Will my data be handled securely in the cloud?
Office 365 provides the ability to encrypt data at rest by supporting technologies that can encrypt the content of emails and/or files. The supported technologies for data encryption at rest include Microsoft’s Information Rights Management (IRM), S/MIME and PGP Email encryption and have the advantage of allowing the customer to maintain full control over the encryption infrastructure and key management on their premises.

Office 365 support for data encryption for at rest technologies is designed to minimize the risk of information leakage by encrypting the content, allowing access only by the intended users and by extending the protection beyond the initial publication location. Microsoft’s IRM goes further by restricting the actions allowed on the protected content and also encrypting Office application document attachments.

Office 365 mitigates against the risk of unauthorized physical access with extensive physical protections in their datacenters and operational procedures.

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1. What is Office 365?
2. Is that bigger than my current email quota?
3. What is a “cloud-based environment?”
4. How will I access my e-mail and calendar?
5. Will I be able to access my email via the web, tablet and/or smartphone?
6. Is my information safe “in the cloud”?
7. When will the e-mail migration happen?
8. Will my email address change?
9. Will my password change?
10. How will I change my password on the new system?
11. Do I need a new email client?
12. Will the new system have spam filtering?
13. Will mailbox and calendar sharing permissions (delegates) be migrated or will they have to be set up again?
14. I check my mail using my iPhone/iPad. Will that work with the new system?
15. I check my mail using web mail. What will change for me?
16. Will Outlook web access work differently for people using browsers other than Internet Explorer?
17. Can I move my existing mail to the new server?
18. What about my archived mail / PST files?
19. Will all my contacts, notes, etc., be transferred?
20. What do "Free" and "Busy" mean in the calendar?
21. Will the connection between my computer and the cloud server be secure?
22. Will my username and password be handled securely in the cloud?
23. Will my data be handled securely in the cloud?