Thursday, January 14, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:30am

Location Details: 

Information Technology Dept.
Room 208V
4201 Normandy Street North
Bismarck, ND 58503

Meeting Agenda:

  • Updates and News
  • Office 365 and OneDrive
  • Combined Desktop OS and Critical Updates standard
  • Open Discussion

Meeting Recap:

Combined Desktop OS and Critical Updates standard
  • The group discussed in great length about how to manage modern devices like smart phones or even printers that require OS patching and updates. If it’s a critical device, that requirement should be in a contract. Improved security using tools like a mandatory Mobile Device Management tool on all phones, or better use of tools at the VPN level were also discussed. More thought and discussion will take place before further addressing this standard.
Office 365 / OneDrive
  • Office 365 and OneDrive have been hot topics and the focus on the discussion at this meeting centered on the new licensing model and how that affects the home use option.
  • There are 5 installs per user per type of device and up to 15 total, but it appears that any of those installs will be tied to the NDGOV user account. If that is the case there is no longer a home use program for personal use. There is more testing and clarification needed on this topic.