Collaboration

Microsoft Introduces External Sharing (Guest Access) for Office 365 Groups

Microsoft Introduces External Sharing (Guest Access) for Office 365 Groups

On September 8, the Office team announced support for external users of Office 365 Groups. A fantastic advance in their collaboration story. Read the post and then an in-depth article by Tony Redmond to get more of the story.


Microsoft Adds New Capabilities in SharePoint Online Team Sites Including Integration with Office 365 Groups

Microsoft Adds New Capabilities in SharePoint Online Team Sites Including Integration with Office 365 Groups

In a post to Office Blogs today, the SharePoint team announced new features for SharePoint Online team sites and Office 365 Groups. The enhancements will begin rolling out to Office 365 First Release customers in early September. If you use Office 365 Groups, be aware that they will all be updated with their own team site when these new enhancements roll out to production.


SharePoint Online Site Collection Size Will Increase to 25 TB

SharePoint Online Site Collection Size Will Increase to 25 TB

Sort of buried in the small type of a blog by the SharePoint Team was a notice that the size of SharePoint Online site collections will increase to 25 TB.


How to Favorite a Groups Calendar for Easier Access in the Outlook Windows Client

How to Favorite a Groups Calendar for Easier Access in the Outlook Windows Client

Learn how to add an Office 365 Group calendar to your My Calendars favorites list.


Monitoring and Measuring to Ensure Collaboration Success

Monitoring and Measuring to Ensure Collaboration Success

The purpose of this initiative is threefold: to understand how the community defines collaboration success, how they measure that success, and then how they deploy in a way that ensures the defined goal is met and that the proper measurements are in place.


Get the Most Out of Built-in SharePoint Tools and Features

Get the Most Out of Built-in SharePoint Tools and Features

SharePoint is packed with productivity tools that require no code to use. If you're relatively new to using SharePoint, here are some great tools you can use out of the box.


Microsoft Introduces Preview of New Stream Video Service: Office 365 Video Users Surprised

Microsoft Introduces Preview of New Stream Video Service: Office 365 Video Users Surprised

You can’t have too many services to upload, organize, and play back videos. Microsoft has done a decent job of the Office 365 Video portal, but it operates within the walled garden of an Office 365 tenant and the videos are only accessible to tenant users. The new Stream service (now in preview) is designed to be more social and more accessible to the wider world. The two will merge in the future.


Yammer Loses Out in Office 365 Collaboration Stakes

Yammer Loses Out in Office 365 Collaboration Stakes

The acquisition of Yammer in 2012 enabled Microsoft to claim a real presence in the market for enterprise collaboration software. Time moves on but Yammer doesn’t seem to have kept pace with developments elsewhere inside the Office 365 suite. Today, Office 365 Groups seem a much more attractive option for many tenants, especially if they make heavy use of email.


Beezy Announces Idea Management for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365

Beezy Announces Idea Management for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365

New release incorporates idea management capability into existing Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 environments using Beezy, allowing for improved collaboration and enterprise-wide knowledge capture as ideas are tracked from inception through implementation.


How Yammer Has Changed the Way We Work with SharePoint

How Yammer Has Changed the Way We Work with SharePoint

Whether you love Yammer or not, it has become THE place for many SharePoint users, IT pros and developers to get help. Pieter recalls why the shift has happened away from Microsoft support calls.


Overview of the Office Delve Application for Windows 10

Overview of the Office Delve Application for Windows 10

Microsoft recently released the preview of the Office Delve application for Windows 10. In this article, I will take you through a review of the Office Delve application for Windows 10.


Delve Analytics: A Gimmick or Real Business Value

Delve Analytics: A Gimmick or Real Business Value

If you're a typical Office 365 user, what is Delve Analytics tracking, it it useful, and is it doing anything that will motivate you to be more productive? Jasper looks at the last few months of using Delve Analytics, which he was excited for when Microsoft announced it.


Everyday Guide to External Sharing in SharePoint Online

Everyday Guide to External Sharing in SharePoint Online

If your organization is using SharePoint Online, the “cloud” version of SharePoint hosted in Office 365, you get a major benefit that regular SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, and even 2016 don’t offer: the ability to share content with clients, vendors, customers, and others right within SharePoint Online.


Office Online Documents Allow You to Chat with Your Co-editors in Real-time

Office Online Documents Allow You to Chat with Your Co-editors in Real-time

On May 25, 2016, the Office Team announced in a post on Office Blogs that they've extended the ability for co-editors with Office 365 Business and Education subscriptions to chat with one another directly in document stored in OneDrive, OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online, provided everyone in the chat is using Office Online clients.


Practical Guide to SharePoint Site Permissions

Practical Guide to SharePoint Site Permissions

SharePoint permissions can be complicated. Whether you’re brand new to site ownership or a seasoned vet, keeping permissions as simple as possible is always a best practice. It will keep you from losing your mind. This article will give you some guidance on how to set up permissions when you get or inherit a new SharePoint site.


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