This list of "disapproval" software and services - and those software and services are obtained by GeekWire, the main focus of Microsoft's decision to do so is security. For example, in a description of Slack, the tool "does not provide the necessary controls to properly protect Microsoft's intellectual property (IP)."
Microsoft went on to say that existing users of these solutions should migrate their chat history and files related to Microsoft's business to the solutions provided by the team itself, such asOfficeThe 365 app has built-in calling and conferencing features. Although the Slack Enterprise Grid version meets Microsoft's security requirements, the company still encourages the use of Microsoft Teams rather than competitors' software.
Grammarly is strictly forbidden because "third-party Office add-ins and browser extensions should not be used on the company intranet because they have access to content rights management (IRM) protected content in emails and documents." In addition, well-known services such as Amazon Web Services and Google Docs “do not encourage use” if there is no commercial need.
Including GitHub in a list of services that employees are discouraged from using may make some people surprised because it is owned by Microsoft. However, only the cloud version of GitHub is banned, especially when dealing with "highly confidential types of information, specifications or code."