Groups and Collaboration Spaces

The Office 365 Groups service signals a new direction for Microsoft investment in collaboration spaces, which are virtual workspaces 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 in favor of Groups. Customers might want to focus their investments on the technologies most likely to attract continued Microsoft investment.

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