Groups and Collaboration Spaces

The new Office 365 Groups feature could signal a new direction for Microsoft development in collaboration spaces, which are virtual rooms that offer persistent discussions and file sharing. Exchange Public Folders, SharePoint Team Sites, and many other technologies provide collaboration spaces, but not all of these technologies will continue to receive improvements, and some will probably be retired in the next one to three years. Customers might want to focus their own investments on the technologies most likely to attract continued Microsoft investment.

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