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Cobalt Strike security update

Updated on 2022-09-30 Cisco Talos discovered a malicious campaign in August 2022 that delivered Cobalt Strike payloads by using a phishing email with a malicious Microsoft Word attachment as the initial attack vector. They either impersonated a U.S. government organization or a trade union in New Zealand. Read more: New campaign uses government, union-themed lures …

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MC439634: Header and footer content mark changes for Microsoft Purview Information Protection in Word

We’re improving behavior of Microsoft Purview Information Protection (MIP) content markings for headers and footers in Word to be more closely aligned with the behavior implemented by the Azure Information Protection (AIP) plugin for Office apps. This includes inserting header and footer content with the “in front of text” configuration so content markings won’t rearrange …

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MC437557: Reminder: Microsoft Office default change – Blocking VBA macros in files from the internet

Updated September 26, 2022: We have updated the content to show as intended. Thank you for your patience. VBA macros are a common way for malicious actors to gain access to deploy malware and ransomware. As a reminder (MC322553 in Feb 2022, MC393185 in June 2022), to help improve security, we are changing the behavior …

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MC397994: A new, improved user experience for sharing cloud file links in Outlook Web

Updated July 20, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Updated July 14, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional details. We are updating the experience for attachments associated to files from cloud locations connected to Outlook Web App (OneDrive, SharePoint, or third-party file storage providers). In …

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MC393822: Microsoft Purview Information Protection: Sensitivity labels now apply to modified documents (WXP on PC and Mac)

Coming soon to public preview, default labeling policies can be applied to any supported document that a user edits, not just a new document. This update applies to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents on PC and Mac platforms. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93209. Users with default labeling policies will support …

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MC393188: Changes to OneNote features: Evernote Importer and IE Web Clipper

We are announcing two changes to Microsoft OneNote features: With the retirement of Internet Explorer browser effective 15 June 2022 (MC306663 Dec ’21), we will also be retiring the OneNote Web Clipper for Internet Explorer effective the same date. The OneNote Web Clipper works best with a modern browser like Microsoft Edge. Effective 1st September …

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MC393185: Reminder: Microsoft Office default change – Blocking VBA macros in files from the internet

Updated July 20, 2022: We’re resuming the rollout of this change in Current Channel. Based on our review of customer feedback, we’ve made updates to both our end user and our admin documentation to make clearer what options you have for different scenarios. For example, what to do if your users have files on SharePoint …

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MC359521: Microsoft Graph connector for Azure DevOps Work Items GA announcement

Microsoft Graph connectors enable your organization to index third-party content in Microsoft Search. With the Microsoft Graph connector for Azure DevOps, you would be able to index and search for work items like bugs, tasks, user stories, features and epics from any of Microsoft Search endpoints like Bing, SharePoint, Office.com etc.

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MC357933: Keep Forms display language consistent with user account language settings

Updated June 7, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Previously Forms display language would change based on the browser languages, after the change Forms display language (eg. user-facing UI language, button language, string language. etc.) will keep consistent with user’s language settings in his/her persona Microsoft or Office …

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MC357842: Office 2013 end of support: Reduce your exposure to security risks by moving to a newer version of Office

After five years of Mainstream Support, and five years of Extended Support, Office 2013 will reach the End of Extended Support on April 11, 2023. Per the Fixed Lifecycle Policy, after this date security updates for Office 2013 will no longer be available. We recommend you upgrade to Microsoft 365 Apps, which includes the Office …

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