New and Improved M365 for US Government Service Descriptions
Published Mar 11 2020 09:00 AM 2,390 Views

Microsoft 365 brings together our best collaboration tools into a cohesive and connected framework for productivity by design.  That may mean starting off in email, creating a Teams meeting, which kicks off a Flow to update a SharePoint list and so on.  The breadth of products we use to move seamlessly through our workday is impressive, and it can also be challenging.  So much more for our unsung heroes in the enterprise who make the planning, deployment, and governance of these distinct yet interconnected products and features hum.

Every hero’s quest requires the right tools, and we all know that knowledge is the ultimate tool.  So, where do we go to discover the secret languages these products require to coax the best from them?  Let’s talk about Service Descriptions - these handy articles live on the Microsoft Docs site and serve as your map of the realm the secret to any successful quest.

For those of you already familiar with wielding Service Descriptions, you know that they are many and varied; for those of us who work in the Public Sector domain, you know that information specific to our industry has not always been plentiful.  Until now.


We heard you!

Your input and User Voice entries were heard, and our Microsoft 365 for US Government Product Marketing and Product Engineering teams have been hard at work to create and update Government Community Cloud specific guidance in our Service Description offerings.  We now offer top level O365 guidance along with specific product documentation for Compliance, Enterprise Mobility and Security, Microsoft Defender, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, Power Platform, Dynamics and even Outlook mobile clients, oh my!


Having roots in SharePoint and OneDrive myself, I am happy to announce that these Government-specific guidance articles were just published this month.


If you haven’t taken advantage of these and are wondering what the hubbub is all about, you will be pleased to find helpful sections such as feature parity between the Commercial and Government Community are clearly called out to help you manage deployment planning and user expectations. 

Used as an overlay to the general Office 365 Service Descriptions and in conjunction with the M365 Roadmap, you will be better equipped than ever to explain what’s possible and what may yet be coming to your business stakeholders and plan for smoother rollouts.

And we’ll just keep working to make those tools better.  See the links below for the current list of our new service descriptions below:


Microsoft 365 for US Government Service Descriptions


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