Microsoft has won a major cloud computing contract with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which will see the department’s shift its email and productivity applications over to Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure.

Microsoft is billing the announcement as one of the largest federal cloud deployments to date. It will see the USDA move 120,000 users over to Microsoft Online Services. In the process it will consolidate 21 different messaging and collaboration systems into one. The shift will take place within the next month.

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