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Office 365 - How Safe is it?

With the current state of work a lot of organizations are scrambling to figure out a way to get work done remotely and/or in the cloud. The need to keep at least the basics running while being concerned about how secure the “cloud” is creates a lot of tension. Here at PAIT Group we specialize in Office 365. Normally we do a lot of work with planning, migrating, and training customers to make this kind of transition as smooth and orderly as possible. For the moment though, we are also doing our best to capture your questions and concerns quickly.

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[Video] Watch PAIT's Microsoft MVP Stephanie Donahue Discuss Office 365 Security and Compliance

Over the last year, PAIT Group's President and Microsoft MVP Stephanie Donahue has spoken at numerous industry leading conferences and events. This included SharePoint Fest DC, where she led Office 365 collaboration tool discussions on migration strategy, business productivity, deployment planning, and PowerApps. 

As an AvePoint Community Champion, Stephanie also got a chance to link up to discuss Office 365 security and compliance with fellow Microsoft MVP and AvePoint CMO, Dux Raymond, at SPFest. Check out their conversation below!

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Office 365 Security & Compliance

In meeting with customers I’ve found a strange split in the way people approach security with Office 365. Companies that historically have a culture that puts security front and center seem to feel using Office 365 sacrifices some control of security. Customers who have been less focused on security are often relieved that, at first blush, Office 365 doesn’t present a lot of security options they need to worry about. Accounts? Check. Passwords? Check. Groups and security settings that are mostly familiar from AD, Exchange, and SharePoint? Check, check and check, we are ready to get to work. The truth of it is that both of these takes on online security have some validity.

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