Office 365 - What are the differences between an Office 365 Group, an Office 365 Security Group, a Contact list, a Google Group, and WiscLists?

This document compares the features of WiscList, Office 365 Groups, Office 365 Security Groups, Office 365 Contact List, and UW-Madison Google Groups to help identify which service would work best for your needs.

Feature WiscList Office 365 Groups UW-Madison Google Groups Office 365 Contact Lists/Groups Manifest email group (MEG)
Allows E-mail to Members
Group File Sharing


Group Calendaring
Group Collaboration Tools


HTML Content Creation
E-mail Open Tracking



Click-Through Tracking



Allows Non-Office 365 Contacts/Members
List Administration via E-mail


Data-Driven Lists Possible



Members List Hidden
Better for server-generated messages


Managing Office 365 account permissions



Can service account be a member of
Can service account be owner/creator of


Email address format somename@lists.wisc.edu somename@office365.wisc.edu somename@g-groups.wisc.edu no address exists 0000abc1223def@wisc.edu

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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2016-08-11 12:00 CDTUpdated:2019-04-04 09:30 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Google Apps, Office 365, WiscList
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