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MyAnalytics Focused on Outcomes not Raw Statistics

by Tony Redmond

The new version of MyAnalytics is available to Office 365 E3 and E5 users and takes a different approach to the interpretation of data gathered about user work activities inside different apps. Instead of telling you the raw counts of messages sent and read and other data, MyAnalytics gives insights to help people work smarter and achieve a better work-life balance.

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    Finding the Identifier for Azure or Office 365 Tenants

    by Tony Redmond

    After seeing a tweet about a site that could return the tenant identifier for any Azure or Office 365 tenant, I was a tad suspicious. After all, this data should be private - or so you'd think. In fact, the WhatIsMyTenantId.com site simply takes records available to enable OAuth 2.0 sign-ins and extracts the tenant identifier from their content. It's an easy way to get hold of tenant identifiers.

    Phishing Report Highlights Need for Sophisticated Anti-Malware Software

    by Tony Redmond

    A recent report by a security vendor says that 25% of phishing messages get by Exchange Online Protection (EOP) and arrive into Office 365 user mailboxes. This highlights the need to configure EOP properly and run multiple lines of defense. Microsoft would like you to use Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) alongside EOP. Offerings from other security vendors are also available. For better protection against phishing, you should consider something like ATP.

    Exchange’s EHLO Blog Moves to The Microsoft Technical Community

    by Tony Redmond

    Microsoft has moved the venerable EHLO blog maintained by the Exchange product group to the Microsoft Technical Community (MTC) platform. The first post is about the Exchange 2019 sizing calculator. Hopefully the changeover won't affect the great content published in EHLO over the years. What's of more concern is the lack of participation in the MTC by Microsoft product engineers and MVPs.

    Important Office 365 Announcements from the SharePoint Conference

    with 1 Comment by Tony Redmond

    Microsoft made a ton of announcements at this week's SharePoint conference in Las Vegas. If you're an Office 365 tenant administrator, the health of SharePoint Online and what it and OneDrive for Business can do is important to you. Among all the fluffy stuff about intelligent intranets, there was some good news about improvements in administration, security, and network utilization, all of which will help other Office 365 apps too.

    Bringing Microsoft Search by Bing to Office 365

    by Tony Redmond

    You can now connect Office 365 sources like SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Teams, and Yammer to Microsoft Search and have Bing reveal results from those sources in its searches. It's a useful trick, as long as you use Bing as your search engine. And there's the small matter that Microsoft has left Exchange out of the list of connected sources, which seems to reduce the usefulness of searches a tad.