Office 365 Service Assurance—gaining your trust with transparency

As customers consider the transition to the cloud, we often hear that they want to ensure security, privacy and compliance requirements are met. At Microsoft, we believe that customers have the right to know how Office 365:

  • Safeguards confidentiality, integrity, availability and reliability of your data.
  • Let’s you control access to your data.
  • Helps you comply with various regulatory standards.

Service Assurance—Dashboard

We want to ensure that you have access to the information that is relevant for you to perform a risk assessment on Office 365 services—on demand. Access to this information should be seamless. To achieve these goals, we have released the Service Assurance Dashboard as part of the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center, which provides you immediate access to:

  • Details on how Office 365 implements security, privacy and compliance controls including details of how third-party independent auditors perform audits to test these controls.
  • Third-party independent audit reports including: SSAE 16 / SOC 1, SOC 2 / AT 101, ISO 27001 and ISO 27018.
  • Deep insights into how we implement encryption, incident management, tenant isolation and data resiliency.
  • Information on how you can leverage Office 365 security controls and configurations to protect your data.

Service Assurance—Audited Controls

While there are many detailed insights provided through Service Assurance, initial customer feedback indicates that Audited Controls are particularly helpful. The Audited Controls feature in Service Assurance helps you to understand how Office 365 protects your data by detailing:

  • Test status—Status of the Office 365 controls.
  • Control implementation details—Explanation of how Office 365 implements a control.
  • Testing performed to evaluate control effectiveness—How independent auditors test the effectiveness of our security, compliance and privacy controls.
  • Test date—When a control was validated.
  • Office 365 controls—How the Office 365 internal controls map to standard controls.

Service Assurance—Compliance Reports

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In this open and transparent model, we don’t just tell you “what” controls we have implemented, but also give you insights into “how” Microsoft implements and tests these controls. The Compliance Reports and Trust Documents provide you independent audit reports, deep-dive white papers and FAQs that are relevant to your geography and industry. Service Assurance helps you to stay secure and compliant with an “end-to-end” view of controls implemented by you as well as by Microsoft. For controls owned by you, it provides actionable implementation plans for relevant features that help you to implement these controls and manage your risks.

Improve compliance with Office 365 E5 plan

Microsoft is the industry leader in cloud compliance for enterprise customers. With the Office 365 E5 plan, advanced compliance is integrated into the service, so organizations can meet their unique requirements using a single cloud service.

Microsoft recognizes that organizations want control over access to content stored in cloud services. To maximize data security and privacy for Office 365 customers, Microsoft has engineered the service to require nearly zero interaction with customer content by Microsoft employees. Access is obtained through a rigorous access control technology called Customer Lockbox for Office 365, which helps you meet compliance obligations for explicit data access authorization. In the rare instance when a Microsoft service engineer needs access to your data, access control is extended to you so that you grant final approval for access. Actions taken are logged and accessible to you so that they can be audited.

Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery simplifies the eDiscovery process, reducing the volume of data by finding near-duplicate files, reconstructing email threads and identifying key themes and data relationships. Leveraging machine learning and predictive coding, it helps compliance administrators intelligently explore and analyze large, unstructured datasets and quickly zero in on what’s relevant to save time and money.

Stay safe in the cloud with Office 365 E5 plan

Advanced Threat Protection helps protect organizations from unknown malware and viruses. Advanced Threat Protection includes three key capabilities:

  • Safe Attachments—Protects against unknown malware and viruses by opening documents attached to emails in cordoned-off virtual environments to detect malicious behavior.
  • Safe Links—Provides real-time, time-of-click protection against malicious URLs by wrapping external links in special URLs that check the destination URL for threats before opening them.
  • Click Trace—Provides rich reporting and URL trace capabilities by keeping a record of every user who has clicked a Safe Link-wrapped URL for additional protection.

With Advanced Security Management, security administrators have access to the granular controls and policies they need to monitor access and reduce the possibility of attacks. Advanced Security Management provides these three functions:

  • General Anomaly Detection alerts and granular activity policies—Helps admins react quickly to suspicious activity with Advanced Security Alerts.
  • App Permissions—Enables IT to approve or revoke access for third-party apps or services that users authorize to connect to Office 365.
  • Cloud App Discovery—Enables IT to monitor what cloud services users connect to, so they can gain insights, identify anomalies and manage risky behavior.

