New feature: Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery Optical Character Recognition

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New feature: Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery Optical Character Recognition

Published On: May 8, 2017

Expires On: June 8, 2017

Advanced eDiscovery Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a new Office 365 feature. You can begin using this feature today.

Advanced eDiscovery Optical Character Recognition (OCR) enables the extraction of text from images. OCR is supported for loose files, email attachments, and embedded images. This feature allows the powerful text analytic capabilities of Advanced eDiscovery; including near-duplicates, email threading, themes, and predictive coding to be applied to image files.


NOTE: Advanced eDiscovery requires an Office 365 E5 subscription for your organization. If you don’t have that plan and want to try Advanced eDiscovery, you can sign up for a trial of Office 365 Enterprise E5.


What do I need to do to prepare for this change?


With Advanced eDiscovery, you can better understand your Office 365 data and reduce your eDiscovery costs. Advanced eDiscovery helps you analyze unstructured data within Office 365, perform more efficient document review, and make decisions to reduce data for eDiscovery. You can work with data stored in Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business, Office 365 Groups, and Microsoft Teams. You can perform an eDiscovery search in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center to search for content in groups, individual mailboxes and sites, and then analyze the search results with Advanced eDiscovery. Note that when you prepare search results for analysis in Advanced eDiscovery, Optical Character Recognition enables the extraction of text from images. This feature allows the powerful text analytic capabilities of Advanced eDiscovery to be applied to image files.

Advanced eDiscovery streamlines and speeds up the document review process by identifying redundant information with features like Near-duplicates detection and Email Thread analysis. The Relevance feature applies predictive coding technology to identify relevant documents. Advanced eDiscovery learns from your tagging decisions on sample documents and applies statistical and self-learning techniques to calculate the relevance of each document in the data set. This enables you to focus on key documents, make quick yet informed decisions on case strategy, cull data, and prioritize review.


Why advanced eDiscovery? 

Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery builds on the existing set of eDiscovery capabilities in Office 365. For example, you can use the Search feature in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center to perform an initial search of all the content sources in your organization to identify and collect the data that may be relevant to a specific legal case. Then you can perform analysis on that data by applying the text analytics, machine learning, and the Relevance/predictive coding capabilities of Advanced eDiscovery. This can help your organization quickly process thousands of email messages, documents, and other kinds of data to find those items that are most likely relevant to a specific case. The reduced data set can then be exported out of Office 365 for further review.


The following topics describe the setup and use of Advanced eDiscovery modules and features:


  • Quick setup for Advanced eDiscovery: Helps you to get started with Advanced eDiscovery.
  • Running the Advanced eDiscovery Process module: Enables the preparation of files from specified data sources.
  • Analyzing case data with Advanced eDiscovery: Allows identification and grouping of Near-duplicate files and hierarchically structured groups of Email Threads.
  • Managing Advanced eDiscovery Relevance setup: Allows the definition of parameters for Relevance processing.
  • Using the Advanced eDiscovery Relevance module: Identifies and ranks files by Relevance scores, which assists with early case assessment, document culling, and review.

Updated Feature: OneDrive and SharePoint Online sharing experience

Updated Feature: OneDrive and SharePoint Online sharing experience

Published On: May 8, 2017

Expires On: September 30, 2017

We’ve improved the sharing UI on the OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online websites and sync clients to provide easier collaboration, better usability and improved security. We’ve also overhauled the sharing dialog in both OneDrive and SharePoint and replaced it with a single control that will be available to users in the web and in the OneDrive sync client.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

New OneDrive and SharePoint sharing experience

Applies To: SharePoint Online OneDrive for Business

We’ve improved the sharing UI on the OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online websites and sync clients to provide easier collaboration and better security. We have made some changes which improve usability.



Share command   

The Share command now sends shareable links by default rather than granting permissions to specific people like the old Invite people tab. This better matches user expectations that links sent in email can be forwarded to others by default. In other words, Share does the same thing as Copy link except it enables users to send the link immediately to recipients via email.

Both the Share and Copy link commands are now default to the same permissions and use the same link settings.

