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Microsoft Intune Admins (Important Update): Intune MAM & Outlook for iOS add-ins

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Last week, the Outlook team announced add-ins for Outlook on iOS. This add-in feature set already exists in Outlook on Windows, web and Mac (in Office Insiders). Since add-ins are managed via Exchange, users will be able to copy and share data and messages across Outlook and unmanaged add-in applications, unless access to add-ins is turned off by your Exchange admin.

In order to manage user access permissions to add-ins, please work with your Exchange admin to ensure that your MAM data protection policies apply to add-ins.

How does this affect me?
If your Exchange policies are already set to prevent side loading add-ins or installing add-ins, then read no further. Your MAM policies will apply per your settings. If, however, you have set policies in MAM to restrict cut, copy, and paste operations within Outlook on iOS and have not set your add-in policy in Exchange, you should know that by default, users will be able to install add-ins to Outlook. These add-ins can access message body, subject and other message properties. You can turn off end-user ability to install add-ins by having your Exchange Admin remove the “My Marketplace Apps” and “My Custom Apps” roles. For more details, see the additional information link shared below.

Note that the setting change in Exchange will apply to Outlook across Windows, web, Mac (in Office Insiders) and mobile.

What do I need to do?
Review your Exchange policies today and contact your EPC Group managed services consultant for any questions you may have regarding this new update.
Learn more about Microsoft Intune to be able to adjust the settings according to the new updates. 

The EPC Group Office 365 Managed Services Team

Errin OConnor

Errin OConnor

With over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and Management Consulting, Errin O’Connor has led hundreds of large-scale enterprise implementations from Business Intelligence, Power BI, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, IT Security, Azure and Hybrid Cloud efforts for over 165 Fortune 500 companies.

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