to users if you want.

set-OwaMailboxPolicy -GroupCreationEnabled $false -Identity OwaMailboxPolicy-Default

What is important here is that it does not remove Groups, it only prevent users from creating them.  Here are some screenshot of the experience to the user

When Groups are added to your Office 365 Tenant

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While the OWA Policy is being replicated or the user hasn’t freshed their browser

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When the change has been implemented

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