Enhancing mail flow security for Exchange Online

The Information Protection team is constantly making improvements to mail flow encryption to protect your incoming and outgoing emails. With new security vulnerabilities constantly being uncovered, and communication privacy being in the spotlight now more than ever, we seek to upgrade our service to only use the most secure Transport Layer Security (TLS)-based encryption available.

Office 365

“From Inside the Cloud” goes outside the box on security

The From Inside the Cloud video series regularly brings you an insider’s view from the people who design, build and manage security, privacy and compliance in Office 365. The recent RSA 2015 Conference in San Francisco prompted us to go outside the box to present over 20 sessions on the technologies and operational practices that Microsoft employs to protect your data in the cloud.

RMS Departmental templates comes to Office 2013 FI

Rights Management Service departmental templates comes to Office 2013

Rights Management Service (RMS) is one of the encryption mechanisms that helps you protect your Intellectual property in Office 365. One of the new RMS capabilities we announced earlier with was departmental templates, a feature that allows organizations to define different policies that will be deployed to different departments (or roles) for their use in documents and emails. We are excited to share that this capability is now natively supported…

New access and security controls for Outlook for iOS and Android FI

New access and security controls for Outlook for iOS and Android

With today’s update, Outlook now uses Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based authentication for Exchange Online mailboxes in Office 365, replacing the previously used basic authentication method. This new authentication method enables IT administrators to configure new access scenarios for sign in to Office 365 and to better control and manage Outlook on mobile devices in their organization.


Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection is now available

We are pleased to announce that Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is now available to purchase through our direct channel, the Microsoft Online Subscription Program (MOSP). Starting June 1, 2015 you will be able to order ATP through MOSP. You can also purchase ATP through Volume Licensing and Cloud Solution Partners starting August 1, 2015.


OneDrive for Business introduces new data loss prevention capabilities for sync

Many organizations want to ensure their users are only able to sync files to managed- or domain-joined PC’s thereby limiting data leakage possibilities on unmanaged home and personal computers. Today we’re excited to announce that we’re releasing this capability for OneDrive for Business administrators!