Azure Sentinel is a cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) service.  SIEMs normally require a substantial upfront investment in hardware, software and infrastructure costs.  With Azure Sentinel there are no upfront costs, you only pay for what you use.  Azure Sentinel uses the power of artificial intelligence to ensure you are identifying real threats quickly and eliminates the need to spend time on setting up, maintaining, and scaling infrastructure.  

Azure Sentinel provides intelligent security analytics at cloud scale for your entire Law Firm. Azure Sentinel makes it easy to collect security data across your entire firm from devices, to users, to apps, to servers on any cloud.  For more information see video below .  

 

 

Office 365

New Tasks module in Outlook on the web as an updated Office 365 feature

We are excited to announce the new Tasks module in Outlook on the web as an updated Office 365 feature. We’ll begin rolling this feature out in mid-March.

This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 34338.

Office 365

How does this impact me?

Customers who opt-in to the early version of the new Outlook on the web will see a newly redesigned Tasks experience, powered by Microsoft To-Do. We’ll be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in March, and the rollout will follow the general release timeline of the new Outlook on the web.

This rollout is excluded from Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.

What should I do to prepare for this change?

If you white-list or block domains that can be accessed by your users – Please note that the new Tasks experience powered by To-Do uses the “to-do.office.com” domain, so you might wish to whitelist domains accordingly for your users to be able to use the new Tasks experience.

If you don’t white-list/block any domains, you don’t need to do anything, but may consider updating your user training, and notifying your helpdesk.

Microsoft Azure continued its fast growth in the marketplace with a 76% increase in revenue, year over year for its last reporting quarter.  The continued growth in the marketplace, dominated by Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, parallels the adoption rates of law firms migrating their workloads from on-premises servers to the public cloud.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement: “Our strong commercial cloud results reflect our deep and growing partnerships with leading companies in every industry..”  Partnering with Microsoft, Legal Computer Consultants can seamlessly migrate your workload to the Microsoft Cloud leaving you more time to concentrate on your core business – delivering legal services – and less time tending to your computer infrastructure.

See: Microsoft-earnings-q2-2019.

 

Microsoft has recently been updating current versions of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Outlook and PowerPoint to include the option of using dictation.

Microsoft Voice Dictation Video

  1. When you’re signed in to your Office 365 account, turn on your microphone and make sure it works (Microphone settings).
  2. Go to Home > Dictate.

    Showing Dictate UI  in Word
    (In Outlook, go to Message > Dictate.)

  3. Wait for the icon to turn red.
    Showing Dictate icon after selection
  4. Start talking. As you talk, text appears in your document or slide.
  5. Speak clearly and conversationally. Insert punctuation by saying the name of the punctuation mark you want to add.
  6. If you make a mistake while dictating, move your cursor to the mistake and fix it with your keyboard. No need to turn off the microphone.
  7. When finished, select Dictate again to stop typing.

Whether this means Dragon Dictate will soon be obsolete remains to be seen but as artificial intelligence (AI) improves Microsoft Office Voice Dictation, it will certainly be a formidable competitor offered at no additional charge.