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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Coming Soon to UK Datacenter Regions

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online will be available in the United Kingdom in the first half of 2017.

At that time it will join Microsoft Azure and Office 365, which are now generally available from new datacenter regions in the UK.

These new Microsoft Cloud UK regions will help businesses in industries such as banking, government, public sector and healthcare meet the needs of their customers adhere to regulatory requirements, and meet the local data residency and replication needs for business continuity, stated Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president, Microsoft cloud and enterprise, in a blog post.

Customers moving to the Microsoft Cloud in the U.K. include the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, a large mental health trust, and the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The MoD, which employs more than 250,000 people, will use Office 365 and Azure, in part for security reasons.

"Microsoft's secure and transparent cloud service in the UK fits perfectly with the MoD's digital transformation agenda," stated Mike Stone, the MOD's chief digital and information officer. "This agreement, which is based on Microsoft's world-class reliability and performance, will allow us to deliver cost-effective, modern and flexible information capabilities. It will ensure we are better-placed in our ever-changing, digital-first world."

With the new UK regions, Azure is now available 28 regions, with six more coming soon for a total of 34, Numoto stated. That's more than Google and Amazon Web Services combined, Scott Guthrie, Microsoft's EVP of cloud & enterprise, stated at the company's Worldwide ...

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.