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Using Document IDs with SharePoint Online

Most Office 365 users might be unaware of SharePoint's Document ID service, which generates unique document identifiers for documents in a site. That's OK, because records management is not the kind of subject that turns everyone on. But business situations do occur when document IDs might be useful, which is why I went looking at how this SharePoint feature works.

Jan 22, 2019 | Tony Redmond

Exchange 2010 Nears the End

Exchange 2010 will become unsupported on January 14, 2020. It's time to decide whether to move to Office 365 or Exchange 2016/2019. Exchange 2010 was a really big and important release in the 23-year history of the product, so it's sad to see it heading to the software scrapyard.

Jan 17, 2019 | Tony Redmond

Conditional Access Blocks Downloads of Office 365 Attachments and Documents

Azure Conditional Access policies are pretty powerful, especially when applications accommodate their controls. OWA and SharePoint Online can co-operate with conditional access policies to block the ability of Office 365 users to download email attachments and documents. Although not a perfect solution, it's a good start.

Jan 15, 2019 | Tony Redmond

New OWA Makes Categories into Favorites

Microsoft is still building out the new OWA (for Exchange Online) interface. One new feature is the ability to make categories into Outlook favorites. This seems like a small thing, but it's really quite useful if you make an effort to use categories. Some people will love it. Some will say "blah."

Jan 10, 2019 | Tony Redmond

Microsoft's Bringing New Features to Teams to Assist Firstline Workers

Microsoft is bringing new features to Teams that will make it easier for firstline workers to communicate with other employees.

Jan 9, 2019 | Brad Sams

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