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MC352618: Microsoft Defender for Office 365: New and Enhanced Evaluation experience

We are making changes to the Evaluation mode capabilities in Microsoft Defender for Office 365. With this change, all Exchange Online Protection and Defender for Office 365 customers can evaluate Defender for Office 365 policies such as Safe Links, Safe Attachments and Anti-phishing in monitor or audit mode. Integration with the trials experience ensures eligible customers get a taste of our advanced SecOps functionality for 90 days. You can review advanced threats history within Threat Protection Status report, easily filter out evaluation messages within Threat Explorer, analyze the details within email entity page and more.

MC352618: Microsoft Defender for Office 365: New and Enhanced Evaluation experience

When this will happen

We will begin rolling this out in mid-April and expect to complete rollout by late April.

How this will affect your organization

Tenant Admins can now opt in to the MDO Evaluation experience through trials hub, banner that they may see in security center home page.

What you need to do to prepare

There are no pre-requisites for this Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Trials & Evaluation. All eligible tenants should be able to try it out

What you need to do to prepare

No pre-requisite. All eligible tenants should be able to try Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Trials & Evaluation

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Message ID: MC352618
Published: 04 April 2022
Updated: 04 April 2022

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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