Today, we are pleased to announce the general availability of Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online from Australian datacenters. In addition, Microsoft Office 365 has just completed a formal security assessment for Unclassified Sensitive government data via Australian Government’s Independent Registered Assessors Program (IRAP). These announcements will help ensure that customer data will be protected, easily managed and compliant—all from trusted foundations in private clouds, hybrid clouds and public clouds.
Microsoft Office 365 is the first cloud productivity service to provide IRAP assurance in Australia, with Dynamics CRM Online currently under a similar IRAP assessment. Our comprehensive approach to global and local certifications provides the gold standard in security to federal government agencies, state government, education, healthcare, and commercial enterprises in Australia—all verified by third parties.
These new local services will provide even faster performance, offer geo-redundant back-up and help customers address data residency considerations. We’re thrilled to be able to provide these technologies locally to help Australian businesses and organizations innovate and compete globally.
To hear from some of our customers and learn more about Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online in Australia, take a look at our local announcement.