Introducing Microsoft 365 Privacy Management, which simplifies the difficulty.

The regulation landscape of data privacy is more complicated than ever. With new laws emerging in China and India, changes in Europe and the United Kingdom, and now 26 different laws across the United States, staying ahead of regulations may seem tough.

Privacy Management for Microsoft 365: Introduction

Microsoft 365 Privacy Management is now publicly available to help businesses protect personal data and create a privacy-resilient workplace. Privacy Management for Microsoft 365 provides automatic end-to-end visibility of privacy issues at scale, cheers to role-based access controls and data that is de-identified by default.

 

  1. Identify critical privacy risks and conflicts: Finding where personal data is stored, especially in an unstructured setting, is one of the most difficult aspects of protecting privacy. Most businesses still rely on inefficient and costly manual processes to maintain data inventory and mapping, mostly via email, spreadsheets, and in-person communication. By employing data classification and user mapping expertise, Privacy Management automatically and continuously assists clients in discovering where and how much private data is stored in their Microsoft 365 environments. An aggregated view of an organization’s privacy posture is viewable, including the amount, type, and location of private data, as well as associated privacy risks and trends over time.
  2. Automate privacy operations and response to subject rights requests: Privacy Management correlates data signals across the Microsoft 365 suite of solutions to provide actionable insights that enable privacy administrators to automate privacy policies using an out-of-the-box template—data transfers, data minimization, data overexposure, and subject-rights request management—or create a custom policy to meet an organization’s unique needs.
  3. Empower employees to make smart data handling decisions: You must educate your employees on how to handle data responsibly in order to create a privacy-resilient culture. Administrators may automate privacy regulations and protect sensitive data with the help of Privacy Management, which provides insights and contexts. Furthermore, data owners are offered recommended actions, training, and suggestions to help them make wise data-handling decisions, removing the need to choose between privacy and productivity.

 

Figure 1: Overview dashboard showcasing privacy risks and trends.

It’s a journey to achieve privacy.

Customers can purchase Privacy Management for Microsoft 365 as an add-on to their Microsoft 365 or Office 365 subscription. You can use the free 90-day trial to get started with Privacy Management. Get more information by mailing us at tech@cyberwaves.eu.

Author

Deepthi Bennan

Marketing Manager, Cyberwaves B.V.

Prepare yourself: hybrid work is difficult. Here’s how Office 365 and Microsoft Teams can assist.

Due to the pandemic, the work environment of every industry changed, the shift to remote work lasted about 15+ months. To understand this impact Microsoft conducted regular research and study among their customers and employees. As per their recent work trend survey report, indicating that in a year they send 160,000 people to work at home and onboarded 25,000 new employees, and the percentage went high in history 90%.

There’s no guarantee that the trend will continue in the increasingly complex world of hybrid work. For one thing, employee expectations have changed. According to last year’s Work Trend Index report, 73 percent of employees want the option to work remotely, but 67 percent want more in-person engagement. Without any preparation, dealing with this hybrid work paradox will be challenging.

Microsoft continues to invest in hybrid innovation as we all learn and share practical advice. Check out the new features in Microsoft Teams and Office 365 designed to help your employees no matter where they work meet their diverse work needs.

Designed for all, not just onsite attendees

 Microsoft introduced new features in June aimed at supporting inclusive hybrid meetings, including a front row for Teams Rooms, a revised Teams experience on Surface Hub, and an updated Microsoft Whiteboard that allows visual participation even if you’re not physically in the same room. With the introduction of a new category of intelligent cameras, Microsoft is ushering in the next phase of Teams Rooms innovation. This new generation of intelligent cameras is powered by three distinct technologies:

  1. AI-powered active speaker tracking, enabling in-room cameras to use audio, facial movements, and gestures to detect who in the room is speaking, zooming in for a closer perspective.
  2. Multiple video streams that allow in-room participants to be placed in their own video pane.
  3. People recognition, which will identify and display the profile name of enrolled users within their video pane.

You can create more equal meeting experiences where everyone feels visible and represented when intelligent cameras are used with Dynamic View in Teams. Teams modify various features of the meeting as individuals join it, so distant members can see the room and information well, and industry-leading partners including Jabra, Neat, Poly, and Yealink, these features will be available to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the coming months and rolled out as updates over the course of the next year.

Office environments that are meant for everyone, not only in-person attendance

Microsoft is improving companion mode in Teams mobile to give in-room attendees easy access to engagement tools like chat, live reactions, and Microsoft Whiteboard, allowing them to contribute more dynamically. They’re also making it easy to access meeting and device controls, such as joining a meeting, casting a PowerPoint, muting the room, turning on and off room cameras, and more. In the coming months, the improved companion mode experience will be accessible.

It will also be simpler to organize meetings and collaborate. New features in Outlook track when and where teammates are working, as well as how they will participate in meetings. Working hours have been modified to allow you to enter work schedule details right in your calendar, letting people know when and where you’ll be working. People can now indicate whether they will attend a meeting in person or online, allowing meeting planners to better prepare by scheduling space with video conferencing capabilities or bringing a speaker pack. Early next year, Outlook will begin bringing out new hybrid work experiences.

People may find and reserve flexible workplaces in the office using the hot desking experience on Microsoft Teams displays. Access your own Teams calendar, chats, meetings, and more by booking space from your smartphone or in advance using Outlook or Teams. When hot-desking, team displays can be used as a standalone device or as a second screen, and all personal information is deleted from the device after signing out. By the end of 2021, Lenovo ThinkSmart view is planned to offer this experience.

