Tom Keane, General Manager, Microsoft

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A year in review for Azure Government

Looking back over the past year and seeing the progress we’ve made gives us a real sense of momentum as we continue to double-down on our investments in Azure Government in 2018. As the engineering lead for Azure Government, my team looks at everything from where we build datacenters, to what hardware and networking we put in those ...

Federal agencies continue to advance capabilities with Azure Government

We’re continuing to see agencies advance their capabilities using Azure Government. Two agencies have recently issued new Authority to Operate (ATO) designations for Azure Government: the U.S. Air Force with a DoD Impact Level 4 ATO for its Common Computing Environment (CCE) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with a FedRAMP ...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

In support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, we're kicking off a blog series to share best practices from our experiences with our customers as part of our commitment to enabling U.S. government with a complete, trusted, and secure cloud platform. In today's guest blog, Ann Johnson, ...

Microsoft Azure Government Now Available from Six US Datacenter Regions

I am pleased to announce that Azure Government is commercially live in two additional datacenter regions in Arizona and Texas for U.S. government customers and their partners following my announcement late last year. With these expansions, Azure Government has capacity in proximity to government customers and partners on the East Coast, West...

Announcing Microsoft Azure Government services in the Cloud Solution Provider program

We are excited to announce that Azure Government services are now available through the Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP). The CSP program enables partners to make Microsoft Cloud services part of their customer offerings, expanding U.S. government customer options in meeting their mission goals. With the CSP program, partners can now ...

Microsoft Expands Data Offerings for Government with General Availability of Azure IoT Hub on Azure Government

We're excited to announce today that Microsoft has made IoT Hub available in Azure Government, the most secure and compliant cloud platform for U.S. government to run mission workloads. Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing industries such as utilities and retail, and now U.S. government customers and their partners will be able to ...

Azure Government – 3x Growth in 2016 and over 75 new capabilities in the last 90 days

Today I am with over 600 of our federal, state and local government customers and partners at the Government Cloud Forum 2016, in Washington D.C. The Forum is queued to take our audiences through breakthrough technology and solutions impacting citizen engagement, the empowerment of government employees, how agencies can optimize their ...

The most trusted Government Cloud for mission critical workloads – check the facts

A pivotal day today as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave a Mastermind Keynote at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, discussing Microsoft’s differentiated cloud for global good and how not all clouds are created equal.  Simultaneously, from a FedScoop FedTalk in Washington, DC, Jason Zander, CVP of our Microsoft Azure team, further elaborated ...