What Exactly Is Microsoft Endpoint Manager?

by Andrew Maxey

Looking at a recently-announced product called “Microsoft Endpoint Manager”. While the product name and management interface may be shiny and new, you'll probably recognize the underlying products as some of the same familiar products that device administrators have known for years. We’ll break down what’s included and some changes that may benefit and impact current and future deployments.

Exploring the Office 365 Substrate

by Tony Redmond

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.