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Microsoft, Partner Form JV for Windows 10 Licensing in China

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 21, 2015 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has formed a joint venture with China Electronics Technology Group to license the Windows 10 operating system for Chinese government agencies and state-owned companies, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. C&M Information Technologies will be based in Beijing and provide Windows 10 licensing and support services …

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Microsoft, Esri Integrate Location, Spatial Analytics Functions With Cloud

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 4,  2015 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has partnered with Esri to include spatial analytics and location services in the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite to help utilize data streams in the Internet of Things, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Esri said Monday the technology integration works to deliver ready-to-use, preconfigured platform services in …

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Microsoft, Taser to Deliver Cloud-Based Platform for Digital Evidence Management

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 27,  2015 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) will integrate the Azure cloud computing platform and Taser International‘s Axon body cameras and Evidence.com to support digital evidence management, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Microsoft said Monday the partnership aims to deliver a cloud-based platform that works to help law enforcement process, share, analyze …

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Microsoft Connects ExpressRoute to Azure Government Cloud

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 2,  2015 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has announced the expansion of its Azure ExpressRoute offering to include Office 365, access to Azure Government Cloud and more global partners, and redesigned billing options, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Yousef Khalidi, Azure networking engineer at Microsoft, said Tuesday the cloud integration service …

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Microsoft Blue Badge Cardholder Support IDIQ Ceiling Increases to $575M

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has secured a $162, 760, 000 contract modification from the Defense Information Systems Agency to continue to provide technical support for the Defense Department related to Blue Badge Cardholder services. DoD said Friday the award increases the ceiling value of a potential five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from $412, 240, 000 …

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Buchanan & Edwards Named Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 24, 2015 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has named Buchanan & Edwards as Partner of the Year for its U.S. public sector business, GovCon Executive reported Friday. Buchanan & Edwards said Wednesday it received the citation for its role in assisting the State Department move toward achieving …

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Microsoft Azure Government Hits Certification Milestone for FedRAMP, 3 Others

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 20, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday that Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has achieved four federal certifications for its Azure Government cloud platform for public sector clients. Microsoft said Tuesday the certification milestones are a FedRAMP moderate provisional authority to operate, a DISA Level 2 provisional authorization, a HIPAA …

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Microsoft, USDA Launch Food Data Analysis Tools Challenge

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 29, 2015 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has launched a contest that challenges participants to design a data analysis tool that could be  used to help design national agriculture and food supply resiliency programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The $60, 000 Innovation Challenge will make available Microsoft Azure-hosted datasets compiled by …

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Microsoft’s Wes Anderson Tackles Big Data, Tech Drivers in Federal

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 28, 2015 — Wes Anderson, vice president of worldwide public sector services at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), discussed the company’s plan to make data interactive for government users in a wide-ranging interview with ExecutiveBiz posted Monday. He also highlighted transparency and tight budgets as perennial technology drivers …

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Dell-General Dynamics-Microsoft Team to Help USAF Adopt Cloud Collaboration Tech

A team comprising Dell, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will help to construct a cloud-based online productivity and collaboration platform for the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force’s Collaboration Pathfinder system will be built to employ a U.S. Defense Department-dedicated version of Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud technology, the military …

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