For many of us, the rise of the remote workforce comes as no surprise. For years now, office workers have been abandoning their desks in favor of settings that are farther afield and allow them to work in a more comfortable, and often more productive, environment.
When it comes to business, social networks can provide secure spaces where teams in different offices, cities, states or countries can communicate and collaborate on projects in real time. They allow people who may never meet to discuss project details, divide and conquer tasks, discuss clients' needs, and generally come together to accomplish a common goal.
Take your intranet with you to stay connected and informed about important content, news, sites and people while on the go – for those in-between moments. You can easily get back to what’s relevant to you, alongside powerful search capabilities to find what you need, plus provide feedback via comments and likes – all to keep work moving forward.
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.
This week, our 3-part blog series focuses on Cloud Productivity in the Defense system. Today's blog will focus specifically on how Cloud services benefit Commanders and Leaders, but be sure to check out upcoming blogs on the benefits of the Cloud for Staff and Analysts, as well as for Field Personnel in the Defense industry.
This week, our blog series focuses on Cloud Productivity in the Education system. Today's blog will focus specifically on Students, but be sure to check out upcoming blog on Administrators in the education system.
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