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Redmond has released a new build of its Office 365 cloudy productivity suite that's been specially hardened and certified for government use. "Office 365 for Government is a new multi-tenant service that stores US government data in a segregated community cloud," blogged Kirk Koenigsbauer, VP of Microsoft's Office division. " …

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PATRIOT Act ?

Not sure how any agency outside the US can feel comfortable putting their data in the hands of a US-owned company who - by their own admission - would roll over, if Uncle Sam asked. Obviously this would inflame the tinfoil hat brigade anyway. But given that under said act a whole server farm can be shutdown, how would you cope with losing access - possibly permanently - to your data ?

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Microsoft offers Office 365 build tailored for government

Slow to respond, awkward to navigate through and occasionally acts in an unaccountable manner.

Sounds like a perfect match.

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Except that Office does actually produce things and doesn't ask you to like it. Otherwise, fair comparison.

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http://xkcd.com/386/

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I was going to say that it performs a one way encryption of all your data on a FOI request.

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