Build 2020: Microsoft announces first cloud vertical with MS Cloud for Healthcare

Arif Bacchus

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Microsoft announced at Build 2020 the launch of the Microsoft Cloud For Healthcare, a new Microsoft Industry Cloud solution. The company says the solution seeks to integrate Microsoft Cloud with an “industry-specific data model” “cross-cloud connectors,” and APIs to better help serve the healthcare industry.

With The Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, many capabilities from across Microsoft 365 will come together. This includes Dynamics, Power Platform, and Azure. It will be powered by a common data model, which will allow the sharing of data across various applications to provide better analytics. The hope is that this will provide better service for patients and doctors, too by helping make it easier to deploy resources to the needs of hospital staff.

Microsoft says a public preview will be coming on May 19, with general availability bringing in the fourth quarter of the 2020 calendar year. In addition, although the healthcare industry will be served first with the solution, Microsoft is promising that additional industry-specific clouds will follow soon.