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What does it mean to own your data in Office 365? How we aim to raise the bar on visibility and control of your organization’s data with Office 365

In our last few From Inside the Cloud posts, we offered an insider’s perspective from lead engineers Perry Clarke, Vivek Sharma and Shawn Veney on how we protect your data at rest, who has access to your data within Office 365, and how Office 365 does continuous compliance. They explained the various mitigations that we have in place for data security, access control, and ensuring that customers have the ability…

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Search for sensitive content in SharePoint and OneDrive documents

Responsible organizations today use a variety of controls and policies to keep their data safe and secure. These controls become even more crucial if the data involved is sensitive information, which can range from industry-wide data (such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or customer information) to proprietary information (such as patents or confidential documents). Protecting this sensitive data is important because it enables organizations to comply with industry,…

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Dakota Financial: Direct funder reduces the cost of expansion, boosts productivity with Office 365

“Office 365 revolutionizes how we store and share the historical lifeblood of the business—more than a million lease documents. With on-demand access to these documents, our staff has everything at their fingertips to satisfy any document request from our lawyers and/or auditors. I’m sleeping better at night!” – Michael Green, Founder and Managing Partner, Dakota Financial—Watch Michael’s video for all the details.

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From inside the cloud: How does Office 365 continuously meet your compliance needs?

Shawn Veney explains in the post and a three-minute video the Office 365 approach to compliance, how it not only meets the standard industry regulations, but also the regulations that are important to you and your industry. A proactive control framework and capabilities built into the services that support compliance provide continuous compliance.

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From Inside the Cloud: Who has access to your data within Office 365?

Perry Clarke is the corporate vice president in Office Server and Services. Vivek Sharma is the director of program management in Office Server and Services. Vivek Sharma: In our last From Inside the Cloud post, “Is your data safe at rest?,” we looked at possible physical and logical threat vectors and the various mitigations in place with our defense-in-depth approach, including penetration testing. We also summarized some of the administrator…

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Mecklenburg County cuts costs and increases mobility with Office 365

Mecklenburg County cuts costs and increases mobility with Office 365

We are seeing strong growth of Office 365 in a variety of markets as more and more businesses move processes and applications to the cloud. One such area of growth is State and Local Government (SLG). Customers like the State of Texas and the City of Chicago have very specific needs when it comes to productivity solutions, as states, counties and cities face a unique set of standards and regulations.…

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Office 365 Message Encryption — now rolling out!

In November 2013, we announced Office 365 Message Encryption, a new easy-to-set-up-and-use email service that allows you to send encrypted mail to anyone. Today, we’re announcing the general availability of Office 365  Message Encryption. To start using the message encryption service today, you can purchase a subscription for Windows Azure Rights Management, which  also includes Information Rights Management capabilities, giving you a comprehensive solution to help protect your internal and…

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Find all your data connections with Office Discovery and Risk Assessment

Do you need to find out where your data is being used? More specifically, how can you find Excel workbooks that have data connections to your databases? We went to SQL MVP Scott Stauffer to help answer that question. Scott is helping his client launch a data warehouse that will be the preferred source of data for many areas of the business. The client is also planning to switch to…