Jul 07, 2016,
by Sean O'Brien
The Internet2 community has a long history of collaborating with Microsoft across numerous disciplines at member campuses. Microsoft Azure and Office 365 joined the Internet2 NET+ portfolio of cloud services in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Since then both of the underlying services have evolved dramatically. In collaboration with Microsoft, the universities participating in these programs have determined the time is right to take a fresh look at both offerings and their capabilities. Microsoft has made a commitment to work with Internet2 member campuses on crafting a new NET+ Microsoft Cloud program specifically geared towards meeting the unique needs of researchers in our community.