Change Log

Changes Published for Office 365 for IT Pros, 2019 Edition

Original release: July 1, 2018.

This document describes the changes made to the book since its original release. The document is up-to-date as of the version released on November 16, 2018. We try and release an updated version weekly, usually on a Friday unless something like a major conference disrupts our ability to produce an update.

Changes per Chapter

Chapter Number (bold) and number of changes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
5 4 2 4 2 4 4 7 2 2
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
2 5 8 3   3 3   6 3
21 22 23 24 25          
2 4 1 6            

Table 1: Distribution of chapter updates

This table only serves as a rough approximation of where the book’s content has changed. The number of individual changes or additions of new text within a chapter might be far higher.

We have released 8 updates for the 2019 edition since its publication: 7 July, 14 July, 28 July, 4 August, 28 August, 20 September, 19 October, 16 November.

You can find update information on the inside cover of the book.

We can only ask Amazon to update monthly and even so, sometimes they do not agree that we make enough changes to justify them sending a notification to customers that they can download the updated file.

Individual Chapter Changes for Office 365 for IT Pros, 2019 ed.

Date Chapter Change
16 Nov 1 Included new Office 365 numbers from Microsoft Q1 FY19 results. Microsoft is developing migration tools to move G Suite data to Office 365.
16 Nov 2 SLA performance for Q3 CY18 added.
16 Nov 4 Accounts assigned Teams Service Administrator role can now create new Office 365 Groups when group creation is restricted. Updated section on using PowerShell to manage Azure AD.
16 Nov 5 Added section about protocol authentication policies.
16 Nov 7 Removed section about searching for mailbox events. Now in 21.
16 Nov 8 Multiple changes throughout chapter.
16 Nov 12 Azure B2B Collaboration policy is now managed in Organizational Relationships section of Azure AD portal.
16 Nov 13 Added note about Teams spell check dictionaries. Added note that Teams ignores the Azure B2B Collaboration policy deny list if guest users already exist in AAD. Windows S client is deprecated and due for retirement on November 29, 2018. Dynamic Teams are now formally supported. Teams mobile clients now expose organizational information for the home tenant. Many other small changes throughout chapter.
16 Nov 16 Remove reference to Teams Windows S client. General review of the text and many changes made to reflect the current state of the Skype for Business Online to Teams transition.
16 Nov 19 Rewrote section about removing retention labels. Added detail about audit records logged for automatic label application.
16 Nov 21 Inserted example of searching Office 365 audit log for email events.
16 Nov 22 Added details about DLP rules and confidence levels.
16 Nov 23 General update.
16 Nov 24 MAJOR UPDATE: The information about working with rights management templates and Azure Information Protection labels that used to be in this chapter is moved to the companion volume and replaced with information about Office 365 sensitivity labels.
19 Oct 1 Microsoft now includes LinkedIn revenues in the commercial cloud segment. Microsoft 365 roadmap now available to replace the Office 365 roadmap.
19 Oct 2 New guidance for TLS 1.2 support in Office 365 post Oct 31, 2018. Added Q2 SLA figure.
19 Oct 3 How to connect LinkedIn to Azure Active Directory. Discussion about how Azure AD outages affect Office 365.
19 Oct 4 New license administrator role. Teams administrative roles now covered in this chapter. Updated content about Score Score.
19 Oct 5 Added new detail about Exchange Online revealed at Ignite 2018.
19 Oct 6 Added notes about configuring OWA access to 3rd party cloud repositories and VDI deployments.
19 Oct 7 Added section about migrating an on-premises DL to Exchange Online. Added section about how to detect inactive distribution lists with PowerShell.
19 Oct 8 General refresh post-Ignite 2018.
19 Oct 10 Added details of system registry settings updated by Office click to run installation. Refresh after Ignite 2018.
19 Oct 12 Added section about how Microsoft IT supports Office 365 Groups.
19 Oct 13 New versions of Teams for frontline and healthcare workers. New data from Ignite 2018. The TSBAC console can now manage teams. The Calls button will appear for all users to allow VOIP calls between Teams users. Added section about creating org-wide teams, including checks for Azure AD accounts that won’t be added to these teams. T-Bot replaced by new Teams Help framework. Teams supports Exchange ABPs to limit directory visibility for users.
19 Oct 14 Added note about using the Alias parameter with the New-Team cmdlet. Updated section about creating an All-Employees team. Coverage of version 0.9.5 of the Teams PowerShell module and some changes throughout the chapter because Get-Team can now return all the teams in a tenant.
19 Oct 17 Rewrote message tracing section. Added detail about changeover to TLS 1.2.
19 Oct 19 Office 365 labels are now two types (retention and sensitivity). The latter is a transition from Azure Information Protection labels. Also, some clarification about event-based retention.
19 Oct 21 Office 365 E5 users now retain audit log records for 365 days.
19 Oct 24 Added PowerShell examples for using protection templates with transport rules and DLP policies. Added information about revoking protected messages. Support for protected Adobe PDF documents. Preview of centralized logging for AIP events.
20 Sept 1 The German Black Forest cloud is closing and being replaced by a new datacenter region in 2020.
20 Sept 2 Microsoft has moved to a new platform for publishing Office 365 IP address information.
20 Sept 4 Information about the BOXServiceAccount and other updates.
20 Sept 6 Added explanation about how to find out who can run the Search-Mailbox cmdlet. Also added note about preservation of a user’s contributions to Teams conversations when they leave the company. Amended note about the RetainDeletedItemsFor mailbox property.
20 Sept 8 General refresh and removal of some older text from chapter.
20 Sept 10 Office 2016 MSI support extended to October 2023.
20 Sept 11 Added use case section as introduction to the section covering implementing Office 365 Groups.
