Date: Friday, Mar 13, 2020
Reading time: 9 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Security, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, Office 365, and Office 365 Admin Center

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday everyone, hope everyone is doing well. Welcome to today’s Microsoft 365 update, see below for a list of what I see as key announcements, and scroll down further to review the latest Microsoft 365 updates from the previous week. Microsoft Secure Score is to be updated based on feedback received from customers. The changes, to be rolled out on the 16th March, provide a more accurate representation of an organisations security posture.

Tags: Security and Compliance Microsoft Outlook SharePoint Online Microsoft Teams Office 365
Categories: M365 Updates
Date: Friday, Feb 28, 2020
Reading time: 11 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.

Tags: SharePoint Online Azure Active Directory Security and Compliance Microsoft Teams Office 365 Microsoft Intune
Categories: M365 Updates
Date: Friday, Feb 21, 2020
Reading time: 5 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Compliance, SharePoint, Office 365, Power Platform

Key Updates and Announcements Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday, everyone. The new Office app for iOS and Android is now generally available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The new application removes the need to have multiple office applications and combines them into a single application. The new app consolidates Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, making it a single place to create, modify, and search for documents. The new app includes several features included to simplify how people complete daily tasks, including:

Tags: Security and Compliance SharePoint Online Office 365 Power Platform
Categories: M365 Updates
Date: Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020
Reading time: 10 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.

Tags: Azure Active Directory Security and Compliance Privileged Identity Management
Categories: Security Tips
Date: Friday, Feb 7, 2020
Reading time: 10 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Teams, Yammer, Admin Center, Office, Power Platform, Legal Hold, and eDiscovery

Happy Friday and welcome to this weeks Microsoft 365 update. There are several nice updates this week affecting eDiscovery including updated reporting, dashboard, and the inclusion of legal hold for teams private channels. Numerous updates change how people utilise Office 365, including new app setup policies allowing people who use teams to customise their teams app buttons, and a change defaulting the Office 365 administration center to the new look and feel.

Tags: Microsoft Teams Yammer Office 365 Power Platform Security and Compliance
Categories: M365 Updates