Your one stop shop for all things Microsoft UserVoice related

Your one stop shop for all things Microsoft UserVoice related

Microsoft UserVoice is a platform where organisations and Microsoft collaborate to understand key product development asks from the community. The higher number of votes, the more likely Microsoft will investigate and introduce the new ask.

Below table provides links to all the Microsoft UserVoice.

IMPORTANT NOTE

This is a developing list and more links will be included once they have been discovered.
TopicURL
Accesshttps://access.uservoice.com
Bookingshttps://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/314907-microsoft-bookings
Business Centerhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600793-office-365-business-center
Connectionshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600610-microsoft-connections
Delvehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve
– Bloghttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=153906
– Boardshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=100468
– Content typeshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=163845
– Delve for Androidhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=103383
– Delve for Windowshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=153948
– Delve for iOShttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=103386
– People Experienceshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=101694
– Praisehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=153909
– Searchhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=153915
Excelhttps://excel.uservoice.com
FastTrackhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/602104-fasttrack
Flowhttps://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Feedback/ct-p/Feedback
Formshttps://microsoftforms.uservoice.com
Generalhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/264636-general
Invoicinghttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600781-microsoft-invoicing
Listingshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600778-microsoft-listings
M365 (Microsoft 365) Admin Mobilehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/312601-m365-microsoft-365-admin-mobile
Microsoft Connection email marketinghttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600610-microsoft-connections-email-marketing
Microsoft Endpoint Managerhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas
– Android-specifichttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=210853
– App protection policies (APP/MAM)https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=148986
– App config and deploymenthttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115719
– Autopilot / Windows enrollmenthttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=368299
– Azure Admin Consolehttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=189016
– Bitlocker Managementhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=386689
– Certs, Emails, VPN, Wi-Fihttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=324422
– Co-Managementhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=331534
– Company Portal (all platforms)https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115704
– Compliance Policieshttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=386695
– Conditional Accesshttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=155130
– Device Configuration Profileshttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=386686
– Documentationhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115707
– Fencing – Geo, Time Speed, etchttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=338164
– Intune Data Warehousehttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=209608
– Intune PC Clienthttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115716
– Intune for Eductionhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=190729
– Inventory (All Platforms)https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=319828
– Language / Translationhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=128305
– MacOS-specifichttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=210850
– Managed Browserhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=210862
– Mobile Device Management (General)https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115713
– Remote Assistance / Controlhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=176502
– Reporting https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=386692
– Role-based Access Control (RBAC)https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=358603
– Scripting-Graph / PowerShellhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=187750
– Silverlight Admin Consolehttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115722
– Telecom Expense Managementhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=210859
– Terms and Conditions (All Platforms)https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=319825
– Troubleshootinghttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=359635
– User Managementhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115710
– Windows Updateshttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=379660
– Windows-specifichttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=210856
– iOS-specfichttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=210847
Microsoft Information Protectionhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip
– Auto-labeling for data at resthttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip?category_id=385018
– Data Loss Preventation (DLP)https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip?category_id=385009
– OMEhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip?category_id=385015
– Right Managementhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip?category_id=385012
– Sensitivity labels in Office applicationshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip?category_id=385021
– Sensitivtes Information Typeshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip?category_id=385027
Microsoft Invoicing https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600781-microsoft-invoicing
Microsoft Listings Online Presencehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600778-microsoft-listings-online-presence
Microsoft Searchhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/925270-microsoft-search
– Adminhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/925270-microsoft-search?category_id=373870
– Clienthttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/925270-microsoft-search?category_id=373873
– Connectorshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/925270-microsoft-search?category_id=373876
– UX Customizationhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/925270-microsoft-search?category_id=373879
MyAnalyticshttps://myanalytics.uservoice.com/
Office 365https://office365.uservoice.com
Office 365 Adminhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin
– Apps and App Launcherhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin?category_id=127975
– Exchange Adminhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin?category_id=96338
– Lync Adminhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin?category_id=96339
– Message Centerhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin?category_id=94710
– Service Health Dashboardhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin?category_id=94709
– SharePoint Adminhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin?category_id=96337
Office 365 Business Centerhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600793-office-365-business-center
Office 365 Groupshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/286611-office-365-groups
Office 365 Security & Compliancehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance
– Advanced Security Managementhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=174141
– Auditinghttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137187
– Communication Compliancehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=379534
– Compliance Managerhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=323794
– DLP & Transport Ruleshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137265
– Information Governance and Records Managementhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=379531
– Information Protectionhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=379528
– Insider Risk Managementhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=384439
– Malwarehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137184
– Message Encryption & Right Managementhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137262
– Message Tracehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137181
– Privacyhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=333217
– Reportshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137175
– Service Trust Portalhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=323791
– Spam & Phishinghttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137178
– eDiscoveryhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=139404
Office 365 Suite Navigation Barhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/926008-office-365-suite-navigation-bar
Office.comhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/325347-office-com-home-page
Office + Edition Browser Extenstionhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/926797-office-editor-browser-extension
Office Lenshttps://officelens.uservoice.com
OneDrivehttps://onedrive.uservoice.com
OneNotehttps://onenote.uservoice.com
Outlookhttps://outlook.uservoice.com
Plannerhttps://planner.uservoice.com
Power BIhttps://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas
PowerAppshttps://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Product-Feedback/ct-p/PA-feedback
PowerPointhttps://powerpoint.uservoice.com
Projecthttps://microsoftproject.uservoice.com
SharePointhttps://sharepoint.uservoice.com
StaffHubhttps://staffhub.uservoice.com
Skype for Businesshttps://www.skypefeedback.com
Streamhttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Stream-Ideas/idb-p/StreamIdeas
Swayhttps://sway.uservoice.com
Teamshttps://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public
To-Dohttps://todo.uservoice.com/
Visiohttps://visio.uservoice.com
Wordhttps://word.uservoice.com
Yammerhttps://yammer.uservoice.com

