Outlook groups and shared mailboxes both help small teams work with shared email. The decision as to which to use depends on the exact needs the team has. Microsoft has given Outlook groups some useful enhancements recently, but shared mailboxes are still the most email-friendly choice.
The Microsoft 365 Groups Ownership Governance policy is now generally available. Also known as the ownerless group policy, this capability allows organizations to make sure that all groups have owners by detecting ownerless groups and extending invitations to active group members to become owners. It's a useful capability, especially in large tenants with many groups.
Microsoft currently offers people the opportunity to talk to them about the challenges of managing Microsoft 365 Groups. I spoke to the Groups developers on February 18 and brought five requests to the table from dealing with group creation to cleaning up group debris.
Nearly seven years after the introduction of Office 365 Groups, Microsoft has finally admitted that tenants might just have a problem with "group sprawl." In other words, tenants have too many underused or unused groups because the groups have been created without oversight and not managed thereafter. Microsoft wants to discuss the problem with tenant administrators. Practical365.com thinks this is a great idea and strongly supports the initiative to get a handle on group sprawl once and for all.
Read Steve's method if you need to know how to export information from an Office 365 tenant, such as Office 365 Groups.
Should you use a shared mailbox, or an Office 365 Group? The answer is, it depends. Find out the pros and cons of each option.
If you're trying to run a gradual Office 365 adoption project, managing access to individual apps and services is critical. Unfortunately, it's also not very simple.
Help test V1.02 Beta of Get-O365GroupsReport.ps1 script which includes new features for reporting on recoverable deleted Groups.
How Office 365 Groups, Planner, and Teams provide project management capabilities for organizations.
New and changed features in Office 365 during March 2017 for IT pros to stay up to date with.