Office 365: New Security Fixes Rolled Out in the Office Suite

Microsoft is scaling up its security services very quickly and is spending $1 billion every year alone on security R&D. So, the Microsoft users – be rest assured! You have chosen a cohesive ecosystem that works to counter the threats and comes up with the feature rollouts to kill vulnerabilities detected time and again. In its recent release in Jan 2018, the update fixes several security holes in SharePoint, Outlook, Excel, Word, Access and the entire Office suite. It fixes many separate remote code execution vulnerabilities in the entire suite. In this, the attacker can run arbitrary code or take control of the entire system if the current user is logged on with administrative user rights. It fixes several memory corruption vulnerabilities in Word, which would allow an attacker to take control of the entire system if the current user is logged on with administrative user rights. An attacker can exploit this issue to run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. It also fixes tampering vulnerability in Access, which allows an attacker to send a specially crafted… Read More

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Crystal Gazing into the Future of Office 365 This Year

‘To believe the old penchant of foretellers, only a crystal ball can give a perfect beholding to what tomorrow’s sun would shine upon and what would be left in darkness to rot.’ As we winded up the year 2016 and attempted predictions for the coming year, all eyes were curious to see what 2017 has in store for the tech world. By now your newsfeed and inboxes must have been full of stories of old technologies launching or upgrading to something new to achieve further milestones. Yet, whatever the new technology might come up with, no matter to what direction the new trends might pull, the tide will sweep away all small and big businesses alongside. As we gazed through to the future of technology in the year 2017, we managed to peg and pin a few of them perfectly. Yammer Getting Integrated with Office 365 Groups Starting as a mere microblogging site, today yammering is the most talked about collaboration platform after being integrated with SharePoint services in 2012. It holds the future of Office 365. It is a… Read More

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New feature: Office 365 Connectors

Office 365 Connectors is a new Office 365 feature that enables premium user experiences by bringing relevant interactive content from popular apps and services to Office 365 Groups in a configurable and contextual manner. End users will be able to view, discuss, and interact with this content right alongside their normal conversations and perform simple actions against the updates as they happen. First release tenants have already begun seeing this feature activated and it will be rolling out worldwide over the next few weeks. How does this affect me? End users will spend less time searching and collecting data and more time using it. Connectors for services like Twitter, Trello, Salesforce and 55 others are available today and developers can also create custom Connectors using incoming webhooks to generate rich connector cards that will show up in Outlook client, OWA and Groups mobile app experiences. The feature will be automatically available to users in your tenant once the update is deployed. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? This feature has administrative controls to enable and… Read More

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New Feature: Enhanced Automatic Replies (Out of office) capabilities

Enhanced Automatic Replies from Outlook on the web is a new Office 365 feature. You’ll begin seeing this new feature over the coming weeks as Microsoft rolls it out. How does this affect me? When users set an automatic reply (Out of office) message with an end date in Outlook on the web, Outlook can now automatically decline meetings for that period of time as well as decline any future invites that the user receives for a date in which they are away. Nilesh Mehta | CEO NGenious Solutions Inc.

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Microsoft is removing the RSS feature from the Office 365 Service Health Dashboard

Microsoft will be removing the RSS feature from the Office 365 Service Health Dashboard, in June. This feature is currently only available in the classic Office 365 Admin Center experience, and will not be added to the new Admin Center. How does this affect me? You will no longer be able to subscribe to RSS alerts for service health incidents when this change is implemented. Instead of using the RSS feeds, we recommend you use the Office 365 Admin app, which now contains push notifications. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? If you do not have the Office 365 Admin app on your mobile device, please go to your mobile app store and download. If you do have the Office 365 Admin app on your mobile device, go into settings and ensure it is configured to receive push notifications for service health incidents. Nilesh Mehta | CEO | Solutions Architect NGenious Solutions Inc.  

