U.S. Communities

Microsoft

Hardware, Software and Cloud Solutions

 
  • Phone: 800-546-0578
  • Fax: 800-846-2528
Overview

Insight can help maximize the value of your Microsoft investment.

Insight has significant experience and a successful history of providing Microsoft® product and licensing solutions to our customers on a global scale. Our unparalleled Microsoft product and licensing expertise continues to invest heavily in our Microsoft practice. We offer end-to-end Microsoft consulting and deployment, from pre-sales product and licensing consultation to post-sales implementation, integration, and management. Our industry-recognized Microsoft agreement management methodology provides the total software portfolio needed for your investment.

Our connection makes us stronger.

With over 150 dedicated Microsoft resources with licensing experts, product champions and renewal specialists, Insight has developed deep relationships with Microsoft executives & field leadership.

Licensing Solution Provider:

  • Microsoft Partner since 1992
  • No. 1 Microsoft Global Licensing Solution Provider
  • 17,000+ globally owned Microsoft agreements
  • 150+ dedicated Microsoft resources
  • 7M+ cloud seats sold
  • Software Asset Management (SAM) consultant team to simplify licensing

National Solution Provider:

  • 5M+ Exchange seats migrated
  • Software Asset Management (SAM) consultant team
  • Cloud-enablement specialists
  • Top 1% of Microsoft services partners
  • 14 Gold competencies, 2 Silver Competencies
  • Microsoft AzureTM and Infrastructure Partner Advisory council member
  • Technical cloud pre-sales specialists

Our end-to-end services will help you succeed.

We offer pre-sales and post-sales consulting services:

Microsoft licensing analysis

  • Cost analysis - ability to show long-term cost benefits of various Microsoft licensing vehicles

Microsoft licensing optimization

  • Technology workshops
  • Cross-vendor SAM services
  • Benchmarking - leveraging our extensive database to provide quantifiable data around cost leveling and expected incentives

Post Sales Deployment

  • 100+ Microsoft technical engineers
  • Support for the full Microsoft stack from a deployment standpoint
  • Access to Microsoft funding to offset deployment costs
  • Standard or customized statements of work, depending on the complexity of implementation/integration
Volume Licensing Agreements

How Enterprise Agreements will help your business

Insight and Microsoft have worked together to set up a government enterprise agreement specifically for U.S. Communities registered agencies. Through this agreement, agencies of all sizes will be able to qualify for government-specific pricing with a minimum of just 25 qualified users/devices.  All Microsoft software, including all cloud offerings, can be purchased through this agreement.

Enterprise Agreements coordinate and streamline your business software so your organization can run lean and increase productivity. We'll provide the tools, process resources and support services to maximize the value of your agreement throughout the lifecycle of your product(s). By combining the latest technical innovations with in-depth expertise and agile licensing management, you'll gain:

  • Simplified cloud-based management of your licensing agreements
  • Standardization across your enterprise to reduce overall cost
  • Guidance in adjusting your infrastructure to changing markets
  • Quarterly reviews to assure maximum value from your agreement
  • Contract management activities like benefits and cloud workshops

Enterprise Agreement management and support

Insight management and support provide vigilant oversight on the performance of your Microsoft investment through every stage of its lifecycle.

OnboardingComprehensive information to get you started:

  • Insight contacts
  • Program guide and review
  • Software Agreement (SA) benefits workshop
  • Cloud workshop

Reviews
Quarterly reviews to keep you on track:

  • License & SA benefits consumption
  • Product & program updates
  • Microsoft road map discussions
  • Project planning

True-ups
Quarterly assessments to add value:

  • Early planning & preparation
  • Custom reporting tools
  • Checkpoints & assistance

Renewals
Quarterly check-ins on your next step:

  • Early planning & preparation
  • Tools & resources
  • Checkpoints
  • License and SA benefits consumption

Enterprise License Dashboard

Insight also offers you access to the Enterprise License Dashboard, a cloud-based portal that can simplify management of your Microsoft agreements in one of two ways:

Concierge-level dashboard accessA comprehensive view of your Microsoft Enterprise Agreement details, with:

  • Company-wide visibility of your Microsoft license entitlement positions
  • Full visibility of Microsoft Volume Licensing programs

Premium-level dashboard access
Services to assist in Microsoft asset management and compliance:

  • A service to incorporate inventory information
  • An installations vs. entitlement evaluation
  • Software asset management capabilities
Azure

How Microsoft Azure will help your business

Azure leverages more than a hundred Microsoft data centers across the globe - more than any other public cloud provider. You can rest assured this solution will allow you to scale workloads rapidly. This enterprise-grade technology also offers world-class security and support.

Azure doesn't have to replace your current infrastructure - you can take advantage of a hybrid cloud. Many companies use Azure as an extension of their existing infrastructure, running some workloads on premises and others in the Azure cloud. Azure allows your company to:

  • Hyperscale up and down immediately.
  • Trade capital expenses for variable expense.
  • Reduction of datacenter management.
  • Increase speed and agility.
  • Go global in minutes.

The cloud solution for the modern workplace

Microsoft Azure offers myriad integrated services to help your business move swiftly, achieve more and decrease expenditures. Providing analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and Web services, Azure enhances modern business.

Offload management of some or all components

Azure primarily operates as an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution. However, certain Azure identity management services are considered Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings.

How Insight will help

From the initial assessment of your business needs to strategy, deployment and management, our team of experts will help you roll out Microsoft Azure.

