Optus is working to expand its cloud services capability, becoming a partner of Microsoft's Cloud OS Network in a bid to offer its enterprise and government customers Microsoft Azure-enabled products and services.
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Google, Apple, and Microsoft will face a parliamentary inquiry into corporate tax avoidance this week, as the Australian government moves to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational corporations operating in Australia.
Other cloud giants with FedRAMP status handed down by other U.S. Government departments include Microsoft Office 365 and Amazon Web Services.
Microsoft's Azure Government cloud is now generally available to U.S. government customers. A CRM Online government cloud offering is still on track for early next year.
Microsoft and the Chinese government appear to have reached a deal over back taxes.
Microsoft is slowly continuing to expand availability of its Surface Pro 3 tablets by expanding its reseller ranks, as well as getting the devices on the U.S. GSA government schedule.
iSight says the "Sandworm" team has targeted NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and industry through a previously unrecognized Windows zero-day exploit.
Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Azure has been recognised to be compliant with the Australian government's information security manual and protective security policy framework.
Romania's local anti-corruption authorties are examining whether the government overpaid for resold Microsoft licences.
The big online and tech companies suffer from an interesting conflict: the government is both customer and the one carrying the biggest stick in the privacy battle. Unless there's a major policy change, you're going to see more stories like these.
New Zealand Treasury's Debt Management Office is a risk-management agency, but for years it relied on a risky IT environment.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella plans to visit China at a time when the company is under investigation by the Chinese government over alleged antitrust behavior.
For the past decade, Munich has been the poster child for open-source advocates, who pointed to its successful migration from a Microsoft platform to one built on Linux and OpenOffice. Now, a newly elected government has called in experts to see whether it's time to switch back.
Chinese government investigators dropped in on multiple Microsoft offices throughout the country, according to reports.
Turning its back on Microsoft Office's native formats, the UK government has adopted the Open Document Format for all its sharable documents.
Microsoft is working on a wearable 'Alice band' that helps blind people to navigate the urban environment, but it's a research project for a UK government-backed Future Cities Catapult, not a commercial development.
UPDATED. A security advisory from Microsoft includes more detail on the breach of an Indian government certificate authority announced by Google yesterday.
Like it did with Office 365 and Azure, Microsoft is building a CRM Online cloud specifically for its U.S. federal, state and local users.
Opposition ICT spokesperson Clare Curran claims more than 40,000 New Zealand government computers are still running Windows XP.
UPDATED: Citing government policies, as of July 1 Microsoft will no longer use email to issue certain security notifications.
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