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Office 365 Groups

Groups in Office 365 bring together features of People, Conversations, and Content across an organisation’s users of Office 365. By providing an integrated experience that links together email conversations, file storage, and calendar event management, Groups create an integrated experience for teams to focus on group activity.

Public and Private Groups

Content in a public group can be seen by anybody in the University and anybody in the University can join the group. Content in a private group can only be seen by members of the group and people who want to join have to be approved by the group owner. Groups are set up as public groups by default.

If you want to change your group from public to private (or vice versa), a guide of how to do this can be found here at Microsoft's support web page.

Help and Support

Detailed instructions on how to use Groups can be found below:

Office 365 groups (PDF, 1,440 KB)

Quick answers

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User guides

MacOS Sync Guide (PDF, 871 KB)

OneDrive for Business user guide (PDF, 2,182 KB)

Office 365 groups (PDF, 1,440 KB)

Skype for Business user guide (PDF, 1,972 KB)

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