Advanced Office 365 Capabilities for U.S. Government Community Cloud Customers Announced

U.S. Government Community Cloud customers can now use the Office 365's most secure, comprehensive productivity solution on the market, that will continue to evolve to meet their changing needs.

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New Office 365 capabilities on Microsoft Cloud for the U.S. Government, enabling the workers to collaborate in better ways while protecting information including Skype for Business cloud voice, video and meeting services are announced today—"will replace legacy meeting and phone systems with modern features integrated with Office."

New advanced security features complies with federal requirements for cloud services including FedRAMP, as well as criminal justice and federal tax information, "will improve the ability to protect information, providing additional control over data in the cloud and extra protection against malware and viruses," says Office team. The new capabilities include:

  • Customer Lockbox provides new approval rights, transparency and control over data in the cloud.
  • Advanced eDiscovery integrates Equivio machine learning, predictive coding and text analytics capabilities, help reducing the costs and challenges involved with sorting through large quantities of data.
  • Advanced Threat Protection applies behavioral analysis to protect against unknown malware and viruses.

Skype for Business cloud-based voice, video and meetings in Office 365 offers the following features to the government community cloud customers: "PSTN Conferencing will let dial into a meeting from a traditional phone, as well as a single click on PC or mobile device."

And, the Cloud PBX integrated with Office 365, serves as the central location to manage users for communication.

While, PSTN Calling gives Office 365 customers an ability to subscribe to Microsoft-managed calling plans and phone numbers.

Finally, the advanced data analytics capabilities in Office 365 will enable government to reduce costs and uncover data insights to provide better services to citizens like:

Power BI Pro now available as preview to government community cloud) is a business analytics service.

Microsoft MyAnalytics empowers individuals through rich dashboards to provide insights on time and relationships, with a goal of helping individuals get time back and spend it more effectively.

Office 365 US Government Features Chart