Launch of new Office 365 Groups Service for Staff and Researchers
3:25PM, 24 April 2017
As part of the Office 365 suite of services, staff and post-graduate researchers now have access to the Office 365 Groups service.
WHAT ARE OFFICE 365 GROUPS?
Office 365 Groups supports collaborative working and information sharing across the University and with external partners. Bringing together conversations and calendar from Outlook, files from SharePoint, tasks from Planner, and a shared OneNote notebook into a single collaboration space.
You can use Office 365 Groups to collaborate with your colleagues when:
• writing documents
• creating spreadsheets
• working on project plans
• scheduling meetings
• sending email and more.
For the best Office 365 Groups experience, use Office 2016;
For work managed PCs: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/staff/software/worksoftware/office2016/
personal (not managed) PCs: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/staff/software/personal/
For a quick introduction, visit https://www.youtube.com/embed/t3OLvYXepvE
Note: At Loughborough, we've decided to make them private by default.
HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO GROUP WORKSPACE?
Office 365 Groups offers modern information sharing and collaboration that works on Windows, Mac, Mobile devices and via a web browser.
Group Workspace provides simple file store that works only for internal staff groups in a traditional manner and is more suited to storing large data sets (more than 5000 files) that need to be accessed via Windows Explorer or Apple Finder.
CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?
For more information please visit http://groups.lboro.ac.uk
If your school/department would like a demo please contact the Business Partnering team http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/staff/services/bp/
to discuss further.