August Update for Office 365 for IT Pros (2021 Edition)

It’s doesn’t seem like a month has passed since we published Office 365 for IT Pros (2021 Edition), but the time to issue the first monthly update has arrived. Updated book files dated August 1 are now available for subscribers to download from Please use the links in your Gumroad account or the original receipt you received to download your copies. See our FAQ for further information about updates. We did not update the companion volume this month.

If you bought the Kindle version of the book from Amazon, you can ask Amazon to make the updated files available to you.

August Updates

The August update includes changes to 18 of the 24 content chapters.

August1Updates for Microsoft FY20 Q4 results.
August2Several refinements for information about planning for cloud migrations.
August3Minor changes.
August4Update to Power Apps admin center URL; added self-service purchase approval flow warning; intro to Exchange PowerShell v2 cert-based authentication; updated coverage of the improved Secure Score experience; various text updates and fixes.
August5Preview of Exchange Online Management PowerShell module supports unattended script execution. Note about importing on-premises archives larger than 100 GB to Exchange Online. Microsoft has reduced the number of events created from email to just travel and parcel delivery. Changes to discussion about inactive mailboxes and how to preserve data for ex-employees.
August7Beginning of an end-to-end review by new author taking over chapter to refine, clarify, and improve flow of text.
August8Added section about Content Type Gallery. Fixed some typos.
August9Change in OWA create new Microsoft 365 dialog meant changes to several screen shots and accompanying text.
August10Moved script for updating group display names in line with naming policy to GitHub after updating it to deal with both prefixes and suffixes.
August11Clarifications about different forms of Teams meetings. Note added about Teams memory usage on Windows.
August12Added discussion about the ramifications of disabling the Chat app in Teams. Updated section about bulk policy assignment for Teams. Storage of Teams compliance records is not charged against user mailbox quotas. Added note about resource-specific consent for Teams apps. Removed text about discovery of private teams (Microsoft is reconsidering how to engineer the functionality).
August13Rewrote script for archiving a group to make it handle multiple groups. The Teams preview and production PowerShell modules are now both in the PowerShell gallery.
August14Added details about Teams advanced communications licenses, and updates for auto attendants and call queues.
August15Planner doesn’t have a recycle bin (emphasized). Noted that the Planner browser client is updated regularly, and users are prompted to refresh to load the changed code. New Tasks in Teams app released.
August16Changes for A1 users about what happens when they record a Teams meeting.
August17Short introduction to Desktop Analytics; coverage of new Intune pivot in Microsoft 365 admin center.
August21Communication compliance policies now cover Teams messages sent by users with on-premises mailboxes.
August22Included example of using a SharePoint Online managed property as a condition in a DLP policy.
August23Rewrote section about Power Platform management.
August24Chromium-based Edge browser can open protected PDFs. Sensitivity labels can control sharing capability for SharePoint Online sites.

Although this looks like the book received many updates, it’s typical of the number and variety of updates we process monthly. Office 365 applications don’t stop changing, so we don’t stop updating.

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