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Author: Tony Redmond

Tony Redmond has written thousands of articles about Microsoft technology since 1996. He covers Office 365 and associated technologies for Petri.com and is also the lead author for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook, updated monthly to keep pace with change in the cloud.

Azure AD Premium Licenses Needed to Manage SharePoint Sites with Sensitivity Labels

by Tony Redmond

Very Useful Sensitivity Labels Microsoft has steadily been building out the ability of sensitivity labels to manage different aspects of containers (teams, groups, and sites), with the ability to control the external sharing capability for SharePoint Online team sites the latest addition (Figure 1). Image 1 Expand Figure 1: Defining external sharing capability in a sensitivity… Read More

Play My Emails Goes International

by Tony Redmond

Launched in 2019 for the U.S. Microsoft introduced Play My Emails in Outlook mobile (initially iOS, now for Android too) at the Ignite 2019 conference. I was excited at the notion of being able to process email in a different way. The promise was that a natural voice would generate an intelligent readout of messages… Read More

Botched Microsoft Update to Teams Retention Causes Customer Heartburn

by Tony Redmond

No Data Compromised but Bad Day for Teams Retention Alarm bells went off on Thursday, October 29 when administrators in several tenants noticed that retention policies created to process Teams chat messages were apparently applied to Exchange mailboxes. Microsoft subsequently issued incident EX225368 “Admins may see Microsoft Teams retention policies unexpectedly update to Exchange Online… Read More

Project Moca In Preview for Office 365 Users

by Tony Redmond

On October 14, Microsoft announced that Project Moca, a new “productivity module,” is available as a public preview for Office 365 commercial tenants. The feature had previously been made available to Education tenants in August and to premium Outlook.com accounts in June. Moca is the “Outlook spaces project,” the first sights of which leaked in… Read More

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