SharePoint, Office 365 and the Cloud

OST03 Managing and Configuring Office 365 Identity


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Scott Hoag

Scott Hoag


Office 365 Solutions Architect

Crowley Maritime

Office 365 Groups have become a foundational service in Office 365 and offer connectivity between Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Yammer, Planner, Microsoft Teams and more. As groups continue to become more prevalent, you'll want to make sure you have a plan to govern existing groups, provide guidance to users creating new groups, plan for external access to Groups, and even automate Group membership.

In this session, we'll review how Groups are created and how they differ from Exchange Distribution Groups, how to manage Groups through both the Office 365 Admin Portal and PowerShell, and how you can leverage additional services in Office 365 such as Dynamic Security Groups to take your usage of Office 365 Groups to the next level.

You will learn:

  • How to manage Groups in Office 365 through both the Admin Portal and through automation
  • How to configure Office 365 tenancy to meet the organizations needs and policies for Groups creation
  • How Groups compare to existing workloads in Office 365