Office 365 Groups turns on SharePoint doc library features

O365 Groups starting to turn on more SharePoint library features and some new ones. We're getting closer to seeing Office Groups get full SharePoint Team Sites. It remains to be seen whether the Group site collection itself will be opened up an used. Or a Group may just be associated with a separate site. But I was pleasantly surprised …

Office 365 Groups Files AND SharePoint Team Site Document Libraries

Do I even need a SharePoint Team Site, now that I have Office 365 Groups (Modern Groups)? Since the arrival of Office 365 Groups, this question keeps coming up again and again. My reply is why not use both? A recent change will help the Office 365 Groups and Team Sites work more effectively together when working with files. We have two main groups…

Embed your Office 365 Videos in SharePoint Online pages

Great news for organizations and schools using the Office 365 Video portal. Up until now we have had to visit the video portal or use the Office 365 Video app to play the videos. Now you can embed those videos into SharePoint Online sites. How might you use embedded videos from the Office 365 Video portal? A number of scenarios are made possible …

Where are your OneNote Class Notebooks?

The OneNote Class Notebook app used to create and manage class notebooks is being added to the Office 365 app launcher (blogs.office.com). This change is currently rolling out in the US. Some schools were not managing to deploy the Class Notebook app using the recommended method. So worldwide, Microsoft will be making the OneNote Class Notebook app…

Office 365 Groups: Sharing files and sites with a Group

At Microsoft Ignite, we heard much about Office 365 Groups. It's clearer to me now that Groups are not just a group of collaborative tools  that can be self provisioned for a group. Groups are an identity in Azure Active Directory and are going to be used extensively throughout the different services in Office 365. They will help to unify the expe…

My #MSIgnite 2015

Welcome to my Microsoft Ignite story. It will be told Live using some of my favourite Microsoft Office tools, embedded and linked to this page. This page will become very much like a dashboard of my MSIgnite experience, using: Sway OneNote with Office 365 OneDrive Yammer I will use multiple Sways, one for each day. There is so much h…

Yammer and Skype for Business integration – Thoughts, hopes and predictions.

Firstly, let me make it clear. These are my ideas, not a forecast of what will happen. This is simply what I'd like to see if and when Yammer and Skype for Business integrate. This brief post was inspired by a question asked during the Skype for Business IT Pro YamJam, held in the Office 365 Network. A YamJam is a large and focused discussion wh…

OneNote Class Notebooks: Removing a student

Our next blog post in the series on OneNote Notebook Advanced Permissions looks at a OneNote Class Notebook scenario. The Scenario Your class uses a Class Notebook created by the OneNote Class Notebook Creator app for Office 365. A student has: Withdrawn enrolment in your class Transferred to another class Or for various reasons, you …

OneNote Class Notebook Creator – Adding More Teachers

The OneNote Class Notebook Creator makes creating a digital classroom environment easy for teachers. The pages are free form, adding text, images, links to content, recording video and audio. The Class Notebook Creator provides a role for the teacher, giving them full access to each and every section of the notebook, while restricting permission…

What are Office 365 Groups? – A Sway Presentation

Continuing with my fun using Microsoft Sway, I skim through some of the features of the new Office 365 Groups. What are Office 365 Groups? Joining a Group Office 365 Group Conversations Sharing Group Files Managing Group Events Using Office 365 Groups from your smartphone or tablet The integration with Exchange and OneDrive for Bu…