I have been traveling around the Midwest and presenting on “the cloud” and there are always questions on the details of Office 365. Today I came across several whitepapers that address many details of the Office 365 offering. If you are one of those wondering about the details including: security, continuity, and compliance – then take a look at the link below:

Whitepapers: from the Office 365 Product Group
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6c6ecc6c-64f5-490a-bca3-8835c9a4a2ea

· Microsoft Office 365 Security, Continuity, and Compliance This comprehensive document describes the security, continuity, privacy, and compliance policies and controls for the Office 365 services at general availability.  Learn about how Microsoft helps comprehensively secure Office 365 services by applying the Microsoft Security Management approach.

· Microsoft Office 365 Identity (Beta Service Description) This paper discusses the design, policies, and best practices related to Office 365 identity, including the creation of user accounts, password policy, co-existence, directory synchronization, and identity federation (single sign on). 

For general info on Office 365 hit the main page: www.microsoft.com/office365