To comply with business standards and industry
regulations, organizations need to protect sensitive information and prevent
its inadvertent disclosure. Examples of sensitive information that they might
want to prevent from leaking outside their organization include financial data
or personally identifiable information (PII) such as credit card numbers,
social security numbers, or health records. With a data loss prevention (DLP)
policy in the Compliance Center, organizations can identify, monitor, and
automatically protect sensitive information across Office 365.
With a DLP policy, organizations can:
For example, admins can identify any
document containing a credit card number that’s stored in any OneDrive for
Business site, or admins can monitor just the OneDrive sites of specific
In addition, separately from the
Compliance Center, admins can also create a DLP policy in the Exchange Admin
Center that applies to email and other mailbox items.
Across all sites, admins can
identify any document containing a health record that’s shared with people
outside the organization, and then automatically block access to that document
for everyone except the site owner, document owner, and the person who last
modified the content.
Just like in SharePoint Online and
OneDrive for Business, these Office 2016 desktop programs include the same
capabilities to identify sensitive information and apply DLP policies. DLP
provides continuous monitoring when people share content in these Office 2016
Admins can educate the users about
DLP policies and help them remain compliant without blocking their work. For
example, if a user tries to share a document containing sensitive information,
a DLP policy can both send them an email notification and show them a policy
tip in the context of the document library that allows them to override the
policy if they have a business justification. The same policy tips also appear
in Excel 2016, PowerPoint 2016, and Word 2016.
To assess how the organization is
complying with a DLP policy, one can see how many matches each policy and rule
has over time.
Admins create and manage DLP policies on the Data loss
prevention page in the Office 365 Compliance Center.
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Microsoft Exchange Online Protection (EOP) is a
cloud-based email filtering service that helps protect an organization against
spam and malware, and includes features to safeguard the organization from
messaging-policy violations. EOP can simplify the management of the company’s
messaging environment and alleviate many of the burdens that come with
maintaining on-premises hardware and software.
The following are the primary ways organizations can use
EOP for messaging protection:
standalone scenario. EOP provides
cloud-based email protection for the organization’s on-premises Exchange Server
2013 environment, legacy Exchange Server versions, or for any other on-premises
SMTP email solution.
As a part
of Microsoft Exchange Online. By default, EOP
protects Exchange Online cloud-hosted mailboxes.
hybrid deployment. EOP can be configured to protect the
messaging environment and control mail routing when the company have a mix of
on-premises and cloud mailboxes.
Using multiple anti-malware engines, EOP offers multilayered
protection that’s designed to catch all known malware
Messages transported through the service are scanned for
malware (viruses and spyware)
If malware is detected, the message is deleted. Notifications
may also be sent to senders or administrators when an infected message is
deleted and not delivered.
Office 365 Admins Customize anti-malware policies in the EAC.
They can configure the default policy for company-wide settings.
Admins can create custom content filter policies and apply
them to specified users, groups, or domains in the organization
Outbound spam filtering is also always enabled if the service
is used for sending outbound email.
Spam filtering cannot be completely disabled, but certain
company-wide settings can be modified by editing the default anti-spam policies
Admins can create custom content filter policies and apply
them to specified users, groups, or domains in the organization.
Messages identified as spam and messages that match a
transport rule can be sent to the administrator quarantine.
Administrators can search for and view details about
quarantined email messages in the EAC.
After locating the email message, Admins can release it to
specific users and optionally report it as a false positive (not junk) message
to the Microsoft Spam Analysis Team if it was misidentified as spam.
Spam quarantine for end users lets them manage their own
Junk Email Reporting
Meeting Broadcast enables organizations to broadcast a Skype for Business
meeting on the Internet to up to 10,000 people, who can attend from a browser
on nearly any device. Meeting broadcast makes it easy to host large virtual
meetings like internal “Town Hall” style meetings and public webinars. The
service includes integration with Bing Pulse, for real-time polling and
sentiment tracking, and Yammer, to enable attendee dialogue during the broadcast.
Skype Meeting Broadcast roles
Organizer. Creates the meeting request and invites attendees. Reviews
Producer. Manages the meeting sources (live presentations, dial-in
presentations, audio, video, and PowerPoint decks), records the event, and
posts the recording to Office 365 Video.
