FISMA Certification and Accreditation for BPOS-Federal

Good news last week from the Online Services team at Microsoft with the announcement that the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite-Federal (BPOS-F) offering has received FISMA certification and accreditation, a process by which federal agencies validate the security of information management systems. The BPOS-Federal offering includes Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Office Communications Online.  For more details check…

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Cloud Security with Windows Azure and Microsoft Global Foundation Services

With the RSA conference occurring this week and cloud computing being such a high interest topic, the two worlds of cloud and security are receiving increased visibility in the trade press.  The Cloud Security Alliance, which Microsoft is part of, also held their Cloud Security Alliance Summit this week, with it being co-located with RSA. …

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Cloud First Policy for the U.S. Federal Government

I was reviewing some of the social media activities coming out of the RSA Conference sessions today, including a talk by the U.S. Federal Government CIO, Vivek Kundra, in which he touched on the U.S. Federal Government and their work with cloud computing. As part of this talk Kundra noted that there is a new…

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Public Sector Customers Across Globe Choose Microsoft Cloud Offerings

It’s been an interesting last couple of weeks for Microsoft and Public Sector customers around the globe related to cloud technlogies.  At the beginning of December there was the news that Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure received FISMA certification, which means customers of any size can benefit from highly-focused testing and monitoring, automated patch delivery, cost-saving economies…

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