Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection helps Georgia State University stay on top of malware

www.office.com/setup – Georgia State University is combatting an increase of malware attacks with the use of Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection.

www.office.com/setup – The guest post written by Ren Flot on the Office 365 blog explains their the email security software protects more than 55,000 students and at least 6,000 staff.

www.office.com/setup – Ren is the chief information security officer and director of cyber security for Georgia State University. In his story, he shares that phishing attacks were similar to fighting fires almost every day. The school turned to support from Microsoft FastTrack to help them set up their defenses. Upon the implementation of the Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, over 2,000 malicious emails were eliminated after only five months. The college also uses the Safe Links feature which seamlessly protects against malicious URLs.

www.office.com/setup – The Advanced Threat Protection has been around for a while and can be easily forgotten in the background of Office 365. It’s nice to see a reminder that Microsoft has and continues to be focused primarily on keeping data safe.

LinkedIn launches ‘Scheduler’ to automate interview scheduling for recruiters and candidates

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LinkedIn has a new time-saving feature for recruiters using LinkedIn Talent Solutions to find the world’s best talent. With LinkedIn Scheduler, recruiters can now automate initial interview scheduling by syncing their calendar to LinkedIn Recruiter, and then share their calendar availability with candidates directly in their InMails.

From then, candidates will be able to pick up the time that suits them best for their initial interview, and all the details will be automatically synced back to the recruiter’s calendar. “Not only are you saving a ton of time—you’re also screening candidates sooner (i.e., before the competition), creating a delightful (and mobile-friendly) candidate experience, and freeing yourself up to focus on the best part of your job: really connecting with talent,” the company explained.

LinkedIn Recruiter only works with Office 365 and Google calendars as of today, with “more coming soon.” You can get started with the new feature by checking LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions website.

Conquer time with new features in Microsoft Planner

Teams and individuals depend on Microsoft Planner to get organized quickly, work together effortlessly, and stay on the same page—no matter how large or small the project. Four new features for Planner will give you greater visibility into project schedules, let you group and filter tasks, allow you to receive notifications of upcoming deadlines, and soon you will be able to publish tasks to your Outlook calendar.

Here is an overview of the four new features.

  • Schedule view—Meet deadlines, plan ahead, and understand project status with the ability to view your task schedule. In addition, weekly and monthly task views allow drag-and-drop scheduling. Read the support article for more details.

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  • Group and Filter options—The Group and Filter options in Planner give you deeper insights into your tasks to help you meet key deadlines. For example, filter your tasks by due date to better understand approaching deadlines. Or use the Group feature to view tasks that have not been started, so you can prioritize your work.

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  • Due date notifications—Receive an email notification summarizing tasks due in the coming week—and stay on top of your approaching deliverables.

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  • iCalendar format feed (coming soon)—Make better scheduling and time-management decisions by publishing tasks to your calendar. By adding your tasks to your Outlook calendar, you’ll never lose track of current and upcoming tasks—helping you meet your deliverables.

www.office.com/setup - Screenshot displays the iCalendar format feed Publish prompt in Microsoft Planner.

These features have been among the top requests on the Planner UserVoice forum. Schedule view, Group and Filter, and Due date notifications are now available to all Office 365 subscribers. Outlook calendar integration via the iCalendar format feed is rolling out soon. We look forward to your comments and feedback. Feel free to submit feedback through the Planner UserVoice forum. Visit Planner now!

New to Planner?

There’s never been a better time to start using Planner! With these new capabilities, Planner is a complete solution for task and work management. Planner is part of the Office 365 productivity suite and is fully integrated with the other Office 365 applications. And if you’re already using Microsoft Teams, you can host a Planner Plan inside your Teams workspace, so everybody can collaborate in one place. You can also link a Planner Plan to a task in Microsoft Project Online, so your team can track tasks and work details in Planner even when that work is part of a larger Project plan being tracked in Project Online. Visit Planner to learn more.

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Craft a compelling resume with Resume Assistant, powered by LinkedIn—now available

Last November, we announced Resume Assistant, a new feature in Microsoft Word to help you craft a compelling resume with personalized insights powered by LinkedIn. Today, this new experience begins rolling out to Office 365 consumer and commercial subscribers on Windows.

Writing a compelling resume can be a difficult process, but we’ve heard from customers already using Resume Assistant that the new experience is helping them:

“I absolutely love it; I’ve never seen anything like this!”

“I have been struggling trying to figure out how to brush up my resume and these tips took some of the burden off my shoulders.”

“It’s very helpful to have suggestions on the wording to use.”

With over 80 percent of resumes updated in Word, Resume Assistant helps job seekers showcase accomplishments, be more easily discovered by recruiters, and find their ideal job. Our goal is to empower job seekers with the tools to land their dream job. To learn more about Resume Assistant, head over to the official LinkedIn blog or visit Office Support for tips, tricks, and information on how to get started.

Availability:
Resume Assistant is now available to Office 365 subscribers on Windows whose Word 2016 desktop display language is set to English, who are located in and whose Windows region is set to one of the following region locations: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and United States. The Region location setting can be found in the Control Panel under Clock, Language, and Region. Resume Assistant can be found in the Review tab of Word.

Microsoft launches LinkedIn powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 users

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Microsoft today announced the official rollout of a LinkedIn powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 users on Windows. This comes several months after the feature was initially announced, marking a new way to help job seekers showcase their accomplishments.

There is no need to have a LinkedIn account to use this feature and any Office 365 user on Windows can find the Resume Assistant by going to Review and then clicking Resume Assistant in the Office ribbon. From there, the user can type the role they are interested in and check certain examples. The Assistant will even show work experience descriptions for inspiration and even top skills related to the role, as identified by LinkedIn.

According to Microsoft, the feature is available for Office 365 subscribers on Windows whose Word 2016 desktop display language is set to English. Users will also only see the feature if their Windows region is set to Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and the United States.

Microsoft mentions that nearly 80 percent of resumes are updated in Word, with 70 percent of people saying they have difficulty portraying their work experience effectively. This feature will definitely be a help for many, and you can learn more about it by checking here.