Regards
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Microsoft Apps for Enterprise – Changing Channels, New Channel and Default changes.

Microsoft Apps for Enterprise – Changing Channels, New Channel and Default changes.

Microsoft has now announced that Microsoft Apps for Enterprise will receive 3 changes to its product releases. These changes are currently In Development but I dont expect them to be in that state for long as I am already seeing one of the changes within my own tenant.

Changes to the current Channel Names

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=63585

Over the lifetime of Office ProPlus which is now Microsoft Apps for Business, Microsoft have changed the name for the channels multiple time. So this new development isnt a surprise as Microsoft does love a name change.

Existing Channel NameNew Channel Name
Semi-AnnualSemi-Annual Enterprise
Semi-Annual (Targeted)Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
MonthlyCurrent
Monthly (Targeted)Current (Preview)

New update channel for Microsoft Apps for Enterprise

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=63591

In the past, there have only ever been 4 main Channels for Microsoft Apps for Enterprise (not including the insider release channels). Microsoft has announced that they are creating a new channel to help customers seeking to stay up to date with features updates, such as real-time collaboration and AI capabilities. This channel will be called Monthly Enterprise

Default Channel for new Office 365 Tenants

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=63757

The existing Office 365 tenants you should be firmilar that Semi-Annual Channel is the default channel, however for new Office 365 tenants the default will become the Current Channel.

Regards
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Beating enforced home working due to Covid-19 using Microsoft Security Management.

Beating enforced home working due to Covid-19 using Microsoft Security Management.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of months, Covid-19 has forced organisations to promote home-working. The issue with this is that most organisations today, are just not prepared for home-working. So in this post I will look at the quick wins which can be implemented using Microsoft Security Management tools to first of all identify and protect against potential threats to your Cloud platform. So Microsoft Security Management is just a name for a number of its products and features, as today I am going to go through what can be used to improve your environment.

Microsoft Secure Score

Microsoft Secure Score is a measurement of an organization’s security posture, with a higher number indicating more improvement actions taken. Following the Security Score recommendations can protect your organization from threats. From a centralized dashboard in the Microsoft 365 security center, organizations can monitor and work on the security of their Microsoft 365 identities, data, apps, devices, and infrastructure.

Secure Score helps organizations:

  • Report on the current state of the organization’s security posture.
  • Improve their security posture by providing discoverability, visibility, guidance, and control.
  • Compare with benchmarks and establish key performance indicators (KPIs).

Organizations gain access to robust visualizations of metrics and trends, integration with other Microsoft products, score comparison with similar organizations, and much more. The score can also reflect when third-party solutions have addressed recommended actions.

Browsing to https://securescore.office.com will allow you to direct access your Microsoft Secure Score and see what recommendations have been made.

Check out what’s coming to Microsoft Secure Score. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/mtp/microsoft-secure-score-whats-coming?view=o365-worldwide

Audit Logging

Turning on auditing within your Office 365 tenancy is possibly one of the quickest things you can do today. By enabling Audit Logging user and admin activity from your organization is recorded in the audit log and retained for 90 days.

In order to switch on Audit Logging using your tenancy you will need to visit the following URL https://protection.office.com/homepage then go to Search –> Audit Log search

Then simply press Turn on auditing

Microsoft will now prepare Office 365 audit log and this may take up to a couple of hours to complete.

  1. Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell
  2. Run the following PowerShell command to turn on audit log search in Office 365. PowerShell

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Set-AdminAuditLogConfig -UnifiedAuditLogIngestionEnabled $true

Office 365 Increased Security

Without reinventing the wheel, I suggest organizations look at the following URL to see where they can make improvement to this Office 365 security. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/tenant-wide-setup-for-increased-security?view=o365-worldwide

Reports!!!

It is important that you review you Reports Dashboard to help identify any potential issues within your environment. Visit the URL below to start you investigations

https://protection.office.com/insightdashboard

Regards,
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Understanding ProPlus Servicing Models

Understanding ProPlus Servicing Models

Office 365 ProPlus has adopted a servicing model for client updates, allowing new features, non-security updates, and security updates to be released on a regular basis, ensuring your users are always up to date with the latest functionality and improvements.

The client servicing model for Office 365 ProPlus provides options that allow organizations to manage the frequency at which features and updates are deployed using multiple release channels which can be configured for all users or a specific set of users within the organization allowing IT to manage update deployment.

Monthly Channel

The Monthly Channel is made available every month and is targetted to users that want the latest features and updates as soon as they are available.

The Semi-Annual Channel

The Semi-Annual Channel is made available every 6 months, in January/July and is best for organizations that don’t want to deploy the latest features of Office right away or that have a significant number of LOB applications, add-ins, or macros that need to be tested prior to broad deployment. This approach helps to avoid compatibility issues that can potentially stall deployments.

This channel has 18 months of support before the version will need to upgrade to the latest release of ProPlus.

The Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted)

The Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) enables a group of early adopters who get the latest and greatest features four months in advance of a Semi-Annual release, allowing time for organizations to test the new features and updates. This is available every 6 months, in March and September.

This channel has 14 months of support before the version will need to upgrade to the latest release of ProPlus.

Below is a diagram about how the “Update Model” works.

The three primary Office 365 update channels, showing the relationship between the update channels and the release cadence

Check out my Office Pro Plus Tool Kit script designed to assist with testing and deployments.

https://github.com/TheWatcherNode/blogaboutcloud/blob/master/Get-OfficeProPlusToolKit.ps1

Regards,
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Office 365 ATP Recommended Configuration Analyzer Report

Office 365 ATP Recommended Configuration Analyzer Report

The ORCA module is your friend when it comes to reporting on the configuration of ATP. This module makes recommendations on where improvements can be made. So how does it work?

Well I have made this process as simple as it gets

– Download PowerShell Script
– Run PowerShell Script
– Open HTML page

Done

I have made the script intelligent to check for module updates to ensure you are running the latest and greatest.

Head over to my GitHub repo to download the script today 🙂

https://github.com/TheWatcherNode/blogaboutcloud/blob/master/Get-ATPReport.ps1

Regards,
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Microsoft Teams Roadmap Announcements for October 2019

Microsoft Teams Roadmap Announcements for October 2019

The following post contains the new features and updated features from October 2019. This post enables you to quickly glance at the Microsoft Teams Roadmap based on the latest information provided by Microsoft.

One thing I have included in this month’s round-up is Microsoft Bookings as it now integrates with Skype and Teams.

New Features

New Features Current Status
Users can pin apps to the Teams left rail In Development
Microsoft Teams – teams auto-renewal In Development
Microsoft Teams – Phone System Administration Enhancements In Development
Microsoft Teams – Silent Login In Development
Microsoft Teams – Support for Google as an Identity Provider In Development

Updated Features

Updated Current Status
Microsoft Teams: Music on Hold Launched
Microsoft Teams – Secondary Ringer and Answer From Anywhere Launched
Microsoft Teams – Reverse Number Lookup Rolling Out
Microsoft Teams – Dynamic Emergency Calling for Calling Plans Launched
Microsoft Teams – Cloud Voicemail Enhancements Launched
Microsoft Teams – Location Based Routing Rolling Out
Microsoft Teams – Direct Routing Enhancements In Development
Microsoft Teams desktop app rolls to existing installs of Office 365 ProPlus and Microsoft/Office 365 Business/Business Premium (for the mothly channel only) Launched
Microsoft Teams – Delegation Enhancements Launched
Microsoft Teams – Channel Cross Posting Launched
Microsoft Teams – Dynamic Emergency Calling for Direct Routing In Development

Remember if you would like to receive all the Microsoft Roadmaps updates to your Teams Client, check out this post.

Regards
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Microsoft Intune Developments from the Office 365 Roadmap for October 2019

Microsoft Intune Developments from the Office 365 Roadmap for October 2019

The following post contains the new features and updated features from October 2019. This post enables you to quickly glance at the Office 365 Roadmap that directly targets Microsoft Intune based on the latest information provided from Microsoft.

New Features

No new features announced this month

New Features Current Status

Updated Features

Updated Current Status
Microsoft Intune management of Windows Defender Firewall rules Launched
Outlook for Android: App configuration support without Microsoft Intune integration with Apple’s volume purchase program (VPP) for macOS Launched
Microsoft Intune support for Managed Home Screen app on kiosks Launched
Microsoft Intune support for fully managed Android Enterprise devices
Launched
Microsoft Intune support for derived credentials on iOS Launched
Microsoft Intune administration evolves with Microsoft 365 Device Management center Launched
Microsoft Intune mobile threat defense for applications without enrollment Launched

Remember if you would like to receive all the Microsoft Roadmaps updates to your Teams Client, check out this post.

Regards
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Deploying Cloud App Security

Deploying Cloud App Security

I have been recently investigating Cloud App Security how it can benefit organizations already paying for this functionality without even knowing. Do you already pay for the following Microsoft licenses?

  • Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security + Enterprise Mobility & Security E3 (EMS E3)
  • Enterprise Mobility & Security E5 (EMS E5)
  • Microsoft 365 E5 Security
  • Microsoft 365 E5
  • Microsoft 365 Education A5
  • Office 365 E5
  • Azure AD Premium 1

If yes, you are licensed to enable Cloud App Security for your organization

For more information about the licensing requirements

Click on the following URL
https://query.prod.cms.rt.microsoft.com/cms/api/am/binary/RE2NXYO
Starting with Cloud App Security

Cloud App Security – Dashboard

Getting started with Cloud App Security

Log process flow: From raw data to risk assessment

The process of generating understanding the risk within your organisation from a Cloud Securtity starts here with the following. You can upload data to Cloud App Security and the process takes between a few minutes to several hours depending on the amount of data processed.

  • Upload – Web traffic logs from your network are uploaded to the portal.
  • Parse – Cloud App Security parses and extracts traffic data from the traffic logs with a dedicated parser for each data source.
  • Analyze – Traffic data is analyzed against the Cloud App Catalog to identify more than 16,000 cloud apps and to assess their risk score. Active users and IP addresses are also identified as part of the analysis.
  • Generate report – A risk assessment report of the data extracted from log files is generated.

Note

Continuous report data is analyzed twice a day.

Supported firewalls and proxies

Cloud App Security support data uploads from the following Firewalls and Proxies.

  • Barracuda – Web App Firewall (W3C)
  • Blue Coat Proxy SG – Access log (W3C)
  • Check Point
  • Cisco ASA with FirePOWER
  • Cisco ASA Firewall (For Cisco ASA firewalls, it’s necessary to set the information level to 6)
  • Cisco Cloud Web Security
  • Cisco FWSM
  • Cisco IronPort WSA
  • Cisco Meraki – URLs log
  • Clavister NGFW (Syslog)
  • Digital Arts i-FILTER
  • Forcepoint
  • Fortinet Fortigate
  • iboss Secure Cloud Gateway
  • Juniper SRX
  • Juniper SSG
  • McAfee Secure Web Gateway
  • Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (W3C)
  • Palo Alto series Firewall
  • Sonicwall (formerly Dell)
  • Sophos SG
  • Sophos XG
  • Sophos Cyberoam
  • Squid (Common)
  • Squid (Native)
  • Stormshield
  • Websense – Web Security Solutions – Investigative detail report (CSV)
  • Websense – Web Security Solutions – Internet activity log (CEF)
  • Zscaler
Create Cloud Discovery snapshot report
Sample Report

Automatic Risk Assessment

Cloud App Security also enables organizations to automatically discovery the Cloud Apps in use via actives on your firewall logs. This is done via Log Collectors that allows organizations upload logs to Cloud App Security. Every single long is automatically transfers to the portal, there is 2 different behaviours if you are using FTP or Syslog

FTP Uploads

FTP logs are uploaded to Microsoft Cloud App Security after the file finished the FTP transfer to the Log Collector

SysLog Uploads

The Log Collector writes the received logs to the disk. Then the collector uploads the file to Cloud App Security when the file size is larger than 40 KB

However, you may what to check that the data being used for Automatic upload is in a valid format. Check out this link for more information. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-app-security/create-snapshot-cloud-discovery-reports#using-traffic-logs-for-cloud-discovery-

App connectors

App connectors use APIs from cloud app providers to integrate the Cloud App Security cloud with other cloud apps. App connectors extend control and protection. They also give you access to information directly from cloud apps, for Cloud App Security analysis.

To connect an app and extend protection, the app administrator authorizes Cloud App Security to access the app. Then, Cloud App Security queries the app for activity logs, and it scans data, accounts, and cloud content. Cloud App Security can enforce policies, detects threats, and provides governance actions for resolving issues.

So how does the look from the portal?

List of Connected Apps available today

Lets connect Office 365 for the purpose of this post.

Connect Office 365
Select the components you would like to monitor and connect the app
Success

Conditional Access App Control protection

Microsoft Cloud App Security Conditional Access App Control uses reverse proxy architecture to give you the tools you need to have real-time visibility and control over access to and activities performed within your cloud environment. With Conditional Access App Control, you can protect your organization:

  • Avoid data leaks by blocking downloads before they happen
  • Set rules that force data stored in and downloaded from the cloud to be protected with encryption
  • Gain visibility into unprotected endpoints so you can monitor what’s being done on unmanaged devices
  • Control access from non-corporate networks or risky IP addresses
Conditional Access App Control protection

With Conditional Access App Control protection you can define you want to Monitor what is being accessed or block.

Conditional Access Policies

When configured you will notice the below appear for all access control applications

Policies

Once you have configured the basics above the next steps is to enable policies you would like run within your environment. Out of the box you will receive a number policies deemed appropriate from Microsoft but there may be additions ones you would like for example;

In my environment I have created a policy that check for OneDrive Documents shared outside my business to specific domains

This policy also has the power to remove the external user to prevent access and this is where Cloud App Security really comes into its own. As it allows organisations and IT Administrators to the power to real take control of corporate data.

I hope you found this run through helpful

Regards,
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Microsoft Bookings – What is it and how do I enable it?

Microsoft Bookings – What is it and how do I enable it?

