How Microsoft enabled a highly regulated SAP landscape to support its new MS-Federal entity

In 2020, Microsoft implemented Microsoft Federal (MS-Federal) to bring all U.S. Government critical customer functions under the same organizational umbrella. To support the newly created MS-Federal entity, Microsoft carved out a complex dedicated landscape into Azure Govt Cloud. This migration represented Microsoft’s first Greenfield deployment of SAP S/4HANA at Microsoft, with end-to-end scope, as a highly regulated satellite system of Microsoft’s traditional SAP ECC Corporate Landscape on Azure. But how did the global company manage to adhere to compliance regulation on such a large-scale implementation?

  • Discover which tools and techniques Microsoft leveraged to complete this vast scope project in under a year
  • Understand how Microsoft accomplished this implementation with a fully remote and distributed team
  • Receive tips on how your organization can ensure regulatory compliance throughout your own transformation


Mike Taylor Microsoft
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Mike Taylor is the Microsoft Federal Chief Information Officer. In this role Mike is accountable for the enhancement and operations for all Systems and Infrastructure that support the Microsoft US Federal Business. Mike is a long-term Microsoft veteran with over 26 years of experience holding a variety of roles across the IT landscape. The most recent role for the last 13 years Mike was accountable for all internal SAP systems and the migration of those systems to fully run in Azure. This included overseeing all production assets as well as working with the various businesses to manage all change onto these platforms. In this role, Mike and his team also partnered with sales groups to help drive Microsoft’s go to market efforts with SAP. This includes helping align roadmaps/features, testing beta software at Microsoft, sharing experiences with many external customers, and speaking at conferences around the world. Mike holds a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from the University of Washington. He has also worked at the Boeing Company as a Design Engineer and at Accenture (Anderson Consulting) as a Consultant.

Frederic Huet Microsoft
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Frederic Huet manages the overall SAP Architecture team for Microsoft Core Service Engineering. Leveraging his three decades of experience covering all aspects of the SAP platform, he drives with his team the roadmap, design, and best use of the various SAP offering within the vast Microsoft ecosystem. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2017, Frederic had been a recognized and seasoned SAP professional with in depth experience leveraging and deploying SAP throughout many industries.