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Microsoft Office 365 To Get A Huge Facelift, Introduces StaffHub, New DLP And New Office Features

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Microsoft this week has released a unified Data Loss Prevention experience across Office 365. The new reporting features will allow IT admins to view and modify data loss prevention policies across Microsoft Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Sharepoint Online in a single interface.

For a starter, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a technology that is designed to detect potential date breaches and prevent them by monitoring, detecting and misuse of sensitive contained in electronic files such as email and documents.
Microsoft first laid down the basic principles for Data Loss Prevention when it designed the implementation for Microsoft Exchange 2013. DLP policies specify the kind of sensitive data that needs protection and rules that govern what happens upon the detection of sensitive data.

New Data Loss Prevention Can Be A Big Tool In Preventing Damaging Leaks Of Sensitive Information
According to eWeek, the new Data Loss Prevention capabilities in Office 365 will help organizations and businesses keep a lid on sensitive data by controlling how files and content are stored and shared across the workplace.

The new unified Data Loss Prevention experience will display policy reports in the single interface, making it easier for IT admins to assess the impact on IT.

Previously, IT people have to manage OneDrive for Business via the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center, while the Microsoft Exchange Online through the Exchange Admin Center and Sharepoint. The latest development will allow IT people to create a DLP policy in the Security and Compliance Center that will cover all three Microsoft services namely: Microsoft Sharepoint Online, Exchange Online, and OneDrive for Business.

This development has significantly reduced the amount of time it takes to maintain system policies, which also means that IT people don't have to switch between applications.

Finally, Microsoft will also be giving additional information about the DLP events, which has been published through the Activity Management API. For those who still unfamiliar with the Activity management API, the tool enables third-party event management and security information tools to collect Office 365's DLP event data.

Microsoft Office 365 users will find more detail about this new development at the Microsoft Office 365 blog.

Microsoft's Latest Push To Expand Office 365 Usage
Microsoft this week unveiled the newest addition to its industry-leading productivity software Microsoft Office 365 suite, according to TechCrunch. The software giant is adding a new application for shift workers and management, its called StaffHub.

The StaffHub, according to Microsoft, is designed to let managers set schedules and distribute company's resources to deskless workers like retail workers and service technicians.
Microsoft StaffHub is currently available worldwide for those Office 365 users with a K1, E1, E3 or E5 plan.

IT Managers will now able to log in at Microsoft StaffHub page. Employees can now download the StaffHub app, which now made available for the iOS and Android-powered devices.

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