September 2020 was an odd month. The Microsoft Ignite 2020 virtual conference happened over 48 hours to give us plenty to think about as we plan future monthly updates for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook. We even managed to cover some of the new features which are available now in the October update. But what was strange was the amount of change which Microsoft introduced into Office 365 before Ignite. They certainly didn’t keep things wrapped up until the conference started and many updates appeared over the month. So much so that the result is updates for 21 of the 24 content chapters in the book. You can find full details of the chapter updates in our change log.
More Changes Coming
We expect the pace of change to pick up over the next several months as Microsoft release features announced at Ignite as previews or into general availability. This will add to other changes in the work that get posted as Office 365 notifications in the Message Center in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
Many of the changes announced in Office 365 notifications are tweaks to the UI of an application. We don’t tend to cover changes like that in the book unless they affect the way an application works or is managed. Office365itpros.com exists to document changes that we think are interesting at a level of detail that we can’t afford in the book unless the page count was to expand well past its current 1,200-odd limit.
Updates Available for Download
Subscribers can now download the October update through Gumroad.com (for EPUB/PDF subscribers) or Amazon (for Kindle). Our FAQ has lots of useful information about how to access updated files. Please download and use the updated files. We put a lot of effort into the monthly updates and it’s nice to know that the work is used.
We did not update the companion volume for October 2020.