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Office 365 Groups

Collaborate more easily within your department or organization an Office 365 feature called Groups. With an Office 365 Group, you will receive:

  • A group email address and Outlook inbox
  • A shared calendar
  • A shared Planner board
  • A SharePoint Online site for document collaboration

You won’t have to manually assign permissions to each resource because adding members to the group automatically gives them access to each tool.

Groups vs Teams?

The key difference between Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams is how you communicate. Office 365 Groups rely on your email box for conversations. Group messages are sent and received through Outlook or Outlook on the web. The email threads are displayed as conversations. Microsoft Teams is a chat-driven application. Chat conversations are live and persistent. Messages in Teams are saved over time, allowing existing and/or newly added members to view the chat history.

Group Expiration

Inactive Office 365 Groups will expire after 365 days. Group owners will be notified 30 days, 15 days and 1 day before Group expiration, and Groups can be recovered up to 30 days after expiration.

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