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.
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.
New innovations in Office 365 for Education
With more than 100 million active users, Office 365 empowers individuals, teams and entire organizations to communicate and collaborate. Office 365 for Education builds on this foundation and adds education-specific innovations like the OneNote Class Notebook and Learning Tools—creating the most complete, intelligent and secure service for teaching and learning.
We covered Microsoft Planner very briefly in a past blog (link here: http://en.cloud-it.ca/2016/10/27/utilize-series-use-wunderlist-planner-project-online/ ).
To recap, it’s a team-oriented app used to help manage and coordinate people’s time.
It’s pretty straightforward to get started, so we’ll go right ahead and start covering why you should be using Planner:
Keep up to date
It can be tough to keep up to speed when you have multiple different projects going on at once, both professionally and personally.
Time management and coordination have a major role to play in the success of any business and individual. With an abundance of tools available to help streamline them, it can be confusing and sometimes even difficult to choose which tool to use for what setting.