Fix the New Distribution Group option in Exchange Admin Center
Both options, Office 365 Group and Distribution Group now open to a wizard to create Office 365 groups in the Exchange Admin Portal. There is a tiny link at the top to revert back to basic Distribution Groups but the main link should be changed back. It is causing problems with our teams creating the wrong type of groups for our needs.
Shane Domaschenz commented
Completely agree. I use simple distribution groups all the time for alerts, licence and service purchases, etc. To be forced to use a feature that completely is not what is required is ridiculous. Microsoft's marketing geniuses need to realise that creating new features is great, but don't deprecate existing features that have been used for years that your new feature will not replace. TBH as a Microsoft partner for over 20 years, and an early adopter of BPOS/O365, I really am getting sick of this marketing driven new features every 5mins BS.
Paul Garbett commented
Agree. This has caused us operational issues, it was raised with MS and we told this was design as Office 365 groups were the new strategy.
However there will always be a place for DL's where people want the notification delivered to their own mailbox, take Infrastructure/system alerts that people see on their phones when not in office.
Very disappointed in how this has been introduced, MS ideas are great but the implementations of these new features are very poor and not thought through.... How more people has this caused issues for.
Imagine a user is a member of 4 DL's that means they would now have 5 mailboxes to view and check ... if they were office 365 groups.