Office 365 Weekly Digest – Week of April 19, 2016
We hope you’re doing great and having an awesome April! Here are the topics we’re following this week in Office 365 for Business.
- Security – Remove QuickTime from Windows Immediately To Avoid New Security Threats
Alright, this one has nothing to do with Office 365, but we felt it important to alert you to a real threat on your work and home machines. The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert last week advising all users to remove QuickTime from their Windows-based systems now that Apple is no longer issuing security patches for it. The alert came on the heels of an advisory from security vendor Trend Micro, which issued an urgent warning regarding two vulnerabilities in QuickTime for Windows. Mac users are not affected.
- Productivity – OneDrive for Business Improvements with Spring Update
Not only is OneDrive for Business now recognized as a leading Enterprise File Sync and Share Platform, there’s a ton of new features arriving today and for the next couple of weeks. These include Windows 8.1 support, Real-time Co-authoring with Office 2016, IT Admins can block file types from synchronizing, integration of Outlook mobile with OneDrive for Business on iOS and Android…click the link because there’s a whole lot more!
- Communications – Still Not swayed by Sway – auto play and improved video integration now available
Whether it’s for your company newsletter, travel blog or classroom activity, video is one of the most dynamic ways to get your message across. You can now add videos stored in OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, YouTube and even your device to Sway. Whether you’re using your Office 365 or Microsoft account, you can simply click on the Insert tab, select OneDrive, YouTube or Upload from the drop-down menu and choose the video you want to use.
- Mobility – Microsoft Android. Kind of has a ring to it. Possible? Probable? What do you think?
Ask me and I’ll tell you how much I really LOVE(d) my Windows Phone. I’ve got an iPhone now which rescued me from Android h-e-double hockey sticks. Rumor is the next Windows Phone, Surface Phone, will be out by next Spring. However, I came across this article and it makes a compelling argument. How would you feel about an Android clone that will have “no dependencies on Google” services yet made business ready for services like Office 365?
- Productivity – Enhancements Coming to a Home Page Near You
Office 365 is rolling out a new look and feel for the home page you see after logging on to the Portal. This redesign provides Microsoft, Admins, and end-users some really great new capabilities – yup, a little something for everyone.
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