Office 2016, Office 365, and October 2020

Microsoft has published some statements about not allowing older Office clients to connect to Office 365 from October 2020. Well, the word “allow” should really be read as “support.” Or so we hear.

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Making sure that Office 365 Retention Policies process Teams

Microsoft Teams support Office 365 retention policies, but how do you know if policies you create are effective in removing items from Teams? Well, as it turns out, you must go poking under the covers to validate that removals happen as planned.

New IRM Option to Control Decryption of Attachments of Encrypted Messages

Microsoft has released a new setting in the tenant Information Rights Management (IRM) configuration to control if attachments of messages encrypted with the Encrypt Only feature (in OWA and Outlook) are decrypted when downloaded. In fact, two settings are available. One for people with Azure AD accounts, and one for those without.

The Difficulties of Defining a Sensitive Data Type

Microsoft thoughtfully provided Office 365 tenants with a Data Loss Prevention template for GDPR personal data. The only problem is that the rules in the template were too sensitive and started to block email.