January 12 2007
I'm well aware that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. But anything I write about this is a mere pebble compared to the comments on today's most "dugg" story (2762 diggs at this moment):
As I type this post I still can't believe it. I'm literally stunned. If you haven't already heard, I'm talking about the recent news that Outlook 2007, released next month, will stop using Internet Explorer to render HTML emails and instead use the crippled Microsoft Word rendering engine.It's interesting to think about this in the context of Notes 8, which moves for the first time to use an embedded browser control to render HTML e-mail. Microsoft's claim appears to be that this move is in the interest of security, so that IE vulnerabilities can't be exploited through Outlook e-mails. Guess they really need that execution control list model.
Some have also suggested that Microsoft is looking to further the lock-in integration among the components of Office 2007. And I'm sure it's no coincidence that the Exchange 2007 CAL no longer entitles use of Outlook stand-alone...looks like you'll be buying a full Office license even for those e-mail only users now.
Additional link: WebProNews: Kiss your CSS goodbye with Outlook 2007 >