What Is Microsoft Teams?

o365 teams tileDo you feel a little overwhelmed by everything that Office 365 has to offer? Would you like to have just one application from which to work online and have access to everything you need to get your job done right there, in that one place. Then it's Teams to the rescue. Microsoft Teams brings together the full breadth and depth of Office 365, to provide a true chat-based hub for teamwork. It brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place, so everyone has instant access to everything they need.

Out of the box, a team created in Teams will create an Office 365 Group, a SharePoint Online site (complete with a document library), and an Exchange Online group mailbox. Teams provides a persistent chat capability, calling and meetings (think Skype), and easy access to other components of Office 365. This provides a hub for teamwork that is appropriate for enterprise companies, small organizations and everyone in between.

What is Microsoft Planner?

o365 planner tileMicrosoft Planner provides a simple and highly visual way to organize teamwork. Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress. Planner can be used to manage a marketing event, brainstorm new product ideas, track a school project, prepare for a customer visit, or just organize your team more effectively.

Microsoft Planner is included as part of your school's Office 365 subscription. Launch Planner from the Office 365 app launcher with a single click. You can then create a new plan, build a team, assign tasks, and update status—in a few easy steps.

What is Microsoft To-Do?

o365 to do tileMicrosoft To-Do helps you create a list for anything—for work, home projects or just your groceries. You can keep track of deadlines by adding reminders, due dates and notes, and personalize each list with colourful themes. You can access your lists from anywhere with the Microsoft To-Do apps for iPhone, Android phone, Windows 10 devices and the web. For example, make a list of announcements for tomorrow's assembly using To-Do from within Office 365 on your office computer in the evening, then access that list with the To-Do app on your phone the following morning.

To-Do helps you manage, prioritize, and complete the most important things you need to achieve every day, powered by Office 365 integration.

What is Office Online?

Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote that you can use directly from within a web browser. No need to install any software. Use on any device that has a web browser, be that a an iPAD, and Andoid tablet or phone, or a Windows device.Just log into Office 365 and off you go. As easy as that. And it is all available for free with your school's Office 365 subscription.

What is Microsoft Stream?

Microsoft Stream is an Enterprise Video service where people in your organization can upload, view, and share videos securely. In plain English? Think of it as YouTube for your school, where the videos that you upload can only be viewed by other members of the school that have an Office 365 login. And you can restrict exactly who can view videos based on groups; for example a staff only group. But sharing the videos is easy, and because it is part of Office 365, you get excellent compatibility with other tools like OneNote, Teams and SharePoint.

What is Delve?

Have you ever wanted to find all the documents around a particular subject? Or is there a member of staff you are about to have a meeting with, and you need to get up to speed on what they have been working on recently? Delve can help. It intelligently discovers and organises information from across all of your school's Office 365, and then displays it to you making everything easy to find and understand. Find work by particular people or search on a keyword or subject. And you'll only ever see the content you have access to. Finding content has never been so easy.