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Mark Dreyer

Manage Microsoft Teams & Establish Security: Six Questions You Should Be Asking

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Managing Microsoft Teams enables your organization to optimize productive collaboration but requires thoughtful planning to do it well. Read on to consider what’s best for your organization!
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Overview of Teams

Microsoft Teams is a powerful platform that combines workplace chat, meetings, notes, and attachments. Teams integrates with your Office 365 subscription productivity suite and feature extensions that can integrate with non-Microsoft products as well. It provides a place for your team to collaborate on projects through unified communication, which increases business effectiveness.

Six Questions Your Organization Should Be Asking

Interlink has put together these six questions we believe all organizations should be asking themselves to ensure they are managing Teams well and have established appropriate security through governance and compliance.

  1. What data retention policies for Teams is best for your environment and industry?
  2. Who is allowed to create a Team? Should they all have those permissions?
  3. Should you archive or expire unused Teams?
  4. Do you know which of your Teams are public or private?
  5. Are you licensed correctly to fully utilize Data Loss Protection in Teams?
  6. Do you need to protect Teams from containing protected words or profanity in their names?
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Mike Wilson

Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance Changes

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Microsoft has recently released a new compliance bundle for Microsoft 365. Read on to learn the changes and how it can benefit your organization!

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New Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance Suite

Microsoft has repackaged its Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance Suite to bring new value and convenience to organizations. New products with this suite include Advanced Auditing, Insider Risk Management, Communication Compliance, Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS), and Machine Learning-Based Classification. Additionally, Microsoft offers “mini-suite” add-ons for organizations to buy individually, making it easier for customers to customize and choose the bundles that best fit and serve their organizational needs.

Organizations purchasing the Compliance Suite receive all of these bundles for only $10 per user, per month. The three new bundles are:

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John Rice

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | End to End Compliance with Microsoft 365

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Compliance requirements have been increasing from governments and sometimes even from vendors and customers...

Understanding the key requirements of the main compliance frameworks including NIST, HIPAA, GDPR, and more can be confusing. Interlink and Microsoft 365 can make it easy.

In this on-demand event, Interlink experts show you how Microsoft 365 can help you meet your compliance requirements in the most efficient and cost-effective manner on the market today.

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Eric Brophy

3 Ways Microsoft’s Compliance Manager Helps Meet Regulatory and Data Protection Requirements

3 Ways Microsoft’s Compliance Manager Helps Meet Regulatory and Data Protection Requirements

How to meet the requirements of GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 27001, ISO 27018, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, and many others with Compliance Manager.

The need to meet the demands of various regulatory bodies seems to grow daily. This, plus any internal corporate edicts and the job of your company's compliance team, can seem overwhelming. According to a Thomson Reuters report, more than half of respondents said they spend over four hours a week tracking and analyzing regulatory developments and one out of four are devoting more than eight hours a week to compliance management.

Microsoft is aiming to ease your compliance burden with the release of Compliance Manager. Generally available for Azure, Dynamics 365, and Office 365 Business and Enterprise subscribers, Compliance Manager enables you to track, assign, and verify your organization’s regulatory compliance activities with respect to Microsoft cloud services.

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Matt Scherocman

The Path to GDPR Compliance

The Path to GDPR Compliance

There are big changes coming for organizations that conduct business in, or store and collect data tied to citizens of the European Union (EU). From data protection and breach reporting to governance documentation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) calls for businesses in any location that hold data on Europeans to be more efficient and accountable with their IT operations – or face significant penalties.

With May 25th, 2018 as the proposed GDPR enforcement date, you have just a few months to comply with the new (and slightly confusing) GDPR laws. Though that may seem far away, the date will come quick, as will the scrutiny into your data practices.

But the path to compliance doesn’t need to be difficult. At Interlink, through our cloud and on-premises solutions, we’ve identified a path forward. 

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