Messageware Q4 2017 Newsletter



President's Message -Mail Add-in support in Outlook

Security Checklist - Self-Test OWA Against 12 Common Security Threats

News - Secure MDM: Deploying Outlook Web with Messageware

Latest Cumulative Updates and Rollups

President's Message

It feels like Groundhog Day again as Microsoft has finally pulled the plug on their latest Windows Phone. Joe Belfiore delivered the official confirmation last week... on Twitter. How times have changed with the 140-character announcement. Although, I suppose the writing was on the wall when Bill Gates conceded to Fox News that the phone he uses is an "Android phone with a lot of Microsoft software.".

As Microsoft’s focus shifts away from the mobile phone hardware and phone O/S, they are putting a full court press on the mobile market with Mail Add-in support in Outlook for Android (in addition to Outlook for iOS). Users can already find Mail Add-ins for a slew of Microsoft products including Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Translator, Outlook Customer Manager, and third-party products such as Trello. At Messageware we have been working with the Outlook and Outlook Web Mail Add-ins since its first launch under Microsoft codename Agave with Exchange 2013. Happily, the latest announcements validate our investments in this area, and we will be announcing exciting new corporate Mail Add-ins in the new year. We have also made our expertise available to our clients who are looking for specialized Line of Business add-ins. We would be happy to speak to you about what is possible.

Microsoft's appetite for collaboration hasn't stopped at Mail Add-in support. I was encouraged to see how quickly Apple and Microsoft collaborated to fix the issue that prevented, Office 365, and Exchange on-premise users from sending emails using the native Mail app when iOS 11 launched. Given the significant number of people who use Microsoft email services from an iPhone (myself included), this bug had the potential to have a severe impact.

It was great to see all the Messageware users who came by our Ignite 2017 booth to say hello and see a sneak preview of our upcoming Outlook Add-ins! And, from the Ignite session “Secure Exchange on-premises as well as Microsoft secures Exchange Online” we've written a blog post that you might find interesting on the topic of “Password Scatter Attacks”. If you're one of our blog subscriber's, we'll automatically send you a copy. If not, keep an eye on our blog or subscribe here.

Best Regards,
Mark Rotman
President and CEO
Messageware Incorporated

PS Congratulations Steve Sullivan, winner of our Google Home draw. Steve, it won't be long until you're saying: OK Google, entertain me.

Microsoft ExchangeSecurity Checklist



Deploying MDM – Be sure to deploy Secure Outlook Web

The unique combination of Messageware security products with Outlook Web means that employees can access essential company information without the risk of sensitive corporate data ever leaving corporate control. 


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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.

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Latest Cumulative Updates and Rollups

Whenever you are planning an Exchange software update, please be sure you are running the corresponding Messageware product versions. Check this document to ensure compatibility with the update and to provide the continued security and enhancements delivered by Messageware products.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 CU7:

The Exchange team announced the availability of the most recent quarterly servicing update to Exchange Server 2016. Cumulative Update 7 includes fixes for customer reported issues, minor product enhancements and previously released security bulletins. A complete list of issues resolved in Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 7 can be found in Knowledge Base Article KB4018115.

Information on Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 6 can be found in Knowledge Base Article KB4012108.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU17:

The Exchange team has also announced the availability of Cumulative Update 18 for Exchange Server 2013. CU18 includes fixes for customer reported issues, minor product enhancements and previously released security bulletins. A complete list of issues resolved in Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 18 can be found in Knowledge Base Article KB4022631.

Information on Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 17 can be found in Knowledge Base Article KB4012114.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010:

Customers running Messageware 2010 in their Exchange 2010 OWA environments should contact Messageware Support prior to installing Exchange 2010 RU updates to ensure compatibility with the update.

For assistance updating your Messageware software, please see the Messageware Knowledge Base article 1757: How to verify and upgrade to the latest version of Messageware 2013- 2016 products available through the Messageware Customer Portal of the Messageware website, or contact Messageware support:


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