On 7th of September 2016 Microsoft announced that Office 365 and Azure are now generally available from multiple data centre locations in the UK. This empowers businesses and public sector organisations to meet compliance and policy requirements. Dynamics CRM Online will be available from UK datacentres in first half of 2017.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD), which employs around 250,000 people, will use Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure cloud services, with the Government citing value for money and security as key reasons for the agreement.
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, the country’s largest mental health trust, Aston Martin, Capita and Rosslyn Analytics have also agreed to use Microsoft’s UK data centres. They join thousands of other UK businesses and organisations — such as Glasgow City Council, Marks & Spencer, Confused.com, Natural Resources Wales, Pizza Hut Restaurants and Virgin Atlantic – already using Microsoft’s cloud services.