Office 365 Weekly Digest | Week of January 3 - 9, 2016


Note: The information below may not be posted to your Office 365 tenant as not all notifications apply to all tenants.


Updated Feature: Unlimited storage for OneDrive for Business

Posted: January 7, 2016 | Action: Awareness | Office 365 customers on our premium Enterprise, Government and Education plans, with more than 5 people subscribing will receive OneDrive for Business unlimited storage. We have begun rolling out this change. This change applies to organizations, with more than 5 subscribers, to the following plans: Office 365 Enterprise E3/E4/E5, Office 365 Government E3/E4/E5, Office 365 Education, as well as OneDrive for Business Plan 2 and SharePoint Online Plan 2 . There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Additional information is available at


UPCOMING EVENTS Azure Active Directory Webinars for January

Are you looking to deploy Azure Active Directory quickly and easily? We are offering free webinar briefings on key Azure Active Directory deployment topics! Sessions include: Pre-requisites, SSPR, MFA, SaaS Application Integration and Reporting. Each 1-hour briefing is designed to support IT Pros in quickly rolling out Azure Active Directory features to their organization. All webinars are free of cost and will be followed by Q&A with our Engineering Team. Capacity is limited. Sign up for one or all of the sessions today!


Support Corner Webcast: OneDrive for Business sync client Support scenarios

When: January 12th, 2016 @ 10:00am – 11:00am (PST) | This session introduces the basics of troubleshooting OneDrive for Business synchronization; understanding sync restrictions and limitations, discussing common troubleshooting scenarios, and other associated topics. We will also present scenarios for the OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client.  Note: Dial-in and Skype meeting information are included in the information linked above.


Modern Workplace Webcast Series: January 2016

Modern Workplace is a monthly thought-leadership webcast series that gives you access to entrepreneurs and thought leaders who are changing the future today, brought to you by Microsoft. Executives have to face many challenges and solutions when dealing with the modern workforces' many diverse office environments. Today there are more than 96.2 million mobile workers, and by 2020 this population is estimated to grow to an all-time high of 105.4 million. Learn from Jennifer Magnolfi Astill as she discusses what makes for a highly productive work environment. Also meet David Fullerton who will share what makes remote work programs successful. Tune in to help you determine the best mobile work environment solution for your company.

Date Webcast title Registration link
January 12, 2016 at 8 a.m. PST The Anywhere Workplace: How to strike the right balance for your organization Register here


BLOG ROUNDUP Office 365 News Roundup

A roundup of key news items to start the new year, including a lot of interesting news from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as well as service improvements via Office 365 for the City of Chicago and Richland Police Department.


Microsoft IT Showcase: How Microsoft IT adapted its network for the cloud

Microsoft IT is migrating its application portfolio to the public cloud and has taken steps to improve network performance and reliability. In this webinar, Principal Network Architect, David Lef, talks about the network architecture Microsoft IT is using to embrace cloud computing.


Collaborate anywhere, anytime with the Microsoft Immersion Experience

Join us for a Microsoft Immersion Experience session from the comfort of your own office. An immersion experience is a facilitated, hands-on session to “experience the possible” by test-driving Microsoft solutions through simulated everyday business scenarios. We send you a link to connect your own device to a remote desktop loaded with our latest and greatest technology so you can experience first-hand how Microsoft tools can solve your biggest challenges. These interactive, hands-on, 90-minute sessions are guided by a skilled facilitator and customized to your interests. Get immediate productivity gains: expect to leave with enough time-saving skills to more than offset your 90-minute time investment within a few short days. Each session is only open to 20 participants. Register now and learn how you can be more productive anywhere, anytime with Office 365.


Ring in the New Year with OneNote Class and Staff Notebook updates!

It’s the New Year and in many parts of the world a new semester, quarter or school year is beginning. We have schools using OneNote Class and Staff Notebooks in over 105 countries, with more students, teachers and faculty discovering the benefits of OneNote in education every day. In the spirit of a Happy New Year, we are starting to roll out a set of improvements to OneNote Class Notebooks and OneNote Staff Notebooks as well as a few top requested and education-related improvements to OneNote Online.



Updated: Office 365 URLs and IP Address Ranges

January 6, 2016: Updates for Office 365 Video. Details on the updates are available on the RSS feed and the complete list is located here.


Video: Office 365 - Preserving the Integrity of Your Data

This video outlines the various protection measures that exist for your data in Office 365.


New Microsoft Virtual Academy Office 365 Courses

Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses, in 11 different languages. Our mission is to help knowledgeable IT professionals learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. MVA is free of charge, and the entire service is hosted on Windows Azure. Details on courses added this week are included below.

  • The Microsoft Information Protection Strategy across EMS, Office 365, and Windows
  • Level: 100 | Published: January 04, 2016 | Watch this session, and find out how comprehensive information protection solutions from Microsoft can help bridge the gap between user productivity, enterprise compliance, and protection. We designed Windows, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to deliver best-in-breed protection and to help your organization meet security and compliance needs.