"Microsoft Codename Trust Services SDK and Management Tool" released today is an application-level encryption framework for those interested in offering increased protection for sensitive data.
With this utility, you should be able to easily encrypt stored content.
"Data publishers can use Trust Services to encrypt data before it is stored in Windows Azure storage or SQL Azure, and authorized subscribers of data can decrypt data after it is read from storage," the Redmond-based software giant explains.
"Using Trust Services encrypts the data, and helps reduce concerns about unauthorized access to data by Windows Azure administrators and/or unauthorized third parties," Microsoft explains.
"Using Trust Services helps address data security, privacy, and sovereignty issues that might block or limit typical scenarios, such as distributing data to branch offices, making data accessible to mobile employees or customers, sharing data across businesses, and leveraging cloud scale for computation and analytics."
The new Microsoft Codename Trust Services SDK and Management Tool is available for download here.
Also, available for download is a "Lync 2010 Bandwidth Calculator," a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that calculates WAN bandwidth requirements for a Lync Server deployment based on administrator-specified user profiles and network information, Microsoft revealed.
"With the Lync Server 2010 Bandwidth Calculator, you can enter information about your users and the Lync Server features that you want to deploy, and the calculator will determine bandwidth requirements for the WAN that connects sites in your deployment," explains Microsoft.
You can download Lync 2010 Bandwidth Calculator here.
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