Step by step instructions to Fix The 1401, 1402, 1406 Error When Installing Microsoft Office

The 1401/1402/1406 mistake is a typical issue which for the most part shows when you attempt and introduce Microsoft Office on your PC. The mistake is fundamentally created by your PC’s failure to peruse/prepare a specific registry key on your framework – keeping your PC from having the capacity to introduce the program you require. In case you’re seeing this blunder, the uplifting news is that it’s in reality simple to settle, by utilizing the instructional exercise and devices laid out in this article. These mistakes are the same and will appear in this organization: Mistake 1401: Setup can’t make Registry Key Mistake 1402: Setup can’t open Registry Key Mistake 1406: Setup can’t compose the incentive to the registry key The motivation behind why they are demonstrating is on account of your PC can’t embed the documents it requires into the “registry database” of your PC.

This database is a focal storeroom for every one of the settings and choices which Windows uses to run – and is constantly being utilized to help Windows including reviewing your desktop backdrop to introducing another program. Despite the fact that the registry is ceaselessly bringing about a lot of issues, the uplifting news is that the 1401/1402/1406 blunders are in reality simple to settle on it. The best approach to settle these blunders is to first ensure your client profile has entry to changing the registry keys on your framework. Client profiles are controlled by a strict arrangement of consents on your framework,

implying that in the event that you need to have the capacity to repair the issue you’re seeing – you ought to begin by ensuring your specific profile can change the registry keys of your PC. To do this, you can stack up the “consents” alternatives and afterward ensure you have every single conceded authorization on there. From that point onward, you ought to likewise hope to incapacitate any outsider programming you may have on your PC – which will essentially keep some other projects from meddling with the establishment procedure. On top of that,

it’s additionally suggested that you utilize a ‘registry cleaner’ program to settle any of the blunders and issues inside your framework. A registry cleaner is a product instruments which will look over your PC and settle the different issues which are bringing on blunders – fundamentally permitting your PC to run quicker and without a significant number of the mistakes which the registry causes. The registry database (which registry cleaners settle) is the primary driver of 1401/1402/1406 mistakes, a should be repaired in the most solid path conceivable to guarantee your PC is running easily and dependably. Downloading and running a registry cleaner ought to guarantee your framework is working effectively after the blunder. You can settle 1401/1402/1406 blunders on your PC effectively by utilizing the instructional exercise and devices on our site. You can Click Here to settle the Office Installation 1401/1402/1406 blunders.

The mistake is fundamentally created by your PC’s failure to peruse/prepare a specific registry key on your framework,


Two Different Ways to Resolve Microsoft Issues

Microsoft office is office suite of applications launched by Microsoft during 1988. Initially, the suite contained only three applications named Word, Excel and Power Point. With substantial development of Microsoft office, the suite began to known having some other applications like Outlook, OneNote, InfoPath, Groove, Publisher, Tools etc. If we talk about use of use of office in the corporate world, it is undoubtedly incredible. Now, MS office has been using in various organization on large scale making more and more people benefitting from it.

Each of the application has its own set of features to make the work done easily. However, sometimes the users of the application require assistances to solve many problems. These problems may vary as setup issues and troubleshooting of some common errors of the problems. Here is a short info on what you should do when you get stuck in the problems-

Getting self-help for the problems-

First of all, you should make some efforts to solve the problems. Quite a large number of issues can be solved with minor efforts. You can simply gather information with help of internet and unravel the issues within no time. It will take a bit longer time, but gives solution without paying a single penny to the user. In order to resolve the issues, you should be familiar with basic functions, problems and causes of Microsoft Office suite of application.

When to look for expert assistance-

It is quite important for you to know the right time to seek for expert assistance. This will bring smart decision to make real value for the money. The right time of going for technical help or expert assistance is when you face problems to setup office, install the application appropriately, troubleshoot complex issues, and configuring the settings.

Going for MS office setup is quite common for many people. Even the survey brings the results that a huge number of people call technical support for instant and best help. Today, numerous online service providers offer admirable technical assistance to help customers who do not have time to combat the issues and look for quick help. You can simply go for this option assistance available through the call, live chat support or through email support. This help is also useful when someone is not aware or has technical knowledge of resolving the issues.

Whenever you may have a problem in the functions of MS suite of application, know your choice of help to get the issue resolved efficiently.

Whenever you may have a problem in the functions of MS office setup suite of application, know your choice of help to get the issue resolved efficiently.