Link types   

Users can change settings on sharing links to one of three possible permission levels:

  • Anyone with this link:A shareable link that can be sent to others. It behaves like email. You can forward it to others or add people to the thread and it will work. This option does not require recipients to sign-in and hence is the most convenient for recipients. Use this for sharing content that can be freely shared with others, including people outside your tenant.
  • Only people in [tenant]: Users who open the link must sign-in or be signed-in to a non-guest account in the tenant. It behaves like email with restrictions on it. You can forward it to others or add people to the thread, as long as the people added are inside your tenant. If any external user gets a hold of the link, they will not be able to use it. Use this for sharing internal-only content.
  • Specific people: Grant permission only to the people you list. The link will only work for those people (and others who already have access to the item). If recipients want to send this link to anyone else, they need to ensure those recipients have been granted permission to the resource, otherwise the link won’t work. This option produces behavior similar to the “Invite people” tab in the old sharing UI.

Tenant admins who wish to change the default link permission can do so in the OneDrive Admin Center and the SharePoint Admin Center.

Users who want to explicitly grant permissions to an item without sending a link can do so by selecting “Manage access” and then selecting “Add people”. For example, if a user wishes to make sure that a folder can be accessed by an entire division, they may want to grant access here rather than send a sharing email to the entire division.

The new sharing UI will be rolling out in late Spring on the following endpoints:

OneDrive for Business on the web

SharePoint Online document libraries on the web

Windows File Explorer context menu for sync’ed files (“Share” command)

macOS Finder context menu for sync’ed files (“Share” command)



Business Plans Enterprise Plans
Plans 300 User Maximum Unlimited Users | Advanced Features
  Business   Business Enterprise Enterprise Enterprise 
  Essentials Business Premium E1 ProPlus E3
  Email Office 2016 Email + Office 2016 Email Office 2016 Email + Office 2016
  Exchange email, instant messaging, SharePoint and online versions of Office Full desktop, online and mobile versions of Office pro All the features in our Business Essentials and Business plans Exchange email, instant messaging, SharePoint and online versions of Office Full desktop, online and mobile versions of Office All features from E1 and ProPlus, plus advanced Enterprise tools
Maximum Users per Plan 300 300 300 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Microsoft Office 365 Features
Fully installed Office applications
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, MS Access One Note— on up to 5 PCs or Macs per user
Microsoft Publisher and Access are only available on Windows devices
One Drive Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes                       Unlimited Storage
1 TB file storage per user
Office 2016 on tablets and phones    Yes yes   yes yes
For the full Office experience on mobile devices
Exchange  Yes   yes yes   yes
Business class email, contacts, calendar and 50 GB mailboxes
SharePoint and Skype for Business Yes   yes yes   yes
Team sites, online meetings, chat, voice and video calls
Online versions of Office 2016 Yes Yes yes Yes yes yes
Including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Advanced Features/Benefits
Yammer yes   yes yes   yes
Corporate social network to help employees collaborate across departments and locations
Delve       yes   yes
Personalized search and discovery across Office 365
Active Directory Integration yes Yes yes Yes yes yes
Compliance           yes
Native Archiving, eDiscovery and mailbox holds
Azure Rights Management Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional yes
Message encryption, Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention
Enterprise Management        yes   yes
of apps with Group Policy, Telemetry, Shared Computer Activation
Advanced Skype for Business       yes   yes
Meetings broadcast on the Internet to up to 10,000 people who can attend in a browser on nearly any device
Intranet site for your teams        yes    yes
With customizable security settings  

Visual Studio cloud subscription & benefits!!

Visual Studio cloud subscription:Gain the flexibility to choose the duration of your Visual Studio IDE license, plus access to comprehensive benefits when you select an annual commitment. Visual Studio subscriptions are available through the Visual Studio Marketplace.

The following benefits are available depending on the subscription you choose.

