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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.

Security

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…

Excel

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…

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Office 365 compliance controls: Data Loss Prevention

When was the last time you read your company’s handbook containing all the communication policies?  Learn how you can achieve compliance without disrupting your routine or your colleagues’. Last weeks blog post  explained the two dimensions of Office 365 security, compliance, and privacy: built-in capabilities and customer controls. This post focuses on a key customer controls in compliance: data loss prevention (DLP).