On this week’s show we invite back Asaf Kashi, a lead engineer on the information protection team. We introduce the information protection updates coming to Office 365 and demonstrate the upcoming Data Loss Prevention capabilities in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, the upcoming Office 365 compliance center, one-time passcodes for viewing encrypted email and the just-released Office 365 Message Encryption Viewers for iOS and Android.

Last time we invited Asaf Kashi on the show was in May this year where we presented updates to information security and protection. At the time Asaf shared that Data Loss Prevention (DLP) was coming to SharePoint and OneDrive for Business and today we actually go deeper to take a first look and show DLP in action – both the user and admin experiences. This capability will allow you to define policies in one place in the forthcoming Compliance Center where you will be able to control Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, so you only need to author compliance rules in one place and those will apply across the services. Asaf and his team are in the process of building DLP for SharePoint now, so we give you a sneak peek of what’s coming soon.

Beyond DLP though, we’ve recently added new ways to view encrypted Office 365 email. In October, we announced one-time passcodes for Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) protected emails. That means recipients of your encrypted Office 365 emails do not need to have an Office 365 or Microsoft account to securely view email from their browser. Instead they receive a time-limited passcode to securely view messages. We also recently implemented a 12-hour window for one-time passcodes; so if you receive multiple OME messages daily, you don’t need to keep entering the passcode if you’re within the 12-hour window.

Today, we have new Office 365 Message Encryption Viewer apps for iOS and Android. These apps enable secure, encrypted email communication to these platforms. At 11:40 into the show, I demonstrate the experience of receiving an email using in my case Yahoo Mail – but it could be any email service – and viewing an encrypted message via the Office 365 Message Encryption Viewer for Android. You can find out more or download the apps today:

Experience in Office 365 Message Encryption Viewer for iPhone

Be sure to check out the show to see everything in action. This will be the last Garage Series of 2014 and next year we’ll be back with more inside information for Office 365 tech enthusiasts.

Happy holidays and see you in 2015,

Jeremy Chapman