FAQ: What does CPA certification of Microsoft's VPN mean for your office?

Earlier this year, Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure were granted OFFICIAL accreditation by CESG. Ever since then, customers have been asking when Microsoft’s private cloud solutions would get the same treatment. Good news! Microsoft’s VPN stack, including Direct Access, is certified for use by UK Government offices for all OFFICIAL business. What certifications were…

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Microsoft and Barnardo’s team up for new app to combat child sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is a growing problem. The ubiquity of camera phones and mobile messaging apps means that many children now have the ability to film anyone and anything. Pictures and video can be taken easily and uploaded to the Internet for the world to see – sometimes without the subject’s consent. At the same…

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Project Sienna lets you build an app today with no code and no cost

Have you ever tried to learn a foreign language? Did you find it a little frustrating? Did you find yourself asking questions like, “Why do I need to learn the subjunctive tense for all these irregular verbs?” Did you ever wish you could just learn how to ask for directions to your hotel, without having…

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Nice Guidance comes to Windows 8, thanks to Cloud2

Where can you go to get evidence-based, best-in-class guidance for promoting wellbeing and preventing ill health? Simple: just check your Windows 8.1 device. Whether you’re working at a NHS trust, a local authority, a volunteer group or any other organisation involved in delivering care, access to guidance from The National Institute for Health and Care…

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CESG provides guidance on Windows 8.1: What does that mean for your organisation?

Stuart Aston is the Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft in the UK and runs the Government Security Programme and the Security Co-operation Programme. Late last week CESG replaced their guidance on the use of Windows 8 with guidance on Windows 8.1, available here. The update is significant, partly because of the changes, but mostly because…

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