Microsoft have announced a new ‘Groups’ feature for Office 365 customers which boosts employee collaboration and delivers greater visibility of project work.

Groups pulls together information from different Office 365 services. Messages, calendars and cloud documents appear in the same portal, with simple tools for employees to find out what is happening, discuss updates and make changes to work files.

By default groups are public within an organisation, however then can easily be made private for sensitive discussions.

This video provides an overview of how Office 365 Groups work:

Office 365 Groups will rolled out to customers over the next few months. It is compatible with Office 365 Business Premium, along with other commercial Office 365 Business versions.