The Office 365 Substrate is a poorly understood part of Microsoft's Cloud Office system. The substrate is a critical part of enabling services that run across different applications like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Teams, and so on. Functionality like search, information protection, data governance, and eDiscovery is a lot harder when you have multiple moving parts. The substrate gives cohesion and coherence to what could otherwise be a tangled mess.
Because ‘tis the season to snark, this edition of Short Takes looks at major breaking news about Notepad, another unwanted Windows 10 push, the secret behind Microsoft’s JEDI win, a new Microsoft design system for mobile, and much more.