Any discussion about securing Microsoft Teams can rapidly descend into a detailed debate about different policy settings. But when you focus on what really needs to be done, it’s all about making sure that user access is secure, external access is controlled, and individual teams are managed. Easy!
The Microsoft 365 Groups Ownership Governance policy is now generally available. Also known as the ownerless group policy, this capability allows organizations to make sure that all groups have owners by detecting ownerless groups and extending invitations to active group members to become owners. It’s a useful capability, especially in large tenants with many groups.
Microsoft has released security updates for Exchange 2013, 2016, and 2019. The updates address some known elevation of permission vulnerabilities. Microsoft says that there’s no evidence that attackers have exploited the vulnerabilities “in the wild,” but that’s no reason to avoid installing the security updates as soon as possible.
Organizations have lots of choice in terms of the licenses they buy to use Office 365 and Microsoft 365 functionality. If you’re interested in compliance and data governance, maybe the Office 365 E5 plan delivers the best combination of functionality and price. Let’s see what the numbers say.
Microsoft released Exchange Server 2019 CU12 and Exchange Server 2016 CU23 on April 20. They also made some important announcements, including a new half-yearly servicing cadence for Exchange 2019, availability of free Exchange 2019 keys for hybrid servers, support for Windows Server 2022, and the beginning of the ability to remove the last on-premises Exchange server.