I ranted earlier about how I couldn’t use Outlook Web Access on a Vista machine because of the high security settings. The situation seemed to break the productivity and mobility promises of both products.
Apparently there’s a fix available, in the form of an update for Exchange, according to an Explorer team blog post Wednesday.
In the post, B. Ashok, a Web development tools product manager, described the exactly what happened when I tried to use a Vista machine to access OWA:
However if your server does not have this update applied, you may experience the inability to compose and edit e-mail messages on OWA when running IE7 in Windows Vista. When this happens, you will see a red ‘x’ in place of your e-mail message body.
Actually, when this happens, everything will appear red to users, who will also swear and mistreat their shiny new Vista machine’s keyboard and mouse.