From November 1, 2021, Microsoft requires Outlook 2013 Service Pack 1 (with fixes) as the minimum client version to connect to Exchange Online. Given all the publicity about attacks against the on-premises version of Exchange earlier this year, it’s a wonder why organizations continue to allow people to use outdated client software to connect to Exchange Online. In any case, the drop-dead date is November 1. If you have any old Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, or Outlook 2013 (before SP1) clients, it’s time to start upgrading.
It’s incredible, but reports still come in to prove that thousands of unpatched Exchange on-premises servers remain connected to the internet. New reports indicate that servers continue to be attacked and that thousands of vulnerable servers remain available as hacking targets. It’s time to either get patched or move to the cloud.
It has been a tiring year for Exchange on-premises and hybrid administrators and unfortunately, it’s not getting any easier. The HAFNIUM exploits cast a negative light on Microsoft Exchange, re-emphasizing why email is a crucial part of any organization and that nothing and no one is exempt from an attack. Find out why and what you can do to protect your organization NOW.
Microsoft has delayed the release of the June 2021 cumulative updates for Exchange Server for two weeks to integrate the Windows Antimalware Scan interface (AMSI). The change will allow Exchange 2016 and Exchange 2019 servers running on Windows Server 2016 or later to integrate antimalware engines to check HTTP requests for potential problems. If ever there was good reason to delay an update, this is it.
On the show this week, Steve is joined by Patrick van Bemmelen to talk about how you can stop internal sharing with Information Barriers., And in important news we discuss the latest Exchange Server updates you need to apply TODAY, how the FBI have been accessing Exchange Servers – and we cover the latest updates available for Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Outlook and more.