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Microsoft Tightens Outlook Groups Security in Policy Switch

Microsoft is changing its default security settings for Outlook and SharePoint Online groups to make them private by default, instead of public.

Microsoft Doubles Exchange Online's Public Folder Capacity

Exchange Online now has capacity for "public folder hierarchies of up to 500K public folders," Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Pulling Three Office 365 Apps from Windows Phone

Three Windows Phone applications are set to get "retired" on May 20, 2018: Skype for Business, Teams and Yammer.

Office 365 Privileged Access Management Feature Hits Preview

Administrators overseeing Office 365 tenancies can now test drive a new Privileged Access Management capability.

Microsoft Adds GDPR Improvements to Office 365, Azure

With the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements set to become law on May 25, Microsoft is working to get its cloud services and customers compliant.

Microsoft Floods RSA Conference with Security Announcements

Microsoft gave a thorough progress report on its security portfolio at the RSA security conference this week.

Microsoft Killing OneNote Desktop App for Office 2019

It's the end of the road for Microsoft's OneNote desktop application, as Microsoft plans to cease development on the product beyond the current OneNote 2016 version.

SharePoint UI and Migration Tool Previews Coming This Month

Previews of SharePoint Online user interface improvements will arrive in the coming week, plus there's a new migration tool beta available, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Ending SharePoint Online Public Newsfeed This Summer

Microsoft plans to end the "native" SharePoint Online public newsfeed for Office 365 tenancies in June, and instead steer organizations toward Team News, Communication Sites or Yammer feeds for company posts.

Teams and Skype for Business Get Joint Management Portal

Microsoft's plan to merge Skype for Business Online into its Teams service went another step further this week.

Microsoft Plans To Add Retention Policies to Teams

Office 365 users will get the ability to set retention policies for Microsoft Teams by mid-April, Microsoft announced recently.

Office 365 Getting More Excel and SharePoint Capabilities

Microsoft recently began rolling out new improvements and feature previews to Office 365 subscribers as part of its March update.

Microsoft Launching New Business Conference in July

Microsoft plans to host a brand-new conference this summer that's focused on its business intelligence (BI) technologies, as well as its various "365"-branded products.

Office 365 To Get SharePoint Hub Sites Feature

Microsoft is preparing to roll out its SharePoint Hub Sites intranet feature to select Office 365 users by the end of March.

Microsoft Bringing Its Datacenter Footprint to China, Middle East

In a bid to expand the global reach of its Azure and Office 365 services, Microsoft this week shared plans to increase its number of cloud datacenter regions worldwide.