Fifteen of Twenty-Four Chapters Updated in May
The Office 365 for IT Pros writing team is proud to announce that the fourteenth update for the 2019 edition is now available to subscribers. The updated files are dated May 15, 2019 (see the inside front cover for version data). The companion volume has not been updated.
What’s in Update #14
Update #14 includes changes to 15 of the 24 chapters. Included in the changes are a the V1.0 of the PowerShell module for Teams (14), the GA of the unified labeling client for Azure Information Protection (24), multiple small but important changes in Teams (13), new properties for Get-MailboxStatistics (6), updated SLA and financial results for Office 365 (2 and 1), and the Files Restore feature for SharePoint Online (8). Apart from these specific changes, the update includes many other small changes (including the update of Azure Active Directory to support 256-character passwords) from our work to track developments in and around Office 365 or to incorporate new elements of best practice. The number of changes, some large, some small, underlines once again that ePublishing is the only practical way to cope with technical information about Office 365. How many other technical (or otherwise) covering Office 365 have offered their readers 14 updates?
The full set of changes is described in our change log. In addition to updated text about new features and information, we have completed periodic technical reviews of several chapters. The web never remains static, so hunting down and fixing hyperlinks is a never-ending task.
We have asked Amazon to send notifications to purchasers of the Kindle version that updates are available. Our FAQ has for more information about how to download updates.
Subscribers to the PDF/EPUB version should log into their Gumroad library to download the updated files. The updated files are completely new books with the new content integrated into existing text. You don’t have to cut and paste change information into an existing book. If you can’t remember details about your Gumroad account, find the original receipt from when you bought the book and use the View product link found there.
Next Steps – On to the 2020 Edition
All good things come to an end. After 14 updates, the 2019 edition of Office 365 for IT Pros is now in its final phase and the writing team has moved to the work necessary to prepare the 2020 edition, which we expect to publish in July 2019. We will continue to monitor the content of the 2019 edition and might issue a further update if we need to fix any problems found in its content.
When the 2020 edition is available, we will offer current subscribers a large discount to renew their subscription for a further year. This offer can only apply to the EPUB/PDF version as we have no control over the terms and conditions for Amazon Kindle sales and cannot offer discounts on that platform.
We thank our subscribers and sponsors for their continued support. Without it, we could not dedicate the required time to working on content and making sure that Office 365 for IT Pros is as up to date as possible.