The last article that I wrote was about the Microsoft Office 365 terminology change from “Preservation” to “Retention” in regard to how your data is held – or not – within Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive.

But when you want to hold your Microsoft Teams data with a retention policy, that policy must be exclusive to Teams – no other service can be part of that policy.

Teams holds its chats, conversations and emails forever by default, but your company might have another inclination to delete data, save it for 7-10 years, or both for whatever reason. Policies can be created and applied in a granular fashion.

Microsoft unveiled its new Teams Retention policies at the end of March 2018 and rolled them out to tenants over the month of April. This is evidently part of the move to bring Skype functionality into the Teams fold.

The next step on the roadmap for Teams data management is eDiscovery.

Scott Abbotts | https://resolute-it.com | https://office365techguy.com

 

What used to be called a Preservation Policy is now called a Retention Policy. That said, you might still see a folder in your OneDrive’s storage metrics* that’s called Preservation Hold Library, although the folder isn’t visible unless you’ve actually edited or deleted items that are affected under such a policy.

Your ‘permanently deleted’ mailbox items are held in the Recoverable Items folder, which is accessible from the Outlook Web App (OWA). Right-click on the Deleted Items folder and choose “Recover deleted items…” These are items that you’ve removed from the Deleted Items folder and will remain in the Recoverable Items folder for 14 days unless otherwise configured to 30 days by your system administrator OR unless there’s a Retention Policy in place that prevents anything from getting really, actually, truly, permanently deleted.

A caveat here: Retention policies applied to mailboxes require Office 365 Enterprise E3 or E5. This is because Exchange Online Plan 2 must be in place for mailbox retention. So if you have Office 365 Business Premium with its lesser Exchange Online Plan 1, then you can set a Retention Policy that covers your documents stored in SharePoint or OneDrive, but not on mail, calendar or contact items. Actually, you might be able to create such a policy that would seem to cover your Exchange items, but this data governance would not take effect until a qualified license would be put in place.

About Teams from Microsoft:

* To see your OneDrive metrics, go to portal.office.com, login, and then launch the OneDrive web app. In the upper right, click on the gear icon and choose Site Settings. On the Site Settings page under Site Collection Administration, choose Storage Metrics.

Scott Abbotts | https://resolute-it.com | https://office365techguy.com

Here’s what it looks like when your company has their computer network properly set up for the modern workplace.

  1. Email, Contacts, Calendars, Files, Phones are all in the Microsoft cloud:
  • Outlook Email, Contacts and Calendar items are never lost and always available, no matter what type of Internet-connected device
  • OneDrive and SharePoint files are accessible and secure using Delve to find them
  • As Skype transitions entirely into the Teams space, your computer and headset become a phone, as well as the Teams mobile app (you can still connect your desktop IP phone to the Microsoft cloud-based IP PBX (Phone System)

2. Each user has a laptop with a built-in video camera (think Microsoft Teams calls and meetings):

  • Whether connected to WiFi in the corporate office or WiFi in the home office, you can attend company meetings from your chosen comfort zone
  • Collaborate and co-author OneDrive or SharePoint documents in real time with team members or external guests
  • Make phone calls and meet one-on-one with colleagues

3. Security is authenticated via the web with Azure AD and the Microsoft Graph:

  • Gone are the days of a hard perimeter at the office – venture into the world and still remain connected to company data without fear of loss or intrusion

4. You have absolute ownership of your data:

  • Not even Microsoft has access unless express permission granted
  • Option to extract data and take it with you even after your contract ends
  • Always encrypted data at rest and while in motion

5. Your devices are all compliant, connected, monitored and administered with Microsoft Intune as part of Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS):

  • Intune helps you manage and secure devices, applications, and data
  • Azure AD Premium helps you provide employees with secure access and single sign-on to thousands of SaaS apps and almost all on-premises web apps
  • Azure Information Protection helps you keep email, documents, and sensitive data protected and secure anywhere, even when shared outside your organization

What you will NOT have in this perfect world:

  • Mapped Drives
  • VPN’s
  • On-premise Servers
  • Thumb Drives
  • Costly Network Upgrades
  • Unwanted Down Time

Scott Abbotts | https://resolute-it.com | https://office365techguy.com

As an IT pro, you might think that I’m going to talk about cables and switches and routers. But instead, my topic is about people and relationships.

 

An old TV show and an old volume of short stories come to mind: “Connections” and “Six Degrees of Separation”.

 

  • “Connections” was a UK-based TV series/documentary created and hosted by James Burke. First aired in the late ’70s, the show “demonstrated how various discoveries, scientific achievements, and historical world events were built from one another successively in an interconnected way to bring about particular aspects of modern technology.” – Wikipedia

 

  • “Six Degrees of Separation” was a concept from a 1929 author who believed that the modern world was ‘shrinking’ due to the ever-increasing connectedness of human beings. Karinthy believed that “the growing density of human networks made the actual social distance far smaller”.

