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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Mostly Cloudy Forecast at Microsoft U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit

This week Microsoft held its U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit in Redmond, and while we’re used to rain this time of year in Seattle (and most of the year for that matter….), the forecast at the event for the Public Sector was mostly cloudy – cloud related technology that is. With all the interest I’ve seen…

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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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