The regulatory compliance and business risk landscape is continuously evolving. At Microsoft, we appreciate our customers’ need to understand the Office 365 architecture and compliance with regulations to help them evaluate moving to Office 365. We also know you need to understand how we keep your data secure on the service on an ongoing basis.
Insights from this portal help you evaluate how Office 365 maintains compliance with your regulatory requirements and how you can mitigate the risks with moving to Office 365.
Through the STP you can get direct access to a wide variety of compliance reports and trust resources, including:
- Office 365 SOC 1 / SSAE 16 / ISAE 3402 Independent Audit Reports
- Office 365 SOC 2 / AT 101 Independent Audit Report
- Office 365 ISO 27001 (including 27018 controls) Independent Audit Report
- Various compliance reports, such as Office 365 Information Security Management System (ISMS)
- Various GRC and Trust resources, such as whitepapers, FAQs, security assessment, risk assessment and other reports that will help you perform your own risk assessment
You can access the STP through the URL https://trustportal.office.com
First Thing to do is to choose your Region and Industry your tenant belong to as below
Now you can select the compliance report and trust documents , for your industry and region as below
If you have a comment or question on this post, or need a detailed on boarding guide to STP,email us at O365STPApprovals@microsoft.com
Source: Office Blogs
Microsoft is improving the experience of the Office 365 Admin Center so that it is more delightful to use, by making it more intuitive, informative, scalable and insightful.
The Office 365 Admin Center Preview has started rolling out on 17th September,2015 to customers who have opted into First Release as well as some of our small business customers.
If your Office 365 subscription has the new Office 365 Admin Center enabled, you would need to sign in to the Office 365 Admin Center with your Office 365 administrator credentials. The preview to the new Office 365 Admin Center can be accessed in the banner at the top of the Office 365 Admin Center dashboard
Not all the features are available yet. To access features that are not yet available in the preview, simply go back to the classic view of the Office 365 Admin Center by selecting the link at the top of Admin home in the new Office 365 Admin Center Preview.
Help for the new Office 365 Admin Center Preview is available at aka.ms/new365admin.
Source: Office Blogs
As an initial change, the Office 365 management portal now supports subscription management and license assignment for Intune and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). Until late September, you can continue to use the Intune account portal while you update your workflows and bookmarks. Following this transition period, the Office 365 management portal will be where you will manage subscriptions and license assignments. We anticipate retiring the Intune portal on or after September 28, 2015 and an in-service banner will be added to remind you of this change.
For EMS customers who previously visited the Azure portal for user creation and license assignment, you can continue to use the Azure portal to take advantage of advanced features such as group license assignment. Alternatively, you can begin assigning licenses while already managing other subscriptions in the Office 365 management portal. There are no changes to the Azure portal or the Intune admin console as part of this migration.
What functionality is now available in the Office 365 management portal?
- Subscription activation, modification, renewal, cancellation, and invoicing
- Domain setup and modification
- User and license management, and admin role configuration
- Direct partner functionality, including sending offers and delegation invitations
- Service health status
- Service request ticketing
As an existing Intune customer, what differences can I expect when using the Office 365 management portal?
- User management has a new flow with more options and greater control when setting passwords
- When setting up a new tenant, you’ll find that subscription activation is a more guided experience and trial subscriptions no longer require a mailing address
- Subscriptions with only a few users or recently created subscriptions can be cancelled
- The domain setup wizard provides registrar-specific guidance for creating the required DNS records
- The purchase tab lists all offers available for both Intune and Office
Does this mean that Intune will become part of Office 365?
No, Intune is taking advantage of the Office management portal for managing subscriptions and assigning licenses but will remain a separate service.
Sources: Technet Blog