U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and DISA Expand Access to Microsoft Technologies Through Cost-Saving Modernization Agreement

  U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and DISA Expand Access to Microsoft Technologies
                 Through Cost-Saving Modernization Agreement

Insight Public Sector selected to deliver licensing agreement aimed at
reducing IT costs while offering advanced mobility, collaboration and cloud
computing capabilities to personnel.

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to modernize technology
infrastructure, reduce costs and foster new levels of cross-agency
collaboration, the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and Defense Information Systems
Agency (DISA) are expanding access to Microsoft solutions by entering into a
transformative three-year Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement for enterprise
licenses and software assurance. The agreement provides all three
organizations with a single vehicle for accessing the latest Microsoft
technologies in support of top IT priorities around datacenter consolidation,
collaboration, cybersecurity, mobility, cloud computing and big data.

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This is the most comprehensive licensing agreement Microsoft Corp. has ever
established with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), covering nearly 75
percent of all DoD personnel. The net new contract was awarded to Insight
Public Sector, a division of Insight Enterprises Inc., one of the largest
global Microsoft Large Account Resellers.

As part of this agreement, all three organizations can begin using the newest
versions of Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office 2013, SharePoint
2013 Enterprise and Windows 8. The ability to standardize on SharePoint 2013
Enterprise will unlock new levels of cross-agency information sharing through
improved enterprise search and social communications features while powering
advanced business intelligence and reporting capabilities. Access to Office
2013 will equip each organization with the latest versions of productivity
tools that personnel rely on every day, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft
Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. The increasingly mobile DoD workforce will
also use Windows 8 to empower productivity from any location, and any
supported device, while taking advantage of enhanced security. The U.S. Army's
Network Enterprise Technology Command headquartered at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.,
and the Air Force Program Executive Office for Business and Enterprise Systems
at Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex in Alabama, have been working closely
with Microsoft on achieving Army Golden Master and Air Force Standard Desktop
Configuration compliance for Windows 8.

"Microsoft has longstanding relationships with the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air
Force and DISA, and we are honored to expand our support of ongoing technology
modernization efforts across all three organizations," said Tim Solms, general
manager, Microsoft Department of Defense Business. "This agreement enables us
to provide the best technology tools to an incredibly broad range of
servicemen and servicewomen across the DoD, and we are looking forward to
implementing to support their mission goals."

More information on Microsoft Government Solutions is available at

About Insight

Insight Enterprises, Inc. is a leading technology provider of hardware,
software and service solutions to business and government clients in North
America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Insight is focused
on helping organizations move technology goals forward in the areas of Cloud,
Virtualization, Data Center, Unified Communication & Collaboration, Networking
& Security, Data Protection, Mobility & Point of Sale, and Office
Productivity. With approximately 5,300 teammates worldwide, Insight is ranked
No. 460 on the 2012 Fortune 500 and generated sales of $5.3 billion for the
year ended December 31, 2011. For more information, please call 1.800.INSIGHT
(1.800.467.4448) in the United States or visit www.insight.com.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in
software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their
full potential.

SOURCE Microsoft Corp.

Website: http://www.microsoft.com
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