A quick tip hasn’t been posted in quite some time….actually, since around this time last year (2020). However, the Microsoft 365 Change Guide whitepaper is such an excellent, comprehensive resource that a “quick tip” post is justified. The Microsoft 365 Change Guide was initially published on January 6, 2021. Summary: The Microsoft 365 cloud environment is a hyperscale suite of service offerings in which change is an undeniable constant. New features increase productivity and delight end users, but release of these changes must be balanced with security and compliance considerations. This whitepaper guides the audience through the Microsoft change model outlining controls, information sources, and recommendations for optimizing change strategy. Note: The information in the Microsoft 365 Change Guide applies to the Microsoft 365 multitenant environment. Sections: Continuous change in the cloud Controlling change: challenges and strategy Change types and control methods Microsoft change plans, policies, and procedures Sources of information and feedback channels Microsoft’s goal is to provide your
Today, January 14, 2020, is an important date regarding the support of Office 365 ProPlus on the following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012/2012 R2. Below is a list of resources with detailed information on the various scenarios, along with some pertinent notes: *** Office system requirements matrix *** Windows 7 end of support and Office 365 ProPlus Updates to Office 365 system requirements Changes to Office and Windows servicing and support Windows 7 support ends today, and Windows 10 is better than ever Turning to a new chapter of Windows Server innovation Notes: Even though Windows 7 will no longer be supported after January 2020, we’ve decided to continue to provide security updates for Office 365 ProPlus for the next 3 years, until January 2023. We’re doing this to give you additional time to make the transition from running Office 365 ProPlus on devices running Windows 7 to a supported operating system, such
If you’re here because you followed Office 365 Weekly on TechNet, then Thank You for making the move with me 🙂 If you’re brand new here, then Welcome!! Office 365 Weekly brings the following: Items added to the Office 365 Roadmap over the previous week A compilation of the prior week’s Office 365 news and notes (blog posts, videos, resources, etc.) Upcoming Office 365 related events Information on Planned Service Changes You can subscribe to Office 365 Weekly via RSS or email using the buttons available in the navigation menu. Feel free to reach out with feedback or questions, via any of the following channels: Microsoft Tech Community Twitter: @tc_finney Thanks again for being here!