Microsoft Begins Roll-out Of Groups In Office 365, Brings People Together To Enable Better Communication And Collaboration

At the SharePoint Conference in March, Microsoft first revealed about the Groups feature in Office 365 and today they are rolling out the first phase of Groups in Office 365. Instead of tools we use to bring people together are different in each app—distribution groups in Outlook, buddy lists in Lync, groups in Yammer, with Groups in Office 365 you can easily connect with the colleagues, information and applications you need to do more.

To support a project, you can easily create a new Group and invite colleagues. You can also search for and join existing Groups, which are open by default, to see all discussions, milestones and files and get up to speed quickly.  Of course, you can create private Groups as well for sensitive projects and content.

We’re launching Groups in stages starting today.  In this initial phase, Groups will show up within the web experiences of Office 365 email and calendar and OneDrive for Business.  In upcoming phases, we will add Yammer and Lync to the Groups experience to help you do even more.

Watch the video demo above and read more at Office blogs.

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