 

The common thread among us is the technology. By the phenomenal development of this thing that we now take for granted – the Internet – we have come together like no other time in history. And it is by this common thread that we conduct business, no matter the geographic limitation. And yet, by this same common thread, we also form a bond with our neighbor.

 

What matters most in our own connectivity is the relationship. In spite of distance, we can still develop trust, confidence and reliance on a person or firm from afar. The fabric that weaves our interrelations is made of communication, exchange and alliance.

 

No matter the method or location, we are a connected community.

Scott Abbotts – https://resolute-it.com | https://office365techguy.com

 

Tampa | Clearwater | St Petersburg | Largo | Pinellas Park | Dunedin | Sarasota | Remote

In both the Android and the iOS versions of the mobile OneDrive app, you can scan a document, business card or whiteboard and then save it directly to OneDrive. Seconds later, the new scan appears synced within Finder on MacOS or within File Explorer on a Windows system.

You can also opt not to scan, but to take a photo or video and have their respective images saved directly to OneDrive.

OneDrive is part of your Office 365 subscription, so you can download and install it from either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Scott Abbotts | Resolute IT | Office 365 Tech Guy

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

MIGRATE. CONFIGURE. ADMINISTER.

There comes a time when every expanding business requires the help of Microsoft certified consulting firm to minimize growing pains as they move forward with their Office 365 deployment. We build organic relationships with all of our clients to ensure custom solutions are met without sacrificing the personality of their businesses.

 

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Microsoft Certified Consultant

 

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A Different Approach

Office 365 consulting is our primary offering, but helping people with their small business is our passion.

Originally a computer repair shop in 2000 and then a Managed Services Provider (MSP) in 2005, the company has evolved to become a Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) and business consultant to the small business, particularly as we assist companies with their adoption of Office 365 and its new Office flagship application, Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Office 365 Small Business
Microsoft Office 365 Small Business

We treat all our clients as individuals and don’t think a one-size-fits-all solution will work. We’ll help you develop a customized plan to your unique position.

Ease and Assurance

We accomplish this by proactively monitoring and maintaining hardware and software, as well as putting automated defense systems in place against malicious viruses, catastrophic damage and accidental loss by deletion.

Business continuity is a primary objective, which makes us partners with a common goal – you want to remain operational and therefore profitable, while the provider (RIT) profits by avoiding unexpected and untimely workloads.

Above peace of mind, Resolute IT includes training and support to enable the workers to become more efficient and most productive, thus enabling the worker and nurturing a competitive company advantage.

Services

Microsoft Office 365 Migration Plans

 Makeover

Whether you need to start from scratch or enhance your current systems, we can work together on a plan.

Microsoft Office 365 Managed Services

Production

Keeping you and your employees up and running with your technology systems is an ongoing process.

Microsoft Office 365 Mobile Solutions

Mobility

Catering to the needs of today’s workers means business happens here, there and anywhere. 

Microsoft Office 365 Reporting and Analytics

Analytics

Knowing the effect your technology investment has on your bottom line is critical to the health of your business. 

TESTIMONIALS

G. Kandler

“I had a great experience with Resolute IT! They got the job done in a timely manner and were careful to follow up to make sure everything was good..” – G. Kandler

 

– G. Kandle

PLAN and COMMUNICATE

Microsoft Office 365 Planning

Microsoft Office 365 Certified Consultant

 

It all starts with an earnest plan to configure your new accounts correctly and then carefully migrate your precious data. Call (727) 203-6959 in Tarpon Springs, FL or [email protected]

We leverage a 24/7 help desk for all Office 365-related emergency issues. But during normal business hours, our daytime help desk can also train and tutor workers by remote assistance.

Resolute IT responds to support tickets when a client uses prescribed protocols, such as sending an email to [email protected], although we generally encourage all avenues of communication, even within our Microsoft Teams support channels.

Support tickets are answered in an immediate manner and according to the Service Level Agreement (SLA) in place.

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

MIGRATE. CONFIGURE. ADMINISTER.

There comes a time when every expanding business requires the help of Microsoft certified consulting firm to minimize growing pains as they move forward with their Office 365 deployment. We build organic relationships with all of our clients to ensure custom solutions are met without sacrificing the personality of their businesses.

 

Read More

 

Tampa | St Petersburg | Clearwater | Sarasota | Bradenton | Palm Harbor

Microsoft Office 365 Tech Support & HelpDesk

(727) 203-6959

Microsoft Certified Consultant
Microsoft Certified Consultant

 

Cutting Edge in the Industry

A Different Approach

Office 365 consulting is our primary offering, but helping people with their small business is our passion.