What’s new in Office 365 administration—new Service health dashboard now generally available

Today, we’re pleased to announce that the new Office 365 Service health dashboard is now available to all customers. Since the first preview—announced at Ignite in September 2016—the new Service health dashboard has provided admins with a deeper level of service health insight. We’re excited about the rich insights that it is bringing to admins.

The new Service health dashboard reaches general availability

For many of you, moving to Office 365 was a big change. In an on-premises world, if there was a service incident, you were the ones investigating and solving the issue. With Office 365, you trust Microsoft with running the service as well as with quickly solving service incidents. We know that having visibility into the service is crucial for you, and we built the Service health dashboard with that in mind. We are now providing an even deeper level of service health insights that are personalized for your organization. This allows admins to stay on top of service incidents, improve their internal support experience and improve their users’ Office 365 experience.

We’d like to thank each one of you who has participated in the preview program and who has provided feedback on the Service health dashboard. Over the last four months, we have received numerous pieces of feedback that have helped us identify gaps, fix bugs and evolve the Service health dashboard to a monitoring experience that meets the needs of all company sizes. And it’s great to hear how it is already helping you:

“The Service health dashboard has helped us better understand the current state of the office setup 365 service and is a much clearer picture of potential service. It conveys easy to understand information about service health and makes me aware of what is relevant to me.” —Customer feedback

Here is a summary of the main improvements:

Access rich and more actionable incident insights—The dashboard now features a view that separates major business critical outages from others and splits them into two categories: Incidents and Advisories. This view makes it easy for you to identify issues that you might want to act on immediately.

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Quickly understand the incident—A summary view surfaces the most relevant and critical details to you in two short sentences—easy and quick to consume. If you want to access additional details, you can go to a more detailed view that provides you with all available information, including workarounds and message history. You can also access a history of incidents and advisories that occurred in the past 30 days.

Easily see the impact for your organization—The dashboard allows you to quickly understand the impact of the service incident on your organization by showing you the number of impacted users. (Please note: This functionality is currently available for Exchange Online–related incidents only and will be extended to other workloads over time.)

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Quickly provide feedback—A rating option now enables admins to provide feedback on the accuracy and usefulness of the information of each post on the Service health dashboard.

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To access the new Service health dashboard, click Service health in the left navigation menu in the Office 365 admin center.

More to come

This is just the beginning. Our goal is to provide you with richer and more actionable service health insights that will help you to stay on top of incidents, reduce support costs and improve end user experiences. We’ll be adding more enhancements in the coming months, including:

Tell us about issues—If you are impacted by an issue that is not showing up on your Service health dashboard, the Tell us feature will provide you with a quick and easy way to let us know.

Stay informed through your preferred channel—The Service health dashboard will enable you to sign up for notifications via text and/or email, so that you can monitor the service and track issues through the channel you prefer.

Access user level details—In addition to the number of impacted users, you will also be able to access a full list of impacted users to enable you to drive more targeted communication and support.

Check the health of your users—On-demand user health checks will allow you to check end user health by running a test against our service. User Monitoring will enable you to proactively monitor specific users and to find out about possible health issues affecting those users right away—often before they might even notice them.

In-product messaging—The Service health dashboard will enable you to make your users aware of service incidents and inform them about possible workaround solutions through optional in-product notifications.

More management enhancements in February

Here’s a summary of additional Office 365 administration updates for February:

Weekly Message Center digest—Based on popular demand, we introduced a weekly digest that enables Office 365 admins to receive a summary of their Message Center notifications via email. The Message Center is the main channel that Microsoft uses to inform admins about changes, maintenance work and updates coming to their service. To make it easier for you to stay up to date and to share the notifications with your co-workers, the weekly digest now brings them directly to your inbox and can be configured for delivery to any email address of your choosing—even an Office 365 Groups mailbox in Outlook. The weekly digest capability is currently available to Office 365 admins who are set to First Release in tenants with more than 50 subscribed users and will become available for all customers over time.

If you don’t receive the weekly digest yet, you can also access the Message Center in the admin center, admin mobile app and Office 365 Service Communications API.

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Introducing Azure AD tenant restrictions (preview)—Certain organizations choose to restrict internet destinations by filtering on Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDNs) and/or IP addresses using proxy and/or firewall devices. However, this approach is not effective in a world where SaaS applications are hosted in a public cloud, running on shared FQDNs such as (Outlook on the web) and (Azure AD). Blocking these FQDNs would effectively block access to every instance of the service, including the organization’s.

