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Microsoft Gains Its First Cloud Data Management Capabilities Certification

Microsoft’s first Cloud Data Management Capabilities (CDMC) certification shows the company meets EDM Council standards.


has announced that it has successfully completed the Cloud Data Management Capabilities (CDMC) 14 Key Controls and Automations certification. This certificate is part of the EDM Council's Cloud Data Management Capabilities framework that details best practices to help industries accelerate migration to the cloud.

Conducted by Accenture and Avanade, the Cloud Data Management Capabilities certification is Microsoft's first of its kind. The company says it shows Microsoft's ongoing commitment for CDMC-grade data management automations across its cloud services. The company passed compliance for controlling and securing sensitive data as companies move to the cloud.

Microsoft has been a part of the EDM Council's CDMC Work Group in May 2020. At the time, the company was starting the development of Microsoft Purview, its new unified data governance and compliance solution. Purview is an adaptive protection service that gives customers tools to grow and manage their compliance output.

Across every industry, we've seen that clients who are capitalizing on data are driving innovation and competitive advantage. Avanade clients are transforming their business through data strategies and capabilities including data fabric, data mesh, and modern analytics and governance at scale. With the CDMC certification of Microsoft's cloud platform, our clients will be able to leverage industry-leading governance best practices advanced by the EDM Council, and we will expand this to more organizations and achieve stronger business outcomes.”—Simon Thomas, Global Head of Data and AI, Avanade

14 Key Controls and Automations

Microsoft's certification shows it delivers on the 14 key controls and automations for CDMC from the EDM Council covering the following categories:

  • Governance and accountability
  • Cataloging and classification
  • Accessibility and usage
  • Protection and privacy
  • Data lifecycle
  • Data and technical architecture

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Luke Jones
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