Microsoft’s Compliance Manager is intended to help cloud tenants cope with regulations like ISO 27001 and GDPR. The Compliance Manager has a nice dashboard, but it is passive and offers very weak options in terms of organizing the work needed to achieve compliance. But Office 365 has Planner and Teams, and it is easy to create the necessary collaboration structure to allow people to work on GDPR controls.
Microsoft released Compliance Manager Preview, after initially announcing the new service during Ignite 2017 in late September. It is, for now at least, a free service for existing Office 365 customers, that aims to provide a management interface for organization’s compliance management activities.
The European SharePoint Conference took place in Dublin, Ireland this week. The SharePoint content was top-notch and the conference ran smoothly, but I was a little disappointed at the relative lack of Office 365 coverage despite the claim made in the conference moniker.
My Tasks App is a new feature that is not delivered as a regular Microsoft Teams App but as the integration of the Planner My Tasks page into Teams.
A new premium Azure Active Directory feature allows you to force group owners to certify that external members should have continued access. Given that Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams now both support guest users, it is wise to check on who can access what from time to time. Whether you will want to pay extra for such a feature is quite another matter!
Because friends don’t let friends use Linux, this edition of Short Takes looks at Kroger’s Amazon problem, Salesforce’s CEO problem, the enterprise’s LinkedIn problem, Intel’s GPU problem, and all kinds of other problems.
Microsoft has a new tool for Office365 customers that uses LinkedIn data to help you build a better resume.
Microsoft has released a beta version of the Teams PowerShell module. The only problem is that the module is not very good. In fact, the module is very disappointing because it does not contain the cmdlets that an Office 365 administrator might except to automate operations around Teams. Maybe the 1.0 release will be better. We can only hope!
Office 365 includes supervision policies to allow tenants to monitor email traffic between selected groups to ensure that they comply with regulations. Supervision policies are easy to set up, but be careful about the workload involved in processing the captured email.
Exchange Online Protection now highlights unauthenticated users – or messages that come from people who cannot prove their identity. Instead of a nice picture (or avatar), you see a question mark for the user. Maybe this might make people think twice about the opportunity to send money to someone to liberate funds held in a bank. Just maybe.
A year ago, Microsoft said RPC over HTTP was dead from Oct 31, 2017 and that Outlook clients must use MAPI over HTTP to connect to Exchange Online. The protocol is still dead, but it will persist in a zombie-like unsupported mode. The question is for how long?
Jasper Oosterveld, Microsoft MVP and Consultant, introduces the new SharePoint Hub Site.
Because quarterly earnings are in the air, this edition of Short Takes focuses on Microsoft’s earnings announcement this week.