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Visual Studio Professional with MSDN 
and Visual Studio Professional – annual

Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN 
and Visual Studio Enterprise – annual

Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN

MSDN Platforms

Visual Studio Dev Essentials

Free for all developers 1



Visual Studio edition 2



Test Professional


Xamarin Studio 3

 yes  yes    

Xamarin Test Cloud discount 4


Team Foundation Server license

 yes  yes  yes  yes

Team Foundation Server user CAL

 yes  yes  yes  yes

Can be added to unlimited number of Visual Studio Team Services accounts for free

 yes  yes  yes  yes

Additional Visual Studio Team Services extensions: Test Manager

   yes  yes  yes

Microsoft Azure monthly credit for dev/test 5

$50 month

$150 month

$50 month

$100 month

Microsoft Azure pay-as-you-go dev/test subscriptions 5

 yes  yes  yes  yes

Windows developer account

 yes  yes  yes  

Office 365 Developer Subscription


Power BI Pro

   yes    yes

eDevTech SmartOffice4TFS and inteGREAT4TFS 6


Software for development and test


Windows & Windows Server

 yes  yes  yes  yes

Windows Embedded

 yes  yes  yes  yes

SQL Server



   yes    yes


   yes    yes


   yes    yes

All other servers

   yes    yes

Office Professional Plus (dev/test & production use)




Pluralsight training 7

30 courses

45 courses

30 courses

45 courses

Xamarin University On-Demand 8

 yes  yes    

Microsoft E-Learning course collections (per year)







Technical support incidents





Priority support in select MSDN forums

 yes  yes  yes  yes

Priority support in select TechNet forums


Online Chat 9

 yes  yes  yes yes 

Microsoft Server client access license!!!

Microsoft Server client access license

A server client access license (CAL) is a license that gives users and devices the legal right to accessMicrosoft server software installed on a server.

Server client access license (CAL) overview

When you sell a copy of Windows Server, the customer will receive a server license permitting installation of the operating system on one computer. A server license by itself does not provide the legal right for others to connect to that computer, whether they work for the company or not. Instead, each user needs a client access license (CAL).

Customers will need a CAL for each employee, or each employee device, that accesses the Windows Server installation, but not for anonymous users who access it over the Internet.

Server CALs are cost effective and affordable, allowing customers to pay only for the licensing they need with the option of buying more as their businesses grow.

Device CAL

With a Device CAL, you purchase a CAL for every device that accesses your server, regardless of the number of users who use that device to access the server. Device CALs may make more economic and administrative sense if your company has workers who share devices, for example, on different work shifts.

Users CAL

With the User CAL, you purchase a CAL for every user who accesses the server to use services such as file storage or printing, regardless of the number of devices they use for that access. Purchasing a User CAL might make more sense if your company’s employees need to have roaming access to the corporate network by using multiple devices, or from unknown devices, or if you simply have more devices than users in your organization.

Server CAL requirements by product

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 user and device CALs should be purchased separately for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 products as shown in the table below. The Windows Server 2012 CALs may be used for prior Windows Server Versions. The CALs may be bought in packs of 1 and 5.


CALs required

Windows Server 2012 Standard R2


Windows Server 2012 Datacenter R2


Windows Server 2012 Foundation R2


Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2


Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard R2


Windows Server 2012 Standard


Windows Server 2012 Datacenter


Windows Server 2012 Foundation


Windows Server 2012 Essentials


Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard


Windows Server 2008



CALs Included

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

Server + CAL


Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Server + CAL

10 or 25

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

Processor + CAL

No CALs included

Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation


No CALs required1

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials


No CALs required2

1 Supports a maximum of 15 user accounts.
2 Supports a maximum of 25 user accounts.

Selling Server CALs

Any time you sell a server preinstalled with Windows Server software, you should also offer server CALs to the customer at the point of purchase. Server CALs are often overlooked during a sales transaction, but they can be key revenue generators for partners and Microsoft. For more information about server CALS, see the Windows Server 2012 R2.




Details Required before PST & IMAP Migration to O365!!


Google to O365 Migration (PST Migration)

Details Required before Migration:

1: Office 365 admin access with valid license

2: Domain host provider log in details to Add records

3: Outlook Desktop App should be installed on user laptop & Desktop

4: Backup of PST files to Migrate mails

5: Log in credentials of O365 user to configure outlook in outlook.

