Microsoft adds lots of new government customers to Office 365

Microsoft is hoping to woo customers to Office 365 in the UK with free unlimited WiFi at train stations - but on the other side of the Atlantic, it's been adding plenty of customers to its subscription-based Office suite in the past few months, including the city of Chicago a few months ago. Today, Microsoft announced even more new government customers for its cloud-based office productivity suite of software.

The company's press release reveals that two of those new customers are pretty close to Microsoft's Redmond, Washington home. The city of Seattle's government employees will be using Office 365 "to help boost internal efficiencies while reducing costs", while the government of King County, Washington has also signed up. Microsoft says:

Through an enterprise service delivery model, employees are taking advantage of expanded opportunities for cross-agency collaboration while gaining access to the latest videoconferencing, instant messaging and productivity solutions.

Kansas City, Missouri's government has also subscribed to Office 365, as has Dupage County, Illinois. Microsoft said that the 40,000 students, faculty and staff at the University of Miami will also use Office 365, along with the 29,000 people who work and study at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Elsewhere, Microsoft took a shot at Google by announcing that the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority picked Office 365 after the group examined other cloud software systems, including Google Apps.

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