Office 365 makes it easy to collaborate with external users through Office 365 Groups and Teams, both of which use Azure B2B Collaboration. In fact, collaboration is so easy that users might be carried away and share with all and sundry, including your competitors. Which is why it’s nice to have a policy to control sharing with certain domains that works for applications like Groups, Teams, and Planner.
In a recent post on the G Suite Updates blog, Google announced several new updates to it Hangouts Meet Room hardware lineup, including a new camera and a new combination speaker-microphone.
Microsoft has updated Yammer so that new groups use the Office 365 Groups service to manage the identity and membership of the groups. There are far too many “groups” in that last sentence, which kind of illustrates how a surplus of groups might be building up within Office 365.
The Microsoft Teams application is now generally available. Lots has been done to improve Teams since its preview release and Microsoft has made many good updates. Some edges remain for Microsoft to work on, but Teams is now more than a valid competitor for Slack in the chat-based collaboration market.
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Much excitement was sparked when Microsoft introduced Teams, their purported Slack-killer, on November 2. Now that everyone’s calmed down a tad and we’ve had the time to get some solid hands-on time with Teams, it’s appropriate to look at what Microsoft has delivered and explore the strengths and weaknesses of Teams.
Yammer and Office 365 take two very different approaches to collaboration, but both exist inside Office 365. Although slow in coming, Microsoft has finally given details about how Yammer and Office 365 Groups will connect to each other. AAD is the glue and SharePoint, notebooks, plans, and calendars are the common functionality available to both types of groups.
In this post by IT veteran Michael Simmons, learn how to set up the sharing features of your document libraries in Office 365 so you can share a document library with someone outside of your organization, including clients or contractors.