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Office 365 - What are the differences between an Office 365 Group, an Office 365 Security Group, a Contact list, a Google Group, and WiscLists?

This document compares the features of WiscList, Office 365 Groups, Office 365 Security Groups, Office 365 Contact List, and UW-Madison Google Groups to help identify which service would work best for your needs.

Feature WiscList Office 365 Groups UW-Madison Google Groups Office 365 Contact Lists/Groups Office 365 Security Groups
Allows E-mail to Members
Group File Sharing

Group Calendaring
Group Collaboration Tools

HTML Content Creation
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 coming soon
Better for server-generated messages

Managing Office 365 account permissions

Can service account be a member of
Can service account be owner/creator of

Email address format no address exists no address exists

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Keywords:microsoft office365 o365 comparison collaboration tracking members hidden external manifest mailing lists permissions calendaring email scheduling permissions   Doc ID:65991
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2016-08-11 12:00 CDTUpdated:2018-02-02 14:22 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Google Apps, Office 365, WiscList
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