Teams is now able to capture compliance records for contributions to private chats by guests or on-premises users in a hybrid Office 365 organization. The new mechanism uses “phantom mailboxes” in the cloud to hold the compliance records for on-premises users. You must register your tenant to be able to get an updated GUI for the Security and Compliance Center, but PowerShell can find these records now.
Microsoft has added a number of new features to Azure to support the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which many organizations outside and inside of Europe will require to avoid stiff penalties.
GDPR comes into force on May 25, 2018. To help Office 365 tenant administrators respond to GDPR data subject requests, a new DSR case feature is available as a preview in the Security and Compliance Center. The feature is based on the existing eDiscovery case and content search functionality, so it should be very familiar to anyone who has searched Office 365 for email, documents, and other information.
With GDPR coming, it’s good news that Teams now supports Office 365 retention policies. You can apply retention to messages posted to channels and chats, or use a mixture of policies to target different sets of users and teams. You might be surprised how Teams has implemented retention – and remember, we’re only talking about messages – other content might also need a policy.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how to manage Puppet, Windows Installer, and Chocolatey.
In this Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how to use the file resource and manage permissions on files and folders.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you to install modules on your Puppet master and how to open and edit the main site manifest using Secure Shell.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how to log in to Puppet master using Secure Shell, accept the certificate from the Windows Server node, and how to test connectivity between agent and master.
This month’s cumulative update for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update sees the OS build bumped to version 16299.248.
Now that so many apps (like Teams) create Office 365 Groups, it’s logical that some of the groups will serve their purpose and then need to be archived. Office 365 offers no way to do this, but conceptually it’s a reasonably easy task and something that PowerShell handles with aplomb.
Compliance is always a hot topic, so in this Ask the Admin, I’ll look at how Microsoft’s DSCEA can be used to create compliance reports for servers configured using PowerShell DSC.
Creating great content in Microsoft Teams is all very well. But what happens when some not-so-good content turns up or the CEO posts something secret into a public team? You might just want to remove those messages. It’s all good as long as you don’t need to remove complete threads or messages from multiple teams, at which point things get tiresome.
In this Ask the Admin, Russell Smith looks at how Microsoft’s new service can help organizations meet compliance requirements.