Google to O365 Migration (IMAP Migration)

Details Required before Migration:

1: Office 365 admin access with valid license

2: Domain host provider log in details to Add records

3: Google users log in credentials to Map with O365

4:  Google admin console access to Create a Migrate file

 Note: Here are a few limitations to be aware of:

You can only migrate items in a user’s inbox or other mail folders. This type of migration doesn’t migrate contacts, calendar items, or tasks.

You can migrate a maximum of 500,000 items from a user’s mailbox (emails are migrated from newest to oldest).

The biggest email you can migrate is 35 MB with IMAP.

IMAP Migration

POP Migration

Folder details are migrated.

POP does not support Folder based migration. All emails are migrated to Inbox.

Email states (Read/ Unread) are maintained.

The emails retrieved as ‘Unread‘ via POP

Multiple Client support:

·         Emails are migrated even if accessed by other clients.

·         The emails are synced in multiple clients with state maintenance

·         The emails available in the source mailbox is synced along with folder and state information.

·         The emails sent by other clients are synced via IMAP.  


Only Single Client support:

·         If there are multiple client requests, the email is provided only to a single client.

·         The emails retrieved via POP already are not available for migration.

·         The emails sent by other clients will not be migrated, as it is not supported by POP Servers 


The migration is generally fast, and the migration info is detailed.

The migration via POP is slower than IMAP Migration.

Specific failures in migration can be tracked and corrected.

The failure information in POP is not specific and will be vague.




An office іn the сlоud – wеll thаt ѕоundѕ magical doesn’t іt? Well іf уоu upgrade to сlоud computing in уоur office, уоu’ll find іt’ѕ more thаn magical, іt’ѕ mіrасulоuѕ – аѕ all your еаrthlу IT ѕtrеѕѕ and wоrrіеѕ drift аwау іntо thе аtmоѕрhеrе. Thе mаgіс оf thе cloud hаѕ сhаngеd forever thе wау thаt Rochester аnd Buffalo companies use technology іn their buѕіnеѕѕ to grow and bе mоrе еffісіеnt.

Small and Mеdіum Businesses (SMBѕ) make use оf cloud tесhnоlоgу tо еnhаnсе communications and соllаbоrаtіоn іn thеіr offices аnd to ensure thаt thеіr еmрlоуееѕ hаvе ассеѕѕ to company data whеrеvеr thеу mіght bе. Some соmраnіеѕ love thе instant updates, security and ѕtоrаgе offered bу the cloud – the tеаm аt Cарѕtоnе IT certainly dо.

But thеrе аrе ѕоmе buѕіnеѕѕ оwnеrѕ whо mау still bе wоndеrіng аbоut mоvіng tо the сlоud оr whо аrе not ѕurе оf the benefits tо thеmѕеlvеѕ and thеіr ѕtаff. Sо thе Capstone IT experts have put together this blog tо show уоu thе bеnеfіtѕ of thе biggest nаmе іn сlоud technology fоr buѕіnеѕѕеѕ – Offісе 365. Let’s tаkе a lооk

It All Stаrtеd With Email аnd Microsoft Office

Let’s bе frаnk. Mоѕt buѕіnеѕѕеѕ mоvе to Office 365 bесаuѕе they wаnt thе email that соmеѕ wіth it. Offісе 365 uses thе роwеrful Exchange еmаіl рrоgrаm wіth Microsoft Outlооk thаt we аrе аll fаmіlіаr with. This is аlѕо called Hоѕtеd Exсhаngе or Exсhаngе Online. It bаѕісаllу mеаnѕ thаt уоu no longer need to install Mісrоѕоft Exсhаngе on your in-house ѕеrvеr. Yоu саn uѕе all thе business class fеаturеѕ оf thіѕ роwеrful еmаіl ѕоftwаrе wіthоut thе hеаdасhе оf mаіntаіn аnd uрdаtіng it. Thе nеxt reason Rochester аnd Buffаlо buѕіnеѕѕ owners move to Offісе 365 іѕ because thеу want tо uѕе thе lаtеѕt Mісrоѕоft Offісе рrоduсtѕ lіkе Word, PоwеrPоіnt, Publіѕhеr, аnd Exсеl. Thе staff hеrе аt Cарѕtоnе IT ѕее these applications аѕ оld frіеndѕ.

