Microsoft Reveals “Clutter,” Enhanced Document Collaboration, And Groups Features For Outlook Web App In Office 365 Coming Later This Year


31, 2014

At this week’s Microsoft Exchange Conference, Microsoft is previewing features that will be coming to Outlook Web App in Office 365 later this year. The three new features detailed are “Clutter,” enhanced document collaboration, and groups.


This is the core goal of “clutter,” the codename for a new feature in Outlook Web App in Office 365. At its heart, it intends to remove as much unimportant mail, or clutter, from a user’s inbox as possible so that a user’s inbox can, well, become their inbox again. At a high level, clutter is pretty simple. We know that in most businesses, people spend a great deal of time just trying to keep up with the volume of email coming into their inboxes throughout the day. How they manage that email can then serve as a blueprint for what is important to them.

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Enhanced Document Collaboration:

Outlook Web App now includes full integration with OneDrive for Business, allowing you to easily share files stored in the cloud as attachments in your email. There are two ways you can share a file with Outlook Web App and OneDrive for Business:
•When you send an attachment from your computer or device you can now automatically upload the file to your OneDrive cloud drive and send it as a link.
•You can also easily attach a file directly from your OneDrive cloud drive when sending an email in Outlook Web App.

When you send these links in Outlook Web App, permissions on the document are set automatically. Any recipient on the To: and CC: lines will be able to view and edit the file by default. No manual configuration is needed, it will just work. We also make it easy to change the permissions from the file directly from the email message. You can set permissions to view-only if desired, so no one can edit the file without your permission.


We introduced the concept of Groups at SharePoint Conference earlier this month and we’ll be going into more depth at MEC this week. At a high level, we have taken the Groups concept in Yammer and are extended it across Office 365. With this new, central building block, we can enable collaboration experiences that weren’t possible before. Let’s dive into how this works.

Starting things off in Yammer, you’ll notice a list of Public Groups here pinned to the left. These are Groups that have either been created or joined. Clicking on a particular group will show the conversation feed for that group. This is where you share information and collaborate with others. A new group can be created from here – in fact, anyone in the organization can create a group from anywhere in Office 365, which empowers everyone to be more productive.

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Source: Office blogs

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