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Microsoft 365 Compliance Assessment

Shine a light into the dark to uncover hidden risk and dark data and learn how to protect and govern your Microsoft 365 environment with confidence

Microsoft 365 offers you a wealth of powerful capability to improve the way you manage, protect and govern your information so that you can meet regulatory demands and reduce risk.
Our proven formula for success with Microsoft compliance gives overwhelmed Compliance and Risk officers a fast start by creating a tailored roadmap to guide you through the evolution of policy through to deployment, relevant to your situation and regulatory demands.

Our Solution

We conduct a pre-engagement call to discuss the assessment, align expectations, discuss resource requirements, pre-requisites and establish timelines. The assessment performed will be dependent on your business requirements. It will include a questionnaire and policy/document capture and may include elements of Microsoft-funded workshops, where applicable.

The assessment gives an accurate picture of your current position so that we can formulate your roadmap for organisation wide adoption of both Microsoft 365 capabilities and broader governance initiatives around your content.

Our team is able to break down the barriers between IT, Business and Risk using the appropriate language for each audience to get the necessary buy in and give advice on people, process and technology to accelerate your compliance journey.


An assessment conclusion session will deliver observations and commentary on information captured along with overall findings in level of maturity.

We use our experience alongside your priorities to provide a suggested roadmap for Microsoft 365 compliance and governance initiatives, quick wins and recommendations for deployment against a proven methodology.

Key Themes


Discover how to protect and govern your sensitive data and manage and mitigate risk in your organisation


Assess your current position on compliance maturity in Microsoft 365 against relevant regulations


Explore the compliance features available within Microsoft and the ways they could improve your compliance stance

Next Steps

Create practical, actionable next steps to address immediate compliance shortfalls and improve your long-term compliance trajectory with a clear roadmap

Want to accelerate your compliance journey?

Our expertise

Few can match the extraordinary depth and breadth of knowledge of our team.  Experienced in risk and governance, as well as technology specialists, our clients benefit from our unique combination of skills. 

The team has extensive knowledge of compliance frameworks and knows Microsoft’s ecosystem inside out. 

We’re a trusted partner within highly regulated industries. Understanding the complexities, regulatory requirements and information governance challenges faced by them and helping to improve their compliance posture through technology is where we can add real value.

What our clients are saying about the workshops

“Cloud Essentials has been essential to BulkSMS in ensuring we advance our data protection maturity in the local and global markets. We engaged with both the Data Privacy Assessment and Advisory Workshop and the Data Classification Taxonomy Workshop, which were run professionally by Cloud Essentials. In the workshops the Cloud Essentials data privacy team did a deep dive into the complexities of our operations and BulkSMS has benefited from their expert legal, compliance and technical advice in future-proofing our data protection programme.”

Privacy Officer

"I found Cloud Essentials’ approach to dealing with the process of demystifying data classification to be very effective at taking what seemed like a daunting and complex environment and breaking it down into sensible and easily consumable parts. Their depth of knowledge in this space is impressive and as a result of our interaction with them, our own depth of knowledge has increased markedly. I would recommend them with confidence."

Managing Director

"The Cloud Essentials team has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Microsoft realm which has added massive value to our business."

Insurance company

Head of IT

"We found the data privacy workshop informative and effective. It was extremely valuable and provided actionable insights into our compliance journey."

Compliance client

Privacy Officer

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