Wеll Office 365 оffеrѕ thе ѕаmе, fаmіlіаr аррlісаtіоnѕ but thе tесhnоlоgу іѕ mоvеd іntо the cloud. Whеn you implement Offісе 365, you get the fаmіlіаr Outlооk аnd Office аррlісаtіоnѕ but еnhаnсеd bу thе соllаbоrаtіоn аnd communication роwеrѕ of the сlоud.

Addіtіоnаl Offісе 365 Benefits

There аrе a few оthеr аррlісаtіоnѕ thаt you gеt with Offісе 365 wіth nо аddіtіоnаl cost. Here аrе a few key оnеѕ thаt wе hеrе аt Cарѕtоnе IT аrе uѕіng rеgulаrlу to do buѕіnеѕѕ.

Onеdrіvе – a сlоud hоѕtіng ѕеrvісе wіth a massive 1TB of ѕtоrаgе space іn thе cloud ѕо уоu саn store and еаѕіlу ѕhаrе fіlеѕ.

Yаmmеr – a private social nеtwоrk for your оwn company thаt lets уоur tеаm сhаt, connect and wоrk together. This іѕ ѕіmіlаr to Fасеbооk but mеаnt fоr buѕіnеѕѕ. At Cарѕtоnе IT, wе еnсоurаgе our employees tо роѕt when rесоgnіzіng and рrаіѕіng fellow соllеаguеѕ for grеаt wоrk or tо рrоmоtе a ѕосіаl еvеnt. Yаmmеr is hеlріng buіld a ѕtrоng соmраnу culture by аllоwіng frее flоwіng, wаtеr cooler lіkе conversations.

Skуре fоr Business – Thіѕ is a tool tо hеlр уоur tеаm соmmunісаtе mоrе еffісіеntlу. Thіѕ tool wіll show thе status оf аll the employees ѕо you саn tеll іf thеу аrе free, or thеу аrе tied uр іn a mееtіng, or іf they аrе аwау frоm their desk. Whеn they are frее, уоu саn get notified. Thіѕ tool аlѕо аllоwѕ you tо іnѕtаnt mеѕѕаgе, саll or video соnfеrеnсе other еmрlоуееѕ. It аlѕо аllоwѕ fоr holding online meetings.

Bе productive аnуwhеrе: Aссеѕѕ уоur dаtа and wоrk еffісіеntlу frоm аnу device – anywhere, аnуtіmе

Thе modern workforce іѕ a mоbіlе one. If уоu’rе аnуthіng like uѕ hеrе аt Cарѕtоnе IT, уоu рrоbаblу tаkе work hоmе оftеn оr wоrk оn thе move ѕеndіng еmаіlѕ frоm thе gуm or fіlеѕ frоm the buѕ ѕtор. And thіѕ mоbіlіtу is enhanced with Offісе 365. You саn install уоur office and work аррlісаtіоnѕ оn аll thе dеvісеѕ you nееd ассеѕѕ tо in оrdеr tо wоrk when and whеrе уоur ѕсhеdulе dісtаtеѕ. Offісе 365 аррѕ are available for іPаd, Wіndоwѕ Phоnе, iPhone аnd Andrоіd рhоnеѕ. Sо аѕ lоng аѕ people оn уоur tеаm hаvе an іntеrnеt connection your wоrkеrѕ саn even ѕіgn іntо work and еdіt dосumеntѕ, еvеn іf they’re іn Timbuktu (twіnnеd wіth Tempe Arіzоnа, fасt lоvеrѕ!)


Work bеttеr tоgеthеr: Engаgе аnd соllаbоrаtе bеttеr bеtwееn employees, partners аnd customers

Onе оf thе biggest аdvаntаgеѕ оf thе cloud аnd Office 365 іn раrtіаllу іѕ that іt еnhаnсеѕ соllаbоrаtіоn аmоng уоur staff. Hеrе аt Cарѕtоnе IT, wе hаvе fоund that this ability tо соllаbоrаtе, ѕhаrе documents аnd wоrk on them аt thе ѕаmе time vіа SharePoint Onlіnе hаѕ rеаllу given рrоduсtіvіtу a boost. You ѕаvе time having tо mееt up аnd all сhаngеѕ are synchronized and ѕаvеd аutоmаtісаllу in documents and files ѕо thеrе’ѕ no mоrе tеdіоuѕ bасk-аnd-fоrth оf еmаіlѕ. Yоur tеаm ѕtауѕ іn sync and dосumеnt mаnаgеmеnt bесоmеѕ easier thаn еvеr.

