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Office File Validation General Availability for Office 2003 and Office 2007

Microsoft announce the general availability of Microsoft Office File Validation for Office 2003 and Office 2007. Office File Validation is a Microsoft Office 2010 security feature that will validate incoming Office files to make sure the file structure conforms to the Office definition.

Microsoft released the Microsoft Office File Validation Security Advisory along with supporting documentation for Office File Validation. Below is the structure of the release and supporting articles.

“We strongly recommend that Office File Validation be applied to all computers that use Office 2003 and Office 2007. However, Office File Validation, in combination with Protected View, offers an even better security experience. Protected View is a new security feature that is available only in Office 2010,” stated Microsoft.

If you need information on how this all fits together you can check out the TechNet article or review the Knowledge Base article embedded below:

Office File Validation is available for Office 2003 and Office 2007 via Microsoft Update in the near future. Currently, it’s available at Microsoft Download Center here.

[Source: Office IT Pro Blog]

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