Planner is creating Groups even when Group creation has been restricted for those users.
We restrict those that can create Groups.
Planner disregards that restriction.
Sever this from Group creation or needing to attach it to a group... Attach it to more of a SharePoint list or something. Large orgs cannot enable group creation due to data sprawl and what not!
Tying it to group creation hamstrings the dang app!
Creating a new plan on Planner must be separated from creating new O365 group, this option must available despite even when o365 group creation is blocked for end user, otherwise there is no way to put control who create o365 group and this can create massive confusing, nor control, admin nightmare, who do what especial when you company population is 50K. Once you release an option to create multiple plans within one o365 group it would be grate to have Plan creation allowed for end users without a admin right.
Hi All, just had a very quick look on the user voice and it look like there are a lot of separate post about de-coupling Planner from Groups. This is probably masking that this is a bigger issue for more ppl. Might be worth MS Planner User Voice Admins unifying these requests, but for now here is a list of a few I have found in the 5 minutes of looking. If this is a problem for you, please vote on these posts too 😊
Plan-creation without O365 Group-Creation: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/17194208-make-it-possible-to-allow-plan-creation-without-o3
Group Or Individual Plan W/O SP site:
Planners created even though group create rights switched off: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11111202-planner-is-creating-groups-even-when-group-creatio
I have group creation turned OFF in Exchange and Azure AD yet Planner still allows 'New Plans' to be created by all employees which creates a new O365 Group.... PLEASE FIX THIS!!
Yeah, stop creating groups when we've disabled it!
We have got dozens of groups now, and dozens of planners. I realy don't think it is a good idea to related planner and o365 group.
Oscar Fernandez commented
Good morning, we have the same problems with new service Microsoft Planer.
We detect the user creating planers make indirectly new office365 groups with remdom names.
We need disable this possibility to create Offcie365 Groups across Microsoft Planer. Please keep us informed about any suggestion to disabled this.
Andrew Curtis commented
This needs to be disabled through Azure AD, since the setting for Exchange Online only applies to creating groups through OWA and Outlook. Look here for more info on this and steps to disable group creation in AD while permitting specific users: https://thoughtsofanidlemind.com/2016/06/07/controlling-the-creation-of-office-365-groups-using-an-azure-active-directory-policy/
This is a concern for me too...it has created a new group and email address with the name of my plan. This is a private plan at the moment for me to keep track of my own projects, so I don't need the group and email.
Yes, this is still a problem for us. Right now, in my organization, I seem to be the only one creating plans in Planner. I'm sure I don't have permission to create groups in Exchange, but Planner will let me create groups according to whatever name I gave the plan. This is a security gap with this tool. I haven't tested to determine what happens if the group name or associated email distribution list already exists when I create a plan. Given that Planner doesn't check to confirm I have the right to create groups, my suspicion is that Planner would blow away the existing group and replace it with my new group. That would be pretty annoying. Perhaps someone with more time on their hands would care to test this and provide feedback?
João Dias commented
This is crazy! I have disable the creation of groups, remove the planner license from the users, but still they can go to tasks.office.com login and create a plan that have a group creation associated. Please give us the option to disable this now!
Dwayne Selsig commented
We have disabled creating groups for our students. They are able to create groups by creating a new Plan inside Office 365 Planner. Our students are creating improper group names. I have disabled Office 365 Planner because of this.
I've observed the same thing. I don't think I'm supposed to be able to create email group addresses in our domain, but Planner let me do this. This needs to be restricted, or we will have hundreds of new email addresses getting created that don't follow our group naming convention.