"We want to make the cloud more secure for you, despite people exploiting 365 trials to send you spam and/or malware. But to make it more secure, you have to give us more money".
Feeling a bit uncertain about things? Never fear, kind old Microsoft has made Safe Documents generally available (assuming you're a Microsoft 365 E5 subscriber). Aimed at enterprise users, the feature improves on the Protected View with which users of Office apps are all too familiar. Protected View is supposed to keep users …
Yeah 365 can be very very secure if... you pay an astounding amount of money for an E5 license + extras and then have a dedicated team to configure and manage the setup.
We can't afford E5 and we still have to have pretty much 1 FTE just working on keeping up with the changes MS push through every week.
It's a system build on shifting sand.
Thats the most annoying part about cloud, the forced updates and forced "We looked at our data and not enough people use this service so it will no longer be available. Yes, we know 100k of you rely on it, but that's not enough for us to keep it available. So suck it and move on. And yes, we're aware in the good old days of local installs you could of kept it forever, but not anymore. And yes, we'll continue to do this over and over yet still promote cloud as being better than local installs, when in fact, its a bit of both"
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