Your World Of O365

So it’s Monday, which means its Yammer review time, where we take a chance to look back to what was new and useful from Yammer Last Week. These posts are short,like Michael D. Higgins but intended to be as complex as Kim Kardashian ūüėČ so take her handy.

To anyone who has not yet seen or heard of Yammer Yet, it’s essentially Facebook for IT. Yammer works alongside¬†the Office365 Portal and to me is the lynchpin between all the technologies i currently work in. Yammer keeps me informed the way i want to be informed in a world gone information mad.

First up (the light stuff)

EMS released a video about the value of AD Premium. It’s Good and Simple.

This was posted by Marcus Ritt, who also had recently published information on a virtual academy session on RMS. (Rights Management Services) . I missed the session unfortunately, so I am eagerly anticipating the recording to be published. The thread last suggested it would be available within the coming days. Here is where you’ll find it once its posted.

What’s recently become possible? (besides the whole irish referendum thing)

Message Limit raised

Currently Exchange Online users maximum message size is hard coded to 35MB Send, 36MB Receive (with 25MB shown as published default).  This feature will allow a tenant administrator to allow customized maximum message size settings between 1mb and 150mb for a single mailbox, multiple mailboxes, and the default for new mailboxes.

Set Passwords to not expire (via GUI)

Some customers have the need to set their users’¬†password expiration policy to never expire.¬†Previously, admins had to resort to PowerShell to accomplish this. With the release of this feature, admins can now simply check the checkbox and their¬†users’ passwords will never expire.

Rolling out as we speak (mind your back)

Red Alert Auto-posting

Customer feedback around timeliness of communications at the onset of a service incident led to increased adoption of monitoring automation for SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online. Based on automated detection of a potential issue, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Lync Online services can automatically post an alert directly to affected customers’ Service Health Dashboard (SHD)

SharePoint Online storage usage model

Administrators can now more easily manage SharePoint Online team sites’ storage quota based on real usage, and are no longer required to set fixed storage allotments per site collection. If an admin opts-in to the storage usage model, by selecting “Auto” within the SharePoint Online Admin Center, every site collection will utilize storage from the broad tenant pooled storage and will continue to ‘auto’-grow up to a maximum of 1TB per site collection. If an admin chooses not to opt-in, and to manage storage “manually” per individually per site collection, they will now set usage caps instead of allocating fixed amounts. Whether you select “Auto” or to “Manual,” SharePoint Online site collection quota management becomes simpler by removing management overhead and/or ‘loss of storage’ that has been allocated but not used.

Some Awesome Links (i appreciated everything is awesome.)

That’s a wrap for week 1 of my blog posts about office365. Knowing me, this may only last 1 whole week, but hey…maybe we’ll look back when we’re older and i’ll be still doing this. That’s a big maybe.

Be good.


‘I just wrote this, and this is crazy, but tune in next week, i might post…. maybe’

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