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Minnesota, powered by Microsoft, becomes first US state to move into the cloud

State of Minnesota SealIn a first that has been deemed "historic," though by who I do not know, Minnesota has become the first US state to move its communications and collaboration suite into the cloud.

Last year, Los Angeles switched to the enterprise version of Gmail, but this is the first entire state to move into the cloud. (We should point out that LA has a larger population than Minnesota, however...) The announcement mostly reads like a press release, highlighting and extolling the benefits that await other governments that decide to make the move to the Microsoft Cloud. It's more secure, it's cheaper, it's easily upgradeable and expandable, ... and so on.

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