Microsoft 365 GCC customers will get the Cloud policy service which greatly strengthens the security

The new policy will be released in June 2024.

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Microsoft 365 GCC

Microsoft promises a safer environment for GCC customers by updating the 365 productivity platform with the new Cloud policy service, which allows Microsoft 365 admins to forge policies, configure them, and deploy them in Microsoft 365 apps.

Through the new Cloud Policy service, these new policies will be automatically enforced to users upon signing in.

The Redmond-based tech giant will release the new service to Microsoft 365 GCC customers in June 2024, according to the latest entry in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, and it will happen in stages. Initially, there will only be policies for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on Windows, but more platforms will be included down the road.

Here’s what the entry says:

The Cloud policy service will begin rolling out for Microsoft 365 GCC customers late June 2024. The Cloud Policy service allows Microsoft 365 administrators to configure policies for Microsoft 365 apps and assign these policies using Microsoft 365 or Entra ID groups. Once configured, these policies are automatically enforced as users sign in and use Microsoft 365 apps. The initial release will support policies for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on Windows and future updates will bring support for additional applications and platforms. For additional information about the Cloud Policy service, refer to Overview of the Cloud Policy service for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise.


The new Cloud policy service will be particularly useful in these specific situations, where data privacy and security are essential. Managers and government organizations will be able to build specific policies to suit their environments and make sure bad actors can be detected when trying to break in.

Coupled with the new Copilot for Security, this new enhancement should protect government infrastructures from the new AI-based cyberattacks, as well. Unfortunately, according to a Microsoft report, these sorts of attacks are becoming more and more popular and complex, making them hard to beat.

But with efficient policies known only to executives, it should make it harder for bad actors to undergo cyberattacks.

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