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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.…

Updates

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…

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Belgian bank insurance company KBC invests in Office 365 for collaboration

As the financial industry continues to recover from a global recession and identify ways to increase efficiency, cloud technology is a growing trend in this sector. Office 365 is helping many of these companies facilitate this transition to the cloud. After carefully examining various solutions available on the market, KBC, a bank-insurer company in Belgium has chosen Office 365 in order to enhance responsiveness and improve collaboration across the organization.

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Just what the doctor ordered: Office 365 helps healthcare providers connect, keep patient data protected

Because of the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans who were previously uninsured will have new health insurance plans on Jan. 1. This means more healthy people, but it also means doctors and healthcare providers will need to manage more patients. As healthcare organizations evaluate technology solutions, more and more are looking to Microsoft Office 365 because it provides some of the best productivity tools and is one of the…

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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).