Data retention policies come to Microsoft Teams

Data retention policies in Microsoft Office 365 are now available for Teams locations Managing data is important in scenarios such as complying with regulations or ensuring users have relevant content available to them.  To support this, data retention policies have been available in Office 365 for some time. This allows organisations to perform actions such …

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Windows Analytics – device health. Become the IT hero

What is Windows Analytics? Windows Analytics is the collective name for a growing number of Azure solutions leveraging Windows Telemetry data to produce insights into your IT estate. For years,Microsoft has been collecting telemetry data to allow them to improve their products, and, more controversially, to monitor the way people use them. Organisations have always …

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Shadow IT and the inherent risks explained

What is Shadow IT? Shadow IT, a wonderfully ominous term, but what does it really mean? Essentially, Shadow IT is considered to be any IT system, service, mechanism, or methodology that has been adopted within your organisation outside of the view, control, oversight, or sanction of the organisation and IT Administration. Classic examples are file …

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Spectre. Have you enabled or just installed the patches?

Spectre and Meltdown.  A lot has been said about the risks and potential effects of these . However, amongst all the noise around the status of firmware, patches, performance impact and so on, there is something that has maybe not been made clear enough. And that is that the difference in how the Microsoft patches …

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OneDrive and IRM-protected SharePoint Online libraries

Synchronising IRM-protected SharePoint Online libraries With the move to cloud services, information protection and the lifecycle of sensitive information is an important topic to consider. As organisations adopt Office 365, sensitive information may be stored in services such as SharePoint Online. Part of the lifecycle of sensitive information in Office 365 is protecting it based …

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Data residency solved with Office 365 Multi-Geo capability

Office 365 Tenant locations Multi-geo data residency is becoming a necessity for many businesses. ‘Choosing’ a geographic location when creating an Office 365 tenant causes problems for multi-national organisations. They need to comply with different data residency requirements for the countries or industries in which they operate. Also referred to as ‘data-at-rest’ or ‘data sovereignty,’ …

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