Microsoft's recent cloud-centric moves include the launch of a new Azure service – Genesys Engage -, new cloud datacenter regions, and an 'Applied Cloud Stories' initiative. The tech giant has often partnered with other firms and institutions on cloud computing as well in the past.
Today, Microsoft has announced that it is teaming up with the United States Air Force to help it fully leverage the power of the cloud. A fully fledged plan that caters to mission-specific use cases in order to help airmen quickly and easily utilize deployed services is being designed by Microsoft as part of this collaboration.
Targeted focus will aim to be provided through various Microsoft 365 services that include Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and more. The U.S. Air Force's Cloud One migration center is noted to work seamlessly with Azure Government, offering a multitude of foundational cloud capabilities in combination with reduced operational costs. The aforementioned platforms also adhere to the strict compliance requirements put in place by the U.S. Department of Defence.
In terms of "next generation collaboration", the institution in question has also begun deployment of Microsoft Teams to its Enterprise IT and Cyber Infrastructure Division (AFLCMC/HNI) at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts. As one would expect, the purpose of this is to make communication and teamwork between airmen across the globe a much more convenient process.
The overall plan also aims to makes the learning process for all these new services seamless. As such, consumable resources, product immersion events, AMAs, and more content has been arranged for U.S. Air Force members. Microsoft believes that its 365 suite of services and Azure Government will continue to prove to be an integral part in helping the U.S. Air Force utilize modern IT experiences.