Today at Microsoft Ignite, we announced some exciting new Office 365 admin features. We focused on two key themes important to you—the Office 365 IT administrator—visibility and control. Enhancing these attributes, gives you greater capability to monitor how your organization is running and enable the necessary controls to keep your data safe.
We understand the transition you are making from traditional change management you drove in an on-premises software world to the faster pace of change you are experiencing with cloud services like Office 365. Today we are sharing new capabilities that will help you to better manage changes in Office 365. These enhancements are based on your feedback and our commitment to helping you adopt a cloud change management model while…
Enterprise technology is evolving at lightning-fast speed, sparking trends like big data, cloud computing, unified communications, mobility, and social. But how do businesses effectively capitalize on these trends to drive collaboration, productivity, and better value for their customers? Register now to find out on the next Modern Workplace on May 5th, where we’ll come to you live from Ignite, Microsoft’s premier technology conference in Chicago.
We currently provide customers with a range of logs on their user interactions with content in Office 365. This provides customers with visibility that is important for meeting business policies, as well as regulations. Today we are announcing the expansion of these logs to include the majority of user, admin and policy related actions across Exchange Online and SharePoint Online in Office 365.
While advances in technology over the last 30 years have been immense, the state of the art in email non-delivery reports (NDRs) is still just an homage to 1982—overly technical and ill-designed for the modern email user. But that’s about to change. Over the next several months, NDRs generated by Office 365 will be enhanced to make it easier to understand and quickly fix message delivery issues.
Today we are pleased to announce that Office 2013 client modern authentication features have moved from private preview to public preview. This means the program is easier to join and production support is included for participants. Modern authentication brings Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based sign in to Office 2013 Windows clients.
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.
I’m pleased to announce the IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop. We’ve been in private preview with Office 2016 for several months. Now we’re ready to expand the program to our commercial Office 365 customers, an important milestone that gives IT pros and developers an opportunity to start testing the upcoming release.
The move to the cloud often means a greater dependency on connectivity to the Internet. While Office 365 is architected to provide optimized experiences around the globe, there are tools IT administrators can use to help ensure the best performance. We demonstrate these tools and more on today’s show.