On 11/8/16 Microsoft made true of announcements from August 2016 and announced that Office 365 Groups with connected SharePoint Online team were now available. Link – https://blogs.office.com/2016/11/08/create-connected-sharepoint-online-team-sites-in-seconds/

The SharePoint admin inside me began to think about managing all of these new site collections/cluttering up my SharePoint Admin Center! The good news (Spoiler Alert)…It doesn’t! One of my friends (Brian Kinsella – https://www.linkedin.com/in/briankinsella) had the same question, so I decided to dig in to figure out how to get at all of these new site collections.

Most of you with an active Office 365/SharePoint Online deployment are probably familiar with the SharePoint Admin center:

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I went ahead and created a new Office 365 Group called “TestO365Groups”

To do this I did the following:

  1. Go into the Mail App > (Under Groups) Clicked the + button
  2. Fill out the appropriate information (Name, Description, Privacy, etc.)
  3. This provisioned a site collection at following URL (I checked this by clicking the Files tab within the group) –  https://mod604710.sharepoint.com/sites/testo365groups/

Now onto the concerns above!

I was not able to see this site collection in the SharePoint Admin page and I was not able access Office 365 Groups via SharePoint Online PowerShell cmdlets (Get-SPOSite)

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Exchange PowerShell to the rescue! Here’s what you can do to find all those Office 365 group URL’s:

  1. Fire up Exchange Online PowerShell – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj984289(v=exchg.160).aspx
  2. Open PowerShell as Admin and connect to the O365 tenant using the following PowerShell:
Run the following command to get each Office 365 group and its associated SharePoint site URL:
Check it out (There’s a lot of properties you can work into this script if you’d like..109 to be exact):

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-AJB

2 Comments

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  2. Jonathan Oien

    Does this mean our SharePoint Admins need to be Exchange Admins too? In a large organization with SharePoint Admin responsibilities isolated from Exchange Admin responsibilities, this would be disappointing. Microsoft has worked to enable separation of these roles.

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