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U.S. Department of Defense contracts with Microsoft for a few million

 

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced a three year licensing agreement with Microsoft for a cool $617 million.

The agreement allows the Army, Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency to begin using the newest versions of Microsoft products such as Office 2013, Sharepoint 2013 and Windows 8.

The agreement also advances the Department of Defense's continued focus on mobile computing. Navy Rear Admiral David G. Simpson commented,

“[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.”

All totaled, the licensing agreement should save the Department of Defense tens of millions through lower license and software assurance costs.

No word if the Department of Defense will start issuing Windows Phones or Surface tablets to the troops, buy ya' never know.

source: Department of Defense via: Microsoft News; Thanks, Kenneth, for the tip!

 

http://www.wpcentral.com/us-department-defense-contracts-microsoft-few-million



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$617m...damn.

Microsoft rules enterprise... despite what a couple of posters here would have you believe.

This is just further evidence on top of the Indian Education deal with 7.5m users and 500,000 staff and the largest single cloud deployment in US history with the Kentucky education deployment to Live@Edu for 700,000 students.


Windows phones and tablets are a natural progression for the armed forces in the US then obviously.

This sucks for all the MS haters! Keep on praying Slimebeast =p.

 

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Lostplanet22 said:
This sucks for all the MS haters! Keep on praying Slimebeast =p.


Wait, Slimebeast is now an MS hater? Cripes!

I haven't been in gaming threads for a looooong time (and anybody who knows me will know why I'm here).



Nice MS does it again.

There is much talk, and I have listened, through rock and metal and time. Now I shall talk, and you shall listen. - Gravemind (Halo)

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