Understanding Microsoft 365 Groups



This article describes the options that are available for creating Microsoft 365 Groups.


In terms of collaboration and project management, Microsoft Teams is recommended instead of groups due to its versatility and reliability.

For more information on Microsoft Teams, see Team Collaboration with Microsoft Teams.

When creating a Microsoft 365 Group, there are several available options:

Both types of groups provide the members access to, but are not limited to, the following resources:

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Private vs Public Groups

You may invite members external from the university to participate in private or public groups. However, if they do not have Microsoft 365, they will have limited access to group features.

For more information about Microsoft 365 Groups, see this support page.

All Microsoft 365 Groups created at Virginia Tech must adhere to the Acceptable Use of Information Systems at Virginia Tech policy.

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