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.

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.

Modern classroom collaboration with Office 365 for Education

Modern classroom collaboration with  Office 365 for Education

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.

Utilize Series: 3 reasons to use Microsoft Planner

Utilize Series: 3 reasons to use Microsoft Planner

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:

 
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