In AzureAD (P1) we can created dynamic group based on attributes , we can created both dynamic groups based on user and device attributes. In this blogpost I will show how to created dynamic groups based on the Preferred Language set on the user.


How to create dynamic groups from Azure Active Directory admin center:

Go to and click on the Azure Azure Active Directory – Groups

Click New group

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  1. Group type – Security
  2. Group name – SEC-D-DA-DK (Use your company naming standard)
  3. Membership type – Dynamic User
  4. Click “Add dynamic query”

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  1. Add user where – PreferredLanguage
  2. Equals
  3. da-DK

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When the dynamic query have run in AzureAD in the background you can see the members

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How to set the PreferredLanguage with Powershell:

First install the MSOnline module

Install-Module MSOnline

Then connect to the Microsoft Online Service


Use the following to set the Preferred Language


Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName -PreferredLanguage “sv-SE”
Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName -PreferredLanguage “da-DK”
Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName -PreferredLanguage “en-US”


How to to create Dynamic Groups based on the Preferred Language:

First install the AzureADPreview module

Install-Module AzureADPreview

Then connect to the AzureAD

$AzureAdCred = Get-Credential
Connect-AzureAD -Credential $AzureAdCred

Then you can create the dynamic AzureAD groups based on Preferred Language on the user object


New-AzureADMSGroup -Description “SEC-D-SV-SE” -DisplayName “SEC-D-sv-SE” -MailEnabled $false -SecurityEnabled $true -MailNickname “DYN” -GroupTypes “DynamicMembership” -MembershipRule “(user.preferredLanguage -startsWith “”se-SV””)” -MembershipRuleProcessingState “On”
New-AzureADMSGroup -Description “SEC-D-DA-DK” -DisplayName “SEC-D-da-DK” -MailEnabled $false -SecurityEnabled $true -MailNickname “DYN” -GroupTypes “DynamicMembership” -MembershipRule “(user.preferredLanguage -startsWith “”da-DK””)” -MembershipRuleProcessingState “On”
New-AzureADMSGroup -Description “SEC-D-EN-US” -DisplayName “SEC-D-en-US” -MailEnabled $false -SecurityEnabled $true -MailNickname “DYN” -GroupTypes “DynamicMembership” -MembershipRule “(user.preferredLanguage -startsWith “”en-US””)” -MembershipRuleProcessingState “On”