Remote meetings that are just as effective as face-to-face meetings

 Many people used to prefer to deliver crucial presentations in person, but we’re investing to make remote presentations as successful and immersive as possible. Hybrid presentations aren’t only about providing knowledge; they also use nonverbal social cues like facial reactions and gestures to engage the audience. Cameo is a unique PowerPoint experience that combines your Teams camera stream seamlessly into your presentation, allowing you to select how and where it appears on your slides and providing layout ideas for optimal viewing. Use PowerPoint Live in Teams for an immersive remote presentation when it’s time to present. Cameo will be available in early 2022.

Speaker coach in Microsoft Teams uses AI to privately provide guidance on your speed, tell you if you are interrupting someone, and remind you to check in with your audience as we try to create an inclusive hybrid work culture where all voices can be heard. Speaker coach will be accessible in Microsoft Teams in early 2022.

The most recent automated Even in low-light situations, lighting modifications will make you seem good in video-on meetings. In the next months, lighting corrections will be accessible.

Let lose work area space at home or in the workplace and get clear strong quality for gatherings with the new Logi Dock. This docking station has an implicit speakerphone with contact controls, intended to work flawlessly with Teams. With a tad of a button, you can join Teams gatherings, change your sound, and then some. Logi Dock will be accessible in the coming months.

Stay in the progression of work with Microsoft Teams

 Adaptability comes from realizing that regardless of where you work from, you are associated with your partners and work. The most recent developments in Teams bring your #1 applications and encounters together to assist you with staying productive, centered and associated in half-breed work.

With Microsoft Teams gatherings and calls coming to Apple CarPlay, you would now be able to join Teams gatherings and settle on decisions sans hands out and about utilizing Siri.

Microsoft Viva brings correspondence, information, experiences, and learning into the progression of work. With Viva Connections, you can remain educated regarding organization news and assets straightforwardly from Teams. You can discover customized declarations, organization discussions, and a dashboard of assets for activities like presenting a day-by-day wellbeing check or cost reports. Now, Viva Connections mobile app will be available in preview.

By using Apps in Teams meetings you will empower a more engaging and productive collaboration experience. App content can now be shared and interacted with life during meetings, enabling visualizations such as real-time visual problem solving and brainstorming. With Miro, MURAL, Lucidspark, Freehand, and many more to come, you can get started right away.

While hybrid work is exciting, it will be a challenge for every leader and organization. Organizations that embrace the change and incorporate flexibility into their operating models will foster a more inclusive work environment. Microsoft is committed to fostering a hybrid work culture where flexibility leads the way – giving customers and employees the power to work from anywhere, anytime, and take control of their personal development and wellbeing.

Author

Deepthi Bennan

Marketing Manager, Cyberwaves B.V.

Microsoft 365: Benefits Defined

(Part 2)

We already talked about Microsoft 365 and the difference between Microsoft 365 and Office 365? Microsoft 365 is delivering different plans which are apt for your business. All we need to do is choose the correct plan for our business.

  1. Easy to work from anywhere in the world

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Users approach the most latest business software constantly, across all their devices, particularly with the new Windows 10 Virtual Desktop. The new Office Mobile application makes telecommuting simpler than any time in the recent pandemic, you can safely get to files, communicate, and work together from any place and on any device.

Administrative work can be to a great extent with Microsoft Forms, Teams, and SharePoint and daily repetitive assignments can be automated with Power Automate to boost the Microsoft 365 advantages.

2. Management Benefits

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The Cloud entry can be gotten from anywhere on any device making the management quick and simple. Microsoft Forms permits the management to make reviews and surveys to acquire business experiences while the email and calendaring abilities ensure everybody is in the perfect place at the perfect time.

The Microsoft 365 Security Center implies that security can be observed and dealt with across one place.

3. Security is more important

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Microsoft 365 gives organizations consolation that their employees are enabled to work productively using the most recent business software but additionally that the business data is secure and protected. The security features inside Microsoft 365 are useful for organizations accomplishing ISO 27001 and GDPR Compliance.

The new AI abilities offer knowledge in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and then some, helping your business run more productively and viably.

Author

Deepthi Bennan

​Marketing Manager, Cyberwaves B.V.

Microsoft 365 and Difference with Microsoft office 365

Part 1

What is Microsoft 365?

Are you familiar with Office 356? Well Microsoft 365 is the new name of Office 365, featuring familiar programs, like Word and Excel. Microsoft rebranded Microsoft Office 365 to Microsoft 365 with more features, and Microsoft 365 Family is the new name for Office 365 Home and Microsoft 365 Personal is the new name for Office 365 Personal. 

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Difference between Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft 365?

Microsoft office 365 is sold as a one-time purchase, we can purchase for single payment for one computer. There is no other way to upgrade to the next major release, you need to purchase it at full price. 

Microsoft 365 is a subscription service, which is organized as a paid monthly subscription plan and highlights a bunch of advantages excluded with Office, including cloud-based efficiency instruments and artificial intelligence capabilities. There are Microsoft 365 plans for home and individual use, just as for small and average-sized organizations, large enterprises, schools, and non-profits. A subscription is enough for latest features, fixes, and security updates along with perennial tech support at no extra cost. 

For more information about Microsoft 365 contact our team today tech@cyberwaves.eu

Will continue…

Next topic: Microsoft 365 Benefits: Defined

 

Author

Deepthi Bennan

​Marketing Manager, Cyberwaves B.V.