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Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online Cookbook

By : Gaurav Mahajan, Sudeep Ghatak
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Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online Cookbook

By: Gaurav Mahajan, Sudeep Ghatak

Overview of this book

Microsoft Office 365 provides tools for managing organizational tasks like content management, communication, report creation, and business automation processes. With this book, you'll get to grips with popular apps from Microsoft, enabling workspace collaboration and productivity using Microsoft SharePoint Online, Teams, and the Power Platform. In addition to guiding you through the implementation of Microsoft 365 apps, this practical guide helps you to learn from a Microsoft consultant's extensive experience of working with the Microsoft business suite. This cookbook covers recipes for implementing SharePoint Online for various content management tasks. You'll learn how to create sites for your organization and enhance collaboration across the business and then see how you can boost productivity with apps such as Microsoft Teams, Power Platform, Planner, Delve, and M365 Groups. You'll find out how to use the Power Platform to make the most of Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents. Finally, the book focuses on the SharePoint framework, which helps you to build custom Teams and SharePoint solutions. By the end of the book, you will be ready to use Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online to enhance business productivity using a broad set of tools.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)

Creating a group

A group in Microsoft 365 refers to an entity in Azure Active Directory that grants shared resources to a set of people (known as members). Members get access to common resources, such as a group mailbox, a group calendar, shared file storage, permissions, and so on, as soon as they are added to the group. Groups make collaboration easy.

In the old days, you had to request the IT department to create a distribution list (which lets you email several people by using a single recipient address) or a security group (to manage permissions to resources). A Microsoft 365 group provides you with the benefits of both distribution lists and a security group. In fact, it provides you with more features than distribution lists and security groups combined. On top of that, end users can create and manage Microsoft 365 groups themselves without needing the IT department's support.

In this recipe, you will learn how to create a group.

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