20 Sept 13 Most of the admin settings for Teams are now in the Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center. Four new Teams administrative roles can be assigned to control access to options in the Teams and Skype for Business Online Admin Center. Also, minor corrections and additions in other sections.
20 Sept 16 Reference to Teams administrative roles.
20 Sept 17 Minor clarifications.
20 Sept 19 Possible to script the assignment of default classification label to a SharePoint document library. Also, expanded information about how to interpret the holds applied to user and group mailboxes.
20 Sept 20 Added section on auditing for content searches and eDiscovery cases.
20 Sept 21 Added new sources for audit records. Added warning about truncation of some audit records from Azure Active Directory. Refreshed figures for Office 365 usage reports.
20 Sept 22 You can protect sensitive email with a DLP policy by choosing to apply encryption to outbound messages.
20 Sept 24 Rewrote section on applying custom protection to documents.
28 Aug 1 Microsoft will replace the Office 365 Roadmap with the Microsoft 365 Roadmap in September 2018.
28 Aug 3 Added information about baseline MFA policy and other topics.
28 Aug 4 Rewrote section about using PowerShell to control Office 365 licensing. Added information about what constitutes a major change within Office 365.
28 Aug 6 Rewrite for section about Search-Mailbox. Inclusion of link to set of recognized senders for calendar events extracted from email. Inclusion of section about compromised accounts (linked to Chapter 8 of the companion volume).
28 Aug 8 Updates to the set of available SharePoint site templates. More information about the change in minimum versioning for libraries.
28 Aug 13 Teams data services are now hosted in Canadian, Australian, and Japanese datacenters. Also, Teams has moved to a per-user licensing model controlled through Office 365 plans. Rewrote section on compliance to reflect capture of call detail reports for meetings and chats.
28 Aug 14 Changes to the EmailAddresses parameter for the Set-UnifiedGroup cmdlet. Added script to show how to create an all-employees team.
28 Aug 16 Rewrote section on Teams meetings to include information about creating and managing Live Events.
28 Aug 17 Multiple changes mostly provoked by Microsoft’s decision to make the anti-phish policy from ATP available to all tenants.
28 Aug 19 Additional detail about Teams retention processing.
28 Aug 20 Clarification on licensing requirements for Advanced eDiscovery.
28 Aug 22 Added section on creating a custom sensitive data type.
28 Aug 24 Clarification about features unavailable when you upload protected documents into a SharePoint or OneDrive library. New DecryptAttachmentForEncryptOnly setting available in the IRM configuration.
4 Aug 4 Customer lockbox approver role now available.
4 Aug 6 New workflow to delete users in the Office 365 Admin Center.
4 Aug 8 Modern team sites can be created without being connected to an Office 365 Group.
4 Aug 11 Some UI changes for Office 365 Group creation in OWA, so we updated our figures.
4 Aug 13 Meeting settings for a tenant have been transferred from the Office 365 Admin Center to the Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center.
4 Aug 20 Inserted text dealing with non-English characters in search keywords.
28 July 1 Microsoft stores some AAD attributes for user accounts in the U.S.  Added number for commercial cloud annualized run rate after Microsoft Q4 FY18 results.
28 July 2 Updated statistics about Microsoft cloud network.
28 July 8 Microsoft has paused the roll-out of the increase of versions for SharePoint and OneDrive document libraries.
28 July 12 Added more text about how to update photos for guest users.
28 July 13 Microsoft announced that Teams has reached feature parity with Skype for Business Online. Meetings now support up to 250 participants. Added text to describe how the inline translation of messages feature works.
28 July 14 Discussion about how to mark Office 365 Groups as team-enabled.
28 July 19 Minor wording changes.
28 July 24 Rewrote section explaining how to apply protection to messages with transport rules and included text to explain how to insert AIP labels with transport rules. Also, technical editor picked up a couple of things that we fixed or improved.
14 July 7 Improved the script to report shared mailboxes.
14 July 8 SharePoint Online now supports page metadata.
14 July 9 Added link to Microsoft Graph training available on GitHub.
14 July 12 Rewrote section about Classifications in the Groups policy.
14 July 13 Teams supports keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and zoom out. Information about the free version of Teams announced on July 12.
14 July 17 Added new statistics for email usage in 2018-2022. Added sections on Mail Flow Insights (new dashboard) and SIR rewriting for P1 addresses to avoid SPF failures on forwarding.
14 July 19 Added clarification about tracking holds placed on inactive mailboxes.
14 July 21 Be more specific about the audit events generated for SharePoint Online. Also, Microsoft has announced that they will enable mailbox auditing by default within Office 365 by the end of 2018.
14 July 22 Tracked down some bad hyperlinks and fixed them. Refreshed some graphics.
7 July 6 Fixed some typos and improved some PowerShell.
7 July 7 Several updates after a technical review of content that we couldn’t complete before publication.
7 July 8 Idle session timeout policy for SharePoint and OneDrive is now GA. Also, 8 new cmdlets are available to help with SharePoint migrations. Added new section covering features that Microsoft has deprecated in SharePoint Online.
7 July 9 Minor clarifications in text.
7 July 10 Microsoft will remove the old OME app from the Apple and Android stores on August 1, 2018. Also, Microsoft is making some changes to EWS for Exchange Online.
7 July 12 Added information about how to add photos for guest accounts.
7 July 13 Added some extra context about hiding teams from Exchange clients.
7 July 24 Microsoft will enable rights management automatically for eligible tenants from August 1, 2018. Also, a change in how Exchange transport processes email sent to Teams channels means that you cannot send encrypted messages to this destination.