Office 365 – Your end-users will received communications from Microsoft with trainings and tips

An update is being deployed on Office 365 which will send notifications to your end-users with trainings and tips for using Office 365 services. While this comes from a good intention, it is clear this will obsessed some end-users, administrators and/or training person as it is going to bypass the ‘traditional’ training path. End-users will receive trainings and tips information only for the service they have been enabled/licensed for. Thankfully…

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Office 365 – Microsoft is NO LONGER enforcing TLS 1.2

As you may have been aware as there has been quite lot of communication, Microsoft was planning to disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support for Office 365 services. Well, it seems this is longer the plan as per the updated KB 4057306 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4057306/preparing-for-tls-1-2-in-office-365) – as per the extract below: Note This doesn’t mean Office 365 will block TLS 1.0 and 1.1 connections. There is no official date for disabling or…

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Office 365 – Privileged Access Management is available to Office 365

As announced at the Ignite 2018 conference, a new access management capability is now available to Office 365. This new feature, called Privileged Access Management (PAM), will help you granting on a ‘just in time’ basis high level privileges to Office 365 services. PAM is currently limited to Exchange Online scope. To set it up, you will need to use a security group for the PAM access (if you are…

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Office 365 – A new administration portal is on his way and you can try it

A new Office 365 administration portal is on his way and you can enable the preview to start using it. When you logon to your Office 365 administration portal (https://admin.microsoft.com/) you will see a a “Try the preview” toggle on the top right After turning on the preview, the administration portal will switch to the preview mode As always, this is a preview which means there will probably few glitches…

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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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