Army Completes Migration to Office 365, Google Workspace

The U.S. Army has completed its transition from the Defense Enterprise Email system to Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workspace. As a result, all email communications with 27,000 members of the military have been successfully migrated.

Iyer, a two-time Wash100 awardee, said in a LinkedIn post that the migration allowed the Defense Information Systems Agency to decommission DEE.

Now in the public domain for all to see, Google Workspace was granted Department of Defense (DoD) authorization on July 31st of this year.

After decades of service, the Department of Defense announced that Army Knowledge Online would be moving to SharePoint. By sunsetting hundreds of SharePoint sites, we’ll provide an easier transition and guarantee an effective transition process.

The Department of Defense made the move to Microsoft Teams, but is phasing out Unclassified Video Tele Conference worldwide. According to Iyer, the Army will do the same by the year 2023.

Their plan includes updating their phone systems and installing soft phones – a complete change that will better fit the Army’s needs in today’s digital world.

Iyer said each of these divestments have saved the Army tens of millions of dollars by freeing up extra funds for modernization efforts.

He mentioned plans for whiteboarding capability and intent to adopt smart collaboration tools.

One-touch joining for new smart collaboration devices is a unique feature of SFT. We’re replacing all of the legacy displays with these devices, which allows for seamless Team meetings that are also easy to share.

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