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  • May 21, 2015
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    Updates make Office 365 Groups more useful 2

    On Tuesday, I discussed how changes in engineering practices are driving innovation within Office 365. One of the more interesting areas is the use of Office 365 Groups to provide a single identity for access to applications and data drawn from across the service. Microsoft spent a lot of time discussing what they’re up to with Office 365 Groups at the recent Ignite conference....More
  • May 6, 2015
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    News about Data Loss Prevention for SharePoint Online revealed at Microsoft Ignite

    Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a feature that was first introduced in Exchange (2013 and Online) and is now in SharePoint Online (but not the on-premises version). I covered the initial news on this topic last year and took the chance at the Microsoft Ignite conference to find out had the functionality predicted then been realized in production....More
  • Apr 2, 2015
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    Enterprise Collaboration sessions selected for IT/DEV Connections 2015

    It was gratifying to receive so many session submissions for IT/DEV Connections 2015, which takes place at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas on September 14-17. As you might know, this year the conference is organized around a set of tracks that we think match the interests of attendees, with "Enterprise Collaboration" being the track of most interest to those looking for Exchange and Office 365 content....More
  • Mar 3, 2015
    Education

    Session 1: Power BI Platform: Technical Overview  

    Presented by: Jen Underwod | Running Time: 64 minutes In this session, Jen will introduce the Power BI Platform components from a BI professional perspective. She will cover key differences from the prior Power BI release, various BI delivery use cases, and deployment models. Best practices and recommendations also will be shared....More
  • Mar 3, 2015
    Education

    Session 3: Faults & Fixes  

    Presented by: Chris McNulty | Running Time: 61 minutes In the final session, we'll focus on diagnosing poor performing and degraded systems, reviewing tools and techniques to pinpoint some common root causes with advice on fixing issues and returning systems to peak availability....More
  • Mar 3, 2015
    Education

    Session 2: Performance Boosts  

    Presented by: Chris McNulty | Running Time: 62 minutes In this session, we'll cover some less well-known settings that can be used to boost system performance across SharePoint – caching, storage tuning, and system settings where a "wrong" choice will reduce performance to a crawl. Security and information architecture have implications for performance as well, and you'll learn how social settings or well-intended collaborative practices can have unintended impact without proper engineering....More
  • Mar 3, 2015
    Education

    Session 1: Design Wins  

    Presented by: Chris McNulty | Running Time: 60 minutes In this session, we'll cover some less well-known settings that can be used to boost system performance across SharePoint – caching, storage tuning, and system settings where a "wrong" choice will reduce performance to a crawl. Security and information architecture have implications for performance as well, and you'll learn how social settings or well-intended collaborative practices can have unintended impact without proper engineering....More
  • Mar 3, 2015
    Education

    Session 3: Protecting the Edge  

    Presented by: Liam Cleary | Running Time: 62 minutes The web components of SharePoint make up what you as the end user see and interact with. In order to make this function as expected there are many layers of endpoints such as web services that need to be exposed. Too often these are left for anyone to see. Often security has been applied incorrectly and users are allowed to access content that they shouldn't be able to or need to access. In this session we will review core security approaches and learn how to check that security is done correctly....More
  • Mar 3, 2015
    Education

    Session 2: All about the Database  

    Presented by: Liam Cleary | Running Time: 58 minutes The database is the core to a SharePoint platform. It stores all of the configuration and content that can be very private and confidential for an organization. In this session we will review security approaches for SQL Server, and then try to break into SQL and perform escalation attacks to gain access to SharePoint....More
  • Mar 3, 2015
    Education

    Session 1: Core Platform Security  

    Presented by: Liam Cleary | Running Time: 61 minutes SharePoint as a product is made up of many smaller components, as well as other systems that connect into or are a part of the ecosystem. In this session we will look at core topology design and work through the security implications that could be present. We will delve into attacking the core surrounding platforms to attempt to gain access to SharePoint....More
  • Dec 16, 2014
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    Exchange Online increases eDiscovery mailbox limit and boasts better performance too

    The Office 365 Roadmap is a great place to look for information about what’s coming up in the cloud-based versions of the Office servers and potentially new versions of their on-premises counterparts. Browsing the “Rolling Out” section recently, I noticed that an entry saying “Exchange eDiscovery mailbox search limit increased to 10K mailboxes,” which prompted some investigation....More

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