Dec 09 2016 12:44 PM
Dec 09 2016 12:44 PM
Hey all. I wanted to give you a heads up on an upcoming deprecation in Office 365. On Oct 31, 2017, RPC/HTTP will be deprecated in Exchange Online in favor of MAPI/HTTP, a modern protocol launched in May 2014. Outlook 2007 does not work with MAPI/HTTP. This means that in order to continue email connectivity, Outlook 2007 customers will need to update to a newer version of Outlook or use Outlook on the web.
Additionally, Outlook 2010-2016 customers will need to ensure their version of Outlook for Windows is setup to support MAPI/HTTP. Minimum required versions are:
Additionally, customers may need to ensure their Outlook clients are not using a registry key to block MAPI/HTTP. Details about this registry key can be found in this KB article on our support site
The links here should have all the answers you need, but let me know if you have any other questions.
Apr 20 2017 07:32 AM - edited Apr 20 2017 08:54 AM
If you are using Outlook 2007 for your email, you will lose connectivity (no more email access) after Oct 2017. No one wants to lose their email! Please view this Academy Live webcast for more details on why you'll lose connectivity and how to avoid this from happening.
Apr 24 2017 09:52 AM
Why not just add that ability into 2007? Instead of upending users who just don't want to upgrade.
Apr 24 2017 10:47 AM
Apr 24 2017 11:45 AM
proprietary software, gotta love the arbitrary decidions to just drop support. M$ at work again.
Apr 24 2017 11:49 AM
Here is the article that describe what Allen said - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-2007-End-of-Life-roadmap-416c54d8-823c-4def-bb7a-6a9...
If you have more questions about how to change you view and you can ask here - https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-2007/bd-p/Office2007Retirement
Jun 28 2017 10:07 AM
@Allen Filush - Hi Allen - I have a loosely related question. Does microsoft have plans to deprecate the Connect to Outlook functionality in SharePoint Online? I vaguely remember something about this. I would like to use this functionality to manage and share contacts with my team members. If I connect a SharePoint Contact list to Outlook, the Outlook rich client provides a smooth entry point for adding contacts and accessing the core contact information. I can then add custom columns to the SharePoint Online contact list which would allow me to add other information e.g. follow-up dates etc,. I am hesitant to invest too much time in something that will be deprecated.
Jul 03 2017 01:36 PM
Jul 10 2017 11:40 AM
Hi @Allen Filush - I haven't really explored how that (adding them as contacts to GAL) would work in our environment. We have something like 500,000 person identities in our environment. I often get requests related to this from small teams or groups that want to better manage and share contact information. The contacts could be vendors, collaborators at other universities, people within state government that we work with, potential research partners etc.
Thanks for your candid response, they are always the best!