Microsoft Cloud in Government

UK Government G-Cloud Framework and Cloud Security Principles

G-Cloud Framework

Microsoft has been committed to the G-Cloud Framework since inception and is providing the benefits of cloud to many UK public sector organisations – saving them money and transforming the business of serving citizens. In addition, a number of Microsoft accredited partners - including many SMEs - offer their solutions on the Framework, based on our cloud platform.

Learn more: G-Cloud v6 announcement
Cloud Use across Public Sector

Many public sector workers today use Office 365 for email, collaboration and unified communications – and that number is growing. And an increasing number of public sector offices use Microsoft's cloud services to meet their specific needs – responding to austerity, changing the way they operate, handling surges in demand or increasing productivity, for example:

UK Supreme Court
UCAS on results day
Wiltshire Council
The Environment Agency
Protecting your Data

Microsoft is committed to ensuring the highest levels of Security, Privacy, Transparency and Compliance, described on our Trust Centres. In addition to our previous pan-government IL2 and OFFICIAL accreditations, Microsoft complies with the new 14 Cloud Security Principles.

Learn more: meeting the Government’s 14 Cloud Security Principles
Office 365 Trust Centre
Azure Trust Centre
Dynamics CRM Trust Centre
Intune Trust Centre
Hybrid Cloud

In addition to our public cloud services Microsoft is committed to a Hybrid cloud approach to help with your journey to the cloud. This means continuing to support you get the best out of your secure on-premise investments and also supporting a number of partners who are providing private cloud solutions. You can mix and match these approaches and our Cloud Platform vision allows you to do this as easily as possible.

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Evaluating the Services

Please read our guide to evaluate, try and buy these cloud services. If you have any questions about moving to cloud, please contact your account manager or Licensing Solution Partner (LSP) or email us.

How to Evaluate, Try and Buy Guide
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Government Digital Marketplace
Government 14 Cloud Security Principles

Microsoft Services on the G-Cloud Framework


Microsoft Azure

Cloud services, Virtual Machines, Storage and Networking, OFFICIAL accredited, available in the cloud.

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Office 365

Familiar Microsoft Office collaboration and productivity tools delivered, OFFICIAL accredited, through the cloud.

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Microsoft Dynamic CRM

Microsoft Dynamics CRM available in the cloud, IL2 accredited, easy to use, implement and integrate.

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Windows Intune

Unifying management and security for cloud- and on-premise-based PCs and mobile devices.

Free trial

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Microsoft Services

Microsoft Services has the deepest expertise of Microsoft Solutions and leading edge strategy, planning, deployment and support services to help you get to the Cloud.

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