Some new functionality announced by Microsoft this week.
18 March 2016
New Feature: Common Attachment Types Filtering
Common Attachment Types Filter is a new Exchange Online Protection feature. This feature will start rolling out today and should be completed over the coming weeks.
There is a new feature that provides an easy-to-setup method of filtering out unwanted and potentially malicious attachments by their file types. This feature only requires one click to turn on, and can easily be configured from a list of the file types commonly found to be dangerous. This will also help in consolidating attachment filtering within a malware policy rather than through multiple Exchange transport rules. The feature resides within the Malware Policy page in the Exchange Admin Center, and can be accessed by going under the Protection tab on the left and the malware filter tab on the top. From there, you can choose between creating a new malware policy where the most commonly abused files are preselected by default or editing an existing one to include the new functionality.
This feature has administrative controls to enable and disable in your Exchange admin portal. This feature is off by default. You may turn it on in an existing or newly-created malware policy.
18 March 2016
New Feature: OneDrive for Business user experience
You can now opt-in to the new web user interface (UI), for OneDrive for Business! Based on your feedback, we’ve updated this feature to better serve your needs.
You will experience a clean, intuitive, and beautiful interface. You can switch between tile or list views while easily organizing with drag-and-drop functions, and many other improvements.
You can switch back to the existing “classic” experience, with a link on the bottom left of the screen. Eventually the “classic” experience will go away, but not until we’ve been able to listen to your feedback and ensure everyone is ready for the change.
Go to your settings page in the Admin Center, to opt-in.
16 March 2016
New reporting portal in the Office 365 admin center
- A new Activity Dashboard that uses graphs to visualize key data such as how many users have used each workload as well as a key summary of the activity within each product
- New usage reports that surface detailed usage information for your Office 365 tenant as well as for each specific workload
- User level details: The new reports give you the ability to drill-down on single services and access detailed information at the individual user level.
15 March 2016
SharePoint and OneDrive for Business external sharing invitations expiration change