Office 365 reveals new security features

By Samantha Cordell | December 5, 2016

 

office_aOffice 365 has given business owners access to online organisational programs and collaboration tools for years. In an effort to become more user-friendly, Microsoft recently added new features to Office 365, including two security upgrades and the addition of productivity tracking.

Keep reading to find out more about Office 365's new features including:

1. Azure Information Protection
2. Enterprise Mobile Device Management
3. Productive Insight features

1. Azure Information Protection

Using Office 365 protection technology, also known as Azure RMS, this feature allows business leaders to mark sensitive documents and control who has access to information in various documents. The protection travels with the data, whether it is online or provided through another device.

Business owners can mark a document as internal and keep it from being sent outside the company. Drop-down menus also allow users to apply trackable data protection in order to identify potential leaks and gain insight into how a business is structured.

2. Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite

Re-branded from the Enterprise Mobility Suite, this feature adds more security potential to sensitive data while allowing business owners to manage apps on any device from one location. Users have more control over identity-driven access and also encrypts data to allow secure collaboration among employees.

3. Productivity Insight

This feature, an addition to Delve Analytics, tracks an employee's time management at the office. MyAnalytics for Outlook allows business owners or managers to see who has read, replied, and forwarded their email while also providing them with information on the the email sender. The feature also acts as a storage receptacle for shared files and contact information so they can be accessed quickly.

How can Diamond help?

As Office 365 expands its services to include security and productivity features, companies using cloud-based servers have an advantage over old-school computer users. Not only do they have access to the technology to keep their data safe and accessible to employees, but they also have the management software to see where their efforts are paying off by way of productivity programs.

If you need to know more about the new features of Office 365, give our team a call here at Diamond IT on 1300 307 907 or complete the form below.

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About the Author
Samantha Cordell

Group Marketing Manager @ Diamond IT - Samantha (Sam) fell into the IT Industry after studying a combination of computer science and marketing at Uni, starting in Operations with the now decentralised Cabletron Systems. Over the next 20 years Sam undertook various marketing roles within Intel, Microsoft and Cisco Systems before moving to Newcastle for a sea-change working for Wine Selectors. “Not able to stay away from the IT Industry I jumped at the chance to join the Diamond team. I am excited to drive the marketing strategy for Diamond’s range of services including Managed Services, Software Development and Telecommunications.”