Microsoft Office has no shortage of ways for groups to work together. From simple spreadsheet sharing to social media tools like Yammer and Delve and collaboration platforms like SharePoint, Microsoft has provided plenty of tools to help people work as a team.
One of the newest tools is also the most powerful: Office 365 Groups. The Groups feature is built into Microsoft Outlook, the Office 365 web interface, and its own Groups mobile app.
Anyone can create their own Group or join an existing one. Inside they’ll find a a shared conversations area, shared calendar, and a shared Notebook. Groups integrate with users’ existing email, calendars, and OneDrive, and with special Connectors any Office 365 group can integrate with other cloud platforms such as Twitter, Bing News, GitHub, ZenDesk, and many more.
Office 365 Groups Essentials Objectives. You will be able to:
Describe how to access Groups through Outlook and the Outlook Web App
Use the Scheduling Assistant to find convenient meeting times for all Group members
Share files with the Group via web, email, and OneDrive
Access the Group Notebook from the web or OneNote
Discuss how to use Connectors to add information from outside sources
Getting up to speed on all the power that Groups has to offer is critical to leveraging Groups properly within any organization, so in this course we demonstrate:
How to access Groups through Outlook and the Outlook Web App
Using the Scheduling Assistant to find convenient meeting times for all Group members
Sharing files with the Group via web, email, and OneDrive
Accessing the Group Notebook from the web or OneNote
Leveraging Connectors to add information from outside sources
Chip Reaves is a serial entrepreneur who has started five successful IT companies. An Atlanta native, Chip began fixing computers for small businesses in the 1980’s while studying Computer Science at Georgia Tech. After 10 years building a successful IT Service Practice in Atlanta, Chip founded the Computer Troubleshooters USA franchise system alongside Wilson & Suzanne McOrist, which became the world’s largest computer service franchise and received multiple awards from Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Business Review, and AllBusiness.com.
Chip has been interviewed on TV and other major media on topics related to small business technology and entrepreneurship, including ABC News, BusinessWeek TV, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, and is a member of Jim Blasingame’s “Brain Trust” on SmallBusinessAdvocate.com. In 2010 Chip was listed among the Top 150 most influential people in small business IT by SMB PC magazine.
Chip lives with his wife Maren and step-daughter Meg in Anderson, South Carolina where they also co-own a local Managed Service Provider. In his spare time Chip is very active with his church and local charities, and consults with aid organizations serving Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa.