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Showing posts from March, 2014

Office 365 What’s New: February 2014

It's been a very busy month and there's a plethora of updates, new features, and enhancements covering the entire office family. Read through and if you are a customer put them to a good use right away (and if not, you may want to consider becoming one) -

Message Encryption for Office 365

Much anticipated Message Encryption for Office 365 is now generally available and is being rolled out, read the following article for more information.    Message Encryption is replacing what was previously known as Exchange Hosted Encryption (EHE), and while the basic idea of using mail-flow rules for transparently enforcing encryption policies remains the same, there's one major change on the back-end. Specifically, there has been a move away from the Voltage Identity Based Encryption (IBE) to Microsoft's own Rights Management Services (RMS). Why was this feature much anticipated? Because it enhances overall security and privacy controls within Office 365's Exchange Online component; it also does so in a customer friendly fashion by incorporating this useful functionality into higher-level O365 subscriptions (starting with  E3/G3) at no additional charge (add-on for the lower-level subscriptions):      “Office 365 Message Encryption is an easy-to-use service tha