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Lately I have been doing a lot of Demo's of Office 365. I am always amazed at how many questions I get on Office 365. Usually one of those questions is about HIPAA. Well this announcement came out right before the holidays and I think most people missed it. http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/dec11/12-14O365CloudPR.mspx?rss_fdn=Press%20Releases REDMOND, Wash. - Dec. 14, 2011 - Microsoft Corp. today announced that Microsoft Office 365, the company's next-generation cloud productivity service, is the first and only major cloud-based platform to offer leading information privacy and security standards for customers operating in the European Union and United States. As part of its contractual commitment to customers, Microsoft will now sign the EU's model clauses, which will help customers certify compliance with the European Commission's stringent Data Protec... (more)

Cloud on Your Terms

Welcome to Day 1 of 30 days of Cloud on Your Terms! Brian Lewis, Matt Hester , Kevin Remde and myself are going to take you through 30 days of Cloud discussion, from public to private to hybrid you are going to hear about it all from a technical aspect and stories from our own experiences working in our remote data center. The posts are designed to help you learn about the cloud, and hopefully point you in the right direction. We are going to offer some great How To information along with some screencasts and other materials. We may even toss a tip or two on how to pass an certif... (more)

Office 365: How Microsoft Does IT

In part 2 of this 30 part series we introduced the topic of Hybrid Cloud. That is the combining of Public, Private, and or traditional IT into a system that works for you. One of the great Hybrid examples I like to talk about is internally here at Microsoft. Microsoft is an extremely email centric company. Email is beyond a mission critical app for us. As such we spend a lot on our internal Exchange infrastructure. I have been on a beta test program for many years helping our Exchange team test the next version of Exchange before they are released. Well we have started moving "So... (more)

Hyper-V Security

I continue to be amazed at the useful stuff on technet.com I ran across this the other day, looking something up about Hyper-V. Security is always top of mind these days, so I thought I would share our Hyper-V Security Guide. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd569113.aspx Download This Solution Accelerator Launch the download of the Hyper-V Security Guide. About This Solution Accelerator The Hyper-V Security Guide provides IT professionals with guidance, instructions, and recommendations to address key security concerns about server virtualization. Microsoft Hyper-V te... (more)

Microsoft Private Cloud Free Training

First go download our free trail software at http://aka.ms/syscntr then attend this free training. On February 21 & 22 we are running a 2-day virtual training event to help the world learn about the upcoming enhancements with the Creating & Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start. It is 100% free and open to the public, so encourage your customers to register now! Sign up today at: http://mctreadiness.com/MicrosoftCareerConferenceRegistration.aspx?pid=298 Event Overview Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technolog... (more)