Today the Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services launched into Public Preview. This is part of Microsoft’s expansion in its Tech for Industry campaign, which includes Microsoft Cloud for Non-Profit, Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing and the previously released Microsoft Cloud for Retail and Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare.
As Microsoft Gold Partners with a longstanding history in the financial services sector, this new cloud offering interests us due to its focus on industry regulation, compliance and security.
Here is a brief introduction to the release from the Microsoft blog:
“The Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services is an end-to-end solution designed for even the most complex control frameworks and regulatory requirements. By integrating existing and new capabilities in Microsoft 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft Power Platform, Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services unlocks unprecedented value. A robust partner ecosystem extends the value of the platform with additional solutions to address the most urgent challenges the financial services industry is facing today.
First and foremost, we meet you where you are with trust, multi-layered security, comprehensive compliance coverage, and scalability across the globe to deliver differentiated customer experiences, improve employee collaboration and productivity, manage risk, and modernize core systems. Applying cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI), Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services turns insight into action. Powered by a common data model and tools for professional developers and citizen developers alike, this cloud enables Microsoft’s partners and customers to easily add new value with extensions and additional solutions.”
As mentioned, Microsoft partners such as ourselves will be able to build new features, capabilities and custom solutions on top of what is already a useful and comprehensive tool for the financial services industry. We look forward to seeing what the innovation we can bring to our clients over the coming years.
Find out More About the Cloud for Financial Services
You can read more about Microsoft for Industry and the five currently announced unique clouds, and watch Satya Nadella’s video announcement here:
For more information, check out this blog from Corporate Vice President for Worldwide Financial Services at Microsoft: Announcing: Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services – Microsoft Industry Blogs or the Microsoft Ignite video: Introducing Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services | FS185 – YouTube
For more of our work in this sector, check out our experience, case studies, testimonials and more: Financial Services Software Development | Ballard Chalmers