Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Microsoft Unveils New Government Cloud Offerings at Eighth Annual Public Sector CIO Summit

Taking cloud competition to the next level – see the full post for a video interview and more details

Today, at the eighth annual Microsoft U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit, Microsoft Corp. unveiled a number of new enhancements and certifications for the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) that continue to raise the bar in cloud security and privacy. In a keynote speech addressing more than 300 public sector CIOs, Ron Markezich, corporate vice president of Microsoft Online, launched an industry first — a new dedicated government cloud offering based on the BPOS. For education, Microsoft also announced it is extending identity federation services to Microsoft Live@edu to help schools improve collaboration and security, as well as simplify identity management and support interoperability among disparate software applications.

Microsoft Unveils New Government Cloud Offerings at Eighth Annual Public Sector CIO Summit: Summit brings together government and education officials to examine advances in cloud computing, security, collaboration and citizen services.

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