Office 365 – Microsoft Search is now available

A new service has appear in Office 365 called Microsoft Search. Microsoft Search is going to use Bing and Windows Search to provide search results to end-users on Office 365. The service is turned off by default and if you want to experiment/enable it you need to logon to your Office 365 admin portal (https://admin.microsoft.com) and reach out the Settings\Services & add-ins to enable Microsoft Search Then search for Microsoft…

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Office 365 – StaffHub is being retired and replaced with Teams

Microsoft is going to retired Office 365 StaffHub, which was designed for firstline/deskless workers, and replace it with Microsoft Teams. Starting April 1st, 2019 StaffHub will be unavailable for new tenants and remove for the mobile app stores. For existing customers using StaffHub, the service will be removed by October 1st, 2019. At this date, any access to StaffHub will be removed and a message inviting to download Microsoft Teams…

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Office 365 – Get a sneak peek of what’s coming on Outlook on the Web

End-users accessing their mailbox on Exchange Online with Outlook on the Web (aka Outlook Web Access) will start seeing a toggle to invite them to try the new Outlook on the Web interface. The toggle will be available on the top right As administrator you may want to disable this capability; to do so you need to update your OWA mailbox policy to turn off this capability using the following…

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Visio – You can now create a Word document from your Visio drawing

Office 365 Pro Click to Run has been updated and now you can generate a Word document when exporting your Visio drawing. This is going to simplify document generation Open your Vision drawing and choose the Export menu (from the File menu) This will then open a new Action pane to let you define the export settings and review the document generated before exporting it

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Office 365 – Get a sneak peek of what’s coming on Outlook

A new feature is coming up to Outlook for Windows allowing you to get sneak peek of what is coming on. The feature is currently being deployed/enabled for Office 365 First Release tenant and will be available to Outlook client deployed with Office Click to Run. When the feature is available, your Outlook client will show a toggle to enable the ‘Coming soon’ feature – showing up at the top…

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Exchange Online – The end-user quarantine now has a new home

As you may know, your end-users can access and manage their own quarantine on Exchange Online by accessing the URL https://admin.protection.outlook.com/quarantine Ok, so you need to update them and let them know to start using the new URL, now hosted within the Security and Compliance center, https://protection.office.com/#/quarantine Don’t worry, they will have access only to their quarantine mailbox, nothing more (unless off course you have granted them additional permissions on…

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Office 365 – End users can now delete their FindTime data

If your users are using FindTime, they can now delete their data on FindTime. NOTE this will delete all data (aka open/cancelled/completed pools) as well as their FindTime account. They will be able to relink their account with FindTime but the deleted data is unrecoverable.   To delete your FindTime data, you need to logon to your FindTime dashboard, available at https://findtime.microsoft.com/ Once logged on, access the Settings option (available…

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Office 365 – New user deletion process for cloud user objects

If you do not use the directory synchronization (Azure AD Connect) to manage your user accounts in Office 365 (creation, update, deletion), this is for you. The user account deletion process has been updated in Office 365 to give the opportunity to define what to do with licenses and data. The next time (please keep in mind this update may not yet be deployed and available in your tenant), you…

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Office 365 – A multi blog posts to read about Office 365 ATP and the phishing protection

A very good multi-part / multi-post reading about Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and the anti-phishing capabilities https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/cloudready/2018/07/31/introduction-email-phishing-protection-guide-enhancing-your-organizations-security-posture/

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Office 365 – New anti-phishing capabilities added to Advanced Threat Protection

A new default policy is being deployed for Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) to protect you against phishing. The new policy is/will be available through the Security and Compliance administration portal (https://protection.office.com/) From there, reach out the Threat Management\Policy section and then click on ATP anti-phishing option Then the Default policy is not displayed in the list of policy; it is displayed using the button Default policy By clicking…

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Sway – Sway is moving to a new URL

This is not a big change but could impact your end-users if you whitelist Office 365 endpoints at your proxy level. Sway is moving to a new URL: http://sway.office.com So if you have whitelisted Office 365 services endpoints, you will have to update it to replace sway.com to sway.office.com; let me also remind you, you should start using the Office 365 Endpoints web service to maintain the whitelisting (see https://t.co/B4A5CMAkRh)

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Azure – New version of Azure AD Connect available for autoupgrade

If you have configured your Azure AD Connect (the directory synchronization tool for Azure AD and Office 365), a new version (1.1.880.0) has been made available. This version solves the issue with Azure AD Connect Health agent running 100% CPU – which was (incorrectly?) reported to be related to the Framework update. Also part of this update support for Windows Server 2019 Essentials and GA (general availability) of the integration…

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Office 365 – Reminder to move to TLS 1.2

A quick reminder as the date is fast approaching: you must have moved to TLS 1.2 before October 31, 2018 It has been announced about a year ago (October 2017), all client-server and browser based communication with Office 365 services will use TLS 1.2 After October 31, 2018, if you are still using older TLS version (1.0 or 1.1), you will not be able to access your Office 365 services…

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Azure AD / Office 365 – Integration with LinkedIn is finally here

It has been announced some time ago already, but now the integration is finally here. You can now enable the LinkedIn integration with your Office 365 (Azure AD) tenant. NOTE the integration is turned off by default. To enable the feature, you need to logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) or your Azure AD administration portal (https://aad.portal.azure.com) Then go to your Azure AD configuration blade Access the User settings configuration…

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