Originally a computer repair shop in 2000 and then a Managed Services Provider (MSP) in 2005, the company has evolved to become a Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) and business consultant to the small business, particularly as we assist companies with their adoption of Office 365 and its new Office flagship application, Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Office 365 Small Business
Microsoft Office 365 Small Business

We treat all our clients as individuals and don’t think a one-size-fits-all solution will work. We’ll help you develop a customized plan to your unique position.

Ease and Assurance

We accomplish this by proactively monitoring and maintaining hardware and software, as well as putting automated defense systems in place against malicious viruses, catastrophic damage and accidental loss by deletion.

Business continuity is a primary objective, which makes us partners with a common goal – you want to remain operational and therefore profitable, while the provider (RIT) profits by avoiding unexpected and untimely workloads.

Above peace of mind, Resolute IT includes training and support to enable the workers to become more efficient and most productive, thus enabling the worker and nurturing a competitive company advantage.

Services

Microsoft Office 365 Migration Plans

 Makeover

Whether you need to start from scratch or enhance your current systems, we can work together on a plan.

Microsoft Office 365 Managed Services

Production

Keeping you and your employees up and running with your technology systems is an ongoing process.

Microsoft Office 365 Mobile Solutions

Mobility

Catering to the needs of today’s workers means business happens here, there and anywhere. 

Microsoft Office 365 Reporting and Analytics

Analytics

Knowing the effect your technology investment has on your bottom line is critical to the health of your business. 

TESTIMONIALS

G. Kandler

“I had a great experience with Resolute IT! They got the job done in a timely manner and were careful to follow up to make sure everything was good..” – G. Kandler

 

– G. Kandle

PLAN and COMMUNICATE

Microsoft Office 365 Planning

Microsoft Office 365 Certified Consultant

 

It all starts with an earnest plan to configure your new accounts correctly and then carefully migrate your precious data. Call (727) 203-6959 in Palm Harbor, FL or [email protected]

We leverage a 24/7 help desk for all Office 365-related emergency issues. But during normal business hours, our daytime help desk can also train and tutor workers by remote assistance.

Resolute IT responds to support tickets when a client uses prescribed protocols, such as sending an email to [email protected], although we generally encourage all avenues of communication, even within our Microsoft Teams support channels.

Support tickets are answered in an immediate manner and according to the Service Level Agreement (SLA) in place.

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

MIGRATE. CONFIGURE. ADMINISTER.

There comes a time when every expanding business requires the help of Microsoft certified consulting firm to minimize growing pains as they move forward with their Office 365 deployment. We build organic relationships with all of our clients to ensure custom solutions are met without sacrificing the personality of their businesses.

 

Read More

 

Tampa | St Petersburg | Clearwater | Sarasota | Bradenton | Dunedin

Microsoft Office 365 Tech Support & HelpDesk

(727) 203-6959

Microsoft Certified Consultant
Microsoft Certified Consultant

 

Cutting Edge in the Industry

A Different Approach

Office 365 consulting is our primary offering, but helping people with their small business is our passion.

Originally a computer repair shop in 2000 and then a Managed Services Provider (MSP) in 2005, the company has evolved to become a Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) and business consultant to the small business, particularly as we assist companies with their adoption of Office 365 and its new Office flagship application, Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Office 365 Small Business
Microsoft Office 365 Small Business

We treat all our clients as individuals and don’t think a one-size-fits-all solution will work. We’ll help you develop a customized plan to your unique position.

Ease and Assurance

We accomplish this by proactively monitoring and maintaining hardware and software, as well as putting automated defense systems in place against malicious viruses, catastrophic damage and accidental loss by deletion.

Business continuity is a primary objective, which makes us partners with a common goal – you want to remain operational and therefore profitable, while the provider (RIT) profits by avoiding unexpected and untimely workloads.

Above peace of mind, Resolute IT includes training and support to enable the workers to become more efficient and most productive, thus enabling the worker and nurturing a competitive company advantage.

Services

Microsoft Office 365 Migration Plans

 Makeover

Whether you need to start from scratch or enhance your current systems, we can work together on a plan.

Microsoft Office 365 Managed Services

Production

Keeping you and your employees up and running with your technology systems is an ongoing process.

Microsoft Office 365 Mobile Solutions

Mobility

Catering to the needs of today’s workers means business happens here, there and anywhere. 

Microsoft Office 365 Reporting and Analytics

Analytics

Knowing the effect your technology investment has on your bottom line is critical to the health of your business. 

TESTIMONIALS

G. Kandler

“I had a great experience with Resolute IT! They got the job done in a timely manner and were careful to follow up to make sure everything was good..” – G. Kandler

 

– G. Kandle

PLAN and COMMUNICATE

Microsoft Office 365 Planning

Microsoft Office 365 Certified Consultant

 

It all starts with an earnest plan to configure your new accounts correctly and then carefully migrate your precious data. Call (727) 203-6959 in Dunedin, FL or [email protected]

We leverage a 24/7 help desk for all Office 365-related emergency issues. But during normal business hours, our daytime help desk can also train and tutor workers by remote assistance.

