Protecting Sensitive Government Data

Governments wondering if Google Apps would meet their security requirements need look no further than the City of Los Angeles. Last December, the city pulled its police department out of a planned move to Google Apps for Government after concluding that it did not meet the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) requirements. The result…


Socializing All of the Goodness in SharePoint Online

Microsoft recently completed its acquisition of Yammer to bolster its enterprise social networking capabilities. While it’s too early to share details about the impact on your business productivity in the workplace, I am very excited about its potential! In the meantime, there are a lot of social features Office 365 customers can take advantage of…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/25/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Vatican and Microsoft in Software DealThe Vatican has struck a deal with Microsoft to give 43m pupils at 200,000 Roman Catholic schools in more than 100 countries access to a broad suite of the software company’s products. National…


A Day in the Life of an IT Professional

IT pros are our behind-the-scenes heroes.They help businesses choose and implement the right solution and ensure its ongoing success. When stepping to the cloud, they need to find a secure and compliant service. Office 365 not only meets these needs, but Microsoft supports them with a robust solution that makes their jobs easier every day….


Medical IT Company Helps Physicians Provide Immediate Care through Lync Online

Companies of all types and sizes are taking advantage of immense benefits from cloud computing. Today, let’s learn from US Medical IT why they chose the Microsoft cloud to assist healthcare! “Through Lync Online we can provide a telemedicine solution that reduces the time it takes for patients to access specialists. That is good for both doctors and…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 3/2/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Privacy in the Public Cloud: The Office 365 ApproachThis white paper examines Microsoft’s broad approach to privacy governance and describes how these principles and processes have been applied to our latest cloud-based productivity service, Office 365. Microsoft Says…

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Guidance for Two Factor Authentication to Office 365

As every day goes by more and more organizations of all sizes are using Office 365. Meanwhile, either in or outside of the work place, most of us use two factor authentication at one time or another to prove who we are to financial institutions, intranets, or other online services. Using a second authentication factor to…

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The People’s Choice -- Office 365

The results are in! Last month, Microsoft partnered with Wired Magazine to survey its community regarding what its key criterion were for choosing a cloud productivity solution, and how Office 365 and Google Apps stacked up against those needs. The results showed that familiarity, easy access, being business-ready, and security were top considerations, and Office 365 became…


Does Your Cloud Service Set the Highest, Global Standard for Security?

At Microsoft, we know that interactions between people bridge country and corporate borders thousands of times each day, and that for many businesses, transactions occur in-country only. Since business data is an asset which is sensitive to employees, business operations, customers, and partners, we ensure our customers’ data is secure wherever it is in the…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/16/2011

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. The 15 Best Products of 2011Microsoft launched its cloud-based service for Exchange, SharePoint and Lync — with support for online versions of its Office franchise — with ultra-competitive pricing starting at $6 per month per user. Enterprises can…

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