Surely it's only Hamberders they serve in the White House...
The US government may be enduring its longest shutdown in history, but federal workers can at least console themselves with Microsoft’s Outlook mobile app that has been given security clearance for use. That's for Android and iOS, of course; hard-pressed workers have suffered enough without having Windows Phone inflicted upon …
No AC, you remember where MS first bought Acompli, it used an AWS instance to talk to the Exchange server and the app talked to the AWS instance. Then MS changed the backend to Azure but apart from that the architecture remained unchanged, it was still a cloud backend talking to the Exchange server and the app talking to the cloud backend.
And here is a diagram from MS themselves.
As it's unnecessary I would have thought approval would not have been forthcoming, but it seems they don't care that much.
Outlook, sadly, doesn't have any real competitors.
There just isn't anything on the desktop that does what Outlook does. And I hate that because I haven't yet seen any mail or calendar client that I don't find easier or more pleasant to use than Outlook. It's just foisted on people as the "well it comes with Office" option.
And because Outlook doesn't really have competitors, they can use it to lock people into Exchange email...
And it's a shame, because Outlook has never been very good at actual email at all. This has only improved slightly in the last couple of versions. It's the extra non-email bits that make it useful. Now if only they would finally fix contact searching and all those annoying modal dialog boxes.
"Microsoft has updated the security architecture for its on-the-go email botherer, Outlook, to satisfy the needs of both Office 365 US Government Community Cloud (GCC) High and the Department of Defense (DoD) environments."
Translation - they removed all Google and Apple transport dependencies and middleware.
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