Date: Friday, Mar 6, 2020
Reading time: 10 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Office 365, Outlook, and Azure Active Directory

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to March! SharePoint will see the addition of multilingual publishing for modern SharePoint communications sites. The feature enables inclusiveness by enabling organisations to easily enable translation of SharePoint modern pages. This feature is expected to be rolled out to Microsoft 365 customers by end of March 2020. Note that this will not be available for tenants within China hosted by 21Vianet.

Date: Friday, Feb 28, 2020
Reading time: 7 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: SharePoint, Azure Active Directory, Advanced Threat Protection, Teams, Office 365, and Intune

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday, everyone. Microsoft have announced more updates, several of which are major and may have implications for many organisations. Microsoft is retiring basic authentication. Whilst the expected implementation time is later in the year, 13 October 2020, those still using basic authentication for Exchange Online connectivity, including EWS, EAS, IMAP, POP, and RPS, should begin planning to move away from basic authentication to OAuth 2.

Date: Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020
Reading time: 7 minutes.

Just in time access for Office 365 privileged groups

Understanding who has access to your resources Securing and managing membership of privileged groups and roles should be a priority for every organisation. Privileged groups and roles, those which provide elevated access to resources of which may be of sensitive or confidential nature, are vital for any IT department to function and provide administrators access to the services and data supporting the business. Traditionally, IT departments utilise a security model whereby administrative permissions are permanently assigned irrespective of how often they are required, or accounts may have access enabled and revoked on an as needed basis, which is a manual process subject to human error.