Mar 29
Office 365 – You can now recover deleted Office 365 Groups

If you have an Office 365 Groups being deleted – either by admin actions or group owner – you can recover the deleted group for a 30 days period.

To recover a deleted Office 365 Groups, you need to use Azure Active Directory PowerShell v2 Preview (available here https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/AzureAD/2.0.0.98)

Install AAD PowerShell v2 Preview

Open a PowerShell command prompt and run the command and once the new module is installed close the PS command prompt to restart it – if you do not restart the PS command prompt, the required commands to get the delete Office 365 Groups will not be available

Install-Module -Name AzureAD

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NOTE 1 You may got a request to update a component called NuGet; accept the request otherwise AAD PowerShell will not be updated

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NOTE 2 you may got a second request because the updated modules going to be installed are not coming from a trusted location

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Connect to Azure AD

To take advantage of the updated module with new commands, you need to connect to your tenant using the command

Connect-AzureAD

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Get deleted Office 365 Groups

To search for deleted Office 365 Groups use the command

Get-AzureADMSDeletedGroup

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Recover deleted Office 365 Groups

To recover the deleted group,run the command

Restore-AzureADMSDeletedDirectoryObject –Id <ID returned by the previous command>

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You can then check using the PS command Get-AzureADGroup –ObjectId <ID returned by the previous command> or using Office 365 Admin portal to see your recovered Office 365 Group

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