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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 3/2/2012

Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 3/2/2012

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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 Approach
This 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 Investing $130 Million to Expand Dublin Centre
Microsoft Corp. will invest an extra $130 million to expand its data centre in Dublin as demand increases for its “cloud” services such as Office 365, Windows Live and Xbox Live.

Research and Markets: Microsoft Office 365 Security Essentials
Microsoft Office 365 Security Essentials shows you how to secure your Office 365 team site, how to manage your users and administrators, and how to employ secure practices with Microsoft and third-party tools, as well as good old common sense.

Active Directory on the Cloud?
Microsoft offers that “Windows Azure Active Directory is a cloud service that provides identity and access capabilities for applications on Windows Azure and Microsoft Office 365.

Improve Collaboration with SharePoint Online
Not only can SharePoint Online improve collaboration between co-workers, it also provides secure off-site storage for important documents, and does so at a predictable cost, in a way that scales from just a few, to many hundreds of users.

Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview, with Over 100K Changes From Dev Preview
And trust me, this is not one Windows release to be ignored. From the looks of it, Windows 8 is a sign of Microsoft’s approach to operating systems for the next decade.

World’s First Windows 8 Conference Broadcast Live on March 2-3, 2012 from Redmond, Washington
Virtual attendees can register for the event, which runs from March 2-3, at mvp.smbnation.com.

Microsoft Aims to Simplify Switching Language in Windows 8
Microsoft has revealed that it will allow users to download and install their own languages for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system.


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