Connect an existing SharePoint team site to a new Office 365 group

Connect an existing SharePoint team site to a new Office 365 group

 

You can now connect an existing SharePoint team site to a new group in Office 365, to improve your team’s productivity with the content and resources of an Office 365 group, including:

 

A shared mailbox for group conversations in Outlook
A shared calendar to track deadlines, events, and team vacations
Planner to manage tasks, and
The option to create a team Microsoft Teams for as a hub for collaboration.

Azure AD Automated Expiration for Office 365 Groups is now in Public Preview

Azure AD Automated Expiration for Office 365 Groups is now in Public Preview

One of the coolest collaboration features in Office 365 is Office 365 groups. Your employees can create these groups on the fly and use them to collaborate with their co-workers on projects, sharing team documents, emails and calendars. These groups are easy and fast to create and judging by their usage telemetry, they are VERY popular.

Manage who can create Office 365 Groups

Manage who can create Office 365 Groups

Because it's so easy for users to create Office 365 Groups, you aren't inundated with requests to create them on behalf of other people. Depending on your business, however, you might want to control who has the ability to create groups. Why do this?

This article gives you the steps to turn off the ability to create groups in all Office 365 services that use groups: Outlook, Planner, SharePoint, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams.

Yammer and Office 365 Groups

Yammer and Office 365 Groups

Yammer now integrates with Office 365 Groups. This means that group experiences in Yammer will get access to Office 365 services, such as SharePoint Online, OneNote and Planner.

Yammer and Office 365 Groups
Yammer has begun to integrate into the Office 365 Groups service for networks that meet the eligibility criteria detailed below.

Is your business ready for hurricane season?

Is your business ready for hurricane season?

In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused widespread power outages and floods across Texas and certain parts of Louisiana. Weeks later, Hurricane Irma hit the coast, affecting Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina businesses. Now, experts are saying there are more storms to come, which is why you need a good disaster recovery (DR) plan that has you prepared for the worst.

Plan your permissions strategy

Plan your permissions strategy

An effective permissions strategy will enhance the manageability and performance of your site, ensure compliance with your organization’s data governance policies, and minimize the cost of maintenance for you and your organization.

Why strategize?
Most websites are created speedily, with the aim of solving a particular problem or getting a specific set of information to people who need it quickly.

New business apps in Office 365 Business Premium help you run and grow your small business

New business apps in Office 365 Business Premium help you run and grow your small business

To make Office 365 more valuable for your small business, we are announcing three new applications coming to Office 365 Business Premium:

Microsoft Connections—A simple-to-use email marketing service.
Microsoft Listings—An easy way to publish your business information on top sites.

Microsoft Planner Year in Review and what’s to come

Microsoft Planner Year in Review and what’s to come

A year ago, we introduced Microsoft Planner, a simple, visual tool for organizing teamwork. Since then, we've added a variety of new capabilities to improve the Planner experience and help users get more done. To recap the past few months, we have announced:

 

A native mobile app for iOS and Android phones, enabling users to create, view, and edit plans from their mobile device.

Microsoft Forms Public Preview for Office 365 commercial customers

Microsoft Forms Public Preview for Office 365 commercial customers

Following the launch of Microsoft Forms in Education last summer, we heard from businesses that they need an easy-to-use tool for creating surveys, quizzes and polls. Today, we’re rolling out the public preview of Microsoft Forms to our Office 365 commercial subscribers, so you can collect information from customers, employees and partners.

Microsoft Stream now available worldwide – New intelligent features take enterprise video to new heights

Microsoft Stream now available worldwide – New intelligent features take enterprise video to new heights

Video has become an increasingly important medium in both the consumer and business realms. In the workplace, video is a key way to share information, educate and train employees, drive engagement and build culture.

Last year, we released a preview of Microsoft Stream, the intelligent enterprise video service that makes it easy for people inside any organization to securely upload, share, manage and view videos.