Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2017 – Admin Action Required

The goal of this post is to compile all announced Office 365 service changes for 2017, that may require admin action, into a single reference. Most of these changes have been communicated via Message Center and are listed below in chronological order, based on the “Action Required” date. Additional information and resources related to these…

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Quick Tip: Postpone deletion of SharePoint Online public websites

As previously communicated, SharePoint Online public websites are going away. Starting April 1, 2017, existing sites will no longer be publicly available, and in September 2017, the public websites will be deleted. If you need more time, you can postpone the deletion of your SharePoint Online public website as detailed below. Note: The postpone option…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | February 5 – 11, 2017

Welcome to the February 5 – 11, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. The new Skype for Business Mac client highlights last week’s Message Center notifications, and there are also 2 important reminders for service changes coming on February 28, 2017. If you’d like to test drive Microsoft Teams, there are still spots…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | January 29 – February 4, 2017

Welcome to the January 29 – February 4, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were several Message Center notifications last week, highlighted by news that Site Mailboxes in SharePoint Online will be removed in March 2017 and information that the new Service Health Dashboard will be rolled out to all customers by…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | January 22 – 28, 2017

Welcome to the January 22 – 28, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Big announcements last week for FastTrack, OneDrive for Business and School Data Sync. There is also an important reminder for Exchange Online / Exchange Online Protection customers who have configured connectors, as well as an announcement on timing for the…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | January 15 – 21, 2017

Welcome to the January 15 – 21, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Lots of information, covering a wide range of topics and services is included in this week’s content. For example, updated file-related functionality in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online, more events including additional opportunities to test drive Microsoft Teams and…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | January 8 – 14, 2017

Welcome to the January 8 – 14, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There is a ton of content this week so I’ll keep the summary short with a few highlights – update on SharePoint Online team sites integration with Office 365 Groups, general availability of Microsoft StaffHub, more events including additional opportunities…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | January 1 – 7, 2017

Welcome to 2017’s first edition of the O365 Weekly Digest, for January 1 – 7. The new Office 365 admin center is reaching GA which means the classic admin center will no longer be available as of January 31, 2017. An update to the Focused Inbox roll out is also posted to the Message Center…

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Quick Tip: Office 365 Service Trust Portal

The Office 365 Service Trust Portal (STP) is a service feature in Office 365 designed to provide deeper information on how Microsoft manages security, compliance and privacy. Through the STP you can get direct access to a wide variety of compliance / audit reports and trust resources, including SOC and ISO documentation. In addition to…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | Week of December 25 – 31, 2016

Welcome to the December 25 – 31, 2016 edition of the O365 Weekly Digest. Message Center and blog activity was light due to the holidays, but there are tons of upcoming events to review and register for if you find something that piques your interest!  One highlight from the upcoming events is an opportunity to…

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