Outlook roaming signatures roadmap 2020

Hi support.

We are using your product DynamicSignature. And we got this email from Microsoft below, and we are wondering how this change will impact their use of your program.

Is there anything they need to do regarding this?

They wrote:

Outlook for Windows is introducing e-mail signatures that will be stored in the cloud rather than being stored locally on the user’s Windows device.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 60371

Traditionally, signatures were stored locally on a user's Windows device. With this feature, signatures will now be associated with an email account.

Signatures will be stored in the user mailbox and will be available on any devices running Outlook for Windows that has been configured with that email account.

When the feature becomes available, Outlook will read the existing local signatures. Outlook will copy signatures selected as default for New messages or Replies/forwards to the account mailbox, making them available across multiple devices.

Because this new feature is changing how Outlook manages signatures stored on a local drive, third-party add-ins which provided this functionality will no longer work when this feature is enabled.

Answer:

Hi.

Not to worry. They are talking about disabling Add-ins to Outlook. And DS is not an Add-in, but is an external application.

Local signatures are still supported. Here is a detailed description of the new features.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/outlook-roaming-signatures-420c2995-1f57-4291-9004-8f6f97c54d15?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

We are actually very pleased about this change, because we have the DS-Batching Services available already, that can push signatures directly onto OWA both on-prem and Cloud. And with the new roaming feature this means we now finally will be getting a channel to deliver signatures to Tablets and MACs and Home computers, which previouly was outside the realm of management.

I think they have realised that the many available work-arounds to add signatures by re-routing all mail via an external host provider was becoming tenuous.

I think we shall, as always, have to make a new release for compatability shortly after. They are bound to have moved something around. But that is covered by the SMA. So just make sure they have an active SMA.

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