Microsoft announced Office 365 Connectors in limited preview back in the fall, but is now opening the offering up to all customers.
Connectors are available now, spanning services like MailChimp, Asana, GitHub, Stack Overflow, Aha, Zendesk, Salesforce, Twitter and UserVoice. There are over 50 connectors available now with more to come.
“Office 365 Groups is a service that enables teams to come together and get work done by establishing a single team identity and a single set of permissions across Office 365 apps,” explains Microsoft in a blog post. “Setting up an Office 365 Group automatically creates a shared inbox, calendar, notebook and files. Now, any Groups member can add Office 365 Connectors for their group’s use, in seconds, to bring filtered information in the shared inbox that is relevant and contextual to the team’s needs and interests. For example, a product lead using the UserVoice connector can help her entire team track the latest feedback on a new product launched in market.”
“Each time a key activity takes place in the service you’re tracking—for example, when a new task is added to a Salesforce opportunity, an update is made to a Trello board or an incident is triggered in PagerDuty—a message is sent to the Groups shared inbox,” it adds. “You can then choose to share and discuss on the message with your team or take action with a few simple clicks.”
The company says it will bring Connectors to Outlook inbox for individual users in the future.
You can peruse a list of frequently asked questions about Office 365 Connectors here.
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