OneDrive Files Restore and Windows Defender takes ransomware protection one step further

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At the beginning of April, OneDrive announced new protection capabilities that offer Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers additional peace of mind including the ability to recover files from malicious attacks like ransomware and new tools to help keep your information secure and private. This included bringing the powerful OneDrive for Business feature, Files Restore, to your personal OneDrive account.

Today, we are taking this protection one step further with the integration of OneDrive Files Restore and Windows Defender Antivirus. This will further protect you from ransomware attacks by identifying the breach and guiding you through remediation and file recovery, so you don’t have to submit to cybercriminal demands if your files are in OneDrive.

Saving your files to OneDrive gives you an additional layer of protection from ransomware. If a ransomware threat is found on your device, Windows Defender will notify you of the threat, help you remove the ransomware from your device, and give you the option to use OneDrive Files Restore so you can recover your OneDrive files to the state they were in before the attack occurred. The date and time that Windows Defender detected the attack will be pre-selected in Files Restore, making the process simple and easy to use.

Files Restore and Windows Defender integration is available for Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, and OneDrive for Business users. This integration is beginning to rollout to Windows Insiders today and will be available to all Windows 10 April 2018 Update users in the coming weeks. Learn more about the protections available to Office 365 Home and Personal subscribers.


Increase in SharePoint Online storage allocation

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Announcing a 20x increase in the SharePoint Online per user license storage allocation. This will increase to 1 TB plus 10 GB per user license purchased, up from 1 TB plus .5 GB per user license purchased. Note this does not include SharePoint Online kiosk plans including Office 365 F1 and Microsoft 365 F1.

All Office 365 services that use SharePoint for content services, including Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups, will benefit from this substantial storage increase.

Example scenarios of increased storage allocation

100 user licenses 5000 user licenses 100,000 user licenses
Base tenant allocation 1 TB 1 TB 1 TB
Per user license allocation 1 TB (100 * 10 GB) 50 TB (5000 * 10 GB) 1000 TB (100,000 * 10 GB)
Total tenant allocation 2TB 51 TB 1001 TB

This change will start rolling out on July 1, 2018 and will be completed by the end of August 2018. Once complete, you’ll see this increased storage in your SharePoint Online admin center. If you are currently paying for additional storage you can decrease this as needed after this change is reflected in your tenant.

As always, you can purchase additional storage if needed from within the SharePoint Online admin center on a per-gigabyte (GB), per-month basis.

We are humbled by SharePoint Online’s customer momentum and look forward to helping you achieve more with this additional content storage for your teams and organization.


New InfoPath Resources and App Templates in the SharePoint Business Apps Resource Center

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Reinventing business process is an essential part of journey to digital transformation.  Modern tools for forms, automation and reports let users become their own solution designers, empowering employees to unleash creativity and teamwork to achieve more.

SharePoint lists are already a great home for your business data, with capacity in each list for up to 30 million items.  And Microsoft Forms, PowerApps, Flow and Power BI offer powerful ways to create business apps that work with lists and experiences in SharePoint and OneDrive.

One of the best ways to learn more about this transformation is the SharePoint Business Apps Resource Center.  The Resource Center offers eBooks, white papers, case studies, demos and more.  Plus, it’s not a hard URL to remember:

Defend yourself from cybercrime with new Office 365 capabilities

With an Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal subscription, you already get best-in-class apps like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as powerful cloud services like OneDrive and Office 365 lets you create, share, and communicate anywhere, on any device.

The new protection capabilities offer subscribers additional peace of mind with:

  • File recovery from malicious attacks like ransomware.
    • Files Restore
    • Ransomware detection & recovery
  • Tools to help keep your information secure and private.
    • Password protected sharing links
    • Email encryption
    • Prevent forwarding
  • Advanced protection from viruses and cybercrime.
    • Advanced link checking in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint