Updated Information Protection Poster for Office 365

The Information Protection for Office 365 poster has been a popular resource for tracking capabilities we recommend customers use with Office 365. The latest update includes: Enterprise Mobility + Security capabilities in the E5 plan. More comprehensive representation of Windows 10 capabilities. New Office 365 capabilities, including Advanced Data Governance, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business device…


Enterprise administrator content set for Microsoft Office 365

If you are an enterprise administrator for Microsoft Office 365, check out the new Enterprise organizations and Office 365 navigation experience (http://aka.ms/O365ITPro). This experience which provides a central location from which you can easily access articles about Office 365: Plan for Office 365 Set up Office 365 services Deploy Office clients Security & Compliance Manage services Hybrid…


New Information Protection for Office 365 poster blazes the trail for increased security

Microsoft has done extensive work to ensure that your information stored in Office 365 can have the highest level of security and protection in the industry. To spotlight that work and provide you with a methodical way to increase your information protection to the level required for your organization, Brenda Carter has published Information Protection…


November 2015 CAAB Webinar announcement

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, we will hold the eleventh Cloud Adoption Advisory Board (CAAB) (previously known as the Solutions Advisory Board [SAB]) webinar. CAAB webinars are one hour and consist of brief presentations followed by time for open feedback. The meeting will open at 7:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time. The session will begin promptly…


New "Security in a Cloud-Enabled World" Microsoft Virtual Academy course

Good afternoon SAB, Mark Simos, an Architect in Microsoft Cybersecurity, and Tim Rains, a Microsoft Chief Security Advisor, have created a new "Security in a Cloud-Enabled World" Microsoft Virtual Academy course. Take it at https://aka.ms/securecustomermva. Here is the course description in their own words: Are you securing IT assets in a public or hybrid cloud?…


The new service model and update channels for Office 365 ProPlus

Hello SAB, Office 365 ProPlus has moved to a new servicing model with the release of Office 2016. One of the benefits of Office 365 ProPlus is that Microsoft can provide new features for Office apps on a regular basis, through monthly updates. The new servicing model is designed to give IT departments: Flexibility in…


SAB September 2015 webinar announcement

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, we will hold the tenth Solutions Advisory Board (SAB) webinar. SAB webinars are one hour and consist of brief presentations followed by time for open feedback. The Lync Meeting will open at 7:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time. The session will begin promptly at 8:00 AM and run to 9:00 AM….


SAB Survey Results: SharePoint dev/test environments

In the 2014 SAB Annual Survey, SAB members cited SharePoint dev/test environments as an area of interest. Since I have done some recent work in that area, I thought I would recap what content we have. This can be divided into SharePoint Server and SharePoint online. Dev/test environments for SharePoint Server The four main options,…


Closing the loop: New hybrid cloud test environment is published based on your feedback

Greetings SAB Members, At the August 2014 SAB Webinar, I presented an idea about creating a new set of Azure-based, hybrid cloud test environments and got your input on their utility, design, and configuration options. I am very pleased to announce that the first topic is now published and has been updated for Azure Resource Manager. Set…


New Test Lab Guide (TLG) for Directory Sync with Office 365

Tony Trivison of the Office Server Solutions team recently published the Test Lab Guide: Set Up a Directory Synchronization Server to Sync Users with Office 365. This new TLG shows you how to set up directory synchronization to an Office 365 Trail Subscription with the Directory Synchronization (or Directory Sync) tool. Here is the configuration…