Microsoft is making some more additions to its existing suite of software solutions designed especially for the public services sector. The newest additions are taking place in the cloud computing domain, with the company rolling out upgraded versions of Dynamics CRM and the Azure platform. These will soon be a part of Microsoft’s Office 365 Government package, widening the existing cloud portfolio that the firm currently runs for the government sector. The news came from the tech giant last week, and an official announcement is expected to be made this week by Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft when he attends a conference in Washington this week. The company says that this latest offering is a public-sector-specific unified cloud solutions, and will mark an important step ahead in the company’s government-centric business products.
Microsoft’s VP of federal sales, Greg Myers, said that these new products mark a major “milestone” for the company in so far as announcing where the firm is headed and how it is offering differentiated value to its existing customer base. The highlight of these cloud offerings will be their ability to merge collaboration between teams and productivity.
Office 365 is currently being used by about 3 million users working in the public sector, the company states. The CRM suite and cloud-based platform offerings of the company will receive a further boost as the company tries to gain a firm foothold in the government services sector. While the core functionality of many of these products is not drastically different from other CRM and cloud computing products, the company is working toward updating deployment options so as to meet the specific and often unique needs of the government sector.