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Microsoft rolls out Files Restore to all OneDrive customers

Microsoft rolls out Files Restore to all OneDrive customers

The user chooses to restore and the files are then restored back into the users OneDrive.

For starters, if you happen to lose files in a ransomware attack, or for any other reason, you'll now be able to restore your entire OneDrive to an earlier point in time within the last 30 days.

OneDrive File Restore can be used for accidental mass deletes, file corruption, or any other catastrophic event, but Microsoft is marketing this feature as an anti-ransomware protection system for important files saved inside a OneDrive folder.

This new release features support for devices running iOS 11.3, plus it adds the ability to manage and configure Office 365 applications on enrolled iOS and Android devices.

Office 365 also has the ability to detect ransomware attacks and help restore the OneDrive to a point before those files were compromised.

File recovery from malicious attacks like ransomware. But if Office 365 detects a ransomware attack in progress it will alert the user with an email, mobile, or desktop notification.

It may not be as widely popular as the likes of Dropbox, but Microsoft's OneDrive has the advantage of being tied to its other apps and services, specifically the Office ones.

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If your PC is infected with ransomware, it will spread from file to file, encrypting them until you pay the bad guys for the digital key. In Outlook.com, you now have the option of encrypting a file or preventing it from being forwarded, or both simultaneously. You can also now set some emails to prevent recipients from forwarding them to anyone else.

The new email encryption highlight in Outlook.com offers an additional layer of insurance and guarantees end-to-end encryption of clients' email.

Microsoft added that, later this year, it will automatically begin checking links within Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

The handy feature started rolling out in late January and now, we've learned that it's also coming to OneDrive for Office 365 Home and Personal accounts. Once this feature is enabled, when you click links in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, links will be checked in real-time to determine if the destination website is likely to download malware or if it's related to a phishing scam.

"When you use Outlook.com email encryption, your email remains encrypted over a secure connection-minimising the threat of your information being intercepted or leaked to cybercriminals", Microsoft reported.

Microsoft also plans to roll out enhanced email encryption capabilities in the coming weeks.


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