Eric A. Silva

Office 365: Creating a Group

Office 365 Groups are enhanced distribution lists that allows you to share files, dates and messages. Groups are similar to Google+ Communities. Groups can be used for projects, basic class websites, department intranets and listservs.


  1. In the left hand pane of Outlook Web App click the plus icon next to ‘Groups’.
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  2. Enter a group name and description and select your group privacy setting and language for group-related notifications. Group IDs are automatically generated, but can be edited by clicking the pencil icon. You can also enable the checkbox to make new members automatically subscribe to notifications.
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Eric Silva

Eric is an Instructional Designer at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and a Graduate Student at Boise State University. Learn more about me.

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