Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Office 365 Advanced Audit

Another announcement which customers have asked a lot about.  There is a new E5 feature called Advanced Audit.

First - Depending on your license level, audit log retention can be increased from 90 days to 1 year.  Prior to this, if customers needed retain logs for longer, customers would have to export logs to another location for retention.

Second - Previously customers will get throttled when pulling logs off the Office 365 Management Activity API.  Now, there are options for bandwidth allocation if they are pulling large volumes of logs. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Office 365 Insider Risk Management going GA

There was a recent announcement that the Office 365 Insider Risk Management is transitioning out of “preview” to “generally available”.

This is a really interesting solution that brings several Office 365 offerings for data protection and monitoring against risky end-user behavior.  Insider Risk Management introduces the ability to create policy, create alerts, and then utilize a case management solution that will allow you to triage, investigate and action on events that you deem to be an issue.  This can help you with monitoring every day challenges with departing employee data theft, data leaks and offensive/abusive behavior by individuals.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Microsoft To Do

Some of you know I am an advanced user of Wunderlist.  It the only way to stay on top of the things.  As you know, Wunderlist is end of life on May 6, 2020.  Microsoft To Do is really awesome.  Some features to think about:
  • In Microsoft To Doy ou get tons of additional features integrated with O365.  Any email flagged or task in Exchange Online appears in Microsoft To Do.  Awesome!
  • In Microsoft To Do when you create sub steps, it shows you a count of how many you completed.
  • Create groups and then lists in each group around work areas.
  • I live and die by the My Day and Planned views.
  • In Microsoft To Do tasks assigned to you from Planner are shown.
  • Use both the mobile and desktop app.
If you have not become a power user of Microsoft To Do, you are missing out.

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