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Outlook mobile gets updated security

All government customers can now use Outlook mobile, Microsoft said in a blog post.

Outlook for iOS and Android now both meet the security and compliance needs of Office 365 U.S. Government Community Cloud High and Defense Department customers.

The company updated the Outlook mobile architecture to use a native Microsoft sync technology, which it said will reduce latency and provide access to new enterprise-grade features such as S/MIME as they are introduced over the coming months.

These changes also let customers use Outlook mobile with Azure Active Directory to security manage email and calendar data on their mobile devices.

Microsoft's blog posting includes a Q&A section that explores various technical questions such as what changes were made to the architecture and how customers should prepare. There also are explanations about how Outlook mobile interacts with Azure Government and the Government Community cloud.

This article was originally posted on Washington Technology, a sibling site to GCN.

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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

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