  • Product and licensing specialists: Assist you to optimize your technology investment by leveraging the most appropriate licensing vehicles for your organization.
  • Technical pre-sales specialists: Insight's Azure Specialists that assist you with detailed Azure technology questions as well as partnering with you to identify a strategy on which workloads to move to the cloud.
  • Delivery architects and consultants: Nationally recognized Professional Services organization that assists you to design, assess, deploy, and manage your Hybrid Cloud environment
Office 365

How Microsoft Office 365 will help your business

Employees can work from anywhere, at any time, on any device with Microsoft's suite of cloud-based business productivity tools. With email, instant messaging, social networking and videoconferencing, you'll benefit from best-in-class collaboration and communication tools.

Office 365 streamlines teamwork like never before. Providing 1TB of storage per user, there's plenty of space for your files. Your team can easily stay in sync with file sharing, multiparty HD video and shared calendars. You'll also benefit from:

  • Verified compliance for major industry standards
  • Built-in enterprise-grade user and admin security controls
  • 99.9% uptime with a financially backed guarantee
  • Reliable upgrades and system support
Enterprise Cloud Suite

How Office 365 Enterprise Cloud Suite will help your business

With more devices, data and duties, employees need tools that facilitate constant and effective collaboration. The ideal solution enhances security, simplifies device management, unifies environments and enables seamless interaction across devices.

Combining Office 365™ E3, Enterprise Mobility Suite and Windows® Software Assurance per User, Enterprise Cloud Suite meets those requirements. Your company will gain significant value from:

  • A wide range of licensing options and add-ons
  • Built-in suite discounts not available for individual offerings
  • Simplified per-user licensing and license management
  • A consistent experience on any device or operating system
Enterprise Mobility Suite

How Enterprise Mobility Suite will help your business

We live in a mobile-first, cloud-first era where access to email, documents and rich productivity tools across devices is critical to remaining productive and competitive. But with confidential data being stored on these devices, security risks increase.

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite delivers secure and seamless access to the information and tools users need. As the only solution that offers managed mobile productivity with Office 365™, Enterprise Mobility Suite safeguards data on all devices without affecting personal data or requiring device enrollment.

  • Manage access to all corporate resources with a single identity.
  • Protect at the application, data, device and identity layers.
  • Work seamlessly with cloud services.
  • Enable conditional access to block unmanaged devices.

Why Enterprise Mobility Suite is right for your business

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite is the only enterprise mobility solution designed to help you safeguard and govern apps, data, devices and users. It incorporates Azure™ Active Directory®, Azure Rights Management and Advanced Threat Analytics.

Secure, flexible access

  • Single sign-on to any app, on any device
  • Corporate policy enforcement related to access from corporate or personal devices
  • Managed access to 2,500+ pre-integrated apps, as well as custom or on-premise apps
  • Provisioned and de-provisioned access for new, temporary or exiting users

Multilayered protection

  • Data encryption for documents and emails
  • Behavioral analytics predict cyberattacks and compromised data
  • Billions of authentication requests processed each week
  • Thwarts data theft, even if a device was lost or stolen

Low costs, fewer resources

  • On average, self-service password reset cuts help desk requests by 25%
  • Provides complete security at nearly half the cost of third-party offerings
  • Simple setup, automatic updates and streamlined connectivity to on-premise data centers
Getting Started

Getting Started 

To utilize Microsoft through the Insight Public Sector technology solutions contract, you must be registered as a participating agency with U.S. Communities. There is no cost for membership, no user fees or commitments. U.S. Communities is open to states, state agencies, counties, cities, schools, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and special districts. If you are already registered, please contact Insight Public Sector.

Placing an Order with Insight Public Sector

 Web: www.ips.insight.com/uscommunities 
 Tel. No. (800) 546-0578
 Email: uscommunities@insight.com

  1. To place an order online, you must first have an account with Insight and a web login ID and password. If you do not have a login ID, please contact your sales representative by phone or email to request one.
  2. Once you have your login information, visit www.ips.insight.com/uscommunities to enter in your user ID name and password.
  3. To locate a product, click on the product categories at the top of the page, or enter the manufacturer’s part number or keyword in the Search box. To select a product to order, click on Add to Order. Please contact your sales team if you cannot locate an item on our site and/or for volume pricing. 
  4. Once you have finished shopping, proceed to the checkout screens and follow the instructions as needed to complete your order.

Pricing

Microsoft products and services are competitively priced through the Insight Public Sector contract. Insight Public Sector's competitively-solicited U.S. Communities contract assures you of Insight’s best overall government pricing on our broad portfolio of products and IT service solutions.

FAQs

Is the Insight Public Sector contract competitively-solicited?
The U.S. Communities technology contract was awarded after the lead public agency, Fairfax County, Virginia, completed a competitive solicitation and thorough evaluation process and is available for nationwide use. Microsoft was named in the award under Insight Public Sector. For additional contract details, please see the Insight Public Sector contract.

If my agency already has an account with Insight Public Sector, do I need to set up a new account? 
No. Contact your Insight Public Sector Account Manager to have the U.S. Communities program linked to your existing account. 

 

Insight and Microsoft have worked together to set up a government enterprise agreement specifically for U.S. Communities registered agencies. Through this agreement, agencies of all sizes will be able to qualify for government-specific pricing with a minimum of just 25 qualified users/devices. All Microsoft software, including all cloud offerings, can be purchased through this agreement. Learn More