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Microsoft Online Services Bug Bounty Program launches with Office 365

Today we’re announcing the participation of Office 365 in the new Microsoft Online Services Bug Bounty Program. Through this program, which launches today, we are able to reward and recognize security researchers by offering a bounty for qualifying security vulnerabilities they report to us. We are participating in this program for a number of reasons, chief among them are:

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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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The Garage Series for Office 365: Assessing the Top 5 Cloud Security Threats with Mark Russinovich

In this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined by cyber security expert and author, Mark Russinovich, to assess the most frequently heard cloud security threats. Mark describes each threat with its threat level and shares how Microsoft architects its cloud services to maximize data security and protect against data loss. Jeremy and Mark also give pro tips to protect against credential loss and contain the risk of user-driven shadow IT. …

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Garage Series Under the Hood: Continually Safeguarding your Data in the Office 365 Service

In this special edition of Garage Series Live Under the Hood, Jeremy Chapman goes deep on the operational side of information protection with lead engineer Matt Swann – from Office 365′s blue team – responsible for detecting and analyzing anomalies in the service. They discuss how the service is architected for security across physical, network, access and data vectors then Matt demonstrates how the cloud is used to protect the…

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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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The Garage Series for Office 365: Under the Hood with Information Security and Compliance

Today Jeremy is joined by information protection engineering lead, Asaf Kashi, to explain the principles of data security and compliance along with the controls for administrators, end users and compliance officers. They discuss how built-in controls in Office 365 for Data Loss Prevention – including the new document fingerprinting – can help inform end users of policies and prevent data from being compromised. They also go deep with Office 365 Message Encryption and show how encrypted…

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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 2013 Service Pack 1 now available

Today we’ve released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the 2013 set of Office products including Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange Server 2013. SP1 delivers greater stability, expanded functionality, security enhancements and improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Office 2013 customers will begin to get notifications of SP1 availability through Windows Update within the next 30 days. Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013 customers can download SP1 at…