Please tell me this is a bad joke. We ship a piece of software that allows people to encrypt their own personal files. Some enterprises realize that users might actually use the software, and they cry foul. So we kill the product.
That is completely insane. Clearly people are fiending for this functionality. Unless this is software that would be impossible for any competitor to ship, we are shooting ourselves in the foot to not ship it. This is “strategy tax” at it’s worst. Some vocal enterprise customers tell us not to ship a product, and then we sit back while Google ships it. I agree that we should enable a group policy option to allow enterprise admins to disable it, but that’s it. And even that is pandering — it is already possible for enterprise admins to prevent arbitrary software from being installed on managed PCs, and this software is no different.