End of Defender Application Guard for Office

It’s the end of Defender Application Guard for Office. Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office is a security feature that helps you prevent untrusted files from accessing trusted resources. It keeps your enterprise safe from new and emerging attacks.

However, Microsoft has decided to stop updating and supporting Defender Application Guard for Office. This means the feature would not receive any more improvements or assistance from Microsoft.

The deprecation also extends to the Windows.Security.Isolation APIs. It plays a crucial role in implementing the isolation mechanisms for Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office. These APIs help establish a secure environment for opening and handling untrusted Office files.

Application Guard for Office is a security guard for your Microsoft 365 Apps, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It is designed to keep your documents safe but only works for people using Windows 10 and Windows 11 Enterprise editions.

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End of Defender Application Guard for Office – Table 1
End of Defender Application Guard for Office Fig.0.1
End of Defender Application Guard for Office Fig.0.1

What is Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office?

Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office is a security feature that helps you protect malicious documents by opening them in a secure virtualized environment.

Will there be any Further Updates for Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office?

Microsoft has officially deprecated this feature, and there will be no further support or updates.

End of Defender Application Guard for Office

As per Microsoft’s latest update, the Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office is reaching the end of its life and is no longer being updated.

The deprecation of Microsoft Defender Application Control for Office also includes the removal of its API called Windows.Security.Isolation that is used with MDAG.

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End of Defender Application Guard for Office Fig.1
End of Defender Application Guard for Office Fig.1

Recommended Alternatives to Defender Application Guard for Office

Microsoft gives the organization a migration path if they still want to use the features of Defender Application Guard for Office to protect the Office apps using Defender.

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End of Defender Application Guard for Office Fig.2

Deprecated Features in Windows for November 2023

Microsoft deprecated several features and applications from Windows in November 2023. However, Microsoft is providing alternate options for users to get similar functionalities.

Deprecated Features in WindowsDetailsDeprecated Date
Tips AppThe Tips app is being removed from Windows. It is now deprecated and will be removed in an upcoming release. November 2023
Computer Browser driver and serviceMicrosoft has decided to phase out the Computer Browser driver and service. We think the reason for removal is due to their outdated and insecure nature.November 2023
Webclient (WebDAV) ServiceMicrosoft has officially deprecated the Webclient WebDAV service in Windows and stopped showing support and updates for this feature.November 2023
Remote MailslotsMicrosoft is removing Remote Mailslots, the old tools for computers from a long time ago, because they are not so good now. This change is happening so that computers can use better and newer ways to communicate with each other.November 2023
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About the Author – Vidya is a computer enthusiast. She loves writing about Windows 11 and related technologies. She is also keen on finding solutions and writing about day-to-day tech problems.

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