Event team member. Participates in the meeting by
presenting live or dialing in from a remote location.
Attendee. Watches the event
anyone with the meeting link can join the meeting
attendees listed below can join the meeting
anyone from my company can join the meeting
Schedule a meeting:
Use the Skype Meeting Broadcast scheduling and management portal to schedule a
Manage an Event:
Upload PowerPoint decks, cue live feeds from Camera sources, activate feeds
and, switch sources during event. Users can have one feed providing audio and
another providing video.
Customize a meeting:
Add a Yammer feed or Bing Pulse to meeting so the audience can participate
during the event and the user can gauge their involvement and satisfaction
Large Meeting Capabilities
The Maximum audience Size is 10,000. The presenter can have the audio and video capabilities. The presenter can also present a PowerPoint show and also share the Desktop / app. Yammer, Pulse and Q & A can be used during the meeting to engage with listeners. The whole meeting can be recorded and stored on the cloud. Client side DVR controls like pause and rewind are allowed. The whole meeting can be branded. There is also a possibility of nominating somebody as a Meeting Producer.
Set up Skype Meeting Broadcast
Distribution of the media content of a broadcast
meeting utilizes Microsoft Azure's Content Delivery Network (CDN) to achieve
very high scale, supporting thousands of people watching a broadcast. The
chunked media content passing through the CDN is encrypted, and the CDN cache
has a limited lifetime. Skype Meeting Broadcast has been disabled by default
for all locations worldwide.
Customers with EU Standard Contractual clauses must
choose whether or not to opt into the service after reviewing the information
in Microsoft’s communication to them. In
the regions not affected by the EU Standard Contractual Clauses, the IT Admin
can manually activate the Skype Meeting Broadcast feature.
To setup …
Skype Meeting Broadcast for your organization: The O365 / Skype for Business Admin has to enable Skype Meeting Broadcast for the organization.
external access and setting up allowed domains: The Admin can use either Skype for Business admin center or the Office 365
admin center to enable external access and allow access.
The Skype Meeting Broadcast
portal can be found at portal.broadcast.skype.com.
With the fast pace of innovation constantly accelerating,
it’s becoming increasingly expensive for SMBs to keep investing in the latest
and greatest IT solutions. At the same time, relying on older solutions while
competitors invest in new ones gives a leg up on them to anticipate, manage, and
respond more quickly to change.
By turning to Microsoft Azure and the cloud, SMBs can keep
their competitive edge without expanding their budget. Azure helps SMBs bring
products and services to market quickly. They can instantly scale globally, with
everything needed to support worldwide business growth. They can run their
operations more cost-effectively, paying only for what they use as opposed to
for what they don’t. They can also free up their budget to spend on other business
needs by eliminating the cost of new hardware. And they can gain enterprise-level
security with the same data protection and datacenter security that many of the
world’s largest organizations receive today.
SMBs want to focus on running their business and increasing their bottom line, not on their
infrastructure. With Azure, they can build, deploy, and
manage applications in the cloud without worrying about the cost of purchasing
new server hardware. They can easily scale up or down as needed and gain peace
of mind knowing they have the added protection of multiple data backups in
Many businesses lose critical data because they don’t have a
data backup solution. Azure offers simple, reliable backup for company's data and
applications that is affordable because they pay only for the storage they use.
There are no typical infrastructure costs or per-server or data transfer fees.
Plus their applications receive the same level of protection that Microsoft
enterprise customers, including many of the world’s largest financial
Any business can host its own website, but is the risk of
poor performance, security breaches, and skyrocketing costs worth the price?
With Azure, SMBs can quickly and easily host scalable websites in the cloud.
Microsoft uses multiple datacenters around the world, helping provide business and
their customers with a reliable, satisfying, and secure experience that enables
them to deploy their applications close to their customers.
Microsoft uniquely offers a flexible platform that lets
SMBs choose the path that is best for their business, whether that’s on-premises,
in the cloud, or a hybrid combination. Working seamlessly with other Microsoft software and services such as
Windows Server, SQL Server, and SharePoint, Azure helps make the cloud a
seamless part of a business' IT in a way that is best for a company’s specific needs.