It’s called “File Block“. In short, a system that allows an administrator to prevent office/word/etc opening files of specific file types.
I’m guessing that when there is a “.doc” virus going round, their intent is for you to block “.doc” files, convert them with MOICE, then open the new versions…
Jeebus Criminey – if they didn’t find the most cruel and inhumane way to execute that!
Now they throw two new systems at us, to forever clutter and confuse administrators and users.
Wouldn’t it have made sense to include with MOICE an option to force conversion of certain filetypes? So that a corporate network admin could make anyone trying to open a “.doc” file automatically convert it to the safer xml format before continuing?
With the MS Solution:
UserA: That’s strange, office won’t open the word document I was writing my proposal in.
UserB: Oh yeah, there’s a virus going around, you’ll have to call IT and ask them to convert it for you.
With the alternate solution, the file is converted, the user notified and allowed to proceed.
Maybe the idea is to increase the value of the Office MCSE. Why do with one stroke what you can sell a certificate for doing in two?