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What Is A Bing Bot?

What Is a Bing Bot and What Are Microsoft Bot Services? So what exactly is a Bing bot? There are Bing bots, Skype bots, Azure bots, Bot payments, Bots for Microsoft Flow and different APIs and frameworks available which can be used to create and manage your own bots. I had the opportunity to interview Paul Stubbs, Director...

Office 365 Government: Co-Authoring in Excel

Collaboration is an essential part of government today, especially in the challenging times we live in. When a critical issue comes up and government offices need to step up, collaborating across agencies can bring a more successful solution. The trouble is, collaborating with disparate technologies frequently leads to integration issues. When there’s something critical on...

FedRAMP Weekly Tips – August 17 2017

This week, FedRAMP published questions and answers that discuss FedRAMP documents, and points of contact: Q: What information does the FedRAMP PMO require for Contingency Plans and Incident Response Plans, and for testing them? A: You must use the Contingency Plan template from the Templates section of the FedRAMP website, at https://www.fedramp.gov/resources/templates-2016/. In Section 6,...

What is ATO as a Service™ for Office 365?

The process to obtain a Office 365 FedRAMP ATO is time consuming, manual, and paper-intensive. Until now! Introducing ATO as a Service™, an exclusive Software as a Service that automates FedRAMP processes, and shortens FedRAMP ATO timeframes for Office 365 government subscriptions. cFocus Software has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to develop ATO as a Service™, allowing...

How To Use Cognitive Services in Azure Government

What if your computer could recognize your mood and deliver everyday work content to you based on your feelings and emotions? Cognitive Services, now adds facial and emotion recognition features to its customers through the company’s cloud platform, Microsoft Azure Government. This was announced during the recent Tech Summit event in Washington, DC. But what...

FedRAMP Weekly Tips – August 3 2017

This week, FedRAMP published QA and a tip that discusses POA&Ms and inventory: Q: What constitutes a unique finding for Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&M) reporting and how should CSPs group related findings on the POA&M? A: The weakness identifier, asset identifier, and original detection date are elements that constitutes a new finding. If vulnerabilities are...

What is ATO as a Service™ for Azure?

The process to obtain an Azure FedRAMP ATO is time consuming, manual, and paper-intensive. Until now! Introducing ATO as a Service™, an exclusive Software as a Service that automates FedRAMP processes, and shortens FedRAMP ATO timeframes for information systems hosted in the Azure Government Cloud. cFocus Software has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to develop the offering,...

What You Need to Know About Office 365 Government

The US public sector contains unique and highly evolving requirements. To respond to the unique nature of the requirements, Microsoft offers many government sectors and eligible organizations Office 365 Government to manage their business by the federal laws stipulated. For many government agencies, using Microsoft Office 365 or Azure gives companies a huge boost when...