Office 365 is chock full of so many apps that it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of them all. Sure, you have the most popular tools like Word and Skype for Business, but there are three tools in the lineup that seem like they could be used the same way: Outlook Groups, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams.
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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.
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.
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 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.