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Survival Guide for Application Leaders Evaluating and Implementing Microsoft Office 365

Published: 26 June 2018

ID: G00355101

Analyst(s): Monica Basso , Joe Mariano , Adam Preset , Jeffrey Mann , Michael Silver , Gavin Tay , Matthew Cain , Mike Gotta


Office 365 encourages innovative ways of working by linking tools to boost collaboration and productivity. Application leaders should help technical staff understand this product's capabilities to address issues such as data loss prevention, networking quality of service and information governance.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Office 365 Plan Options
  • Office 365 — Release Tracks
    • Targeted Releases and Standard Releases
    • Office ProPlus Update Channel
  • Office 365 Updates to Watch in 2018
    • Exchange Online
    • Office Suite and Office Online
    • OneDrive for Business
    • SharePoint Online
    • Skype for Business Online
    • Yammer
    • Teams
    • Office 365 Groups

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