Today, we are pleased to announce the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for the US Government. This marks a major milestone in our ongoing commitment to provide an amazing suite of mission-critical business solutions for our government users, in the secure and trusted cloud environment required by government regulations.
I am truly proud of Microsoft Dynamics’ rich history of serving our government customers. We have long partnered to provide these customers with robust solutions and a solid platform to build agile and mission critical applications for a variety of important citizen services. Today’s announcement is a significant step in our journey to provide government customers the same functionality that millions of businesses now enjoy – delivered as a service from a secure, government community cloud.
The power of the Microsoft Government Cloud means anytime, anywhere access to applications and information in a secure, fully compliant environment. The Dynamics CRM Government Cloud allows government customers to deploy their current solutions both on premises and in the cloud through hybrid cloud capabilities, and through integration with Microsoft Azure and Office 365 government community clouds. Being designed to meet FedRAMP compliance, customers can be assured this solution meets the highest security standards.
Customers like King County, Washington use CRM Online right now to deliver exceptional public service their constituents deserve. Taxpayers will also appreciate the value and efficiencies gained as these public entities leverage the productivity tools they already use and rely on. And with our financial backed, 99.9% SLAs, our government customers can be confident that their applications will be available when they need them.
Government agencies are committed to being more productive and improving their engagement with constituents. The next natural step for many to achieve this is the journey to the cloud. By bringing together our cloud platform with our productivity applications, Microsoft can provide greater efficiency, ease of use and collaboration to government users. This is an exciting milestone and it is Microsoft’s honor to play a supportive role in helping government agencies improve the service they provide to U.S. citizens.