At the start of March, Microsoft began the process of switching out the current version of the Office 365 Admin Center to a fresh design. The new interface has been in preview for a couple of months and is now the default view exposed when portal.office.com is accessed by most tenants. Curiously the switch occurred despite the fact that the new interface is not yet functionally equivalent to the older Admin Center.
One of the points I made in “How Exchange’s Recover Deleted Items option could be improved” is that it would be nice if Exchange could track the folder that an item was deleted from so that the item could be restored there if required. Some said that this wasn’t needed because they never use anything but the Inbox and Sent Items folders.
At the recent Dreamforce conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella described Delve Analytics as "a new information discovery and knowledge tool to track your time, because that's the most valuable resource you have." In other words, Delve Analytics analyzes information extracted from Office 365 to help people work smarter.
In January, I spoke with Javier Soltero, the new General Manager of the Outlook development group, about his plans, hopes, and aspirations for revitalizing the Outlook client family, including Outlook desktop.
A recent Microsoft blog lauded the wonders of online archives, specifically of the type made available in on-premises Exchange and Exchange Online (just in case you thought otherwise). Interestingly, the post says that “studies suggest that three-fourths of an organization’s intellectual property is contained within email and messaging systems.”