GDPR

Potential Problems Lurk When OneDrive Users Block Office 365 Searches

by Tony Redmond

It's hard to find and fix every legacy on-premises setting. In the case of OneDrive for Business, it allows users to stop their site appearing in search results. That doesn't sound too bad, but blocking search affects many other Office 365 features and it's a good example of how a legacy setting can have a big influence in the cloud. Fortunately Microsoft agrees and they're going to fix the problem. We don't know when or how the fix will come, but when it does, users won't be able to disable eDiscovery for their OneDrive for Business site.

Office ProPlus Desktop Apps Get New Privacy Controls

with 4 Comments by Tony Redmond

Office ProPlus Version 1904 boasts new privacy controls and Microsoft has documented how it thinks about required and optional data collected from users. Office 365 still lacks privacy controls for the server apps. It remains to be seen if customers will be happy and consider that Microsoft has solved the GDPR issues identified in the Dutch DPIA report in November 2018.

Microsoft Responds to Dutch DPIA with Privacy Control for Office ProPlus

with 2 Comments by Tony Redmond

Microsoft has announced that version 1904 of Office ProPlus (click to run) for Windows includes new privacy controls to allow organizations limit the data sent back by the Office apps. There's no word about when they will deliver similar controls for Office for Mac, Office mobile, and the Office 365 server apps. Privacy is a real challenge in a world where cloud apps gather so much telemetry to measure performance, reliability, and other aspects, but it's good that organizations will now be able to control how much they share with Microsoft.

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    Preserving Teams Messages for an Ex-Employee

    by Tony Redmond

    When someone leaves your company, you might need to preserve their Office 365 data. Email, OneDrive, and SharePoint are straightforward, but what about Teams? As it turns out, a content search or an Office 365 DSR is a good way to retrieve information about Teams messages and information about their activities can be found in the audit log.

    Office 365 News and Views – June 2018

    by Tony Redmond

    Lots happens in a month within Office 365. I can't possibly write an article about every change in SharePoint, Teams, Exchange, etc. released by Microsoft,, so sometimes I need to publish a catch-up (or catch-up) post. Here are ten things that I think are interesting enough for you to know about.