Microsoft 365 Business Update - February 2020

Published Feb 27 2020 10:11 AM 3,217 Views

All you need to know about Microsoft 365 Business and security in February, including product news, security tips,  new content and resources, upcoming webinars and more! Whether you are a customer or a partner, this update is designed for you.


Seeing is believing

It isn’t surprising that one of the best ways to understand Microsoft 365 Business security capabilities is a straight up demo. 

If you're a customer, we have a great demo video that shows key security capabilities in Microsoft 365 Business- including how to protect against cyber threats like phishing and ransomware, how to protect your confidential business information and how to secure your data on devices even if they are lost or stolen. 


if you're a partner, use the videos, demo scripts, and click-through assets to show customers the security and management capabilities they are missing today.


Shared Computer Activation for Office in Microsoft 365 Business


Normally, users can install and activate the Office 365 Business Client only on a limited number of devices, such as 5 PCs. Using the Office 365 Business Client with shared computer activation enabled doesn't count against that limit.


This helps in scenarios where multiple users are connecting to the same remote computer at the same time. The users can each run Office programs, such as Word or Excel, at the same time on the remote computer. Enabling shared computer activation for Office can also be useful in situations where multiple users share the same computer and the users are logging in with their own account.


This is extremely useful for customers in the healthcare, manufacturing and service industries where shared devices are common. Make sure you know the ins and outs of this benefit.



Microsoft wins 6 Cyber Defense Magazine awards at RSA

Microsoft was recognized as one of “the most innovative and proactive cyber security companies and service providers on the planet” by Cyber Defense Magazine when it handed out its 2020 InfoSec awards at the RSA conference. Microsoft’s strength in defending users against threats was underscored by wins in the following categories:

  • “Editor’s Choice” for endpoint security
  • “Best Product” for malware detection
  •  “Most Innovative” for threat and vulnerability management


Hear it from the experts 

We have two webinars coming up in the next few weeks that will show why customers should invest more in security and provide an overview of key Microsoft 365 Business capabilities.  


  •  Join the Protect your business against cyber threats and information loss customer webinar April 9, 2020 @ 11am Pacific.  If you're a partner, you can encourage your customers to this join session to help them understand the security threat landscape for small and mid-sized customers and how Microsoft 365 Business can help protect their business information. 


Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is available as part of Microsoft 365 Business and we know you’re eager to learn more about it.


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