I’ve heard that several new Office 365 apps are now available. How can I ensure we are making the most of all our Office 365 subscription includes?

As Microsoft is consistently adding great new functionality to Office 365, it can be a challenge to stay on top of what’s new and what you may want to take advantage of.  A great way to keep up to date is to follow us on Twitter, but here’s a current rundown on some of the newest valuable additions. Microsoft Bookings – allows you to create a booking page where your…

I need to send confidential information a client via email. Are there any extra steps I should take to help ensure that the email can only be read by my client?

If you need to send sensitive or confidential information to recipients outside your organization via email, Office 365 Message Encryption can help ensure the email contents can only be viewed by the intended recipient. Once Office 365 Message Encryption is set up, emails that you send are automatically encrypted when they meet the parameters outlined by your organization. For Message Encryption, you will need a subscription for Azure Information Protection…

How can I help ensure my Office 365 data is as secure as possible?

Microsoft has an excellent tool, the Office 365 Secure Score, to help you understand what your organization has done to reduce the risk to your data in Office 365 as well as show you what steps you can take to further reduce that risk. The tool is available to anyone who has admin permissions for an Office 365 Business Premium or Enterprise subscription.

My organization is working towards compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. How can I effectively bring our Office 365 services into this effort?

Microsoft has recently launched the Compliance Manager Preview, which can help you assess how well your implementation of Office 365 is meeting various standards and regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ISO 27001, and ISO 27018. Once signed in to the preview, you just need to click Add Assessment. Select Office 365 under the Select Product dropdown and click Next. Select the Assessment, give it a name,…

How can I help my users to not open potentially unsafe email attachments or click on suspcious links in emails?

Microsoft Office 365 has some great features in their Security & Compliance center to help you manage potential threats coming into your Exchange Online mailboxes.  From the Office 365 Admin center, click on Security & Compliance on the lower left under Admin centers. To create a basic policy to block users from opening malicious links, click on Threat management on the left, then Policy, then ATP safe links. Click to…

What exactly is Malware?

Malware is malicious software. Malware comes in many forms that include Viruses, Worms and Trojan Horses. A Virus is a piece of computer code that attaches itself to a program or file so it can spread. Viruses can damage your software, hardware and files. A Worm is a type of virus that is designed to copy itself from one computer to another. Unlike a regular virus, worms don’t need to…

How can I make sure I’m browsing the internet safely?

Here are a few tips from deNuvem on how to stay safe on the Internet  Ensure your web browser is kept up-to-date Install Antivirus software that offers web browser protection (for Windows 10 PCs we like the built in Windows Defender) Ensure all downloads are scanned by your Antivirus software Know what you are downloading from the Internet  Ensure your computer’s firewall is turned on Clear your browser history frequently…

How can I create a distribution group in Exchange Online?

If you are an administrator for your Exchange Online account, you can create a distribution group through the Exchange Online admin center.  Once signed in, select groups from the recipients section. Click the plus sign and select Distribution group from the drop down.  Fill in the form, being sure to scroll down to the bottom to go through all options, and then click save. If you would like to allow…