If you have an Office 365 agreement and wonder what and how much you use, it’s possible to check out using the long-awaited Office 365 content package that has now been published. The package shows how many different services are used, how many messages are posted on social functions, but there are limited places in this pilot and you must apply by email. Read more at https://blogs.office.com/2016/10/10/announcing-the-preview-of-the-office-365-adoption-content-pack-in-power-bi/
“Information wants to be free” is the stroke of many bad people out there, but completely untrue it is not. Or, at least, it’s not the idea that information wants to be mobile. A tough difference. For this I have always propagated RMS (Rights Management Services) as protection. It protects the document itself, no matter where it is. It is a cornerstone of information security – that we can actually protect. The problem with RMS has long been just how to attack to actually classify, set permissions and crash work with RMS. It has been more or less insurmountable. Now, Microsoft has taken a leap and released AIP, which includes our former hero RMS, but also the new fighter we received when Microsoft bought the Secure Islands. AIP is about how we classify, follow up, and enable sharing of information.
Certainly not an Office 365 product without an Azure product, but it solves so many problems we’ve had on the productivity page so it’s impossible to talk about it. It builds on and above all, the new way of working is amazingly amazing. Read more at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/10/04/azure-information-protection-is-now-generally-available/
In the department of some older news, I would like to remind you of an incredibly important news that really shows Microsoft’s investments on Yammer as a platform. So for those who believe that Yammer has taken their last breath, or is heading for safe death, believe wrong. We have one of the greatest possible development plans in our history of Yammer, and it’s a social network for companies that actually develop and adapt to new modern tools and working methods.
Soon, we can now use all SharePoints strengths when we handle files in Yammer, that is, version management, document management principles, and all security features. Easy access to Planner, OneNote and more for users, competent management and control through Office 365 and its admin center.
There are some issues that are recurring for an admin; one is just how to handle users who are not always employed or may not have their own computer. Shared computers have always been the answer. It works really well with all the technology currently available like Azure Domain Join, Intune, Office 365 mm. But somewhere you need more.
Microsoft recently released a great portal for these cases, a portal where you can manage meeting invitations, files and, in particular, scheduling and changing passes. The solution might not suit everyone but it’s a great starting point. Read more about Staff Hub here: https://blogs.office.com/2016/09/26/announcing-the-public-preview-of-microsoft-staffhub-the-new-app-for-deskless-workers/