What you need to know
- Microsoft announced three new cloud offerings today.
- The offerings are for financial services, manufacturing, and nonprofits.
- Microsoft also announced the first update for Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare.
Microsoft announced three new industry-focused cloud offerings today; Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services, Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing, and Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit. The new offerings are built to work with Microsoft services, including Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamic 365, and Power Platform. The goal of the services is to connect front-end productivity tasks to backend data management, according to an official that spoke with ZDNet.
Microsoft also announced the first update to Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare as well as the timing for the public preview for Microsoft Cloud for Retail.
Microsoft discusses what each offering provides in a blog post (opens in new tab):
The public preview for this offering is planned for March 2021.
Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing should be in public preview by the end of June 2021.
Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit should also be in public preview by the end of June this year.
Microsoft Cloud for Retail will be in public preview in March 2021. It's currently in private preview.
As reported by ZDNet, Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare will receive its first update in April of this year. It will include support for eight additional languages, features for virtual health, remote patient monitoring, care coordination, and patient self-service.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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