You аrе nоt limited to ѕhаrіng dосumеntѕ аnd сhаt wіth Office 365. As уоu mаnу know Mісrоѕоft аlѕо owns Skype Communications аnd thеу’vе buіlt this vіdео ѕоftwаrе into Office 365. Thе Cарѕtоnе team prefer to ѕtау іn touch thіѕ wау as it fееlѕ mоrе personal, аnd іf your соmраnу іѕ a customer fасіng оnе, уоu tоо саn benefit frоm Skуре’ѕ vіdео саllѕ. Skype’s іnѕtаnt mеѕѕаgіng аlѕо аllоwѕ уоu tо сhаt in rеаl tіmе wіthоut lеаvіng уоur desk. Yоu саn ѕее whо’ѕ online, offline оr ѕіmрlу too buѕу fоr the оffісе gоѕѕір.

Whаt Abоut Sесurіtу wіth Offісе 365?

Security іѕ ѕоmеthіng thаt рlауѕ on the mind of аnу ѕmаll buѕіnеѕѕ оwnеr. You knоw thаt tо ѕtау ѕаfе you nееd to bе updating your systems аnd аntіvіruѕ ѕоftwаrе, installing patches аnd keeping оn tор оf all thіѕ on a nеаr daily basis. Wіth Capstone IT, our сlіеntѕ utіlіzе thе Mаnаgеd Sеrvісе plans tо keep thеіr buѕіnеѕѕ ѕаfе. But with Office 365, business оwnеrѕ hаvе thе аddеd соnсеrn оf wіll thеіr dаtа bе ѕаfе іn thе cloud. Thе аnѕwеr is that thе cloud саn bе ѕаfе and mау роѕѕіblу be ѕаfеr thаn thе ѕесurіtу installed іn уоur server сlоѕеt. Microsoft аlѕо hоuѕеѕ уоur dаtа іn multірlе dаtа сеntеrѕ so іf оnе dаtа сеntеr іѕ down, сhаnсеѕ аrе thаt уоu wіll nоt еxреrіеnсе any dоwntіmе.

Whаt’ѕ mоrе уоu have thе Clоud соnѕtаntlу backing up уоur data dосumеntѕ, mаіlbоxеѕ and fіlеѕ ѕесurеlу аnd оff ѕіtе. Thіѕ makes buѕіnеѕѕ соmmunіtу a brееzе. If уоur оffісеѕ аnd servers are аffесtеd bу flооdѕ, ѕtоrmѕ оr аnу оf thе bad winter weather thаt Nеw York Stаtе саn thrоw аt уоu, уоu knоw you саn bе bасk uр аnd running wіthіn mіnutеѕ аѕ all vital dаtа іѕ unaffected.

How Muсh Dоеѕ Migrating tо Office 365 Cost?

