Naming convention rules

Modified on Tue, 28 Sep 2021 at 09:55 AM

This section can be found by navigating to “My Organization” and then selecting the Settings tab > Naming Convention Rules.


Here you can set up rules that can standardize group naming conventions using prefixes and/or suffixes (general structure is ‘Prefix[GroupName]Suffix’), and you can also define a set of words that will be blocked in groups created by users.  


You can consult this article for more information on naming policy on Microsoft 365 groups in Azure Active Directory. 

To create a rule, click on the “+Add rule” button.

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Select the item from the drop down that you want to create a rule for  

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Select the Field name that the rule will be applied to 

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Now you can add a prefix, suffix, or both and add blocked words as well. The prefix and suffix fields can be tagged with attribute fields or with free text.  

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Then click save to apply the rule. 

 

Now to see the rule applied, go to the manage tab, select Microsoft 365 Groups, and “Create Microsoft 365 Group”. 

Here you will see that a naming convention rule is applied and you can also add and edit the rule from this screen. 

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Complete the form with the necessary information and click the next button.  

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Here you will see how the naming convention rule is applied before the group is created. If you approve with how it is displayed, click the check box to create the group. 

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You can also create a naming convention rule for Call Queues and Auto Attendant in the same way.  

They will be visible and can be added and edited under Manage tab > Teams > Create Teams call queue and Create Teams Auto Attendant respectively. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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