Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Microsoft Teams Cross Cloud Anonymous Meeting Join (CCA)

Microsoft Teams Cross Cloud Anonymous Meeting Join (CCA) is now fully deployed.  This allows meeting attendees from Commercial, GCC, GCCH and DoD to join meetings anonymously in any direction using thick client, mobile and web apps.  We are hard at work on expanding cross cloud for both Teams Cross Cloud Meeting Join (CCM) and Cross Cloud Guest Access (CCGA).  Please continue to watch our roadmaps.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-april-2022/ba-p/3297881 


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Cross-Cloud AAD B2B Public Preview

Public Preview for cross-cloud B2B collaboration is now available.  This will enable guest users can access your resources (such as LOB/SaaS apps), SharePoint sites, and OneDrive files.  

Reference: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/security-compliance-and-identity/build-2022-new-frontier-of-collaboration-with-external/ba-p/3407091


Friday, April 29, 2022

Microsoft 365 Account Switching

Coming in Summer of 2022, Microsoft 365 web apps will support the ability to sign into multiple accounts in a single web browser session without requiring you to do workarounds like sign in/out, private browser sessions, alternate devices, etc.  Super excited to see this coming because I have had to these same workarounds over the years.

Reference: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/announcing-account-switching-for-microsoft-365-web-apps/ba-p/3290787

Friday, March 18, 2022

Microsoft Teams Connect (Shared Channels) Public Preview

 Microsoft Teams Connect (IE Shared Channels) is coming to Public Preview in commercial cloud enabling richer cross organizational collaboration experiences.  This new feature allows for secure and seamless collaboration between tenants without tenant switching and enables streamlined sharing with trusted tenants. 

I am so happy and ecstatic to see this feature come to public preview.  This feature has been such a high demand request with so many Microsoft customers.

Announcement: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-connect-shared-channels-is-rolling-out-to-public/ba-p/3252901  

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Microsoft Teams Loop

There is a pretty new feature now available in Microsoft Teams called Microsoft Loop.  This feature allows you to have chat entries that everyone in the chat can actually edit.  This is super cool because it allows users to collaborate on thoughts and content without having to leave chat itself.  

Reference

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/transforming-creation-and-collaboration-with-microsoft-loop/ba-p/2972240?ocid=usoc_LINKEDIN_M365_spl100002931841213


Monday, February 14, 2022

Azure AD Certification Based Authentication (CBA) Public Preview

Azure AD Certification Based Authentication (CBA) is now in Public Preview.  This is really exciting because this will allow customers to meet their PIV/CAC card multi-factor auth requirements without having to maintain ADFS servers for federated authentication.

Reference: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-active-directory-identity/azure-ad-certificate-based-authentication-now-in-public-preview/ba-p/2464390


Thursday, February 10, 2022

AAD Cross-Tenant Access Public Preview

The AAD team has put in a new public preview for cross-tenant access settings for external collaboration.  With this new feature, you have the ability to trust security claims from external AAD organizations.  A good example is, if an external user from a partner organization has already completed a MFA claim in their tenant, your tenant will trust that claim and allow the user to have access to approved resources in your tenant without requiring the external user to perform an additional MFA check within your tenant.  

Reference: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-active-directory-identity/collaborate-more-securely-with-new-cross-tenant-access-settings/ba-p/2147077

Monday, January 31, 2022

Microsoft 365 Adaptive Policy Scopes for Retention

There is a new feature called Adaptive Policy Scopes is coming available soon that allows administrators the ability to apply retention policies and labels by user, site and groups.  This will allow you to create more granular rules that appropriate to for specific scenarios.  For instance, you may have exception policy where a retention policy may not apply or could be different based on set of criteria.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/security-compliance-and-identity/announcing-adaptive-policy-scopes-for-microsoft-365-records/ba-p/2857532 

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/security-compliance-and-identity/using-adaptive-policy-scopes-to-apply-m365-retention-to-shared/ba-p/3053641

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/retention-settings?view=o365-worldwide#configuration-information-for-adaptive-scopes