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Expanding data loss prevention (DLP) to SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Windows File Share and Office applications

One of the key tenets of our approach to security with Office 365 is to give you the right set of tools and services to address your organization’s specific security and compliance needs. Data loss prevention (DLP) is a critical part of the security capabilities we’ve built right into Office 365. We first rolled out DLP in Exchange and Outlook and then expanded into Outlook Web App (OWA), adding new…

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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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What’s new: July 2014

July has been a busy month for mobile apps and admins. OneNote continues to receive updates to its Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, and Android versions. Office for iPad was enhanced with many top customer requested features. Admins can now have 10x the number of Public Folders and new communication tools to stay informed about their Office 365 service Power BI, Power Map, and Power Query all also were updated…

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Montgomery County, PA: How government can become more dynamic, responsive, and cost-effective through Office 365

“An overwhelming 75 percent of our user focus group preferred Office 365 over Google, citing its familiar interface, ease of use, lack of connection issues, and built-in security as the main reasons for their decision.” -— read more from Anthony Olivieri, Chief Technology Officer, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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New interactive training for hybrid computing now available

Hybrid computing is the intersection between traditional on-premises and cloud computing models. Deploying a hybrid scenario is useful when you need to realize ROI on existing on-premises investments, when you require a bridge between on-premises and cloud to support migration, or if you’re not ready to move to the cloud all at once. We are committed to continued innovation and guidance for those of you who are deploying hybrid scenarios.…

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What’s new: June 2014

Improvements to Office 365 in June focused on updates for Lync, such as enhancements to Lync for Mac and Lync Room System, as well as on new OneNote tools, extensions, and partnerships. Another big update for Office 365 for business subscribers was the release of the Office 365 road map, which helps inform customers about upcoming updates before they become available. Leave us a comment to let us know what your…

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Montgomery County: Better service for my team, county colleagues, and our citizens through Office 365

Lisa Tolomeo, Client Services Manager for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is increasing her responsiveness to team members and internal customers, thereby improving public service. Read Lisa’s story and learn how she keeps lines of communication open and stays flexible to react to technology emergencies and help county employees continue to deliver excellent service to their community.

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Webcast: Web Application Proxy (WAP) and Application Request Routing (ARR)

In this video learn about the Web Application Proxy (WAP) component that ships with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Application Request Routing (ARR) and what they offer for Exchange publishing. This webcast will help you understand how to start publishing Exchange with WAP and ARR right away! Presenter: Georg Hinterhofer is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft Austria and MCM: Exchange 2010, EMEA Exchange TechLead and a SME on…

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Improving visibility to service updates

Those of you who have been following this blog have seen dozens of great improvements that we’ve shipped to Office 365 for business services over the last 18 months. Today we’re launching the Office 365 for business public roadmap. The Office 365 for business public roadmap provides you with a way to learn more about upcoming updates before the change comes to your service. In addition to the public roadmap,…