New feature: Office 365 Connectors

Office 365 Connectors is a new Office 365 feature that enables premium user experiences by bringing relevant interactive content from popular apps and services to Office 365 Groups in a configurable and contextual manner. End users will be able to view, discuss, and interact with this content right alongside their normal conversations and perform simple actions against the updates as they happen. First release tenants have already begun seeing this feature activated and it will be rolling out worldwide over the next few weeks.

How does this affect me?

End users will spend less time searching and collecting data and more time using it. Connectors for services like Twitter, Trello, Salesforce and 55 others are available today and developers can also create custom Connectors using incoming webhooks to generate rich connector cards that will show up in Outlook client, OWA and Groups mobile app experiences. The feature will be automatically available to users in your tenant once the update is deployed.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

This feature has administrative controls to enable and disable. This feature is on by default but can be turned off using a PowerShell script for your entire organization or for a specific group mailbox.


Nilesh Mehta | CEO | Solutions Architect
NGenious Solutions Inc.

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