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OneDrive for Business Makes It Easy to Request Files

The OneDrive for Business Request Files feature is a quick and simple way for users to ask others to upload files to a target folder using a special sharing link. Request files is now available within Office 365. The process is straightforward and might even help to stop people sending some attachments around in email. No admin controls are available for Request files, which is a nagging concern that deserves some consideration.

Jan 21, 2020 | Tony Redmond

The Need to Manage Office 365 Feature Deprecations

Everyone gets very excited about new Office 365 features, but how do we handle the dark side of change - deprecated features and functionality? The answer is that we probably don't do such a good job of managing features out of tenants. Maybe it's not the most exciting topic or work to do, but the simple fact is that deprecations happen and will continue to happen.

Jan 16, 2020 | Tony Redmond

Outlook Flaw Compromises Exchange Online Native Data Protection

A bug in Outlook desktop's implementation of the MAPI over HTTP protocol allows users whose mailboxes are on hold to remove attachments from messages. The removal is not captured by the copy-on-write feature of Exchange Online Native Data Protection, which potentially compromises the ability of Data Governance managers or eDiscovery investigators to recover information needed for compliance purposes. All in all, it's a mess that Microsoft needs to clean up quickly.

Jan 14, 2020 | Tony Redmond

Teams Is Adding New Security and Management Tools, Dynamics 365 Joins the Update Party Too

Microsoft is about to roll out new features for Teams that will make it easier to communicate and sign-in while Dynamics is getting new functionality too but questions about its future remain uncertain.

Jan 9, 2020 | Brad Sams

Exchange Online Calendar Auto-Processing Vexes Some Users

A recent change made to the way that Exchange Online processes notifications for calendar meetings has upset some Office 365 users because they don't see the email. Instead of leaving the notification email in the Inbox, Exchange processes the update in the calendar and moves the notification to the Deleted Items folder, meaning that it might be missed. Which makes some people mad.

Jan 9, 2020 | Tony Redmond

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