Update Log for Office 365 for IT Pros (2019 Edition)

Changes and updates made to “Office 365 for IT Pros (2019 edition)

Original release: July 1, 2018.

We’ve launched a new web site to host information about the book. The change log for Office 365 for IT Pros is now located there.

This document describes the changes made to the book since its original release. The document is up-to-date as of the version released on August 4, 2018. We try and release an updated version regularly, usually on a Saturday unless something like a major conference disrupts our ability to produce an update.

Changes per Chapter

Chapter Number (bold) and number of changes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 1 1 2 2 3 2 1
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
1 3 4 1 1 2 1
21 22 23 24 25  
1 2

Table 1: Distribution of chapter updates

We have released 4 updates for the 2019 edition since its publication: 7 July, 14 July, 28 July, 4 August.

You can find update information on the inside cover of the book.

Amazon notified purchasers that an updated file for the Kindle version:

We can only ask Amazon to update monthly and even so, sometimes they do not agree that we make enough changes to justify them sending a notification to customers that they can download the updated file.

Chapter Changes for Office 365 for IT Pros, 2019 ed.

Date Chapter Change
4 Aug 4 Customer lockbox approver role now available.
4 Aug 6 New workflow to delete users in the Office 365 Admin Center.
4 Aug 8 Modern team sites can be created without being connected to an Office 365 Group.
4 Aug 11 Some UI changes for Office 365 Group creation in OWA, so we updated our figures.
4 Aug 13 Meeting settings for a tenant have been transferred from the Office 365 Admin Center to the Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center.
4 Aug 20 Inserted text dealing with non-English characters in search keywords.
28 July 1 Microsoft stores some AAD attributes for user accounts in the U.S.  Added number for commercial cloud annualized run rate after Microsoft Q4 FY18 results.
28 July 2 Updated statistics about Microsoft cloud network.
28 July 8 Microsoft has paused the roll-out of the increase of versions for SharePoint and OneDrive document libraries.
28 July 12 Added more text about how to update photos for guest users.
28 July 13 Microsoft announced that Teams has reached feature parity with Skype for Business Online. Meetings now support up to 250 participants. Added text to describe how the inline translation of messages feature works.
28 July 14 Discussion about how to mark Office 365 Groups as team-enabled.
28 July 19 Minor wording changes.
28 July 24 Rewrote section explaining how to apply protection to messages with transport rules and included text to explain how to insert AIP labels with transport rules. Also, technical editor picked up a couple of things that we fixed or improved.
14 July 7 Improved the script to report shared mailboxes.
14 July 8 SharePoint Online now supports page metadata.
14 July 9 Added link to Microsoft Graph training available on GitHub.
14 July 12 Rewrote section about Classifications in the Groups policy.
14 July 13 Teams supports keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and zoom out. Information about the free version of Teams announced on July 12.
14 July 17 Added new statistics for email usage in 2018-2022. Added sections on Mail Flow Insights (new dashboard) and SIR rewriting for P1 addresses to avoid SPF failures on forwarding.
14 July 19 Added clarification about tracking holds placed on inactive mailboxes.
14 July 21 Be more specific about the audit events generated for SharePoint Online. Also, Microsoft has announced that they will enable mailbox auditing by default within Office 365 by the end of 2018.
14 July 22 Tracked down some bad hyperlinks and fixed them. Refreshed some graphics.
7 July 6 Fixed some typos and improved some PowerShell.
7 July 7 Several updates after a technical review of content that we couldn’t complete before publication.
7 July 8 Idle session timeout policy for SharePoint and OneDrive is now GA. Also, 8 new cmdlets are available to help with SharePoint migrations. Added new section covering features that Microsoft has deprecated in SharePoint Online.
7 July 9 Minor clarifications in text.
7 July 10 Microsoft will remove the old OME app from the Apple and Android stores on August 1, 2018. Also, Microsoft is making some changes to EWS for Exchange Online.
7 July 12 Added information about how to add photos for guest accounts.
7 July 13 Added some extra context about hiding teams from Exchange clients.
7 July 24 Microsoft will enable rights management automatically for eligible tenants from August 1, 2018. Also, a change in how Exchange transport processes email sent to Teams channels means that you cannot send encrypted messages to this destination.



About Tony Redmond

Lead author for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook and writer about all aspects of the Office 365 ecosystem.
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1 Response to Update Log for Office 365 for IT Pros (2019 Edition)

  1. OuttaBeer says:

    page 497 – Debugging Teams Clients – #3 – Teams uses a cache in %\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams folder.
    Should read:
    Teams uses a cache in %UserProfile%\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams folder.

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