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Office 365 ProPlus—IT Control and Management update

A key benefit of Office 365 ProPlus is the reduced burden around upgrades associated with traditional software deployment. The result is that Office upgrades are fast and it’s always up to date, just like you expect from a cloud service. Today, we’ll discuss the IT Control and Management capabilities specifically around deployment and upgrade management for enterprise environments.

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Skype for Business is here—and this is only the beginning

Enabling people to connect with one another is central to Microsoft’s mission to reinvent productivity and help people make the most of every moment. People need communications tools that allow them to express themselves in the most natural and approachable way possible, and that work the way they do—fluidly across locations and devices. —Learn more about Skype for Business and our vision of communication-powered productivity.

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Skype for Business sessions now included in Office 365 Summits

On November 11th, we announced our plans to rename Lync to Skype for Business, which will include shipping new client, server and service in Office 365 during the first half of 2015. Today, we are thrilled to announce the availability of Skype for Business technical training, created to help our partners and IT pros get ready for the upcoming product release.

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Garage Series: Bringing Data Loss Prevention to SharePoint and first look at new Office 365 Message Encryption Viewers for iOS and Android

On this week’s show we invite back Asaf Kashi, a lead engineer on the information protection team. We introduce the information protection updates coming to Office 365 and demonstrate the upcoming Data Loss Prevention capabilities in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, the upcoming Office 365 compliance center, one-time passcodes for viewing encrypted email and the just-released Office 365 Message Encryption Viewers for iOS and Android.  Last time we invited Asaf Kashi on…

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Garage Series: A developer’s view of transitioning to the apps for Office model

This week long-time developer and VP of Product, Ryan Duguid from Nintex describes what it took to make the shift going from full trust code to the apps for Office model. He explains the architectural changes, integration with other cloud services and platforms as well as how the development and servicing model has evolved for Nintex. Ryan also demonstrates the Nintex Workflow app for Office 365 and how it compares it to the on…

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Garage Series: Office 365 identity just got easier—learn about the options and see the new tools

Want to know the most efficient way to get your users and co-workers into the cloud? This week Jeremy Chapman is joined by Paul Andrew to explain identity options and demonstrate a few tools to make it easier to synchronize your directory services with Office 365 and Azure Active Directory. A few weeks back we used PowerShell and a CSV file to try and get 150 users into Office 365…

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The Garage Series for Office 365: Crash course in PowerShell for managing Office 365

On this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined once again by scripting guy, Greg Stemp, to apply PowerShell to practical tasks within Office 365. Greg demonstrates how PowerShell can be used for automating bulk tasks, building advanced queries against data in the service, saving the results to a file for other processes to use and some things you just can’t do in the user interface. If you’ve been putting off learning PowerShell…

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Garage Series for Office 365: PowerShell basics and the space race

On this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined by scripting guy, Greg Stemp, to introduce PowerShell for managing Office 365. Jeremy and Greg explain when PowerShell makes sense compared to the user interface and describe the basics of how PowerShell works. Then Jeremy puts PowerShell to the test at NASA in Houston by attempting to add 150 users into Office 365 within the 8 minutes it took the space shuttle…

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The Garage Series for Office 365: Assessing the Top 5 Cloud Security Threats with Mark Russinovich

In this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined by cyber security expert and author, Mark Russinovich, to assess the most frequently heard cloud security threats. Mark describes each threat with its threat level and shares how Microsoft architects its cloud services to maximize data security and protect against data loss. Jeremy and Mark also give pro tips to protect against credential loss and contain the risk of user-driven shadow IT. …