Microsoft makes policy management easier for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise

Microsoft is releasing an update to the Office cloud policy service designed to make it easier for IT administrators to manage policies for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise and other products and services.

The Office cloud policy service enables administrators to apply policy settings for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise to a user’s device, even if the device is not domain-joined or otherwise managed. The service is part of the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center and includes many user-based policy settings available in Group Policy.

Policy settings roam to a user’s device when they sign in to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on a Windows, macOS, iOS, or Android device, but not all policy settings are available to all Operating systems. Administrators can also use the Office cloud policy service directly in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, under apps > Politics > Policies for Office applications.

According to Microsoft, the update includes a wizard to guide administrators through the process of creating a policy configuration with improved slicing and filtering capabilities and added support for including hyperlinks in line to additional documentation in policy descriptions, where applicable.

When administrators create or modify a policy configuration, they will be guided through a step-by-step approach to policy configuration with an updated policy list that provides new segments and filters to help find the right policies.

Also new is a policy configuration layout that helps administrators focus on the configuration options available for a specific policy while providing links to additional documentation directly in the policy description to make it easier to find the policy. associated documentation.

Microsoft says many more updates to Office cloud policy services are planned for this year as the company works to improve usability and add additional features to make policy management easier for Microsoft 365 Apps for businesses, products and services.