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New York Moves 120,000 State Employees to Office 365

August 14, 2013 No Comments

Microsoft has recently announced that New York State is moving 120,000 state employees to Office 365.


New York to move 120,000 state employees to Office 365

New York State is the latest state government that has chosen Office 365 to consolidate their email systems, provide access to familiar Office applications, and place shared calendars in a cloud-based system for more than 120,000 employees who work for state executive agencies.

“I’m continually impressed by the forward-looking nature of our state customers when it comes to maximizing their available resources,” said Michael Donlan, vice president of state and local government for Microsoft. “In this move to the cloud, Governor Cuomo’s administration is equally focused on ensuring the productivity and efficiency of its employees along with the security and privacy of its citizens across New York.”

The migration is expected to be complete by the end of 2013. Among the benefits Office 365 will provide:

  • A standardized platform for email, document creation, calendaring, contacts, and improved collaboration along with the ability to share files more efficiently across state executive agencies.
  • Increased mailbox size of 25 gigabytes. (The current email capacity to these state agencies is 500 megabytes.)
  • Secure access to email and files virtually anywhere, anytime, from multiple devices including laptops, smartphones, and tablets. This will help mobile workers and remote employees to provide valuable services to the state’s residents.
  • Always up to date Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher, available from multiple devices, rather than restricted solely to a desktop computer.

You can read more about it here

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