Groups in Office 365
Microsoft has begun rolling out the initial phase of Groups in Office 365
Back at the SharePoint Conference in March, Microsoft announced their roadmap for a set of connected experiences that would enable your company to work like a network. In September, they reached an important milestone with Office Delve and continuing on this journey, they have begun rolling out the first phase of Groups in Office 365.
Jared Spataro, the general manager of Enterprise Social at Microsoft, recently wrote about the new Groups in Office 365 and we’ve highlighted the most important points for you.
Getting things done at work means sharing information and collaborating across ad hoc groups and project teams. But, often times the tools used to bring people together are different in each app—distribution groups in Outlook, buddy lists in Lync, groups in Yammer. That’s why Microsoft has introduced Groups in Office 365- so you can easily connect with the colleagues, information and applications you need to do more.
Check out this video to learn how Groups brings people together to enable better communication and collaboration across Office 365.
To support a project, you can easily create a new Group and invite colleagues. You can also search for and join existing Groups, which are open by default, to see all discussions, milestones and files and get up to speed quickly. Of course, you can create private Groups as well for sensitive projects and content.
In the initial phase of Groups that has been launched, Groups will show up within the web experiences of Office 365 email and calendar and OneDrive for Business. In upcoming phases, Microsoft will add Yammer and Lync to the Groups experience to help you do even more.
To learn more about groups in Office 365, click here.