Right now, we have a lot of concerns. For our families and colleagues. For our businesses and our customers. Many of us are now working remotely, and all of us have had our day-to-day lives impacted in unique ways. At Microsoft, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, customers, partners, and communities.
We have been evaluating the public health situation, and we understand the impact this is having on you, our valued customers. To ease one of the many burdens you are currently facing, and based on customer feedback, we have decided to delay the scheduled end of service date for the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions of Windows 10, version 1709. This means devices will receive monthly security updates only from May to October. The final security update for these editions of Windows 10, version 1709 will be released on October 13, 2020 instead of April 14, 2020.
Security updates for Windows 10, version 1709 will be available via our regular servicing channels: Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Microsoft Update Catalog. You will not need to alter your current update management workflows. For example, all supported versions of Microsoft Configuration Manager (current branch) will continue to support Windows 10, version 1709 until October 13, 2020.
If you haven’t yet done so, we encourage IT teams to consider shifting to Windows Update for Business, which allows users to take both feature updates and quality updates directly from Microsoft in a secure and often faster manner. You can also consult our Windows as a service resources for steps you can take to keep your Windows 10 devices up to date.
For a comprehensive list of end-of-service dates for all versions and editions of the Windows client and Windows Server operating systems, bookmark the Windows lifecycle fact sheet or utilize the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy search tool to find lifecycle information for all commercial Microsoft products. We recommend you bookmark the Windows message center and follow @WindowsUpdate for the latest news and announcements.
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|In response to the unprecedented situation we are in and knowing that priorities have changed for many of our customers we have decided to postpone retiring Basic Authentication in Exchange Online (MC204828) for those tenants still actively using it until the second half of 2021. We will provide a more precise date when we have a better understanding of the impact of the situation. |
[How does this affect me?]
We will continue to disable Basic Authentication for newly created tenants by default and begin to disable Basic Authentication in tenants that have no recorded usage starting October 2020. And of course you can start blocking legacy authentication today, you don’t need us to do anything if you want to get started (and you should).
We will also continue to complete the roll-out of OAuth support for POP, IMAP, SMTP AUTH and Remote PowerShell and continue to improve our reporting capabilities. We will publish more details on these as we make progress.
[What do I need to do to prepare?]
This change allows you more time to update clients, applications and services that are using Basic Authentication to use Modern Authentication.
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Updated February 7, 2020: Changed the Action by Date to accurately reflect October 13, 2020. Beginning October 13, 2020, we will retire Basic Authentication for EWS, EAS, IMAP, POP and RPS to access Exchange Online. Note: this change does not impact SMTP AUTH. There are several actions that you and/or your users can take to avoid service disruptions on client applications, and we describe them below. If no action is taken, client applications using Basic Authentication for EWS will be retired on October 13, 2020. Any application using OAuth 2.0 to connect to these protocols, will continue to work without change or interruption.
What do I need to do to prepare for this change?You have several options on how to prepare for the retirement of Basic Authentication.
- You can start updating the client applications your users are using to versions that support OAuth 2.0 today. For mobile device access, there are several email apps available that support Modern Authentication, but we recommend switching to the Outlook app for iOS and Android as we believe it provides the best overall experience for your M365 connected users. For desktop/laptop access, we encourage the use of the latest versions of Outlook for Windows and Outlook for Mac. All Outlook versions including, or newer than, Outlook 2013 fully support OAuth 2.0.
- If you have written your own code using these protocols, you will need to update your code to use OAuth 2.0 instead of Basic Authentication, you can reach out to us on stack overflow with the tag exchange-basicauth if you need some help.
- If you or your users are using a 3rd party application, which uses these protocols, you will either need to
- reach out to the 3rd party app developer who supplied this application to update it to support OAuth 2.0 authentication
- assist your users to switch to an application that’s built using OAuth 2.0.
We are in the process of building reports that will help you identify any impacted users and client applications in your organization. We will make these reports available to you in the next few months and communicate their availability via a follow-up Message center post. Please click Additional Information to learn more about this retirement.
The Stable release of the Google Chrome web browser (build 80, scheduled for release on February 4, 2020) features a change in how cookies are handled. Although the change is intended to discourage malicious cookie tracking, it’s also expected to severely affect many applications and services that are based on open standards.
For more information, see SameSite Updates on the Chromium Projects website.
Microsoft is committed to addressing this change in behavior in its products and services before the February 4, 2020 rollout date to ensure our customers are minimally impacted.
Exchange Online has already rolled out changes necessary to support this change and we do not anticipate any issues.
Exchange Server’s March Cumulative Updates will contain changes necessary to support this change. We will issue CU’s for Exchange Server 2016 and 2019 and we recommend upgrading to these versions to ensure compatibility. We’re investigating solutions for earlier versions of Exchange Server.
Given the date of our scheduled CU’s comes after Google Chrome’s release date of February 4th there might be some issues experienced by users.
To avoid issues, we recommend users switch to an alternate browser, or configure the site/URL used by OWA users to be excluded from the SameSite enforcement behavior in Chrome by using the LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabledForDomainList setting.
Additional information can be found on this page.
The Exchange Team
Plan For Change
Veröffentlicht am : 27. November 2019
Office 365 ProPlus delivers cloud-connected and always up-to-date versions of the Office desktop apps. To ensure that customers get the best value and experience from Office 365 ProPlus, we are sending this reminder as to the impact of upcoming changes to Windows support on Office 365 ProPlus.
How does this affect me?
As communicated in MC192504 (October 2019), we noted Windows 7 will go out of support after January 14, 2020. At this time, Windows Server 2008 will also go out of support. We understand Office 365 ProPlus customers may need more time in their migration to a supported operating system. Through January 2023, Microsoft will provide security updates for Office 365 ProPlus on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. But, during that time, as long as customers are still running one of these unsupported operating systems, Office 365 ProPlus won’t receive any new feature updates.
For Windows Server 2012/R2, we previously announced and stated in a support article, that Office 365 ProPlus will no longer be supported on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. While Microsoft will not take any measures to block users with this configuration from connecting to Office 365 services, Office 365 ProPlus on Windows Server 2012/R2 will not be a supported configuration. While Microsoft does not anticipate any change to Office 365 ProPlus compatibility with Windows Server 2012/R2, customers may experience changes to performance or reliability issues. Microsoft Support will continue to accept calls from customers, however we may not be able to resolve issues that arise if those issues are determined to be unique to this configuration.
What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
For customers on Windows 7, we recommend that organizations migrate to Windows 10 or a supported operating system before the end of support date on January 14, 2020 in order to continue receiving new feature updates to Office 365 ProPlus. For more information, please refer to this article.
For customers on Windows Server 2008/R2 and Windows Server 2012/R2, we recommend migrating your applications to Azure. For those customers who need to stay on-premises, we recommend moving to Windows Server 2019.
Related Message Center Posts:
MC192504 (October 2019) – Retiring support for Windows 7 and impact on Office 365 ProPlus
MC190854 (September 2019) – Office 2013 Client Connectivity to Office 365 Services