Issue No. 36July 2015

Microsoft Office 2016 – Preview

The Microsoft Office 2016 preview is now available. Office 2016 makes it easier to open, create, edit and store files in the cloud. Outlook 2016 in Microsoft Office now integrates with OneDrive and automatically configured permissions for recipients. Beyond sharing files from a common location in the cloud, collaboration is also improved with real-time co-authoring.


Microsoft Office 2016 has new compliance and security controls included. For example, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is supported in the application experiences for Excel 2016, Word 2016 and PowerPoint 2016. DLP in Excel can now protect information like credit card and identity numbers using DLP policies. Additionally, secure authentication is coming to Outlook 2016 in order to add support for things like Multi-Factor Authentication and Information Rights Management (IRM) features will be included in Visio 2016.


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Compliance Toolset Announced for Public Folder in Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 offers a comprehensive compliance toolset that spans Exchange email, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business documents, and Skype conversations. Some customers store valuable information in Exchange public folders, and have requested that Microsoft broaden Office 365’s compliance solution to cover public folder data as well. Previously, external archiving solutions were required to meet this need.

In July, Microsoft announced that the Office 365 archiving and eDiscovery toolset is being extended to include public folders. Customers can now place public folder content on hold to preserve it for legal or regulatory requirements. They can perform eDiscovery functions on public folder data, including search, preview and export. Entire public folders or specific content (based on keywords) can be preserved immutably. They can delete aged items out of public folders. And all administrative activities on public folders are fully audited. Throughout all these operations, users can continue to interact with public folder data without any change in their experience.

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