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How to Gain Eligibility for Office 365 GCC High

Below are quick instructions on starting the eligibility process. After you submit your eligibility application and receive the first communications from Microsoft, you will need to submit a contract to the Microsoft team that calls out ITAR, Export Controlled, CUI or DFARS 7012 as requirements. Please ensure that you are getting a Category 3 approval and not a Category 2 approval (which will only cover Azure Government).
Also, you should check out the Office 365 Licensing Guide before starting your eligibility to get an understanding of what feature sets are currently available in each tenant type respectively. Let's get started! 
Once you have the email confirming eligibility from Microsoft, just forward it to (licensing@summit7systems.com) and we can provide your Office 365 GCC High licensing quote.

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NOTE: Please select “customers handling government-controlled data" in the form.



About Shawn Hays

Shawn is a communication and collaboration professional. Prior to Summit 7 Systems, Shawn excelled as a marketing and PR strategist – working within health care and public relations consulting. During his career, he has served as the sole business development manager of a small IT-centric government contracting business and as a publications lead within a large defense and aerospace company. He graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with undergraduate degrees in Physics and Communications, and Tennessee Tech University's MBA program in 2017. It is this technical know-how and ability to convey various subject matters to, both, technical and non-technical audiences that brought him to Summit 7 Systems. In addition, Shawn is a super user of Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365, and possesses a high degree of ITIL process improvement experience.