The new tenant restrictions feature enables organizations to control access to SaaS cloud applications, based on the Azure AD tenant the applications use for single sign-on. For example, you may want to allow access to your organization’s Office 365 applications, while preventing access to other organizations’ Office 365 applications.

Tenant restrictions is a new feature being introduced to Azure AD Premium P1 subscribers and all Office 365 customers. To make use of this feature, Office 365 subscribers must enable Modern Authentication as the default authentication protocol for the cloud service and access the service using a Modern Authentication–enabled client. When you’re ready to get started, see Use Tenant restrictions to manage access to SaaS cloud applications for more information.

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Office 365 admin center learning page—To help small business run their business on Office 365, we’ve launched an Office 365 admin center video page that makes it easy to understand key management scenarios through a series of short, easy-to-follow videos. Learn how to add a domain name, add people, set up document storage, download software and much more. Please let us know what content you’d like to see as we continue to add more videos and categories in the coming months.

New Power BI admin role—The Power BI admin role is a new role in Azure AD, meant for those tasked with administering Power BI for their organization. Office 365 user admins can assign users to be Power BI admins within the Office 365 admin center or via PowerShell script. Once a user is assigned, they’ll be able to access the Power BI Admin portal. There, they will have access to tenant-wide usage metrics and be able to control tenant-wide usage of Power BI features.

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Office 365 admin app improvements—The Office 365 admin app now supports cert-based authentication and multi-factor authentication.

New tile for the Office 365 admin center dashboard—To enable admins to manage Setup Microsoft Office 365 more efficiently, we continue to evolve the admin center home page. In February, we included a Suggested Features tile that admins can add to their home page. The tile shows features we recommend enabling to increase the value your organization is getting out of Office 365.

In addition, we’ve started to retire the old admin center and the ability for customers to switch back to the old experience.

More to come

Over the coming months, we will add more reports, focused on the clients used to access SharePoint and OneDrive for Business. We are also working on making the Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI available to all customers and on providing new public APIs that will enable you to programmatically access the usage data and integrate it into custom applications, like a company reporting portal.

New Office 365 adoption resources, webinar with Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois

Over the past couple years Microsoft FastTrack, the customer success service for the Microsoft Cloud, has helped more than 22,000 customers worldwide achieve success with Office 365. That number is growing quickly, with more than 4,000 new customers each month now turning to FastTrack for guidance on Office 365 implementation and user adoption. In addition to providing onboarding, FastTrack helps customers think beyond just the deployment to help organizations move to the cloud with confidence and realize business value faster.

Many organizations rely on FastTrack for assistance, guidance and resources that are provided directly from the people that build and run Office 365. Today, FastTrack is announcing several exciting new resources to help customers achieve widespread adoption of Office 365 and get the most from their investment, including:

  • A new webinar, featuring Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois, which will share best practices and discuss the resources available to help you achieve your business goals through Office Setup 365 adoption.
  • Expanded Productivity Library scenarios to show your users how embracing Office 365 will lead to success.
  • The Office 365 Adoption Guide, which provides a step-by-step blueprint for adoption.

Ensure your business goals are met—plan ahead for user adoption

Organizations of every size and description—including 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies—count on the Microsoft Cloud and Office 365 to provide the collaboration, mobile productivity, intelligence and trust they need to run their businesses. But what if you’re the person your company has charged with ensuring user adoption to realize the full value of Office 365? How can you help your organization achieve its business goals through Office 365 adoption when your schedule is overloaded, your team is overextended and you aren’t sure where to begin?

“We found the Microsoft FastTrack adoption methodology really beneficial,” says Simon Denton, business architect at Mott MacDonald. “It set out quite clearly the steps we needed to go through to define principles and scenarios. Once we did that, we knew adoption would come easily. We based our entire adoption plan on Microsoft FastTrack documentation. It gave us a really good foundation.”

Join us for our upcoming webinar, “Microsoft FastTrack: Achieve your success with Office 365”

Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois will share insights on how to enable digital transformation of your organization through Office 365 adoption. In addition, Simon Denton of Mott MacDonald will explain how he used FastTrack resources to help his company increase productivity by moving to Office 365. And we’ll demonstrate many of the adoption resources at The webinar is Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT/UTC. Reserve your place today.

