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Microsoft to Make Edge Browser the Default for Outlook Web Links

Microsoft has recently announced its intention to make Edge the default browser for opening web links from the Outlook application. According to the article, this update will affect users of Microsoft 365 services, meaning that any links clicked within the Outlook for Windows app will automatically open in Edge. The originating email with the link [...]

More interruptions for Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 has experienced another outage, which is impacting search features in several services. Microsoft experienced another outage that impacted the search functionality of various Microsoft 365 services, including Outlook on the web, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook desktop clients. The company acknowledged the problem on April 24th and stated that it [...]

Critical Outlook NTLM Vulnerability Addressed by Microsoft Update

Summary CERT-UA, Ukraine's Computer Emergency Response Team, was the first to discover the vulnerability with a 9.8 CVSS score that affects all supported versions of Outlook for Windows. Microsoft reported that a group of Russian hackers took advantage of the NTLM vulnerability to attack a number of European and military organizations in 2022. The Threat [...]

Customer Stories – A Missouri Police Department

When Messageware was approached by a Missouri police department to assist with administrative streamlining, Messageware had the ideal solution. Issues at Hand The department’s administrative staff had been complaining of no MailTo ability for attachments since moving to Office 365. Staff had to re-login to the Outlook web session before they could navigate to attach [...]

Customer Stories – Australian Apparel Retail Chain

When an Australian family-owned apparel retailer found Office 365 hindering their 500+ employees they turned to Messageware. The issue at hand: A customer since 2016, their business uses over one hundred Office 365 K1 Kiosk accounts for their retail stores. As none of these kiosks have mail clients installed on their local computers, they were [...]

Collision Repair Centre uses ActiveSend to Accelerate Assessment Process with Outlook Web

When a chain of collision repair centers in the northeast USA discovered that Outlook web was hindering their unmatchable turnaround times, they approached Messageware. The issue at hand: Staff capture repair estimates for submission to insurers using kiosks conveniently located beside damaged vehicles. However, submitting a vehicle collision report becomes frustrating and time-consuming because Outlook [...]

Healthcare Provider Adds OWA SendTo / MailTo Functionality for Microsoft 365 with Citrix Profiles

  Microsoft 365 | Exchange Server: Notes From the Field In this edition of notes from the field, we share how a large Healthcare Provider was caught by surprise when they discovered that Microsoft 365 and Outlook Web broke their ability to email vital documents from their Human Resources intranet portal. In this case, the portal [...]

2021-07-27T11:32:16-04:00Outlook Web|

Global Manufacturer Overcomes Microsoft 365 Limitations for Frontline Workers

Microsoft 365 | Exchange Server: Notes From the Field In this edition of notes from the field, we share how a Global Manufacturing company's messaging team was struggling to make Microsoft 365 a success. A single comment summarized the many challenges their Firstline workers were facing: "We've run into use cases where we are bumping [...]

2022-06-11T10:13:56-04:00Outlook Web, Productivity|

Utility Provider Adds Send-To Functionality to Adobe Forms in Microsoft 365 OWA

  Microsoft 365 | Exchange Server: Notes From the Field In this edition of notes from the field, we share how a Utility Provider running a Microsoft 365 pilot overcame complaints from field workers about the time required to complete and submit vital health and safety information with fillable Adobe Forms. The challenge came with the [...]

2022-06-11T10:12:25-04:00Outlook Web|

Outsourcer Achieves High ROI & FirstLine Worker Satisfaction on Microsoft 365 OWA with Enhanced Calendar Reminders and Email Notifications

  Microsoft 365 | Exchange Server: Notes From the Field In this edition of notes from the field, we share how Firstline Workers at a Global Outsourcing company were struggling to maintain a high level of customer service with Outlook Web after the company migrated to Microsoft 365 and Outlook Web. Microsoft does a great [...]

2022-06-11T10:13:27-04:00Outlook Web|

Rethinking BYOD Security with Exchange Outlook Web

We're living in a world of anywhere access where distinction between work and home life has blurred. Employees are requesting, no, demanding access corporate applications, data and resources from virtually anywhere and on almost any device. And your IT team is under immense pressure to provide end users with remote secure access to corporate resources–but at [...]

2019-08-24T01:02:03-04:00Blog, Exchange Security, Outlook Web|

5 ways to protect Microsoft Exchange/Outlook Web from Brute Force, DoS

If Microsoft Exchange Server is your enterprise platform for email, you likely have also deployed Microsoft Exchange Outlook Web to enable employees to access email, calendars and contact information via mobile devices and web browsers. Making Outlook Web (OWA) available reduces IT costs and encourages user productivity, but it also creates additional security risks. Exposing [...]

2023-05-05T09:38:42-04:00Blog, Microsoft Exchange, Outlook Web|

How to Protect Patient Information on Mobile Devices

During the first few months of 2017, the health care sector was plagued by a variety of security incidents (see 10 of the biggest here). The theft of laptops and mobile devices are the gateway for several of these incidents. In most cases, the user had not password protected these devices even though they contained [...]

2022-06-06T05:46:22-04:00Blog, BYOD, Mobile Device Security, Outlook Web|

Deploying MDM – Be sure to deploy Secure Outlook Web

Seventy million cellphones are lost or stolen each year, and with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) the new norm, it's no wonder mobile device security is top of the list for IT Security Professionals. Unlocked mobile devices present a serious data exposure. Whether lost, stolen or accessed under duress, an unlocked phone is a vulnerability. [...]

2022-06-06T05:44:53-04:00Blog, BYOD, MDM, Outlook Web|

Wait! Don’t STOP your Exchange Outlook Web Deployment!

Most IT organizations have to deal with remote workers, employees who travel or telecommute, temporary contractors and agents or staff who are simply being productive at home. For all these people, email remains the bedrock of corporate communication. Without it they simply wouldn’t get their jobs done. So for organizations that use Microsoft Exchange Server, [...]

2019-08-24T01:11:23-04:00Blog, Outlook Web, OWA Security|