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Microsoft Wants to Kill Email Attachments
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Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
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10/9/2014 | 5:47:10 PM
Attachments a primary security risk
Getting rid of email attachments would not only increase use of OneDrive for Business in the Microsoft cloud. It would also reduce the headaches that email attachments often bring onto Windows laptops and desktops as their owners click on them, unleashing malware on their machines.
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10/9/2014 | 4:45:03 PM
Email attachments hard to stop
@MemphisITDude's opinion about attachments never dying will make many longtime IT mangers nod in agreement.
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
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10/9/2014 | 4:13:54 PM
It's not about killing attachments...
...the headline should read, "Microsoft Wants You To Be Dependent on Its Cloud Services."

Just as Google is doing with Google Drive, Microsoft wants to encourage use of its cloud to save and convey attachements. But you can't get rid of attachments as long as you have files that exist indepently with applications. Cloud service providers would love to merge data and application so there's no escape...

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