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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/1/2012

Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/1/2012

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Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections.

Microsoft Rolls Out Office 365 for Government
The difference is that Office 365 for Government has a segregated infrastructure for US government customers.

Minnesota Executive Branch Picks Microsoft to Improve email, Collaboration
We've seen many benefits that, while we expected them, they've materialized much faster, said Ed Valencia, CTO at the OET, citing as an example improved collaboration among employees through the use of SharePoint.

The Lync 2010 Android Client
For Office 365 users, Lync 2010 is available for Android-based phones, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad, Symbian-based phones and, of course, Microsoft Windows Phone.

4 Considerations for Migrating to Office 365 and SharePoint Online
The move to Office 365 — and SharePoint online — is getting more attractive every day. The functionality is there, the price is just about right, so why not?

Security Startup Vaultive Tackles Cloud-Based Encryption
Vaultive's approach to "data encryption in use," as Yoran calls it, is based on technology designed as an encryption-proxy using the Advanced Encryption Standard, that allows the enterprise to target data to be stored in the cloud and encrypt it, so that it's held in scrambled form there.

SharePoint 2010: Enterprise Content Management for the Masses
The Records Management features allow us to declare records and manage policies for our content, but it all depends on the smaller items that we have configured.

Microsoft's View of the Future Workplace is Brilliant, Here's Why
The workplace of tomorrow will need to adapt to the new, more social and mobile environment, while remaining flexible to accommodate different situations.

Microsoft Active Directory In The Cloud: Windows Azure Active Directory Is Expanding Its Capabilities
"The Windows Azure Active Directory SSO capability can be used by any application, from Microsoft or a third party running on any technology base."---Microsoft technical fellow, John Shewchuk.



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