Chapter 5

Collaborating Effectively Anytime, Anywhere


check Using SharePoint Online when email is not enough

check Setting up a team site with a document library set up for version history

check Crowdsourcing ideas and finding information on Yammer

check Engaging in Office 365 Groups for persistent conversations

In 1971, computer engineer Ray Tomlinson sent the first email between two computers set side by side. When asked what prompted him to develop such breakthrough technology, Tomlinson’s response was, “mostly because it seemed like a neat idea.”

More than 40 years later, and over 269 billion emails sent and received per day in 2017 alone, that neat idea is due for an upgrade. In today’s world, where information workers no longer are sitting beside each other but spread out across multiple geographies and time zones, email simply isn’t enough to ensure real-time collaboration, self-service information gathering, and robust knowledge management solution.

While email will continue to serve the needs of one-to-one communication and calendaring, SharePoint Online serves as the platform ...

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