Office 365 Groups uses a combination of existing services, giving it an advantage over other types of groups. In this movie, you will know how Office 365 Groups compare to a distribution list in an email program, like Outlook, and also how Groups compares to a SharePoint team site, another tool used for helping teams communicate and collaborate with one another.
- [Instructor] One way to think of…Office 365 Groups is a combination…of other services you may already be familiar with.…So let's compare Office 365 Groups…with other types of groups, starting with a Contact Group,…formally known as an Email Distribution List.…Now, there are a lot of similarities.…Both allow us sending messages…to a group of people called your contacts,…and you can send that message to everyone at once.…With a distribution list, any non-members, of course,…will not receive that message.…
And when a contact is added after the fact…to a distribution list, they actually…don't have access to the previous discussions.…That's a disadvantage to a distribution list.…With groups, any new members can actually discover…previous discussions and messages…and get access to all of that information.…That's why Office 365 Groups beats out…the old-fashioned email distribution list…that's still very popular today.…Also, groups allow for mass messaging,…like a distribution list, but you can add…file sharing and notes functionality to groups…
In this course, David Rivers walks users through the basics of Office 365 groups, from creating a group and adding members to finding and joining other groups. Learn how to communicate with colleagues in a group, schedule group meetings, and collaborate on documents and larger projects.
- What are Office 365 groups?
- Acting as a group owner
- Creating public and private groups
- Joining groups
- Leaving groups
- Starting group conversations
- Scheduling meetings
- Collaborating on notebooks and files
- Sharing files outside the group