Automatically assign license(s) to groups in Office 365 (Manual)
Posted On March 10, 2022
When you want to align license assignments in Office 365 it might be helpful to automatically assign licenses to users by adding them to groups. This way you can make sure that everybody gets the right license and avoid mistakes.
The problem with medium or large companies is that they have an on-premise Active Directory environment where they create the users. This needs to be synced to Azure AD which takes some time (Although it can be forced), after that you can assign a license.
Then there is a case where you run out of licenses, you will need to increase the seat count through your MSP, and that takes time. When the new licenses are added, you will need to login again in the admin portal to assign the license.
Al this can be easier done with group based licensing.