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Microsoft 365 GCC / GCC High Buyer’s Guide

The Microsoft 365 GCC / GCC High Buyer's Guide is a flight manual for organizations to make informed decisions around leveraging Microsoft 365 GCC options for compliance with DFARS, CMMC, and U.S. export controls.

Navigating Government Community Cloud (GCC) and GCC High Purchasing options

While Microsoft provides a number of options for organizations to consider when purchasing their 365 suite, members of the U.S. Defense Industrial Base may find it overwhelming to try to align their compliance requirements and business needs with the right combination of licenses.

Before committing to a solution, use this buyer’s guide to learn the key similarities and differences that will cut through the confusion so you can determine which version is right for you.

In this guide, you’ll learn about:

  • Data, compliance requirements, and more: how to identify whether GCC or GCC High is right for your organization
  • Questions to ask your Cloud Service Provider about achieving CMMC compliance
  • Licensing, add-ons, and packages: How to build a package for each type of user
  • Navigating and obtaining eligibility for GCC and GCC High licensing