Inactive Groups & Teams in Office 365

To allow IT professionals to better manage the increased usage of Office 365 services by UWM users, there is a new policy regarding inactive Groups and Teams.

A Group or Team will now expire after a 1-year period of inactivity. Groups and Teams that are actively being used will automatically renew. An “active” Group or Team will have any of the following actions performed within the last year:

  • SharePoint (Team Sites): view, edit, download, move, share or upload files
  • Outlook (Group): join group, read/write group messages, liking a message
  • Teams: visiting a Teams channel

This new policy will go into effect on June 16, 2020. 

If a Team is inactive, the owners will receive notification regarding renewal. If a group is inactive the owner will receive notifications prior to the expiration date. For more information on this please review our article on the topic.

If you have any questions regarding Office 365 please call the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040 or visit