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Microsoft announces new security features and more for Microsoft 365 in February

Today, Microsoft published its usual blog post rounding up the new Microsoft 365 features for February. There were some new security features today, such as Microsoft Threat Experts. This is meant to "proactively hunt and prioritize threats", and there's a new "Ask a Threat Expert" button in Windows Defender ATP.

There were also some new Teams features for healthcare. These include more secure messaging, priority notifications, integrated FHIR-enabled electronic health records, and more. It's meant to put all of your needs in one hub.

Desktop App Assure is a new service from FastTrack, which offers app compatibility service for Microsoft 365 products. The service is now available for all Microsoft 365 customers that have 150 seats or more.

There's also news for Microsoft Authenticator, which apparently falls under the Microsoft 365 umbrella. The app will now deliver security notifications, such as if your password changes.

Previously in testing with Insiders since December, Microsoft made its Office app available to everyone on Windows 10, replacing My Office. If it's not obvious by the name, it's meant to be a central hub for all things Office.

On the Android side of things, you can now take a picture in Excel and add information from the image to the spreadsheet, using similar technology to Office Lens. The feature is coming to iOS soon. You can also now add files and photos to Microsoft To-Do, a feature that's available on all platforms.

There were also some minor updates that Microsoft called out in its blog post. Teams will now be installed by default with Office 365 ProPlus, there are new one-time passcodes for Azure AD, Azure AD supports automated user provisioning using Workday, and there were some improvements to SharePoint Migration Tool.

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