Lock down Outlook 2016

catfeetstop
Contributor II

Hey everyone,

I already know how to disable the first run stuff and get Outlook to autoconfigure itself thanks to @talkingmoose . I'm wondering if I can go even deeper and disable features within Outlook 2016 such as, when you go to add a new account it gives you the option to sign in with an "Outlook.com" account. Is there a way to make that entire option disappear? I don't want to even give our users that option. I searched through the plist file and I don't think I see any keys related to this option. Can it be done?

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catfeetstop
Contributor II

well, thanks again to mr @talkingmoose , I now see that because everything is stored in SQLite databases it's not quite possible to manage very much. http://macadmins.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/24696/2015/07/psumac2015-90-Administering_Office_2016_for_Mac.pdf

I'm still interested in hearing comments/ideas if y'all have any.

talkingmoose
Honored Contributor II
Honored Contributor II

@catfeetstop First, love the name.

Second, you're asking for functionality that never existed in Outlook for Mac. Post your feature request on UserVoice and get folks to vote it up: https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac.

Third, get thee to https://macadmins.herokuapp.com, sign up for the Slack MacAdmins team, join the #microsoft-office channel and start a conversation about this and similar functionality. @jeffkalv and @sunder.raman are the Outlook for Mac developers who hang out there. Help them understand the need around your request.

catfeetstop
Contributor II

Rad. Thanks @talkingmoose ! I didn't know about uservoice, i'll check it out.