Let’s check about the latest development in Microsoft 365 Group Driven Membership Management support. This upcoming feature will provide the ability for Group Owners to add a Security Group as a member of Microsoft 365 Group.
Microsoft has added a lot of exciting features to the roadmap, including Microsoft 365 Group Driven Membership Management support that are currently in development and testing phase. You may expect the public preview to be announced in 2023 and the General Availability GA by end of 2023.
The Security Group can then be used to drive membership inside Microsoft 365 Group, simplifying membership management scenarios where membership is already be managed within Security Groups.
With this in-product feature support, end users and admins will be able to add a Security Group or an M365 Group as a member of a Dynamic M365 Group by using the memberOf property.
In the preview, users will be able to create these GDM a.k.a nested groups from Azure Portal & Group Card and they can be accessed & used like any other Dynamic M365 Group across apps like Teams, Outlook & SharePoint.
Microsoft 365 Group Driven Membership Management Support
Microsoft added Group Drivern Membership management to the roadmap starting June 2021, this feature expected in the Public preview by June 2023.
Enhancements around deeper levels of nesting, increasing the number of memberOf groups in a tenant are also being worked on and will be eventually available for GA.
|Feature||Phase||Preview Expected (Year)||GA|
|Microsoft 365 admin center: Groups – Group Driven Membership Management||In Development||June 2023||December 2023|
You can manage Microsoft 365 groups in several different ways, depending on your configuration. You can manage user accounts in the Microsoft 365 admin center, PowerShell, in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), or in the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) admin center.
The following Microsoft 365 different groups listed.
Distribution groups, to send emails to multiple recipients at once. Security groups, to assign permissions to allow access to AD resources. Mail-enabled security groups, to grant access permissions to resources, and also send emails to multiple users.
The Microsoft 365 Group Driven Membership Management feature allows end users and admins will be able to add a Security Group or an M365 Group as a member of a Dynamic M365 Group by using the memberOf property.
The Microsoft 365 admin center is where you manage your business in the cloud. You can complete such tasks as adding and removing users, changing licenses, and resetting passwords.
To get to the Microsoft 365 admin center, go to admin.microsoft.com or, if you’re already signed in, select the app launcher, and choose Admin.
Microsoft 365 is a complete, intelligent solution that includes Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely. The following Microsoft 365 subscriptions are available in the admin center for you to try or buy now:
- Microsoft 365 for business
- Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3
- Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5
About Author – Jitesh, Microsoft MVP, has over five years of working experience in the IT Industry. He writes and shares his experiences related to Microsoft device management technologies and IT Infrastructure management. His primary focus is Windows 10 Deployment solution with Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and Microsoft Intune.