Category Archives: Office

German data protection conference 2022 says Microsoft 365 still not GDPR compliant

[German]The use of Microsoft 365 (including Office 365) is still not compliant with European general data protection rules (GDPR). Anyone using the product is breaching European GDPR law – at least as far as the standard configuration specified by Microsoft … Continue reading

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Free Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace banned from France's schools

[German]The French Ministry of Education has banned the use of free office solutions with US cloud connections such as Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace in French schools. The reason given for this is data protection concerns, as the offerings in … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Microsoft Office Online Server: Unfixed RCE vulnerability

[German]As of November 8, 2022, Microsoft has released security updates for its Office Online servers to close vulnerabilities in Word and Excel. According to my information, a vulnerability exists (Server-Side Request Forgery, SSRF, to RCE, Remote Code Execution) that Microsoft … Continue reading

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Patchday: Microsoft Office Updates (November 8, 2022)

[German]On (November 8, 2022 (second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft Patchday), Microsoft released several security-related updates for still-supported Microsoft Office versions and other products. The updates are available for the installable MSI version of Microsoft Office (the click-to-run packages obtain … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Update Summary (November 8, 2022)

[German]On November 8, 2022, Microsoft released security updates for Windows clients and servers, for Office, etc. – as well as for other products – were released. The security updates fix 68 vulnerabilities, 11 of which are rated critical, and six … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office Updates (November 1, 2022)

[German]As of November 1, 2022 (first Tuesday of the month), Microsoft has released non-security updates for versions of Microsoft Office that are still supported. This month, there is only one update for Microsoft Office 2016. Microsoft Office 2013 has not … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2022: Support for MS 365 Apps till October 2026

[German]Brief information to administrators in the enterprise environment who are running Windows Server 2022. It is now final, there will be support for Microsoft 365 apps until October 2026. This affects support for Microsoft 365 apps (Word, Excel, etc.) on … Continue reading

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Workaround for Outlook login error to outlook.com (October 2022)

[German]Users of Microsoft's Outlook client may run into the problem that no login to outlook.com is possible. This is rejected with the hint to use a personal or school account after all. Now, as of October 27, 2022, Microsoft has … Continue reading

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Outlook stores IMAP password DAPI-encrypted in the registry

[German]Another little hint on Sunday. Microsoft's developers store the passwords for accessing IMAP accounts for Outlook in the registry. Is indeed DAPI-encrypted, but can be decrypted in the system with an API call. This approach is also used by tools … Continue reading

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Microsoft confirms Outlook bug dropping error 603: Can't configure Exchange Online mailbox

[German]Microsoft has published a new support article that addresses an error in the Outlook desktop application. Users receive error 603 "Can't configure Exchange Online mailbox" during autodiscover while configuring a connection to an Exchange Online mailbox. Advertising

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