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  • Blog Post: Verifying the Security of Cloud Services for Australian Government

    James Kavanagh, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Australia The Australian Attorney Generals Department has released a revised framework for assessing compliance and risk for cloud services . Microsoft welcomes this forward-looking guidance that describes a streamlined decision-making process while...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft welcomes Social Networking Protocol

    Microsoft today welcomed the Cooperative Arrangement for Complaints Handling announced by the Prime Minister which calls on major technology companies to work co-operatively with Government, law enforcement agencies and the community to help address the issue of online bullying. “Technology...
  • Blog Post: 2012 Government Webinar Schedule - Windows 8, Windows Server, Office 2013 & Lync

    The Microsoft Government Webinar Series is now live! We will be hosting a monthly webinar where you can get the latest information on the hottest topics in the Government and Public Sector space. You can register or request copies of the recordings by email to Cooper Wearne at t-cwear@microsoft.com...
  • Blog Post: Education Forum - Teachers, Creativity & Innovation

    Every generation speaks in fear of the pace of change it confronts and the need for the ‘next’ generation to be given the skills and competencies to not only manage the pace but, more hopefully, the consequences of change. Equally each generation through public officials and those with...
  • Blog Post: Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Unveiled in the US

    At the recent Cloud Summit in Canberra the issue of consumer data privacy and empowerment, data transfers and the flow of information across borders were hot topics. Ultimately without consumer trust in the operation of cloud based services and the Internet overall, and the operation of a global service...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft signs the Federal Government and Industry Principles of Engagement on ICT

    Microsoft has registered as a signatory to the Federal Government's "Government and Industry Principles of Engagement on ICT". The “ Review of the Australian Government’s Use of Information and Communications Technology” conducted in 2008 by Sir Peter Gershon, recommended the development...
  • Blog Post: Driving down software piracy – why should governments care?

    Guest blog from Business Software Alliance Australia has one of the world’s most comprehensive legislative regimes for the protection of intellectual property, including software. Now it’s time for Australian governments to focus on enforcement. The latest report on the state of global...
  • Blog Post: Leaders could face up to voters with a full web debate

    Cross posted from The Punch We are all familiar with the television debates between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition that occur in the lead up to a Federal election - but are Australians ready for online election debates? Last month, NSW held what was billed as the first election...
  • Blog Post: Welcome

    Welcome to augovtaffairs: Microsoft’s new Australian blog dedicated to Government Affairs augovtaffairs is new addition to our website dedicated to Microsoft Australia Government Affairs. We hope this new form of digital inclusion provides another insight into Microsoft Australia and its partnership...
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