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SharePoint 2013 BreadCrumb On Master Page

Let’s bring the breadcrumb back to SharePoint 2013! By default SharePoint 2013 design manager  doesn’t have a breadcrumb snippet . If you are going to build master page for sharepoint 2013 and wants breadcrumb in your master page, this was a very helpful feature to navigate back in your site and some users really miss it. You have to just paste the given bellow code in your master page where you want to show- <div class=”ms-breadcrumb-box ms-tableCell ms-verticalAlignTop”> <div class=”ms-breadcrumb-top”> <div class=”ms-breadcrumb-dropdownBox” style=”display:none;”> <!–SPM:<SharePoint:AjaxDelta id=”DeltaBreadcrumbDropdown” runat=”server”>–> <!–SPM:<SharePoint:PopoutMenu Visible=”false” runat=”server” ID=”GlobalBreadCrumbNavPopout” IconUrl=”/_layouts/15/images/spcommon.png?rev=40″ IconAlt=”<%$Resources:wss,master_breadcrumbIconAlt%>” ThemeKey=”v15breadcrumb” IconOffsetX=”215″ IconOffsetY=”120″ IconWidth=”16″ IconHeight=”16″ AnchorCss=”ms-breadcrumb-anchor” AnchorOpenCss=”ms-breadcrumb-anchor-open” MenuCss=”ms-breadcrumb-menu ms-noList”>–> <div class=”ms-breadcrumb-top”> <!–SPM:<asp:Label runat=”server” CssClass=”ms-breadcrumb-header” Text=”<%$Resources:wss,master_breadcrumbHeader%>”/>–> </div> <!–SPM:<asp:ContentPlaceHolder id=”PlaceHolderTitleBreadcrumb” runat=”server”>–> <!–SPM:<SharePoint:ListSiteMapPath runat=”server” SiteMapProviders=”SPSiteMapProvider,SPContentMapProvider” RenderCurrentNodeAsLink=”false” PathSeparator=”” CssClass=”ms-breadcrumb” NodeStyle-CssClass=”ms-breadcrumbNode” CurrentNodeStyle-CssClass=”ms-breadcrumbCurrentNode” RootNodeStyle-CssClass=”ms-breadcrumbRootNode” NodeImageOffsetX=”0″ NodeImageOffsetY=”289″ NodeImageWidth=”16″ NodeImageHeight=”16″ NodeImageUrl=”/_layouts/15/images/fgimg.png?rev=40″ RTLNodeImageOffsetX=”0″ RTLNodeImageOffsetY=”312″ RTLNodeImageWidth=”16″ RTLNodeImageHeight=”16″ RTLNodeImageUrl=”/_layouts/15/images/fgimg.png?rev=40″ HideInteriorRootNodes=”true” SkipLinkText=””/>–> <!–SPM:</asp:ContentPlaceHolder>–> <!–SPM:</SharePoint:PopoutMenu>–> <!–SPM:</SharePoint:AjaxDelta>–> </div> <!–SPM:<SharePoint:AjaxDelta id=”DeltaTopNavigation” BlockElement=”true” CssClass=”ms-displayInline” runat=”server”>–> <!–SPM:<SharePoint:DelegateControl runat=”server” ControlId=”TopNavigationDataSource” Id=”topNavigationDelegate”>–> <!–SPM:<Template_Controls>–> <!–SPM:<asp:SiteMapDataSource ShowStartingNode=”False” SiteMapProvider=”SPNavigationProvider” id=”topSiteMap” runat=”server” StartingNodeUrl=”sid:1002″/>–> <!–SPM:</Template_Controls>–> <!–SPM:</SharePoint:DelegateControl>–> <!–SPM:<asp:ContentPlaceHolder id=”PlaceHolderTopNavBar” runat=”server”>–> <!–SPM:<SharePoint:AspMenu ID=”TopNavigationMenu” Runat=”server” EnableViewState=”false” DataSourceID=”topSiteMap” AccessKey=”<%$Resources:wss,navigation_accesskey%>” UseSimpleRendering=”true” UseSeparateCss=”false” Orientation=”Horizontal” StaticDisplayLevels=”2″ AdjustForShowStartingNode=”true” MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels=”2″ SkipLinkText=””/>–> <!–PS: Start of READ-ONLY PREVIEW (do not modify)–><link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css”… Read More

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