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  1. Creation of forwarding/redirect rule

    So last night this rule triggered for the first time, wasn't really aware of it in the first place.

    Severity:● Low

    Time:6/13/2018 10:00:00 PM (UTC)

    Activity:MailRedirect

    User:person@email.com

    Details: MailRedirect. This alert is triggered whenever someone gets access to read your user's email.

    Description: This alert is triggered when someone in your organization creates an email forwarding or redirect inbox rules using Outlook web app or Powershell -V1.0.0.2

    Now to me this is an incredibly frightening message to receive, since this person has access to extremely sensitive financial information. So since I was thinking this person had been compromised, I…

    58 votes
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      12 comments  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • include changes in journal rules as an activity alert in the Security and Compliance center

      Please consider adding changes in Journal Rules (Exchange) as an activity for alert in the Security and Compliance center. We have many customers who would find value in this.

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        13 comments  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • need notification in retention policy when it applying to Exchange online mailboxes without required license

        According to the official article, to include an Exchange Online mailbox in a retention policy created at Security & Compliance Center, the mailbox must be assigned an Exchange Online Plan 2 license. If a mailbox is assigned an Exchange Online Plan 1 license, you would have to assign it a separate Exchange Online Archiving license to include it in a retention policy. However, when create the retention policy, there is no such warning or notification to alert customers that the policy may not apply to certain mailboxes. It will cause customers' data lost because they may expecting the policy will…

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          0 comments  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Reporting a popup to let colleagues know when their Office Client doesn't meet the O365 dependencies/Security patch requirements

          At this time when a colleague tries to connect to a document located in SharePoint, they just receive a blank copy of the spreadsheet, this happens after they have inputted their login information, (this action repeats) we have discovered that this was due to a cumulative update that was waiting in the their Software centre, after downloading the update manually and rebooting the machine the user was able to open the document since the authentication path wasn't blocked due to the necessary patch being applied. My view on this would be" have a Microsoft PopUp appear letting the client know…

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            0 comments  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Secure Score - MFA with conditional access is not counted

            Secure Score - MFA with conditional access is not counted.
            The system recognizes only full MFA while it was set as encofrece

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            • Access and Release quarantine messages of shared mailboxes that end-users belong to

              Access and Release quarantine messages of shared mailboxes that end-users belong to.

              This will enable Self-Service capabilities that Protection.Office.com currently provides to own mailboxes.

              Its useful for users having full access to the Shared mailbox to be able to manage their quarantine as well.

              With notifications Off, this is a useful feature.

              36 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Retention Compliance Rule - Exclude Item Classes

                Provide the capability to exclude item classes from a Retention Compliance Rule. This will allow for excluding Notes, Tasks, and Calendar items

                MS has published articles detailing how to do this for hold policies dating back to January of 2018, but the cmdlets still do not exist.

                https://support.office.com/en-us/article/overview-of-retention-policies-5e377752-700d-4870-9b6d-12bfc12d2423

                Set-RetentionComplianceRule [-ExcludedItemClasses <MultiValuedProperty>

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                  0 comments  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Need to have the limit of 100 site collections increased for inclusion/exclusion in a retention policy.

                  Need to have the limit of 100 site collections increased for inclusion/exclusion in a retention policy. To meet business requirements where they may be thousands of site collections but not all require the same retention policy, this is very limiting limit.

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                    1 comment  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • localize Compliance Manager

                    All pages are in English. Does it possible to find them without using translations in French, Dutch, German, etc.

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                      2 comments  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • skype For Business Org-wide Retention Policy

                      Add the ability to have an organization wide conversation retention policy for Skype For Business the current limit of 1000 users dosent help when you have 10k + users

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                        1 comment  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow dynamic retention policy based on group membership

                        The below is too great a restriction and renders the retention policy useless.

                        Groups selection confirmation

                        The specified groups will be expanded so that an In-Place Hold can be put on the mailboxes in these groups. Only the mailboxes that are currently members of these groups will be placed on hold. Mailboxes added to or removed from these groups won't be added or removed from this hold. After setting the group for the location, the new member changes for this group will not auto apply to this location settings. Do you want to expand these groups?

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                          1 comment  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to delete messages through the UI In the Security and Compliance Center

                          Under Search and Investigation for Content Searches we would like the Ability to delete messages through the UI in the Security and Compliance Center. Currently you have to create a content search task and then call that task through PowerShell to remove messages. We get spammed a lot and would like the ability to Mass-Remove a Malicious message quickly and easily.

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                            0 comments  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Tisax

                            Can you obtain a TISAX (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange) certification? European automakers are requesting this certification and using Office 365 makes it difficult to comply.

                            9 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add custom Compliance Frameworks to Compliance Manager

                              It would be great to develop Compliance Manager to allow for the creation and development of custom compliance frameworks that can be measured within the tool, weather this be based on 365 metrics or external inputs.

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                              • Split O365 labels for Protection from O365 labels for Retention

                                Do not integrate Protection settings and Retention settings please.

                                Retention policies within my organisation are related to data types (or content types), not related to protection. If you use only SharePoint then retention policies can be implemented using SharePoint content types, however when looking wider then SPOL, you can implement Retention policies using O365 labels. Using the O365 label integration with SPOL library settings was a good start.
                                However integrate O365 labels and AIP labels (as I saw at a recent Ignite session) is not a good idea. If you are going to combine Protection and Retention in ONE label…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • compliance manager

                                  GDPR - "Statement of Applicability"

                                  I'd like to see a statement similar to what we are familiar with in ISO27K - addressing which controls are excluded from Annex A.

                                  With regards to GDPR I'd rather go for which Articles are not covered and why. Otherwise there will be endless discussions for completeness.

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                                  • Compliance manger needs localisation -- german

                                    Compliance manger needs localisation -- german and referal to german DSGVO terms

                                    legally you cannot expect from german non certified lawyers to "translate" e.g. must into have to or shall or maybe etc.
                                    So I would expect Microsoft to do this and match it against local DSGVO laws incl. German regulations

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                                    • Enabling MDM to work with Pattern unlock mode on mobile devices.

                                      Enabling MDM to work with Pattern unlock mode on mobile devices as it does with fingerprint. not sure if it works with facial recognition but that is a thought as well. Improve MDM's security with today's technology.

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                                      • Allow for the creation of a custom sensitity type with Finger Printing in the security and compliance centre.

                                        Allow for the easy creation of a custom sensitity type with Finger Printing (like in Exchange Online) in the security and compliance centre. When DLP engines are merged, allow AIP to use "finger printed" sensitivity types as a condition for recommend or auto classification

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                                          1 comment  ·  Compliance Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Limited Search/Only Display objects able to search fo

                                          I have setup a rolegroup in compliance this group is only able to search mailboxes that have a custom attribute set (compliance filter) we would like 2 things to occur
                                          1. the users in the rolegroup should only see in the mailbox list the mailboxes they have rights to search.
                                          2. Once they create a search they should only be able to manage their results and no other ones currently they can see and modify other users searches

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