Despite being late to the group chat scene, Microsoft Teams is equipped with a handful of features and impressive integration that set it apart from its competitors. So if you’re already subscribed to Office 365, here’s how you can take Teams to the next level.
Work with the largest lists and libraries with predictive indexing and queries
SharePoint lists have long been used for planning, tracking, collaboration and data management. They’re used to track everything from t-shirts and lunch orders to NASCAR race standings and public health programs.
Taking advantage of cloud services doesn’t have to be difficult or a long-phased migration project. At Microsoft Ignite we announced a new free, simple, and fast migration solution to help you migrate content from on-premises SharePoint sites and file shares to SharePoint or OneDrive in Office 365.Based on the learning and experience from Microsoft FastTrack, using the SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft with a few simple clicks you can begin to bring your information to the cloud and take advantage of the latest collaboration, intelligence, and security solutions with Office 365.
Whether you’re looking to migrate from file shares on-premises to SharePoint or OneDrive or from on-premises versions of SharePoint, the SharePoint Migration Tool is designed to support the smallest of migrations to large scale migrations with support for bulk scenarios.
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.
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.
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.
As a SharePoint Online site owner, you can view information that shows you how users are interacting with your site. For example, you can see the number of people who have visited the home page, how many new items were added to your site, and a list of files that have received the most views.