First, I read this... https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/03/microsoft-expands-azure-datacenters-to-france-looks-to-beat-aws-on-image-of-trust/. Then I reviewed the Trust Center *once again*... to see if there have been any changes in the last couple weeks.
For those that are unaware of the great strides Microsoft has made in the world of audit attestation, pay close attention to the additions and greatly enhanced Microsoft Trust Center. You can search services, location, and/or industry for compliance adherence.
I know several people over at Microsoft, and it is with sincere pleasure that I'm excited about the way that Microsoft is executing on using trust as a competitive differentiator. My hat is off. Excellent work. The cloud competitive market has no option but to respond. The speed with which Microsoft has built parity with Amazon's compliance technical marketing should be noticed.
Microsoft is serious about compliance and fully intends to capitalize on the investment that went into appealing to a broad market shaken by shifting regulatory requirements and frequent security breaches. What they have done isn't cheap. Or easy. But it will surely pay off.