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  • riwm45 riwm45 Jan 3, 2013 5:00 AM Flag

    US Department of Defense signs big contract with Microsoft – adopts Windows 8

    The United States Department of Defense has just awarded the software company with a three year $617 million joint enterprise licensing agreement.
    Under the agreement, the Army, Air Force and DISA can begin using the newest versions of Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Windows 8.
    Apparently both Microsoft and the DOD have customized the combination of software and services to meet the (obviously) very specific needs of the US military.

    This deal makes you wonder what smartphone they will use that will interface with their W8.

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    • Whoa whoa whoa!! The US DoD did NOT adopt Win8. Microsoft is throwing it in Win8 as part of the general licensing deal that gives the DoD MS Office and SharePoint. It's on an "if you want to" basis with Win8. And the DoD has NOT certified Win8 for any mission-critical systems. Win8's adoption numbers are bad. Even Ballmer has said it's been "disappointing." 

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