Cloud Changes Mean the Book Changes Too
Time marches on and the cloud keeps on changing. Although August is a peak vacation period, Microsoft has pushed out many changes during the month. We also see several new features in preview that should become generally available in the near future, so we know that we’ll be busy understanding that technology along with whatever surprises Microsoft reveals during the Ignite 2020 virtual conference later this month.
Updated Files for Download
Updated files for the September 2020 revision of the Office 365 for IT Pros (2021 Edition) eBook are now available for download. If you bought the EPUB/PDF version of the book through Gumroad.com, you can download the files through your Gumroad account or with the link in the receipt you received on purchase. Kindle buyers can ask Amazon to make the updated files available to them. See our FAQ for more information about downloads. The version number for the book is shown on the inside front cover. The PDF also includes the month of release in the footer of each page.
We did not update the companion volume for September 2020.
Seventeen of the twenty-four content chapters are updated for September. Some of the changes are relatively small, but there are some important topics covered. Microsoft is deprecating Internet Explorer 11 for Office 365, with Teams the first app to cease support in November. Microsoft 365 Groups can now have Azure AD roles assigned to them, but only for new groups. Microsoft Lists is now rolling out for SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Teams. Some changes to organization settings for the tenant can only be made using a Graph API, but you can use the Graph Explorer tool to get the job done without writing any code. And tenants which allow users to buy licenses through the self-service process will be able to purchase licenses for Project and Visio. There’s a heap of clarifications, rewordings, and a few bug fixes included in the mix too. See our change log for a full list of updates.
September 2020 marks the 65th update for the Office 365 for IT Pros series. When we started on this journey, we never anticipated that the pace of cloud change could be quite so persistent and ongoing as it has turned out to be. At least it keeps us busy….