Release 1 came early in the programme, and migrated users from legacy systems onto the single, unified DII platform. This release included Microsoft Office, email, internet access and shared storage.
Release 2 provides increasing levels of information management and has been divided into three sub-categories – Alamein, Blenheim and Cambrai - each delivering new capabilities. Alamein, delivered capabilities to store and access information securely, including Enterprise Directory, Enterprise Search and Microsoft Office SharePoint Servers (MOSS), to enable collaboration and document management.
Blenheim adds the full electronic document and record management, Medium Grade Messaging, Public Key Infrastructure encryption and Smartcards which enables users to encrypt and sign their messaging and discussion forums.
Finally, Cambrai delivers capabilities for information sharing and interoperability, including secure email exchange and web browsing between the MOD and partner organisations, desktop videos and voice conferencing services, and reporting and scanning.