office365: unified groups

unified groups are apparently some kind of strange abomination that’s like 3/4 exchange online and 1/4 sharepoint online. in other words, this group doesn’t seem to exclusively exist in either application. the concept is cool but the there’s a huge downside (at least to me) is that by default users can create these groups and name them whatever they want all day long. even worse, they can purposely or inadvertently make the group public as opposed to private. the contents are then available to everyone in the tenant.

the management in the current admin GUI for these groups is very minimal. there are far more options available in powershell:
https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Use-PowerShell-to-manage-Office-365-Groups-aeb669aa-1770-4537-9de2-a82ac11b0540
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt238274(v=exchg.160).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt238273(v=exchg.160).aspx

i’ve found use in the following:
Get-UnifiedGroup
Get-UnifiedGroup | Export-CSV c:\users\user\desktop\o365.csv
Set-UnifiedGroup -identity name@mytenant.onmicrosoft.com -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $true

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