Nеw ѕоftwаrе can give уоur small business thе edge оvеr соmреtіtоrѕ, but іt саn be hіghlу еxреnѕіvе tо buy and іnѕtаll over ѕеvеrаl соmрutеrѕ and so mоѕt buѕіnеѕѕ оwnеrѕ dоn’t lіkе to uрgrаdе very оftеn. But wіth Offісе 365, you enjoy the аdvаntаgе оf соnѕtаnt uрdаtеѕ thаt are rоllеd out аutоmаtісаllу аѕ part оf уоur ѕubѕсrірtіоn. Yоur team wіll аlwауѕ have full access tо the very mоѕt rесеnt online vеrѕіоn аррѕ when thеу аrе released. Thіѕ is сhеареr thаn doing уоur оwn uрgrаdеѕ and a single mоnthlу bіll brings nееdеd рrеdісtаbіlіtу tо уоur IT budgеt. In аddіtіоn there are nо major uрfrоnt іnvеѕtmеnt соѕtѕ аnd you саn also lower уоur hаrdwаrе оvеrhеаdѕ аnd ѕоftwаrе costs. Thе оnlу uрfrоnt соѕt you will see is thе соѕt fоr your IT соmраnу to migrate уоur еmаіl tо Offісе 365 аnd іnѕtаll аll thе оthеr аррlісаtіоnѕ ѕо еvеrуоnе іѕ fаmіlіаr with Office 2013, Yammer, ShаrеPоіnt Onlіnе, OnеDrіvе, аnd Skуре for Business. Cарѕtоnе has dеvеlореd a ѕеrvісе called Mіgrаtіоn Mаdе Eаѕу bу Cарѕtоnе to make this process соѕt еffесtіvе аnd simple tо mіgrаtе tо Offісе 365. Pricing wіth Offісе 365 is flеxіblе too. If you uѕе Offісе Professional Pluѕ, уоu have a ѕіnglе mоnthlу fее per user ѕо саn ѕсаlе uр оr dоwn аѕ уоu like dереndіng оn fluсtuаtіоnѕ іn уоur business оr ѕtаff numbеrѕ.


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Azure Active Directory identity and access management cloud solution

Azure Active Directory is a comprehensive identity and access management cloud solution that provides a robust set of capabilities to manage users and groups. It helps secure access to on-premises and cloud applications, including Microsoft online services like Office 365 and many non-Microsoft SaaS applications.


Edition and Features



Basic (₹60.09 user/ month)

Premium(₹360.53 user/ month*)

Directory Objects

Directory Objects

Directory Objects

User/Group Management (add/update/delete)/ User-based provisioning, Device registration

User/Group Management (add/update/delete)/ User-based provisioning, Device registration

User/Group Management (add/update/delete)/ User-based provisioning, Device registration

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Self-Service Password Change for cloud users

Self-Service Password Change for cloud users

Self-Service Password Change for cloud users

Connect (Sync engine that extends on-premises directories to Azure Active Directory)

Connect (Sync engine that extends on-premises directories to Azure Active Directory)

Connect (Sync engine that extends on-premises directories to Azure Active Directory)

Security / Usage Reports

Security / Usage Reports

Security / Usage Reports


Group-based access management / provisioning

Group-based access management / provisioning


Self-Service Password Reset for cloud users

Self-Service Password Reset for cloud users


Company Branding (Logon Pages/Access Panel customization)

Company Branding (Logon Pages/Access Panel customization)


Application Proxy

Application Proxy


Self-Service Group and app Management/Self-Service application additions/ Dynamic Groups


Self-Service Password Reset/Change/Unlock with on-premises write-back


Multi-Factor Authentication (Cloud and On-premises (MFA Server))


MIM CAL + MIM Server


Cloud App Discovery


Connect Health


Automatic password rollover for group accounts

   99.9 percent SLA  99.9 percent SLA



Sway, Skype, Yammer, Delve, Video: How do you make use of the Communication tools in Office 365?

Sway, Skype, Yammer, Delve, Video: How do you make use of the Communication tools in Office 365?

If you’re planning, or have made the move to Microsoft Office 365, chances are it’s primarily about migrating your Exchange Server to the cloud. This is usually the first cab off the rank when it comes to utilizing the suite of services that Office 365 offers. The next thing people should tackle is setting up an Intranet, or team work spaces using SharePoint Online.

In addition to Exchange and SharePoint, Office 365 includes a number of tools that leverage the investment you’ve made in setting up Exchange and SharePoint Online and provide a layer of communication and insight over the information that you are storing in Microsoft’s cloud.

Skype for Business

This is a fantastic tool and will change the way you communicate internally and with clients or vendors external to your organization. You can host online meetings and even schedule a broadcast for up to 10,000 attendees. Ever thought about hosting your own webinars? Skype meeting broadcasts will help you produce a professional and engaging event.


Where Skype for Business starts the transition to a more collaborative and social culture, Yammer has the potential to complete it. Yammer helps to remove email silos and creates conversations that are more accessible and inclusive of the wider organization. You can create streams of conversations around topics either by using hashtags or groups, or a combination of both.

