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U.S. Government Community Cloud customers get advanced Office 365 capabilities

Microsoft loves their security. So much, in fact, that they’ve been approved at the highest security clearance allowing them to create some of the best software available for the U.S. Government. Today, the Office 365 team announced that their software and apps have taken it a step further with some new capabilities and features that make connecting official agencies together more secure and efficient.

First off, the Skype for Business cloud-based voice, video, and meetings is completely changing the way that agencies can communicate. Compared to the more traditional methods such as phones and meetings, the additions of PSTN Conferencing, Cloud PBX, and PSTN Calling can make connecting a bit more impromptu.

  • PSTN Conferencing—Provides the ability to dial in to a meeting from a traditional phone, as well as the option to join a meeting with a single click on your PC or mobile device.
  • Cloud PBX—Enables companies to eliminate separate PBX systems and transition to the cloud with Office 365 as the central location to manage users for communication.
  • PSTN Calling—Gives Office 365 customers the ability to subscribe to Microsoft-managed calling plans and phone numbers.

Microsoft is also boosting the U.S. Government Community Cloud security with a Customer Lockbox that adds new permissions and transparency, Advanced eDiscovery with Equivio machine learning, and Advanced Threat Protection.

Additionally, the Power BI Pro and Microsoft MyAnalytics will help agencies get a better visual of their data through insights.

These top-tier capabilities will be available to U.S. Government Community Cloud in Office 365 soon, if not today.

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What do you think about the new features for U.S. Government Community Cloud?