October 2019 Updates Now Available for Office 365 for IT Pros (2020 Edition)

Nineteen Content Chapters Updated

The Office 365 for IT Pros writing team is thrilled to announce that the October 2019 updates for the 2020 edition are now online. As the only book covering Office 365 that updates its content monthly, we’re always happy to see another month go by with the successful closing of an update. It’s become quite a habit for us.

Depending on the format they bought, subscribers can fetch the updated book files from Gumroad.com (PDF/EPUB) or Amazon (Kindle). See the Office 365 for IT Pros FAQ for more information about how to access the updated files.

In addition to updating nineteen of the twenty-four content chapters in the main book, we also updated the companion volume to fix a few bugs and move some content over from the main book. The current versions of both books now have a release date of 1 October 2019.

Many Changes

Given that the Microsoft Ignite conference is due in about five weeks, you might imagine that Microsoft would be operating at a slower tempo when it comes to pushing out changes to Office 365 tenants. That didn’t seem to be the case in September, where some big changes (like the support for sensitivity labels in the Office ProPlus for Windows apps) came along with tons of smaller changes. The upshot is that we did a lot of work to refine, improve, and update content (see Figure 1). Our full change log is available online.

Chapter changes list for the October 2019 update of Office 365 for IT Pros
Figure 1: Chapter changes list for the October 2019 update of Office 365 for IT Pros

We expect further changes to come along during October, including some big new features that might slip out before they receive some big publicity at the Microsoft Ignite conference. We plan to release the November update just before we all get on airplanes to head to Orlando. Let’s hope that the writing team has everything covered so that we can relax when we get there!

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