November has come to a close. That means a start to the holiday festivities, but, more importantly, a roundup of Office 365 improvements. Microsoft has implemented a ton of new features, from security enhancements to analytic tools and more.
Unsurprisingly, one of the month's big focuses was enterprise. Microsoft announced worldwide availability of Microsoft 365 Business, with several new apps to match. Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, and Microsoft Invoicing all users manage their business.
Alongside it was several improvements to privacy, security, and compliance. Microsoft's Advanced eDiscovery lets organizations analyze Office 365 data to find information about specific people or topics. Thanks to an update in November, users can now import content from outside of Office 365, greatly extending its use cases.
Last month also marked the implementation of secure link sharing from OneDrive and SharePoint. This is something Microsoft touted at Ignite in September, and it's not generally available. Email verification codes appear each time a user tries to access a file, meaning they're continually protected.
StaffHub and Resume Assistant
Microsoft has also made changes to its apps. StaffHub now lets workers clock in and out of their shifts and provides company news and resources. The hope to inform the workforce and increase efficiency as a result.
Mile IQ got one of the most significant improvements, thanks to AI. The app will now automatically classify trips depending on frequent locations. It will also detect if the user is travelling during work hours, and automatically classify those as personal. The result is less micromanagement and more accurate payments.
In addition, Resume Assistant is now officially available in Word. It uses LinkedIn integration to help create one with personalized insights and delivers relevant examples and descriptions. Together, the updates mark a significant step forward for Office 365 in business, and no doubt it will continue to improve in December.