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Microsoft Unveils Single, Unified Trust Center for the Microsoft Cloud

by Dann Anthony Maurno
Assistant Editor, MSDW
November 25 2015

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As part of CEO Satya Nadella's stump speech concerning Microsoft's new "Operational Security Posture," the company promised greater transparency into its cloud security. Reading between the lines, Nadella promised a "plain-English" explanation of security offerings, both new and old, surrounding the company's cloud portfolio.

Microsoft delivered that with its just-announced Microsoft Trust Center "which unifies the trust centers of our enterprise cloud services-Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Office 365."

What was the need? As the company's General Manager of National Cloud Programs Doug Hauger described in a Cyber Trust Blog post:

"Increasingly, our customers deploy multiple Microsoft cloud services, and many expressed a desire for a single point of reference for cloud trust resources. They have come to rely on the trust centers to document the adherence of our cloud services to international and regional standards, describe privacy and data protection policies and processes, and inform them about data transfer and location policies, as well as security features and functionality."

The Microsoft Trust Center offers a single page documenting which Microsoft services comply with such standards as ISO 27018 or HIPAA, or Microsoft's data location policies across services.

Information in the Trust Center is organized by the four underlying principles that Nadella described, being security, privacy and control

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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).