Dec 15 2016 03:09 PM
Dec 15 2016 03:09 PM
Hi, we're in the process of doing some beta work with Teams, and getting some traction with Planner, as well. However, in enabling these applications for our users, they're gaining additional features in Office 365. We've not done a general roll-out of O365 Groups, so we thought it might be useful to provide them with a Quick Start one-sheeter for O365 Groups (the elements, like Calendar, file storage; also quick benefits and pro-tips). We used to do something similar with Yammer ("Ready, Set, Go"). Does anyone have anything they could share, either ready to go, or that we might adapt for our environment? Thanks in advance for any help!
Dec 21 2016 01:50 AM
Hi Steven. Producing a one-sheet quick reference for end users is becoming more and more difficult with Office 365. When it comes to Office 365 Groups, it represents a collection of communication, collaboration and coordination tools. Thinking of communication tools alone, you'd need something that represents Outlook Groups, Yammer and Microsoft Teams. For Files, you'd need something that covers basic file activities across SharePoint and OneDrive. Covering Shared Calendar, OneNote, Planner, PowerBI... and each of these can change UI. It's difficult to keep up with change.
I put this question to others following the Office 365 Groups Community - What would you put in a basic guide for Groups? Let's start with Outlook Groups as the choice of communication.
Creating and Joining a Group
Subscribing to Group activity - Inbox and Events
It is quite a list of topics already.
What would you add or change?
Dec 21 2016 03:05 AM
Dec 21 2016 06:22 AM
I'm not looking for full functionality (that's counter to the idea of a one-sheeter). What I'm trying to do, for people who suddenly find themselves with an O365 Group because they're using Teams or Planner, for instance, is explain what a Group is, what elements are included (like files, calendar, distro, etc.), and the value prop of suddenly having this team collaborative space.
I'm just hoping to not have to recreate if someone else has already created something like this. I feel pretty confident the information I'm looking for would fit onto a "Ready Set Go" document.
Dec 28 2016 11:12 AM
Office 365 Groups provide an easy way for any user to create an ad-hoc group container where they can manage colleagues who have access to the Group's materials. Groups are Public (anyone can join) or Private (owner controls).
Each Office 365 Group contains:
Email messaging with “next-gen distribution list”
SharePoint Site for Files
Dec 29 2016 08:50 AM
Dec 29 2016 09:01 AM
I'll take a pass at this in new year, happy to share my results here, Brent. (And thanks Kevin for your contribution, as well!)
Dec 31 2016 05:10 AM