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Overview

Office 365 collaboration services – Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft 365 Groups – provide a web-based productivity, collaboration, and communication experience that can be used to meet a wide-range of needs such as department intranets, focused group work, business process automation, knowledge management, and file management.

All three Office 365 collaboration services are tightly integrated with the Office suite, allowing files to be created and edited directly from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote either from a browser or client/app.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is part of UW Office 365 and is a FERPA- and HIPAA-compatible productivity, collaboration, communication, and file storage platform, including persistent direct messaging and group chat functionality, as well as video and voice calling.

Click here to learn more and request a Microsoft Team

SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online is part of UW Office 365 and is a FERPA- and HIPAA-compatible web-based productivity, collaboration, and communication platform that is used by individuals and groups at UW to meet a range of needs such as department intranets, collaborative group work (e.g. research studies and other committees), business process automation (e.g. travel requests), knowledge management, and file management. SharePoint Online is tightly integrated with the Microsoft Office Suite, allowing files to be created and edited in SharePoint Online directly from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

Click here to learn more and request a SharePoint Online site

Microsoft 365 Groups

Microsoft 365 Groups is part of UW Office 365 and is a FERPA- and HIPAA-compatible platform that allows you to choose a set of people that you wish to collaborate with and set up a collection of resources for those people to share. It gives you the ability to collaborate with your teammates when writing documents, creating spreadsheets, working on project plans, scheduling meetings, or sending email. Group owners can add or remove members as well as change group settings.

Click here to learn more and request a Microsoft 365 Group

Last reviewed November 11, 2020