Eastern Cloud Blog

This blog is aimed at our East Region State & Local Government customers. Opinions are our own - be gentle with us.

Chicago improves city services with Office 365

The City of Chicago wanted to improve collaboration and communication between 30+ city departments as well as residents.  After evaluating enterprise-class cloud computing services for things such as cost, security and ease of adoption, the City of Chicago settled on Office 365.  Since then, they have reduced email costs by 80% per user, improved interdepartmental communication, reduced the need for in person meetings and printouts and created a platform for collaboration and sharing.

You can read the full case study for more information.

Optimizing network performance for Microsoft Office 365

As the earliest adopter of Microsoft products, Microsoft IT began deploying Microsoft Office 365 in 2011. To optimize for network capacity and performance, they implemented strategic plans for network-related technologies. Microsoft IT has continued to evolve industry-leading performance and migration approaches, and they have adopted cloud infrastructure services such as Azure ExpressRoute to promote a successful transition to Office 365.

Read this case study on TechNet (or download it) and find out how Microsoft IT rolled out Office 365 and managed network impact through evaluation, testing and capacity analysis.

Camden County Board of Social Services Pioneers a Private-Sector Solution to Serve Those Most in Need

Learn how Camden Country’s Board of Social Services (BSS) deployed Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Office 365 to improve the services of its supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to more than 100,000 citizens across 37 municipalities.


Read the blog post: Camden County Board of Social Services Pioneers a Private-Sector Solution to Serve Those Most in Need

Alabama CARES: State of Alabama chooses the Microsoft Cloud for Government to improve service delivery

Alabama’s CARES Program is embarking on a statewide initiative to improve access to a wide variety of services for the needy by integrating eligibility enrollment into a solution powered by the Microsoft Cloud for Government. In under two weeks, they went from no infrastructure to using Microsoft Azure for Development and Test capabilities. They are also developing their integrated eligibility solution using Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Government, supported by Microsoft Azure for Government.

Watch the CARES story video.