Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online launched from Australian data centers

Microsoft announced the availability of Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online from Australian data centers.

In addition, Microsoft said Office 365 has completed a formal security assessment for Unclassified Sensitive government data via Australian Government’s Independent Registered Assessors Program (IRAP).

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The company claims that Microsoft Office 365 is the first cloud productivity service to provide IRAP assurance in Australia, with  Dynamics CRM Online currently under a similar IRAP assessment.

“Our approach to global and local certifications provides the gold standard in security to federal government agencies, state government, education, healthcare, and commercial enterprises in Australia—all verified by third parties,” said Microsoft.

Microsoft also announced the availability of mobile device management (MDM) capabilities to Office 365. MDM for Office 365 enables users to manage access to Office 365 data across phones and tablets, including iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.

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