Microsoft today officially announced Office 365 for Government in the United States. The newly announced Office 365 for Government is “a new multi-tenant service that stores US government data in a segregated community cloud. It includes productivity and collaboration services including Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online, and Office Professional Plus.“
Office 365 supports the most rigorous global and regional standards such as ISO 27001, SAS70 Type II, EU Safe Harbor, EU Model Clauses, the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the US Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the US Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). In order to meet evolving needs, the Office team also plan to support IPv6 in Office 365 for Government by September of this year, and even taking steps to soon support Criminal Justice Information Security (CJIS) policies.