Plan for success with our new Office 365 Adoption Guide

Based on our extensive research, and insights from thousands of customer engagements worldwide, the new Office 365 Adoption Guide provides an end-to-end methodology to help you realize business value through user adoption. The Adoption Guide includes best practices and guidance on how to develop and execute a successful adoption strategy.

Explore the Office 365 Productivity Library at

Use the Productivity Library to learn how to talk to users about Office 365, discover what the service makes possible for your professional role and your industry, and access guidance and resources to help you get started with your chosen scenarios. It includes guidance to help you get started, awareness and training templates, and resources that relate Office 365 apps to real-world business situations and highlight product benefits for daily tasks we all experience. We’re continually improving and expanding the Productivity Library, so visit often to get regular updates related to Office 365 product features and see case studies of how organizations use the platform to realize business value.

Maybe you’re just starting to think about making the move to Office 365, or perhaps you’ve already begun your digital transformation journey. Either way, FastTrack has the resources to help you achieve user adoption of Setup Microsoft Office 365 and realize business value for your organization.

Introducing a new file experience for groups in Outlook on the web

Access all your group documents—A new file view gives you access to all the documents shared with the group, including files shared as email attachments, files stored in the group’s SharePoint document library and files shared from OneDrive or other SharePoint document libraries.

Co-author and communicate updates quickly—Now you can edit a document and reply via email side-by-side, so no need to switch contexts to update a document and communicate about the changes with your colleagues.


You can access the new Files view from the group’s header (next to Conversations) in Outlook on the web. From there, you can create new Office documents (such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint), view, edit or download files. You can also easily track who has updated the file and reach out to them using Skype for Business.

In addition, you can edit files sent as email attachments to the group, send a reply to the group and store a copy in SharePoint to maintain version control going forward. When you click Edit and reply, the file is automatically added to a new folder in the SharePoint document library called Email attachments, creating a single version for the file, enabling co-authoring for the group and making it very easy to track changes.


In addition to the new Files experience described above, you can easily navigate to the group’s SharePoint document library to access all the files stored online and leverage SharePoint’s rich content management capabilities, such as track the activity on a file, create custom views, share files or folders with others or sync files with OneDrive for Business, to name a few.

October Office 365 security and compliance update


Applying intelligence to security and compliance in Office 365—To stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape, companies need the ability to analyze and learn from that data to identify, intercept and respond to threats. Office 365 provides unmatched security intelligence to help customers protect, detect and respond to threats. Read about the new security and compliance capabilities of Office 365 that were announced at the Microsoft Ignite conference.

Security engineering evolution in Office 2016 for Mac—Security is a critical component in all our products at Microsoft. To help you get a better idea of how we build security into Office 2016 for Mac, the engineering team discusses how we think about it from a development and testing perspective, including the latest updates.

Get updates on Office 365 Security & Compliance Center—The Microsoft Office 365 Security & Compliance Center is the central place to view and manage your data. Find out how the experience is improved by centralized security controls, including the ability to view and manage security and compliance for your cloud services.

Accelerate your eDiscovery analysis workflow with one click—Does your legal department often complain about how long it takes to run an analysis for eDiscovery investigations? We released two new features for Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery—Express Analysis and Export with analytics to Excel—to make it easier and faster for organizations to quickly find, analyze and review relevant information related to investigations, legal matters and regulatory requests.

How can my organization achieve intelligent compliance with Office 365?—Organizations are facing significant data overload with the amount of electronic data not only exploding but also getting more complex. Office 365 will intelligently bring this information overload under control and support o

Work securely anywhere with Office 2016 and Windows 10

An online immersion session is not your typical online event. Each 90-minute interactive session starts with an online roundtable discussing your business challenges and then launches you into a live environment in the cloud. A skilled facilitator will guide you through simulated business scenarios that are customized to your interests.

We will send you a link to connect your own device to a remote desktop loaded with our latest and greatest technology, so you can experience first-hand how Microsoft tools can solve your biggest challenges in a collaborative, fun environment.

Online immersion sessions help you discover how to:

  • Keep information secure while being productive—Make it easier to work securely and maintain compliance without inhibiting your workflow.
  • Capture, review and share notes from anywhere—Boost your team’s productivity by sharing documents and collaborating in real time.
  • Use social tools to find experts and answers—Break down barriers between departments to share knowledge quickly.
  • Quickly visualize and analyze complex data—Zero in on the data and insights you need without having to involve a BI expert.
  • Co-author and share content quickly—Access and edit documents even while others are editing and reviewing them—all at the same time.