Office 365 Groups adds new compliance and protection features

Kip Kniskern

Office 365

Microsoft continues to build on the success its having with Office 365, and as part of that is continuing to push Office 365 Groups as the way for groups to work together within Office 365.  Office 365 Groups offers a single team identity and a single set of permissions that tie Office 365 apps like Outlook, OneDrive and Skype for Business, OneNote, and Power BI and Dynamics CRM all together, giving users access to all group assets with a single sign on.
Office 365 Groups will soon expand to include more Office 365 properties, including Office Planner, Delve and Yammer.
Today, however, Microsoft is adding a couple of new compliance features to Office 365 Groups, eDiscovery and litigation hold, and Auditing through the Azure Management Portal. These features make it easier for business to meet compliance regulations with readymade solutions for eDiscovery and auditing right from within the Office 365 Compliance Center.
As Office 365 moves into more and more businesses, effective ways to manage groups becomes more and more important.  Office 365 is also planning to introduce new group naming and creation policies, group expiry, hidden membership, mobile application management and more to Office 365 Groups early in 2016.
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