Office 365 – Some important updates for Offfice 365 services (Exchange, MDM and SharePoint)

In case you did not notice these incoming important changes for Office 365 services – covering Exchange Online, Mobile Device Management and SharePoint Online. Some of them may have end-users impact like these two: Exchange Online: access to Outlook Web Access will be redirected for some users to outlook.office.com instead of outlook.office365.com Mobile Device Management: iOS users which are running an older version of iOS (before iOS 7.1) will not…

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Skype for Business – Disable the Call Quality pop up

As you know, Skype for Business is now the name of Lync. It is available both On Premises and Online. As part of the re branding, there has been few improvement and one of these is on the client side. After a call or meeting with voice, end-user got a pop up to rate the call quality – results are available through the Call Quality dashboard. That said this may…

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Office 365 – New reporting options available for Exchange use

Microsoft has introduced new option in the reporting for Office 365. The first one is you can now automate mail protection report to be automatically sent to your inbox (http://aka.ms/o365scheduledreports). The mail protection report was (still is) a small piece to be downloaded on your client (with Excel installed) to let you monitor the spam and malware rate received or DLP policies. Now you can automatically schedule report generation and…

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Office 365 – You can now better manage the First Release option

As you may already know, Microsoft has introduced a feature called First Release on Office 365 to help customers to discover mew services or features before they have been roll out widely to all customers. If this was a great improvement to be prepare for potential changes, this had a limitation: this applied to all user within your organization An update is currently rolling out to provide more granularity for…

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Office 365 / Exchange Online – More user friendly NDR message

I don’t know since then this change has been in place – as I usually have no NDR (non delivery report) – but today I got one and I have been well impressed by this new user friendly format. This will help end-user to better understand what happened with their message. Off course, administrators can still get the “old” verbose message as all details are provided at the end of…

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Azure RMS – Gets updated to track protected files access

It has been announced during the Ignite conference currently at Chicago. Azure RMS is being updated to include a tracking feature allowing user to track access attempt to an RMS protected file, either successful or not. This new feature is currently under preview and is available to any Office 365 or EMS customers, after the preview this will be available only to Azure RMS Premium or EMS customers. To get…

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Office 365 – Mobile application to reach out the Office 365 community

As you may already know, the Office 365 Community is the place where you can seek for help when using Office 365 solution – http://community.office365.com While this has been there since the early beginning of Office 365 offers, the only way to reach the community was using a web browser. With the increase of mobility, and especially smartphone, this can be quite a challenge when using mobile web browser to…

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Office 365 – Sway will be available on Office 365

You may already know Sway; if not you can take a look at the announcement published earlier in October 2014 http://blogs.office.com/2014/10/01/announcing-office-sway-reimagine-ideas-come-life/. To quickly give an idea of what is Sway, it is a new web application to give you a quickest way to create,edit and share content with others. Currently this is a public – meaning not organization targeted – service like OneDrive or Skype (OneDrive for Business or Skype…

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Skype for Business – Install Steps

As Skype for Business bits are now available on MSDN, I started a deployment in my lab. There is no previous Lync deployed in this lab, so this will be a fresh install steps post. Skype for Business Setup First, load the setup using the <DVD drive>\setup\amd64\setup.exe file   I choose to check if there is any updates – even if I’m pretty sure that right now there is no…

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