For some options for the Office 365 Groups you need an exchange license, strangly enough.
If you want to turn of the Welcome Email for the Office 365 Group for example you need an exchange license.
Powershell commands to do this:
$groupName = "GroupName" $UserCredential = Get-Credential $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection Import-PSSession $Session Set-UnifiedGroup $groupName -UnifiedGroupWelcomeMessageEnabled:$false Remove-PSSession $Session
Error you get:
The following error occurred during validation in agent 'Substrate Only Agent': 'Organization "org.onmicrosoft.com" i s not licensed for Exchange email functionality. Cmdlet usage is restricted.' + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Set-UnifiedGroup], ProvisioningValidationException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=VE1P189MB1149,RequestId=b45e9174-9de6-45f4-994a-e953d8b4ab64,TimeStamp=19-3-2020 12:12:35] [FailureCategory=Cmdlet-ProvisioningValidationException] F7111EC1,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Recipie ntTasks.SetUnifiedGroup + PSComputerName : outlook.office365.com
So for adding, deleting an basic changes you do not need a license but for more advanged stuff you need an Exchange license (or office which contains exchange i believe).
Power BI groups do not require an Office 365 subscription! If you do have an Office 365 subscription, you get to take advantage of extra features like connectiong to a group's OneDrive account, but without a subscription, you can still create and manage groups and connect to the other data sources.
@Amanda since I do have an Office 365 subscription I can't really test it out, but... is there a way to delete a group if one does NOT have an Office 365 subscription?
The only way to delete a group that I have been able to find was to use the Office 365 Admin portal.
@andre are you the owner of the group? I just checked mine and both public and private with and without members give me the option to delete.
I have the delete group button available...I've already used it several times.
BTW, there appears to be a name length limitation on the group name, but it doesn't generate an error. The process that creates the OneDrive folder locks up. My computer spend all night telling me that it might take a while. I tried several variations on the name, but finally shortened it, and it worked.