Third article from a series on news on [ #Office365 ] Administration:
Data protection and privacy is a major topic to give customers confidence on the service.
In the near future, the following features will be added to Office 365:
1. Equivio Zoom
Equivio Zoom will be integrated to Office 365 before the end of 2015. It will help analyze eDiscoveries data and help identify the most relevant documents.
In addition to enabling to analyze Office 365 data, we will have the ability to send data to Equivio Zoom from Exchange Server 2016 and SharePoint Server 2016 on-premises environments, before the end of calendar year 2015.
To learn more about this technology, you can watch the eDiscovery Redefined: Real Time and In-Place session from Ignite conference. The Equivio-specific content, including a demo, begins at the 36:50 mark in the recording.
2. Data Loss Prevention policies
New capabilities of the Compliance Center are demonstrated here:
3. Compliance Search
This was added on June 2015 as a new way to do quick searches across content in Office 365. Compliance Search lets:
The full documentation is available here: Compliance Search in the Office 365 Compliance Center
4. SharePoint Online external sharing warnings
A new functionality is also coming to SharePoint Online, which will allow to warn users for external sharing.
It is demonstrated at 1:09:20 here:
5. New IT management to OneDrive for Business
The following options have been added on July 17th, 2015 to OneDrive For Business administration:
To know more about this you can go here: New IT management controls added to OneDrive for Business or see the following Office Mechanics video:
6. New migration API
It has been introduced and fully described at 12:26 of Migration to SharePoint Online Best Practices and New API Investments
The speed of the new API is dependent of the type of content but a 5x speed can be expected. Multiple GB/hour have been seen!
New PowerShell cmdlets are also provided (fully documented here (Use Windows PowerShell cmdlets for SPO Migration Public Preview):)
AvePoint, Metalogix, Metavis, Sharegate are integrating the use of the API into their products.
[Updated on July 23th, 2015]
7. Bring Your Own Keys (BYOK)
As announced at MS Ignite by Julie White the possibility for customers to use their own keys, so called “Bring Your Own Keys” (BYOK) to crypt Office 365 files and data may come in the future. However this will not come before 2016