Seems like Microsoft likes to keep us busy this start of the week. Office 2016 for desktop, Skype for Business and Delve were basically released today. The first two are in technical preview for developers and IT pros, while the global roll out for Delve started today for all Office 365 subscribers. Let’s take a brief look into this new software and services.
Office 2016 is particularly exciting, because there is a bunch of new features that most IT folks are waiting for. Data Loss Prevention policies are already available with Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint and starting with Office 2016 there will be some DLP policies also available for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. On the other side, Outlook says good bye to the RPC based connections and will implement a more internet firendly MAPI over HTTP. In the meantime, multi-factor authentication will be available in Outlook (but also in all Office applications) through the integration with ADAL (Active Directory Authentication Library). Continue reading