Monday, November 30, 2015

Office 365 Groups Overview, Administration and Roadmap in a NutShell

After the launch of Office 365 Groups most Organizations started their transition from traditional Distribution Groups to new Office 365 Groups. Microsoft team started to introduce new innovations to Office 365 Groups on the move and extended their Roadmap, Office 365 Groups has evolved from it initial stages and now have tighter integration capabilities with multiple Microsoft product line providing more enhanced features than ever before. Administrating Office 365 groups is now simplified with rich set of granular controls for management.

To know things in a nutshell, review the new Microsoft Ignite Australia 2015 session by Christophe Fiessinger MSFT.

View here: Office 365 Groups Overview, Administration and Roadmap


Your One stop resource with Support Articles to to create and manage Office 365 Groups

Access here: Office 365 Groups


New Support Articles published on Office 365 Groups

Multi-domain support for Office 365 Groups - Admin help

Make Office 365 groups public or private


Check out the latest innovations for Office 365 Groups.

Office 365 Groups now supports eDiscovery, litigation hold, dynamic membership and more!


Access Microsoft Ignite 2016 session below to know more on Office 365 Groups

Watch here: Explore the ultimate field guide to Microsoft Office 365 Groups


Latest updates to Office 365 Groups Administration

What’s new in Office 365 Groups administration—June 2016 update


Office 365 Groups Guest access is coming to all customers starting September 2016, Access the essential Admin help below

Guest access to Office 365 groups - Admin Help

Also review another great announcement related to Office 365 Groups below

New capabilities in SharePoint Online team sites including integration with Office 365 Groups


Recently Microsoft came up with the plan of Automatic creation of Direct reports groups in outlook, and due to feedback received from Customers around the world, instead of making this update to roll-out globally, now this update applies to Customers that have received either message center post MC94808 or message center post MC98024.

Access the Related Support Articles below,

Automatic creation of Direct Reports groups in Outlook

Manage automatic creation of direct reports group - Admin help

Access this below Office Blogs post to know the recent significant enhancements made for Office 365 Groups

What’s new in Office 365 Groups for April 2017


Introducing Groups in Outlook for Mac, iOS and Android


Review the below documentation to know how you can configure Office 365 Groups settings using Azure AD cmdlets.

Azure Active Directory cmdlets for configuring group settings


New Feature Announcement: PowerShell support of Allow/Block guest access based on Domain list


Long waited Automated Expiration for Office 365 Groups is now available in public preview. With this new feature you can set an expiration timeframe for any Office 365 group you choose. Once that timeframe is set, owners of any groups set to expire will be asked to renew them if they still need them. Groups that aren’t renewed will be deleted. And using the “Soft-delete of groups” feature, any group that was not meant to be deleted can be restored within 30 days by the group owners.

Note: The Office 365 groups expiration feature is available in public preview for Azure AD Premium customers. This feature will require Azure AD Premium License when it GAs.

Access the Official blog post here to know more: Azure AD Automated Expiration for Office 365 Groups is now in Public Preview

Support Article here: Office 365 Group Expiration Policy


Azure AD Expiration Policy for Office 365 Groups is now Generally Available.
Office 365 groups expiration can be configured from the Azure Active Directory portal, as well as programmatically via Azure Active Directory PowerShell.

Access the Support Article here: Configure the expiration policy for Office 365 groups

Read the Official Announcement post to know more: Azure AD Expiration Policy for Office 365 Groups is Generally Available.

Stay tuned for more updates...

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this guide sir! I appreciate the work you do. Cheers!