The SharePoint Groups component connects Microsoft’s Groups to your SharePoint dashboard. From within the SharePoint dashboard an administrator can easily add this web part providing a seamless access between the two programs and in turn and increase overall usage of all Office 365 features. Once the Groups component is added, the abilities are endless. With a friendly and intuitive design, the Groups widget is easy and fun to use. Each group has its own photo icon and are completely personalized. To make finding a group faster, there is a search engine feature that uses key words to filter through your Groups. However, if a group is used often, simply add it to your favorites. The favorite groups list is created by each user and is accessible right from the dashboard.
Simply click on the group icon to open a group and a pop-in window provides completely access to all aspects of the selected group. The window breaks down into the most productive communications tools. Right at the top, you can see the group title, if the group is a favorite, as well as all group member profiles. All members have their own color coded icon that when hovered over, reveals their profile with photo and all contact information. Users know exactly who there are working with and how to reach out if they have any questions.
Below “Conversation” a user can see all the current messages sent to the Group. By clicking on a message, the full conversation opens where a user can see the entire original message and post a response from the reply box. A user never has to look for information as all interactions appear in a feed format. Under “Events”, all events for the next few days or weeks are highlighted, keeping users up to date on deadlines. By clicking on an event, a user can see all event details including the time, notes, organizer and attendees. Under “Files”, the latest group documents are listed, for easy access. All documents open in Office 365 online with full collaborative capabilities with a single click. Users can also open other Microsoft Office programs related to the group from within this widget including, Outlook, OneDrive and Onenote. The Groups component was created so you can take advantage of Office Groups in SharePoint.
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