Questions about Office 365

Many users have questions about Office 365

Questions about Office 365
Questions about Office 365

With so many companies moving to Office 365 and embracing the cloud, you might still have questions about reliability and security. Here are few questions that have been asked.

Is Office 365 reliable and secure?

Office 365 is built from the ground up for reliability, availability, and performance and is backed by a guaranteed 99.9% uptime, financially-backed, service level agreement (SLA). Your data is safeguarded with geo-redundant, enterprise-grade reliability, disaster recovery with multiple datacenters, automatic failovers, and a strict privacy policy. Office 365 also adds the most current antivirus and anti-spam solutions to protect your email 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is compliant with world-class industry standards including ISO 27001, EU Model clauses, HIPAA BAA, and FISMA.

Is Office 365 (or the cloud in general) really reliable, secure, and private enough for my business?

Office 365 is built from the ground up for reliability, availability, and performance and is backed by a guaranteed 99.9% uptime, financially-backed, service level agreement (SLA). Your data is safeguarded with geo-redundant, enterprise-grade reliability, disaster recovery with multiple datacenters, automatic failovers, and a strict privacy policy. Office 365 also adds the most current antivirus and anti-spam solutions to protect your email 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is compliant with world-class industry standards including ISO 27001, EU Model clauses, HIPAA BAA, and FISMA.

I’m not entirely comfortable with a third party handling my company’s sensitive data.

We take a comprehensive approach to protect your data, including replicating your records in geo-redundant datacenters to mitigate the risk of datacenter-wide failures, and implementing protection to block spam and virus access to your computer and corrupting your files.

How secure is the solution?

Your solution is stored and backed up in secure Microsoft datacenters. Compare that security to your current on-premises security. Microsoft facilities are SAS 70 Audited and have redundant systems, physical security, and continuous monitoring to protect your data.

Source: Microsoft Partner Services Resource October 2015

 

What’s new in Visio 2016

What’s new in Visio 2016

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What’s new in Visio 2016

Believe it or not, Visio has been around for 20 years! Things have certainly moved on and improved since the first launch. Now, we are eagerly awaiting the release of Visio 2016. In this blog post, we shall be looking at what will be new in the next version.

Tell Me

The first new feature is found across the entire Office 2016 suite, namely the Tell Me bar in the ribbon. Here, users can type in search items or topics to quickly find features and methods to use in Visio 2016.

Tell me
What’s new in Visio 2016

There are a few improvements on already great tools found in the 2013 version of Visio. The first of these is improved shapes. Changes have been made to the following stencils:

  • Organisation chart
  • Network
  • UML
  • Database
  • Workflow and Sharepoint Workflow
  • Timeline
  • Basic Shapes

Themes

Next, updates have been applied to themes and shape effects, while a new feature has been made available, namely Quick Styles, which enables the user to give shapes a more professional look.

New Themes
What’s new in Visio 2016

Co-Authoring

Thirdly, co-authoring allows more than one user to work on a drawing at the same time. On-screen icons show you when someone else is making changes to a drawing. Commenting has also been updated. Comments can be made on individual items and threads let you make multiple comments about a particular shape.

Collaboration
What’s new in Visio 2016

Content refresh in Visio

The Building Plan and Electrical stencils have been refreshed with new shapes so you have more variety to choose from.

Keyboard access for Shape Panel in Visio

Now enjoy easy access to the Visio Shape Panel using your keyboard. F6 cycles into the shape panel, TAB cycles through the different sections of the shape panel. Arrow keys allow users to navigate between the individual elements. Ctrl + TAB will allow users to quickly switch between STENCILS and SEARCH views.

Quick data linking in Visio

You can link a Visio diagram to Excel data, and then transform your diagram into a dynamic dashboard.

Information Rights Management (IRM) protection now added for Visio files

Visio files now offers Information Rights Management (IRM) features, which provide persistent online and offline protection of e-mail messages and attachments, documents and diagrams. Now you can protect sensitive information such as confidential product information, financial and sales process visuals, research and patent information and customer or employee data that live in Visio diagrams. Because people can now access their files from just about anywhere, large amounts of potentially sensitive information can suffer from information leakage can be a serious threat to organizations. To help prevent information leakage, protect your Visio diagrams with the new Information Rights Management (IRM) features.