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Microsoft Increases Teams Membership to 10,000 Users

with 1 Comment by Tony Redmond

Microsoft announced that Teams now supports a maximum of 10,000 users in the membership of an individual team. The new limit is rolling out to Office 365 tenants in April and should be available worldwide in May. The need for increased membership is likely driven by large enterprise deployments of Teams who find the previous 5,000 limit just too small for their discussions.

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    Office 365 Suffers Temporary Scaling Problems

    with 3 Comments by Tony Redmond

    A growth in demand for Office 365 services caused some issues for users of Teams, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. The growth in Teams demand is understandable in light of the upswing in home working and online education caused by the COVID-19 virus. We'll all have to be a little patient as Microsoft makes adjustments to keep services running.

    Windows 10 Passes 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

    by Brad Sams

    Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system has passed a significant milestone, the OS is running on more than 1 billion PCs around the globe. This is a considerable benchmark for the company and shows that customers are migrating from Windows 7 to 10 but you can expect this number to continue to climb higher.

    Patch Tuesday – March 2020

    by Russell Smith

    The biggest Patch Tuesday in the company's history, this month Microsoft fixes 115 bugs. There's also a security advisory for a critical bug in SMBv3 and a patch for a flaw in the way Windows parses .LNK files. The bug could let an attacker run code regardless of whether a user opens the infected file.

    SharePoint Online Embraces Office 365 Sensitivity Labels

    with 2 Comments by Tony Redmond

    SharePoint Online is embracing Office 365 Sensitivity Labels to allow protected documents to be processed by indexing and available to content searches. The Office Online apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) also support the application of sensitivity labels. The only disappointment is that the SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business browser interfaces don't allow labels to be applied to documents.