Category: Office 365

This post was written by Vijay Kumar, senior product marketing manager, and Raji Dani, principal program manager for the Office 365 Security team.

As a cloud services provider, we recognize that organizations understandably want to have full control over access to their content stored in cloud services. Today at RSA, we announcedCustomer Lockbox for Office 365, a new capability designed to provide customers with unprecedented control over their content in the service. Customer Lockbox gives customers explicit control in the very rare instances when a Microsoft engineer may need access to customer content to resolve a customer issue.

In our efforts to maximize data security and privacy for Office 365 customers, we have engineered the service to require nearly zero interaction with customer content by Microsoft employees.  Nearly all service operations performed by Microsoft are fully automated and the human involvement is highly controlled and abstracted away from customer content. As a result, only in rare cases—such as when troubleshooting a customer issue with mailbox or document contents—does a Microsoft engineer have any reason to access customer content in Office 365.

Microsoft Engineers do not have standing access to any service operation.  All access is obtained through a rigorous access control technology called Lockbox. Today, Lockbox enforces access control through multiple levels of approval within Microsoft, providing just-in-time access with  limited and time-bound authorization. In addition, all access control activities in the service are logged and audited.

With today’s announcement, we are bringing customers into the Lockbox approval process for instances involving access to customer content. Use of the Customer Lockbox feature ensures that Microsoft engineer does not get access to the customer’s content without customer’s explicit approval. When the customer gets the request for access, they can scrutinize the request and either approve or reject it. Until the request is approved, the Microsoft engineer will not be granted access.

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Of course transparency and control are important in achieving trust, and all Customer Lockbox activity will be available to customers via the Office 365 Management Activity logs for easy integration into customer security monitoring and reporting systems.

Customer Lockbox will be available for Exchange Online by the end of 2015, and for SharePoint Online by the first quarter of 2016.

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New features in Attachments in Office 565 Exchange Online :

Microsoft has started to released New Office 365 Feature starting October  – New Way to share files with Outlook Web app. Most of you must have noticed it and would like to know more about this new Feature .

Here is what you see when you try to attach file to an Email in Outlook Web app in Office 365 .

New way to share files with Outlook Web App

New way to share files with Outlook Web App

So now you can attach a file from your Computer or from OneDrive

f you choose to attach a file currently stored on your hard drive and select Share with OneDrive, the file automatically uploads to your OneDrive for Business in a folder called Email Attachments.

When you send a file via OneDrive, the attachment appears the same as if the file was attached in the traditional manner, except there is a cloud icon within the file icon , and you will see under the file title the permissions that will be granted to recipients.


You also Edit / Manage the Permission of the File ( see below )

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Also, When you share a file as Onedrive it will be attached as a normal file except for that it will have a Cloud picture on it .

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Today , In this Post we will discuss about Various Concerns Customers have about Office 365 Migration from the Data Integrity perspective . Customers want their Data to be Secure and safe .

When we talk about Office 365 , Microsoft has a Concept of Trust Center. The Office 365 Trust Center is the place where Microsoft share its commitments and information on trust-related topics.

As Per Microsoft :

With the Office 365 service it’s our responsibility to keep your data safe and secure. It’s your data. You own it. You control it. And it is yours to take with you if you decide to leave the service. The core tenets of our approach to earning and maintaining your trust are:
Learn moreBuilt-in security

  • Service-level security through defense-in-depth
  • Customer controls within the service
  • Security hardening and operational best practices
Learn moreContinuous compliance

  • Proactive processes to meet your compliance needs
  • Customer controls for organizational compliance
  • Independently verified to meet evolving standards
Learn morePrivacy by design

  • Your data is not used for advertising
  • You have extensive privacy controls
  • You can take your data with you when you want
Learn moreTransparent operations

  • You know where your data resides and who has access
  • Visibility into availability and changes to the service
  • Financially backed guarantee of 99.9% uptime

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Today we will talk in depth about Distribution groups  in  Exchange  Online 2013 .We  will see how we create a Distribution Group , What are  the default Settings and how they can be changed .  be noted that by default when Created Distribution Groups do not allow Email from External domains  to be sent to it .

Here is the list of screen shots :


Distribution Group Exchange 2013 Online 1

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Distribution Group Exchange 2013 Online 1

Distribution Group Exchange 2013 Online 1


Distribution Group Exchange 2013 Online 1

Distribution Group Exchange 2013 Online 1

With  this the DG is created.

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As you  can see here , by default ,you  cannot receive  Emails from External Domain:


below Steps Explain :


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Now ,change the  option and you will receive Emails  from External Domain


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