Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer

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Sometimes being an Apple admin in an org with a largely Microsoft infrastructure can be a bit of a chore.

It’s not uncommon to hear of Windows admins dismissing issues as being an “Apple” issue without actually expending any effort to look into the issues at all.

However, I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve been able to bend the ear of several sympathetic Windows admins & this has lead to posts such as “How To: Check Your Active Directory Domains Time” & “OSX & AD Certificate Requests, some tips”.

This post is another of those ilk & one that came up quite recently in the MacAdmins.org Slack & I mentioned this in my JNUC 2015 talks Q&A too, thought it would be a good time to share.

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Outlook for iOS and Android & Exchanges Allow/Block/Quarantine List

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On January 29th, Microsoft released Outlook for iOS and Android.

This release has caused somewhat of a stir due to some reported security issues with the app which existed before it’s rebranding from “Accompli”

I’ll be honest, I found a number of the posts on this app to be somewhat alarmist, but a post with the somewhat alarmist title: Warning – Microsofts Outlook app for iOS breaks your company security raised a point that caused me some concern.

This point was: “Shared Exchange ActiveSync ID and device type”

This post will explain why the concern, my findings & how to block “Outlook for iOS and Android” via Exchanges Allow/Block/Quarantine List.

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