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Microsoft CRM Platform Receives FedRAMP Provisional Authority to Operate

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 3, 2016 — The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program‘s joint authorization board has awarded a provisional authority-to-operate to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) for its government-focused, cloud-based customer relations management software, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Microsoft said Thursday the Dynamics CRM Online Government platform received the moderate-level JAB P-ATO through the FedRAMP Accelerated process. …

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Microsoft Offers Azure Government Usage Price Calculator

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 12, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has unveiled a new pricing tool that works to estimate the cost of using the Azure Government cloud computing platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. A Microsoft blog post published Tuesday said government agency users can use the tool to calculate their monthly bill …

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Former Microsoft, Salesforce Exec Adam Bosworth Joins Amazon Web Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 9, 2016 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has hired a former executive at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) to take a senior position with the company, GovCon Executive reported Monday. Fortune reported Wednesday Adam Bosworth brings software development and management experience in areas such as the Internet of Things …

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Microsoft Vet Kevin Adler Joins Metalogix as State, Local Govt Strategic Account Exec

Kevin Adler,  a 16-year veteran of Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), has joined Washington-based content management software vendor Metalogix as strategic account executive for the company’s U.S. state and local government business area. He brings extensive knowledge of Microsoft’s ecosystem and integrated technology offerings with Metalogix to his new position,  Metalogix said Monday. “Kevin’s proven ability …

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Red Hat Extends Subscription Program to Offer Microsoft’s Azure Govt Cloud; Paul Smith Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 2, 2016 — Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) have extended their partnership to support public sector clients to adopt Microsoft’s cloud computing technology through the former’s open-source software subscriptions, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Paul Smith, Red Hat public sector business senior vice president and general manager, …

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FBI Seeks Proposals for Potential $900M Microsoft Products Support IDIQ

The FBI has issued a request for proposals on a potential seven-year, $900 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for consulting and engineering services for Microsoft-made (Nasdaq: MSFT) products at the bureau and other Justice Department components. A solicitation notice posted Wednesday on FedBizOpps says the contract has unrestricted and small business portions,  a 12-month base and six 12-month options. The bureau …

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AWS, CSRA, Microsoft Get Provisional Authorization Under FedRAMP High Baseline

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 24, 2016 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN), CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) have been designated cloud service providers under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program‘s high baseline security level, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The companies met the high baseline requirements that the FedRAMP program management office released …

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Microsoft’s Susie Adams: Feds Should Focus on Device Security as IoT, Mobility Grow

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Federal CTO Susie Adams has said federal agencies should consider Internet of Things technology in efforts to secure devices within their networks, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. She told MeriTalk in an interview published June 13 that such an approach to cybersecurity focuses on …

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Microsoft, Facebook to Build Subsea Cable System to Support Internet, Cloud Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 31, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) will work with Facebook on a project to construct a subsea cable system across the Atlantic Ocean in support of efforts to expand their Internet and cloud services, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Frank Rey, director of global network acquisition for Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure …

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Microsoft Plans 2-Part Strategy to Counter Terrorist Content Online

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 25, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) plans to revise the terms of use for company-hosted consumer Web services and establish partnerships with nongovernment organizations in efforts to curb online terrorist activities, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Friday it will work to eliminate terrorism-related content online and at …

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