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Code Security Changes in Outlook 2007

June 26th, 2006

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 enhances code security to help protect Outlook users against malicious code while reducing security warnings for developers and users. Find out how these changes make developing and using Outlook solutions easier while maintaining security. The information in this document applies to managed and unmanaged Outlook COM add-ins and cross-process applications that access Outlook by using the Outlook COM interfaces.

To prevent malicious programs and viruses from propagating through e-mail messages, certain versions of Outlook have included the Object Model Guard to help protect against malicious use of the Outlook object model. Versions that have already been released include Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Outlook 2002, Microsoft Outlook 2000 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Outlook 2000 Service Pack 2, and Microsoft Outlook 2000 and Microsoft Outlook 98, which have been updated with the Outlook E-mail Security Update. Outlook solutions that access these protected properties and methods in the object model may invoke security warnings that the user must respond to before the solution can continue. Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 introduces several changes to the behavior of the Object Model Guard to improve the developer and user experience while helping to keep Outlook secure.Read Full Story

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