CalCloud VHSS Announcement: Microsoft Office 365 (O365)

The California Department of Technology (CDT) is now offering Microsoft Office 365 (O365).  These new services, a CalCloud Vendor Hosted Subscription Service (VHSS), offer Microsoft Office Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)  Productivity tools, Email and Collaboration tools.

Benefits include:

  • Microsoft Office is licensed per user and can be installed across multiple platforms.
  • The latest version of Microsoft Office will be accessible online.
  • Each user will have 1TB of secure encrypted file storage in the cloud providing ease of access at work, home or on-the-go.
  • Microsoft Email users will have a 50GB mailbox with unlimited Email Archiving and eDiscovery. Data will be encrypted at rest and in transit.
  • Microsoft Collaboration tools include Share Point and Skype for Business (IM, and Video and Voice conferencing).
  • Delegated Provisioning Portal offers customer self-service to provide O365 products to users.

New Services:

Customers have the option of choosing from one of the following three service bundles:

Office 365 Services and Features

G1

G3

G4

Email – Business-class email, calendar and contacts with 50 GB inbox.

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Intranet site & Social Network – Intranet with customizable security setting. Corporate social network to help employees collaborate across department and locations.

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Skype & Instant Messaging – Unlimited online meetings, IM and HD video conferencing up to 250 participants.  Includes Skype for Business app.

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Storage – Personal  File storage and sharing with 1 TB storage per user.

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Version options for Office Suite – Online versions of Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more.

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Applications & Platforms – Fully installed Office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Publisher and OneNote on up to 5 PCs or Macs per user.  Office on tablets and phones for the full, installed Office experience on up to 5 tablets and 5 phones.  Up to 15 Office suite installs per user.

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Archiving – Archiving with unlimited storage, Rights Management document level encryption, Data Loss Prevention, Email Encryption and eDiscovery.

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Communication  – Unified Communications to make calls using a PC or mobile device (iOS, Windows Phone, Android) and enhance PBX phone system with the enterprise call capability of Skype for Business.

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The cost of each bundle will depend on each department’s current licensing. If a department already has a Microsoft Enterprise Licensing Agreement ( MELA) with Software Assurance,  the cost will be lower than if a department is purchasing new licenses.  Please refer to our Service Catalog  for more detailed descriptions of these services and the associated rates.

These additional services are currently available and can be obtained through a Service Request.

Upcoming Events:

Three Customer Forums will be held at California State Lottery:

Contact:
If you have questions or need further clarification, please contact your CDT Account Lead by using the Account Lead Lookup, or call the Customer Delivery Division at (916) 431-5476.