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Managing Shared Resource Access Using Microsoft 365 Groups in Microsoft 365 Admin Center

Up to 1h 15m
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Microsoft 365 groups give admins the ability to manage a collection of users, grouped by a common property. For example, there may be a marketing group that contains all the marketing users in the organization. MS365 groups have the added benefit of managing resource access at the group level, rather than individually at the user level. 

In this lab, you will create and manage a new Microsoft 365 group with group members.

Note: Due to this lab requiring the creation of a Microsoft 365 organization with an Admin Center, if you don't already have one you will need to provide a mobile phone number to pass the account creation process.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lab, you will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of Microsoft 365 groups
  • Create a new Microsoft 365 group
  • Add members to the new Microsoft 365 group
  • Configure an MS365 group
  • Assign resource access to the Microsoft 365 group

Intended Audience

  • Candidates studying for the MS-100 Certification Exam
  • System Administrators
  • IT Support Analysts


Familiarity with the following is recommended:

  • Microsoft 365 Admin Center

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:


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About the author

Adil Islam, opens in a new tab
Cloud Labs Developer
Learning paths

Adil is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, former Azure Engineer, and loves all things Azure. He is a certified Azure Administrator and Azure DevOps Expert and has worked for some of the biggest MSPs in the world (Cognizant, New Signature, CoreAzure). He loves to combine his two passions: cloud and teaching.

Adil specializes in Azure Infrastructure services and has a curiosity for new, in-preview services from Azure, getting his hands familiar with the content before most of the world does. Outside of work, Adil helps run a growing community of IT professionals looking to break into the cloud and regularly runs workshops and webinars.

Covered topics

Lab steps

Setting Up A Microsoft 365 Developer Account
Creating a New Microsoft 365 Group
Managing a Microsoft 365 Group
Adding Shared Resource Access to a Microsoft 365 Application