Home > slashdot > US Military Signs Modernization Deal With Microsoft

US Military Signs Modernization Deal With Microsoft

January 4th, 2013 01:20 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Microsoft

Dupple writes with news that Microsoft has signed an agreement with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and the Defense Information Systems Agency to modernize the software those organizations use. According to Microsoft, the deal will cover 75% of all Department of Defense personnel, and bring to them the latest versions of SharePoint, Office, and Windows. The deal awards Microsoft $617 million, which is after discounts to the software totaling in the tens of millions. Interestingly, DISA’s senior procurement executive said, “[The agreement] recognizes the shift to mobility. Microsoft is committed to making sure that the technology within the agreement has a mobile-first focus, and we expect to begin to take advantage of Microsoft’s mobile offerings as part of our enterprise mobility ecosystem.”

Source: US Military Signs Modernization Deal With Microsoft

Related Articles:

  1. Microsoft Signs Android Patent Deal With HTC
  2. Microsoft, Amazon Ink Kindle and Linux Patent Deal
  3. Time Inc. Signs Magazine Deal With Apple
  4. Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine
  5. Another Android Device Maker Signs Patent Agreement With Microsoft
blog comments powered by Disqus