Chief digital and information officer for the MoD Mike Stone talked at length about his work in transforming the way the MoD works as a network, aiming to introduce a single logon, with the relevant permissions, for all staff. This will involve a massive migration process. Starting in April 2016, 20,000 users a month will be moved over to the new platform in a move that will take 12 months.
In practice this will be Office 365 “in a private instance,” hosted using Azure Stack. Stone likes to call the service “Azure in a box” and sees the ability to operate an autonomous cloud as hugely beneficial for the MoD.