Microsoft announced a new premium Office 365 Enterprise Suite called E5 available to eligible partners and their customers by year end
The top seven features bundled into the forthcoming E5 suite include:
Skype for Business Meeting Broadcast
PSTN Conferencing, Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling
Power BI Pro
Delve Organizational Analytics
Customer Lockbox and Advanced Threat Protection.
Skype for Business Meeting Broadcast:
The highly anticipated Skype for Business Meeting Broadcast enables broadcast meetings for up to 10,000 participants. This is great for companies who communicate through town-hall, all-hands meetings, or need to make product or sales presentations. Attendees can join the meeting from a browser on nearly any device, as well as rewind, pause and resume playback based on his or her own schedule without affecting the broadcast.
PSTN Conferencing (US-based only):
PSTN conferencing will be available for U.S. based customers in the E5 bundle. PSTN conferencing allows people invited to a Skype for Business meeting via Office 365 to join by dialing-in using a landline or mobile phone
Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling:
Currently in preview for US-based Office 365 customers, cloud PBX with PSTN calling provides users the ability to make and receive traditional phone calls from their Skype for Business client. Calls may be managed using hold, resume, forward and transfer features found on traditional phones. This cloud-based service is built on proven Lync Server and Skype for Business Server technologies.
measures the health of your business through advanced data reporting and dashboards using natural query language. Its Power Query, Power View and Tiling commands make Power BI a favorite with company CIOs, marketing heads and line of business users by effectively moving the power of data out of the server room and into the hands of on-demand, in-demand users.
Includes all the functionality of the free Power BI version plus additional data refresh and collaboration tools offering higher data-capacity and data-streaming limits.
New Power BI Pro features include creating and publishing customized content packs; sharing refreshable team dashboards and reports using groups; connecting on-premise data using Personal Gateways; and enabling live interactive connectivity to SQL Server Analysis Services
Delve Organizational Analytics:
Delve Organizational Analytics builds on the current Delve features and gives additional personalized insights from the most commonly utilized user data and coworker interactions. A dashboard has been added to measure, track and identify key trends such as frequently used team documents and leading team interactions.
Advanced Threat Protection:
Hardens subscriber email environments by blocking bulk email at the IP address level. The new service evaluates known bulk email offenders through advanced machine-learning identifiers, and then rates the reputation of a sender and frequency of mailing, thereby marking known spammers. Microsoft provides built-in safe lists and threshold levels for the administrator as well.
The real-time, time-of-click safe attachment protection scans each message, and,as described by Microsoft Office 365 security product manager Shobhit Sahay, creates a ‘detonation chamber’ that queries the URL for executables, registry calls or requesting access privileges. Based on this analysis, the service can block the message via the ‘safe link’ and ‘safe attachment’ templates
Source: CDW Blog
Microsoft is pleased to announce the roll out of new activity logging and reporting capabilities for Office 365, including the Office 365 activity report, comprehensive logging capability, PowerShell command or cmdlet and a preview of the Office 365 Management Activity API.
Office 365 activity report
The Office 365 activity report enables you to investigate a user’s activity by searching for a user, file or other resource across SharePoint Online, One Drive for Business, Exchange Online and Azure Active Directory, and then download the activities to a CSV (comma separate values) file. You can filter by date range, user, file/folder and activity type. This feature is especially useful for compliance reporting purposes for companies that are in highly regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals and financial institutions
You can use the Office 365 activity report in the Office 365 Compliance Center to view user and admin activity in your Office 365 organization. The report contains entries for the following types of events:
- Admin activity (admin audit logging) in Exchange Online.
- Access to mailboxes by someone other than the owner (mailbox audit logging) in Exchange Online.
- User activity in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
- Admin activity in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
- Admin activity in Azure Active Directory (the directory service for Office 365).
- User sign-in activity in Azure Active Directory.
Comprehensive logging capability
User and admin activity events are logged across SharePoint Online, One Drive for Business, Exchange Online and Azure Active Directory. This is useful for helping to see what types of files a user has been sharing with others in the organization.
Today, you can search on over 150 events (with more coming soon), including file views, mailbox owner activity, Azure Active Directory log ins and many more. In the future, we plan to expand these capabilities to include activities in other Office 365 services, such as Yammer and Skype for Business.
Search PowerShell cmdlet
Another new way to search activity logs is with PowerShell, using the Search-UnifiedAuditLog cmdlet, which enables you to run scoped queries against the audit storage log, such as by date, record type, operation and file extension. This cmdlet also lets you export those logs to a file. For example you could run the following cmdlet to search user activity logs for all events from May 1, 2015 to June 26, 2015:
Search-UnifiedAuditLog -StartDate May 1, 2015 -EndDate June 26, 2015
These capabilities started to roll out last month.
Sources: Office Blogs
After understanding what is Office 365 Clutter , we are going to illustrate how can you enable or disable Clutter for Office 365 user or all users
You have to know that this can be done through PowerShell
To enable clutter for one user run:
Set-Clutter -Identity email@example.com -Enable $true
To disable clutter for one user run:
Set-Clutter -Identity firstname.lastname@example.org -Enable $false
To enable clutter for all users run:
Get-Mailbox | Set-Clutter -Enable $true
To disable clutter for all users run:
Get-Mailbox | Set-Clutter -Enable $false
How to find out who has clutter enabled or disabled
You can use the script attached here to Export all Office 365 users Clutter status to a CSV file
This PowerShell script connects to Office 365 and lists out all mailboxes and shows you if each user has Clutter enabled or disabled for their mailbox.
Sources: Cogmotive Blogs