Office 365 Groups is a productive service that bridges the gap and brings together conversations, emails, file sharing into one convenient location. Team interactions are now more social than traditional one-way communications have been. With features like @mentions and likes, Office 365 Groups aims to streamline communications. Office 365 Groups include a number of additional features as well.
When you are part of a group, all the email messages and meeting invitations are sent directly to your inbox. But they’re also stored in your group folder. So don’t worry about accidentally deleting something or creating a rule to move mail from your inbox to a private folder. Delete it from your inbox after reading it and know there’s still a copy safely stored in your searchable group folder; in fact, all the messages since the group began are stored in the group folder. Even if you weren’t a member at the beginning, you’ll get to see the full history once you join.
Note: Microsoft continues to add new features/applications to Office 365. Due to resource limitations, certain features/applications may not be currently available. All O365 Groups are created Private as a default; if you need a Group to be public, please let us know.
For a quick overview of groups, visit https://support.office.com/en-US/Article/Video-Introducing-groups-in-Office-365-76cc8193-9554-4f85-8c76-bd151763b6e7.
With a O365 Group, you get:
Outlook Mailbox and Calendar
Planner helps teams organize their work, with the ability to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, set due dates and update status. Planner’s visual dashboards and email notifications help keep everyone informed on the overall progress of their initiative.
Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace in Office 365. Microsoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations and content--along with the tools that teams need--so they can easily collaborate to achieve more.
- More Information: https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software
- Getting Started: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Microsoft-Teams-Quick-Start-422bf3aa-9ae8-46f1-83a2-e65720e1a34d?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
- Teams and Channels: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Teams-and-channels-df38ae23-8f85-46d3-b071-cb11b9de5499
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