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Microsoft 365 - What are the differences between a Microsoft 365 Group, a Microsoft 365 Security Group, a Contact List, and a Google Group?

This document compares the features of Microsoft 365 Groups, Microsoft 365 Security Groups, Microsoft 365 Contact List, and UW-Madison Google Groups to help identify which service would work best for your needs.
Feature Office 365 Groups UW-Madison Google Groups Office 365 Contact Lists/Groups Manifest email group (MEG)
Allows E-mail to Members
Group File Sharing
Group Calendaring
Group Collaboration Tools
Moderation
Posting Security
Suppress Office 365 "out of office" message
E-mail Open Tracking
Click-Through Tracking
Allows Non-Office 365 Contacts/Members
List Administration via E-mail
Data-Driven Lists Possible
Members List Hidden
Better for server-generated messages
Managing Office 365 account permissions
Service account be a member of
Service account be owner/creator of
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Listname in subject
Email address format somename@office365.wisc.edu somename@g-groups.wisc.edu no address exists 0000abc1223def@wisc.edu


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Created2016-08-11 11:00:48Updated2024-01-12 14:20:45
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