As part of Office 365, last
year, Microsoft introduced Office 365 Groups, which enables users to create
different types of groups to allow people to communicate easily while
collaborating on new projects. Now, as part of Office 2016, the company is
integrating Groups into Outlook 2016 to make it easier to group people and
contact each other on an IM like environment. This ability differs from the
typical back and forth emails and hunting messages on an already clutter inbox.
There is also a Windows Phone
app for Outlook Groups too.
In Groups, people can chat,
share OneDrive files, calendars, and OneNote notebooks -- all you need to get
your project done.
Groups on Outlook 2016 is only
available for Office 365 subscribers, and you can get started by following
1- While in Outlook 2016 using
an Office 365 subscription, click the New Items button in the
"Home" tab, and click on Groups.
2- In the "Create
Group" page, by choosing a name and group ID, and setting the groups as
private or public, and then click OK.
3- Find and app new members to
the group and add a description as necessary and click OK to finish
creating the group.
It's that easy.
created group have access to a shared inbox and shared calendars to view and
create meetings, files hosted on OneDrive, and to the OneNote notebook for the
group, right from the ribbon's menu.
If you need to send a group
message, simply click the New Conversation button from the
"Home" tab. Then compose the message and attach a new file as
necessary, and click Send -- just like any other email you send every day.
The group members can post
messages, and there is a choice to like updates for those messages that don't