With Microsoft’s many collaboration tools (Outlook, Yammer, SharePoint, Lync, etc.) there is a challenge for users who want to collaborate across all these tools with ad hoc groups.
Microsoft is developing a set of social connections across these tools based on Office Delve that allows users to create distribution groups across all these platforms.
Getting things done at work means sharing information and collaborating across ad hoc groups and project teams. But, often times the tools we use to bring people together are different in each app—distribution groups in Outlook, buddy lists in Lync, groups in Yammer. That’s why we’re introducing Groups in Office 365, so you can easily connect with the colleagues, information and applications you need to do more.
In this version, Office 365 groups will be available within the web experiences of Office 365 email and calendar and OneDrive for Business.
This ”cloud first” feature is only available on Office 365.