How to Work Together in Office 365

By Rosemarie Withee, Ken Withee, Jennifer Reed

Part of Office 365 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

For the first time in history, four cultural generations are converging in the workplace. Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and Centennials are working together on the same project with different collaboration needs and communication styles. Use this guide to understand the productivity tools available in Office 365 so you can pick the right tool for the right purpose.

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Office 365 Groups Groups is the service that enables users to use a single identity across the different collaboration solutions in Office 365. Powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Groups maps the connection between the people and the content you interact with in Office 365. This AI then feeds into all the experiences in Office 365 to help you discover relevant content and save time by making efficient connections.
Teams Teams is a digital hub for teamwork. It is a chat-based environment designed to foster easy connections and conversations to help build relationships. Teams is also built on top of Office 365 Groups.
Yammer Yammer is your social network for the enterprise. It is your Facebook at work — but better. It’s what you use for open team discussions and can be used to crowd source ideas and collect knowledge. You can get a pulse for your organization via polls, praise, follows, and more.
SharePoint Online SharePoint is your go-to solution for content management and collaboration with the benefit of custom workflows and advanced permissions. You can design beautiful sites with zero coding skills, and it integrates seamlessly across all the collaboration solutions in Office 365.
Email/Outlook Outlook continues to be the undisputed leader for email and calendar. Its latest version comes with a feature called Focused Inbox that automatically sorts your email, creates @mentions to catch someone’s attention, and uses built-in AI.