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Matt Scherocman

Microsoft Roadmap Updates from Ignite 2019

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A Summary of Microsoft Roadmap Updates from Microsoft’s Ignite 2019!
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Microsoft has been busy! At Microsoft’s 2019 Ignite conference, attendees learned about numerous updates to what the company has been doing, along with new/improved tools and technologies. The main focus is at the conference was Azure, including improving Azure Infrastructure, revamping Azure Apps, accelerating Azure Data & AI, and integrating Azure IoT. Improvements also included Microsoft Power Automate & Power Virtual Agents allowing for automated flows and AI-driven solutions.

Microsoft 365 also has numerous updates and additional abilities. Most are focused on the ability to gain applicable knowledge easily, improve core productivity, and provide more developer tools. Security has also been a top priority.

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John Rice

Office Mobile App – Get Productive on the Go

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Microsoft is expanding the editing capabilities of the Office mobile app to Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Education, and more...

Find out how you can take advantage of this!

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Currently, all Office 365 plans allow you to view documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote apps for iOS, Android, and other mobile devices. However, certain features and files may depend on if you have an Office 365 qualifying plan or non-qualifying plan, or if you have a one-time purchase of Office for your organization. Now, with a change of licensing, users can not only view but edit documents on the go!

Read on to learn what you can do in the Office mobile app on Android, IOS, or device with an Office 365 subscription...

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John Rice

Teams-Outlook Email Integration - New Features

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Teams-Outlook Email Integrations is a set of three new features designed to help you share information between Microsoft Teams and Outlook.

This will be rolled out starting in mid-January and be completed by early February.
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Teams-Outlook Email Integration | What is New?

Microsoft is rolling out a handful of new useful features between Microsoft Teams and Outlook. If you already have these for your organization you do not need to do anything extra, but you might want to consider user training and notifying your helpdesk and employees.

Below is an overview of new features that will soon be available for your organization to take advantage of:

  • Share email from Outlook to Teams
  • Share a copy of an email and any attachments from Outlook to a channel or chat in Teams
  • Share a conversation in Teams via email
  • Share a copy of a Teams channel or chat conversation via email directly from the Teams client
  • Reply to Teams by responding to missed activity emails in Outlook
  • Ability to respond to Teams missed activity emails directly within Outlook clients, as well as see the latest missed messages

How Does This Affect Your Organization?

These new integrations between Teams and Outlook will enable users to seamlessly get information and move conversations to where they belong. Whether a customer request starts through an email and needs to be moved into a project team in Teams, or an announcement needs to be shared in a broader channel, your organization will now be equipped with the right tools.

Teams will now show missed activity emails and the latest missed messages in order to provide the ability to respond directly from Outlook to Teams. This allows efficient communication to help conversations that need your attention- even while you are going through your inbox.

How Interlink Can Help:

If your organization currently does not take advantage of these great programs and would like to learn what it looks like to adopt for your organization, contact Interlink today!  We want to start a discussion about your organization’s specific needs and what is best for you. If your organization currently uses Teams and Outlook, get ready for these great new features, and consider partnering with us to provide adoption training, education, and change management about these programs for your organization’s goals and users.

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Max Donaldson

Microsoft Software Assurance Benefit Changes

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Learn what is coming next regarding Software Assurance and keep your organization prepared.
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What is Software Assurance?

Software Assurance is a comprehensive Volume Licensing program that includes a unique set of technologies, services, and rights to help you deploy, manage, and use your Microsoft products more efficiently. Starting next month and continuing over the next two years, Microsoft has announced they will be making substantial changes regarding Software Assurance benefits. Make sure your company is prepared and knowledgeable about what comes next!  

Moving Forward 

Microsoft is making changes to Software Assurance, specifically with Planning Services, Training Vouchers, and 24x7 Problem Resolution Support. In February 2020, Microsoft will begin the phase-out of these benefits, so taking the time to understand the changes and put a plan together is important so you don’t miss the deadlines. 

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Jimmy Smogor

Automated Investigation and Response (AIR) in Office 365

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AIR enables you to run automated investigation processes in response to well-known threats that exist today.
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AIR can help your security operations team operate more efficiently and effectively

AIR is included in the Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 E5 Security, Office 365 E5, and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Plan 2. With AIR, when certain alerts that you set are triggered, one or more security playbook plans are initiated and an automated investigation begins. During and after this automated investigation process, administrators and your security operations team can look at the details of the investigation, review and approve actions to follow as a result of the investigation, and view details about the alert that triggered the investigation. Read on to find out how we can help and how you can optimize AIR for your organization...

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