More Social Changes to Office 365

March 4, 2014 at 3:16 PM

In other news from Microsoft’s SharePoint 2014 event, the vendor announced some additional changes to Office 365:
1. Extending Groups across Office 365, creating a group anywhere in Office 365 will automatically provision a corresponding inbox, social feed, calendar, and document library. The group’s Yammer feed and inbox will both display the same conversation, so users can work in their preferred environment. Groups also are set as “open” by default, although privacy settings can be changed as needed.
2. Offering Inline Social Experiences in Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics, and any other application or service. That means adding Yammer conversations to documents in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business; making it easy to post updates, documents, and emails to Yammer from SharePoint Online and Outlook; and enhancing the integrated social capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Future plans call for integrating Yammer with Lync and Skype, too.