Azure Government

Updates for building solutions on Microsoft's Clouds for Government

Decoding AI: Part 2, From anomalies to action

Welcome to Part 2 of our Decoding AI: A Government Perspective learning series. In the previous module, we embarked on a fascinating journey into the world of generative AI. As we progress, our aim is to delve deeper into the ways AI can shape the future of federal processes and governance. Today, we will shed light on the indispensable role ...

Decoding AI: Part 1, Introduction to generative AI

Welcome to Part 1 of our Decoding AI: A government perspective learning series, where over the course of eight modules, you will learn about the emerging field of generative AI and what this technology can mean for government. This series will not only help you understand how generative AI can help increase your organization’s productivity, ...

Microsoft Azure OpenAI Approved as a Service within the FedRAMP High Authorization for Azure Commercial

Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI service is now included within the US Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High Authorization for Azure Commercial. This Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO) within the existing FedRAMP High Azure Commercial environment was approved by the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB). This ...

Azure Data Transfer authorized for Azure Government Secret and generally available for critical mission data types

Today, we are announcing the Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Level 6 (IL6) provisional authorization (PA) for Microsoft’s cross domain solution service, Azure Data Transfer. The IL6 PA provides authorization file transfer of software artifacts, associated files, and other restricted use data types, as well as Microsoft 365 documents and ...

Azure Virtual Desktop is now generally available in Azure Government Secret

Today we’re announcing that Azure Virtual Desktop received Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Level 6 (IL6) accreditation and is now available to all customers in Azure Government Secret. Azure Virtual Desktop enables government agencies to host secure, compliant, mission-critical workloads in Azure. Whether a government agency requires a...

How to use Azure-SSIS integration runtime to run SSIS packages in Azure and Azure Government

Integration runtime for Azure-SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) makes it possible to simply run SSIS packages in Azure and Azure Government. The feature provides similar functionality and behavior to when you schedule SSIS packages by using SQL Server Agent in your on-prem environment. Azure Data Factory provides the engine to execute ...

Azure Government Secret expands DoD IL6 services, receives highest level information categorization

In our previous blog post, we shared that Azure Government Secret achieved Provisional Authorization (PA) at Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Level 6 (IL6) in addition to Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503 Authorization to Operate (ATO) with facilities accredited at ICD 705. Today, we’re announcing that Azure Government Secret DoD ...

Defending Federal Systems with the Microsoft Sentinel Threat Analysis & Response Solution

This blog is jointly authored by Lili Davoudian, Senior Product Manager, Cloud & AI Security; Ashwin Patil, Senior Security Researcher, Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center; and Ron Marsiano, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Sentinel. With the growing need for federal agencies to evaluate coverage of respective threat detection ...

Jumpstart threat intelligence programs with the Microsoft Sentinel Threat Intelligence Workbook

We’re releasing the next evolution of the Microsoft Sentinel Threat Intelligence Workbook. This solution provides enhanced capabilities in indicator ingestion and indicator search, empowering organizations to centralize and correlate threat data across their workloads and operationalize these insights for investigation and response. As a ...