Quick tour of Office 365–recent updates and what’s coming

On today’s show, we take a look back at the last year of updates in Office 365 and give a sneak peek of what’s coming. We cover themes from machine learning advances and how to better manage your time and find information in Delve to improved collaboration in email and native information protection in Office apps.

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Announcing the new Office 365 Management Activity API for security and compliance monitoring

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.

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Announcing Customer Lockbox for Office 365

For the purpose of maximizing data security and privacy for Office 365 customers, we have engineered the service to so that nearly all service operations performed by Microsoft are either fully automated so there is no human interaction, or the human involvement is abstracted away from Office 365 customer content. As a result, there are very few activities requiring any direct involvement by a Microsoft engineer.


Universitas Gadjah Mada—enhancing learning and distance education with Office 365

“Our educational philosophy at the Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is deeply rooted in the culture of our country and we are committed to preparing our students for a modern, global workplace.” —Read about the role Office 365 plays in transforming education at Universitas Gadjah Mada in this post by Widyawan, PhD, director for the Directorate of Systems and Information Resources.

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Introducing OneNote Class Notebooks—a flexible digital framework for teaching and learning

We’ve been tremendously proud over the years to see OneNote helping teachers revolutionize learning in their classrooms. Across the country and around the world, we’ve seen many classrooms innovating with OneNote to power 21st century digital learning experiences. These types of experiences with OneNote in the classroom inspired the OneNote team, in partnership with Microsoft Research and Microsoft China, to develop the concept of the OneNote class notebook.

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Yammer Enterprise now included in Office 365 Midsize Business and Education plans

One of our key themes at the SharePoint Conference in March was Work Like a Network. Yammer is at the heart of this new way of getting things done, and ever since the acquisition we’ve been focused on weaving social capabilities deeply into Office 365. In November we announced the addition of Yammer Enterprise to all Office 365 Enterprise plans. And today—to further support our vision—I’m pleased to announce that…