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Microsoft 365 Updates

All of the updates to the Microsoft 365 services can be found in your admin centre, but here is a summary of the important changes from the last week.

FREE cybersecurity awareness training!

One of the biggest pieces of news this week is that Microsoft are releasing a cybersecurity awareness kit in partnership with Terranova Security.

This contains three full end user courses on:

  • Phishing
  • Protecting Home Computers
  • Privacy

All Microsoft 365 customers have access to this course – it can be taken online, or if you organisation chooses you can self host it.

The training is available here, to any authenticated Microsoft 365 user: sip.security.microsoft.com/attackSimulatorTrainings

Teams room management

Microsoft Teams Rooms is a complete meeting experience bringing HD video, audio and content sharing to meeting spaces of all sizes. This update will provide a new administration portal in the admin center to enable remote management of Teams Rooms devices.

Invite a group or distribution list to a Teams meeting

Soon, you will be able to invite a group or distribution list to a Teams meeting. The meeting initiation will be delivered to all members of the list.

As always when using groups and distribution lists, caution is advised – be sure you know who the recipients are!

Improved layout on office.com

New Office.com layout

Microsoft are adding a vertical navigation bar on the left of the page to improve usability.

Updates for ProPlus

There are updates available to the Office 365 ProPlus desktop applications. If you don’t have them set to automatically update, then make sure you download the latest updates.

Summary

For full details of these updates, and more, head to the Microsoft Message Center. Log in to your admin portal, and select Health, Message Center.

Always Networks are a Microsoft Silver partner, specialising in supporting Microsoft 365 services – if you need any help then contact us today.

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Nick Shaw

Nick Shaw

I'm Nick, a knowledgeable and versatile security focussed network specialist. I have years of experience delivering complex projects for large and small organisations alike. As a full-stack engineer, I look at the end to end requirements and come up with a solution to match, rather than focussing just on one aspect. When I'm not working, I have three main interests: my family, football (Barnsley FC) and motorsports.

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