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Microsoft Trust Center adds Dynamics AX and Power BI, plus new certifications for Spain and UK

by Dann Anthony Maurno
Assistant Editor, MSDW

Microsoft on its Cyber Trust Blog has announced that Microsoft Trust Center now includes more enterprise cloud services, including:

  • Microsoft Commercial Support
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Microsoft Power BI

These services join Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Office 365 into the Trust Center.

There appear to be no real change to AX in terms of security or certifications, but Microsoft is laying out its product and its architectural details in a way that should to be meaningful to an IT team or compliance department assessing Dynamics AX.

Microsoft in November rolled out the Trust Center to create a central point of reference for cloud trust resources and to detail the company's commitments to security, privacy and control, compliance, and transparency. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a press event concerning Microsoft's new "Operational Security Posture" promised greater transparency into its cloud security. The Trust Center, he said, "Unifies the trust centers of our enterprise cloud services-Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Office 365."

As Microsoft describes, it is via the Trust Center that the company documents its adherence to international and regional compliance certifications and attestations, and lays out the policies and processes that the company uses to protect customer privacy and your data.

New compliance certifications for Spain, UK

Microsoft is further adding two new compliance attestations, ENS in Spain and FACT in the UK, to two announced in March-CS Mark in Japan and MPAA, bringing the total of certifications and attestations to 37, "The most comprehensive of any major cloud service ...

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About Dann Anthony Maurno

Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).