back to article Microsoft crams Office 365 docs into Edge-style sandboxes to thwart malware infections

Amid the flood of news from Microsoft's Ignite conference in Florida this week, Redmond dropped word of several new features and additions to its cloud services aimed at protecting user data. Office 365 will be getting additional security protections through Application Guard, the sandboxing tool Microsoft debuted with its …

  1. Blockchain commentard Silver badge

    If they're sandboxed, how will Powerpoint slides have Excel spreadsheets embedded?

    1. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

      Screenshots :)

      1. NATTtrash
        Devil

        But... but... my presentation is already 999MB and before you know it I can't email it any more..!

    2. Khaptain Silver badge

      Because they are "embedded" and not linked.

  2. LDS Silver badge

    "to help admins spot and remove cloud apps installed by users"

    So one MS branch wants users to install apps without admins approval, another delivers the tools to zap them?

    1. Halfmad Silver badge

      Re: "to help admins spot and remove cloud apps installed by users"

      and another is probably developing a paid for tool which will fix both scenarios by allowing them to run at the same time :)

  3. Dan 55 Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Yo dawg, I heard your Office apps have a sandbox so I put a sandbox around your sandbox

    Just fix the Office apps already.

    1. GnuTzu Silver badge

      Re: Yo dawg, I heard your Office apps have a sandbox so I put a sandbox around your sandbox

      Somehow, it brings to mind kitty litter.

  4. Mahhn

    30 days

    I give it 30 days before their sandbox is made into a joke, publicly.

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