Microsoft Bookings has recently come to my attention as Bookings will integrate with Teams and Skype meeting capabilities. This will enable businesses to set up services with online Skype/Teams meeting enabled. A meeting link will be added to the booking invite which customers can use to join the appointment.

This feature is being rolled out Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), Online, Exchange, Education tenants.

What is Microsoft Bookings?

Microsoft Bookings is an online and mobile app for small businesses who provide services to customers on an appointment basis. Examples of businesses include hair salons, dental offices, spas, law firms, financial services providers, consultants, and auto shops.

Bookings has three primary components:

  • A booking page where your customers can schedule appointments with the staff member who should provide the service. You can show this page on Facebook, where your customers can schedule appointments, or your own web site.
  • A set of web-based, business-facing pages where business owners can record customer preferences, manage staff lists and schedules, define services and pricing, set business hours, and customize how services and staff are scheduled
  • A business-facing mobile app where business owners can see all of their bookings, access customer lists and contact information, and make manual bookings

Is Booking enabled for subscription?

Bookings are turned on by default for customers who have the Office 365 Business Premium, or Office 365 A3 and Office 365 A5 subscriptions.
Bookings is also available to customers who have Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5, but it is turned off by default.

Enabling Booking

Get the free Microsoft Bookings add-on for Enterprise subscriptions

If you subscription is Office 365 for Business, Office 365 Enterprise E3 or E5, the Microsoft Bookings app offered through the Business Apps (free) add-on is off by default. Follow these steps to get licenses and assign to your users.

Turn Bookings off for your entire organization using Exchange Online PowerShell

If you don’t have access to the Bookings setting in Microsoft 365 admin center, you can turn off Bookings by running the following command in PowerShell.

Before you can do this procedure, you need to Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell.

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Set-OrganizationConfig -BookingsEnabled $false

Let’s make a Booking

Now we have enabled Microsoft Bookings for your tenant it will now be available within your Office 365 as shown below

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Microsoft Teams Roadmap Announcements for July 2019

Microsoft Teams Roadmap Announcements for July 2019

The following post contains the new features and updated features from July 2019. This post enables you to quickly glance at the Microsoft Teams Roadmap based on the latest information provided from Microsoft.

New Features

New Features Current Status
Microsoft Teams – Give Feedback In Development
Microsoft Teams – Channel Cross Posting In Development
Microsoft Teams – Policy packages In Development
Microsoft Teams – Secure private channels In Development
Microsoft Teams – Phone System for GCC In Development
Microsoft Teams – Screen sharing in Teams/Skype for Business interop In Development
Microsoft Teams – Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop In Development
Microsoft Teams – Shorter Retention In Development
Microsoft Teams – Reverse Number Lookup In Development
Microsoft Teams – Dynamic E911 In Development
Microsoft Teams – Teams Voice Platform In Development

Updated Features

Updated Current Status
Files restore for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams Launched
Microsoft Teams – Manage discovery of private teams Launched
Microsoft Teams – Information Barriers Launched
Microsoft Teams – Add up to 100 people to a group chat Launched
Microsoft Teams – Announcements Launched
Microsoft Teams – @-less mentions In Development
Microsoft Teams: Partner Provided Calling Plans for Japan In Development
Microsoft Teams – Shared links In Development
Microsoft Teams – Share system audio in a Teams meeting Rolling Out
Microsoft Teams Firstline Worker capability – Praise Launched
Microsoft Teams for Firstline Worker capability – Graph API for Shifts Launched
Microsoft Teams desktop app coming to existing installs of Office 365 ProPlus and Microsoft/Office 365 Business/Business Premium Rolling Out
Teams EDU messaging policies migration Launched
Microsoft Teams: Location Based Routing In Development
Microsoft Teams – Lobby Support Launched
Safe Links Protection for Microsoft Teams Launched
Microsoft Teams – Stay productive with focus teams Launched
Microsoft Team – Read Receipts in private chats Launched
Microsoft Teams – Phone System for GCC In Development

Remember if you would like to receive all the Microsoft Roadmaps updates to your Teams Client, check out this post.

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud