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Updates to terminology used for Office 365 Groups, Distribution Lists, and Security Groups

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Mike McLean (OFFICE)
Microsoft

Hi all,

 

We’re updating terminology used across Office Admin Center, Exchange Admin Center, and Azure Admin Portal to provide a more consistent experience when interacting with groups and distribution lists. In the Office Admin Center and the Exchange Admin Center, the ‘Group Type’ column will now include values of ‘Office 365’, ‘Mail-enabled security’, ‘Distribution list’, and ‘Security’. The concept of ‘Distribution Group’ will now be referred to as ‘Distribution List’ throughout experiences such as group creation, edit, and upgrade.

 

The changes to these portals align with the updated experience in Azure Admin Portal where 'Group Type' includes the values of 'Security' and 'Office 365'. These changes will be rolling out over the next quarter.

 

Please feel free to reference Office Release Roadmap item 30574.

 

Mike McLean

Office 365 Groups

Principal Program Manager

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This isn't a bad thing - can you please make the change to on-premises Exchange as well (at least for products in support, such as Exchange 2016) so that it is consistent.

 

What's the plan for cmdlets, and updating associated documentation such as this to reflect the new term? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/users-and-groups/new-distributiongroup?v...

 

Are there any plans to update the Outlook "Contact Group" to also be a "Contact List"?

The mother of all Find/Replace operations coming up.

While you are at it, could you please make sure that the Audit Log events are made consistent. Azure AD log shows more details Actor information than in the Security & Compliance center logs which requires us to go to AAD to get the specifics.


@Dean Gross wrote:

While you are at it, could you please make sure that the Audit Log events are made consistent. Azure AD log shows more details Actor information than in the Security & Compliance center logs which requires us to go to AAD to get the specifics.



Thanks for this feedback. I'll pass it along to the team that owns the audit log events in SEC.

I wished they would do the same for "Team" sites.  It's so confusing between classic Team sites, modern team sites, and group sites.  Way too much confusing overlap.

Yeah, and whose bright idea was it to have "Team Sites" on SharePoint and then create an app/feature named "Teams" which creates its own site on SharePoint?