Resolute IT responds to support tickets when a client uses prescribed protocols, such as sending an email to [email protected], although we generally encourage all avenues of communication, even within our Microsoft Teams support channels.

Support tickets are answered in an immediate manner and according to the Service Level Agreement (SLA) in place.

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

MIGRATE. CONFIGURE. ADMINISTER.

There comes a time when every expanding business requires the help of Microsoft certified consulting firm to minimize growing pains as they move forward with their Office 365 deployment. We build organic relationships with all of our clients to ensure custom solutions are met without sacrificing the personality of their businesses.

 

Read More

 

Tampa | St Petersburg | Clearwater | Sarasota | Bradenton | Remote

Microsoft Office 365 Tech Support & HelpDesk

(727) 203-6959

Microsoft Certified Consultant
Microsoft Certified Consultant

 

Cutting Edge in the Industry

A Different Approach

Office 365 consulting is our primary offering, but helping people with their small business is our passion.

Originally a computer repair shop in 2000 and then a Managed Services Provider (MSP) in 2005, the company has evolved to become a Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) and business consultant to the small business, particularly as we assist companies with their adoption of Office 365 and its new Office flagship application, Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Office 365 Small Business
Microsoft Office 365 Small Business

We treat all our clients as individuals and don’t think a one-size-fits-all solution will work. We’ll help you develop a customized plan to your unique position.

Ease and Assurance

We accomplish this by proactively monitoring and maintaining hardware and software, as well as putting automated defense systems in place against malicious viruses, catastrophic damage and accidental loss by deletion.

Business continuity is a primary objective, which makes us partners with a common goal – you want to remain operational and therefore profitable, while the provider (RIT) profits by avoiding unexpected and untimely workloads.

Above peace of mind, Resolute IT includes training and support to enable the workers to become more efficient and most productive, thus enabling the worker and nurturing a competitive company advantage.

Services

Microsoft Office 365 Migration Plans

 Makeover

Whether you need to start from scratch or enhance your current systems, we can work together on a plan.

Microsoft Office 365 Managed Services

Production

Keeping you and your employees up and running with your technology systems is an ongoing process.

Microsoft Office 365 Mobile Solutions

Mobility

Catering to the needs of today’s workers means business happens here, there and anywhere. 

Microsoft Office 365 Reporting and Analytics

Analytics

Knowing the effect your technology investment has on your bottom line is critical to the health of your business. 

TESTIMONIALS

G. Kandler

“I had a great experience with Resolute IT! They got the job done in a timely manner and were careful to follow up to make sure everything was good..” – G. Kandler

 

– G. Kandle

PLAN and COMMUNICATE

Microsoft Office 365 Planning

Microsoft Office 365 Certified Consultant

 

It all starts with an earnest plan to configure your new accounts correctly and then carefully migrate your precious data. Call (727) 203-6959 in Tampa, FL or [email protected]

We leverage a 24/7 help desk for all Office 365-related emergency issues. But during normal business hours, our daytime help desk can also train and tutor workers by remote assistance.

Resolute IT responds to support tickets when a client uses prescribed protocols, such as sending an email to [email protected], although we generally encourage all avenues of communication, even within our Microsoft Teams support channels.

Support tickets are answered in an immediate manner and according to the Service Level Agreement (SLA) in place.

Microsoft 365 Business
Microsoft 365 Business


It’s a great package, but if you’re in a virtual desktop environment, if you need the Phone System in Teams, if you need Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, or if you need a full version of Azure Active Directory.. then you need to consider another bundle.

From Microsoft:

Can I add Phone System and Calling Plans to Microsoft 365 Business?

No, Phone System and Calling Plan are reserved for customers who have more advanced needs. Customers who require these capabilities should look at Microsoft 365 Enterprise offerings.

Can Microsoft 365 Business customers use Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection?

No, those that require Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection need either Windows 10 Enterprise E5 or Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5.

Can customers create hosted Windows 10 VMs with a Microsoft 365 Business subscription?

No, customers that require virtualization should purchase Windows 10 Enterprise or a Microsoft 365 Enterprise subscription.

Does Azure Active Directory Premium P1 come with Microsoft 365 Business?

Microsoft 365 Business is built on technology from across Microsoft and while it shares some features with Azure Active Directory, it is not a full version. The security and management policies created in Microsoft 365 Business rely on some Azure functionality but does not include all features (e.g. self-service features, conditional access features, and reporting). Customers may choose to purchase Azure Active Directory Premium P1 or P2 as an add-on to Microsoft 365 Business