csurieux: The latest Lost World Review! https://t.co/91SvFlrPdQ Thanks to @73Rome @TechKonnect @MsMarieSpeaks #cloud #office365
— Christian Surieux (@csurieux) August 30, 2016
I’m Jeff Patterson, Program Manager for Work Folders and Offline Files.
Windows 10, version 1607 will be available to Enterprise customers soon so I wanted to cover support for Windows Information Protection (a.k.a. Enterprise Data Protection) when using Work Folders or Offline Files.
Windows Information Protection Overview
Windows Information Protection (WIP) is a new security feature introduced in Windows 10, version 1607 to protect against data leaks.
Benefits of WIP
Separation between personal and corporate data, without requiring employees to switch environments or apps
Additional data protection for existing line-of-business apps without a need to update the apps
Ability to wipe corporate data from devices while leaving personal data alone
Use of audit reports for tracking issues and remedial actions
Integration with your existing management system (Microsoft Intune, System Center Configuration Manager 2016, or your current mobile device management (MDM) system) to configure, deploy, and manage WIP for your company
For additional information on Windows Information Protection, please reference our TechNet documentation.
Work Folders support for Windows Information Protection
Work Folders was updated in Windows 10 to support Windows Information Protection.
If a WIP policy is applied to a Windows 10 device, all user data stored in the Work Folders directory will be encrypted using the same key and Enterprise ID that is used by Windows Information Protection.
Note: The user data is only encrypted on the Windows 10 device. When the user data is synced to the Work Folders server, it’s not encrypted on the server. To encrypt the user data on the Work Folders server, you need to use RMS encryption.
Offline Files and Windows Information Protection
Offline Files (a.k.a. Client Side Caching) is an older file sync solution and was not updated to support Windows Information Protection. This means any user data stored on a network share that’s cached locally on the Windows 10 device using Offline Files is not protected by Windows Information Protection.
If you’re currently using Offline Files, our recommendation is to migrate to a modern file sync solution such as Work Folders or OneDrive for Business which supports Windows Information Protection.
If you decide to use Offline Files with Windows Information Protection, you need to be aware of the following issue if you try to open cached files while working offline:
Can’t open files offline when you use Offline Files and Windows Information Protection
Offline Files does not support Windows Information Protection, you should use a modern file sync solution such as Work Folders or OneDrive for Business that supports WIP.
ARK: Survival is a fun, but ugly, ugly game on Xbox One. Thankfully, the situation is improving!
In a forthcoming update, ARK: Survival Evolved’s dinosaur hunters on Xbox One will finally be able to enjoy the game in 720p HD, thanks to on-going optimizations. Not only that, but the pixelated UI will also be bumped to 1080p, which should make it much sharper on your Xbox.
Pandora joins Groove as the second background audio music service available for Xbox One.
Thanks to an update rolling out today, users of the UWP version of Pandora will now be able to enjoy music while using other applications or while playing games.
AryakaNetworks: Dear @Office365 users, Slow and expensive MPLS solutions are not built for the #cloud https://t.co/Q67CuHkp7c https://t.co/PzT6uLTfBL
— Aryaka Networks (@AryakaNetworks) August 30, 2016
whymicrosoft: Interested in DevOps for #cloud security? See how Microsoft does IT: https://t.co/BwRSVwwoyU #virtualization https://t.co/sqmACmSLxI
— Why Microsoft (@whymicrosoft) August 30, 2016
Microsoft has announced that developers who are creating apps for the Xbox One can now submit their work to the Xbox Store for publishing to the console’s millions of owners.
Presently, only major companies and developers with exclusive access had the ability to submit an app to the Xbox One, but with this update, even the smallest independent developers can bring their applications to the console.
Are you into Xbox Achievements? Then you might be interested in an upcoming update for the Xbox Gamerscore leaderboards.
Xbox Platform Lead Mike Ybarra tweeted a picture teasing a new drop down menu for the Xbox Gamerscore leaderboards, found in the profile section. Design-wise, the layout is identical, save for the ability to filter the leaderboards by month.