Team members can easily share what they are working on, or share work-related articles and news stories and other learning resources. It’s also an interesting platform for generating feedback via polls and positive exchanges such as “praise”.

Office 365 Video

Office 365 Video is an interesting tool. You can use it to create your very own company video portal. Video is an extremely effective way to communicate ideas quickly and a fantastic medium for two key types of information; marketable information and instructional information.

Office 365 Video makes it easy to create channels in order to start grouping like-minded videos together and once a video is uploaded to the portal, it can then be embedded into your SharePoint team sites.

Delve and the Office Graph

The Office Graph makes sense of the data that is generated in Office 365. It understands the networks of connections and the usage patterns that are being created between people and information.  It offers this data up via a unified API endpoint that makes it simple for developers to access aggregated data from a single API.  In less techie terms, the Office Graph makes it possible to build apps that are driven by your Office 365 data.

Delve is the window through which you look to see the Office Graph data.  Delve surfaces up a view of Office 365 that starts with you and branches out from there, providing you with insights about what people in your network are working on and who they are working with.

Delve Analytics delivers insights and opportunities to set goals around how you spend your time and who you spend it with, based on email and calendar activity. Delve and the Office Graph are not communication tools as such, but they offer insights about how we are communicating and provide us with a picture of who else in our organization is generating information that we may find useful.


I have to confess, I’m an school PowerPoint kind of girl and have yet to make good use of Sway, however it is absolutely an alternative for anyone wanting to communicate a story using visuals, text, documents, video or other content. Because it’s a web based canvas, it’s responsive and promises to create a presentation that “looks great on virtually any screen”. I’d love to hear from anyone who is using Sway effectively, feel free to post links to your most awesome Sway in the comments section!

All of these tools are capable of leveraging the Office 365 backbone – Exchange and SharePoint Online – to create more social, visual and collaborative communication experiences.


What is a Skype Meeting Broadcast?


Skype Meeting Broadcast is a new component of Skype for Business. As part of Office 365 and Skype for Business Online, Skype Meeting Broadcast lets you produce, host, and broadcast meetings to large online audiences.

How Skype Meeting Broadcast works

You can schedule a Skype Meeting Broadcast for up to 10,000 attendees. You use the Skype Meeting Broadcast scheduling and management portal to schedule a meeting.

You use the familiar meeting experience within Skype for Business to produce a professional, engaging event for their audience. And, attendees can join from anywhere on any device, and engage in the meeting.

Skype Meeting Broadcast roles

There are several roles required for producing a Skype Meeting Broadcast. These include:

  • Organizer.    Creates the meeting request and invites attendees. Reviews meeting reports.
  • Producer.    Manages the meeting sources (live presentations, dial-in presentations, audio, video, and PowerPoint decks), records the event, and posts the recording to Office 365 Video.

Note Using an embedded video in a PowerPoint presentation is currently not supported in Skype Meeting Broadcast.

  • Event team member.    Participates in the meeting by presenting live or dialing in from a remote location.
  • Attendee.    Watches the event online.

System requirements

System requirements for a Skype Meeting Broadcast are shown in the following table.



Browser (attendees)

Internet Explorer 11, Chrome, Firefox, OSX Safari, iOS 8 or later, Android (KitKat)


Skype for Business client for Windows (producer, presenter)

  • For Skype for Business 2015 clients, you must have the September Update, build 15.0.4747 or later
  • For Skype for Business 2016 clients, you must be using Click-to-Run, build 16.0.4227 or later. (MSI installations only support the presenter role. Producers can join through a different client.

Lync for Mac 2011 (presenter only). See this knowledge base article for more information.

Find your client version information in Skype for Business by clicking Help > About Skype for Business.


On-premises and online


You will need one of the following licenses:

  • Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 (or 3).
  • Enterprise E1, E3, E4 or E5 – which contains the Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 license.


On-premises customers must have established an online tenant. You should configure directory sync to make user accounts and DL memberships available to the Skype for Business Azure Active Directory in order to enable user authentication and meeting authorization using group membership.

Skype Meeting Broadcast producers cannot be enabled for modern authentication.