Date: Friday, Jan 31, 2020
Reading time: 9 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: SharePoint, Excel, Security, Compliance, Outlook, Teams

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday and welcome to this weeks Microsoft 365 update. There are several interesting updates this week, a few which will impact people, how they get their work done, and may require change management to assist people understand the changes. Microsoft Compliance Score helps address the ever-changing data privacy landscape Click here for more information Microsoft have announced new compliance assessments now in public preview These assessments will assist organisations to gauge their compliance scores against their regulation requirements New assessments include ISO/IEC 27701:2019, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Brazil Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD), and SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 #myImg { border-radius: 5px; cursor: pointer; transition: 0.

Tags: SharePoint Online Microsoft Excel Security and Compliance Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Teams
Categories: M365 Updates
Date: Friday, Jan 10, 2020
Reading time: 6 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Findtime, Roadmap RSS, Outlook on the web, + more

Key Updates Happy Friday and welcome to the Microsoft 365 Weekly Update. Office 365 message center has seen several Updates, I’m quite interested in the following: Updated Feature: FindTime, updating back-end service: FindTime currently stores data within Azure, with the changes the scheduling information will be stored within an organisations mailbox. Here’s an overview of how FindTime currently stores data - Click here for more information New Feature: Microsoft 365 Roadmap, adding RSS feed for individual features: Due to popular demand, Microsoft are enabling the ability to track individual updates for the Microsoft 365 roadmap.

Tags: Microsoft 365 Office 365 Apps Microsoft 365 Roadmap Microsoft Intune Security and Compliance Microsoft Teams Power Automate
Categories: M365 Updates
Date: Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020
Reading time: 3 minutes.

Moving your core customer data to Australian data centers, including Teams chat service data

Microsoft Teams Chat Service early migration option Microsoft have updated the Office 365 message center for Australian tenants with an information update regarding the migration of core customer data from a data center within region (a data center outside of Australia, located within the APAC region) to Microsoft’s Australian data centers. The announcement allows customers to opt in prior to 1st July, 2020 to ensure data is migrated prior to the 1st July, 2022.

Tags: Security and Compliance
Categories: M365 Updates
Date: Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
Reading time: 5 minutes.

Governance Tip - Group Expiration Policies

What is an Office 365 Group Expiration Policy? A Group expiration policy is one method to control the lifecycle of Office 365 groups. Enabling group expiration provides an automated process which facilitates the removal of Office 365 groups which have not been utilised within a predetermined amount of time. When applying an expiration policy, there are multiple services which may be affected, including; Teams, Exchange, SharePoint, and Planner. How do they work?

Tags: Security and Compliance
Categories: Governance Tips
Date: Sunday, Dec 8, 2019
Reading time: 7 minutes.

Compliance Tip - Dynamic Membership and Microsoft Teams

Defining membership of a Microsoft Teams team The default behaviour of how membership is populated for a Microsoft Teams team is determined by the security permissions assigned to the team. The permissions may be assigned as either public, where people within an organisation have the ability to add themselves as a member, or private, where people within an organisation can request to join or an owner may add them on their behalf.

Tags: Security and Compliance
Categories: Compliance Tips