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Yammer Dynamic Groups - Azure, Outlook Groups, Office 365 groups...I'm confused.

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Amy Dolzine
MVP

So I have been trying to follow the Yammer Dynamic groups story, and I'm still a little confused. In order to take advantage of Yammer Dynamic groups, do you need to also be using Office 365 groups? Do you need to have Outlook groups enabled? Or, can you just use Azure AD?

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Yes. The Yammer group must be connected to O365 before its membership can be changed to have dynamic membership. You must also have a license for Active Directory Premium to use dynamic membership rules with Office 365 groups.

Check out the support doc:
https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Dynamic-groups-in-Yammer-6d2a6ec7-1d65-46bb-b253-1bf441ec80...
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Basically, O365 Groups are getting dynamic membership. And for Yammer Groups based on O365 Groups membership, you now get dynamic membership as well.

 

For sure it's a great use case for Yammer. We have geo-specific groups that will benefit from automatically adding people from a specific office location to the group.

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Thank you Adrienne and Kevin. Really helpful.
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Thanks for the explanation.

 

It's a shame in a way, such an awesome feature requires an add-on licence that many customers won't have but I understand the need for product differentiation.

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