Inconsistent Date Values and Attribute Names

Respected Contributor

When I use the Graph Explorer{ID} it returns  "createdDateTime": "2016-03-17T13:37:42Z",

When I use Get-UnifiedGroup -Identity ID -IncludeAllProperties it returns

WhenCreated : 8/9/2018 12:40:08 PM.


How come what appears to be the same attribute, has 2 different names and 2 different values for the same group?

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I'm guessing it's because they represent different objects - the "parent" object in AAD and the workload-specific representation in ExO. In particular, if you have some very old ones, you might see that they all have a very similar creation dates in ExO, corresponding to the time around which Microsoft changed their recipient type, while the AAD value is a very different one.

Is there a powershell module/cmdlet that returns the same data as the Graph?

The AAD one, via Get-AzureADMSGroup.

thanks, so what is the difference between that one and Get-AzureADGroup?


I found a note stating that "Going forward, all cmdlets that call Microsoft Graph will have “MS” in their cmdlet names, as in “Get-AzureADMSGroup”. The cmdlets that call Azure AD Graph will not change, so there is also a “Get-AzureADGroup” cmdlet." 


Unfortunately, the docs at don't make any mention of this. These modules and their associated documentation are still very confusing to me.