Azure Government

Insights, how-tos and updates for building solutions on Microsoft's cloud for US government

Azure Government, Supporting Critical Missions with the NIST CSF

Updated: 6/8/2017 Updated again: 7/10/2017 In light of Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is once again top of mind for our community. At Microsoft, we maintain a dedicated CSF program, integrated into the overall risk ...

Deploying a Suspicious Activity Bot in Azure Commercial or Azure Government

Having spent many years in the Public Sector space, I have made a lot of friends on both the contractor and government employee sides of the aisle. So we are always having conversations about how Azure is making the world better both commercially as well as in the Public Sector space. Because of that, my mind is always thinking about how Azure...

Microsoft Azure Government Expands Support for Defense Industrial Base and Defense Contractors – Announcing Support for DFARS Requirements

Microsoft is furthering its commitment to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) by announcing support for Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirements for Azure Government Services. This allows DoD's mission partners to host Covered Defense Information (CDI) in Microsoft'...

VNET Peering generally available for Azure Government

Earlier this year we were able to bring VNET peering to Azure Government, with all of the same functions as commercial Azure. We are aware that government agencies often have complex networking requirements.  This means that VNET peering is a key ask from our customers and are glad to provide this solution for our customers.   VNET peering...

Eight new service offerings added to Azure Government certification scope

We are pleased to announce the addition of Azure Resource Manager, Automation, Azure Batch, Log Analytics, Azure Media Services, Policy Administration Service/RBAC, Redis Cache, and Scheduler to certification scope in Microsoft Azure Government. Each of these service offerings has received Joint Authorization Board (JAB) approval for addition...

Azure Government Cloud expands P-ATO scope with addition of five new offerings

We are pleased to announce that Azure’s Government Cloud has expanded its FedRAMP Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO) with the addition of five new offerings. Service Bus, Notification Hubs, Site Recovery, StorSimple, and Backup have all received Joint Authorization Board (JAB) approval for addition to Azure Government’s P-ATO ...

Microsoft and Fortinet Extend Partnership to Secure Mission-Critical Workloads in Azure Government Cloud  

Co-author: Chad Whalen – VP Cloud Security, Fortinet Fortinet and Microsoft today announced an extension of their partnership to protect the cloud environments of their joint government customers. The US Federal Government sets the world’s highest security standards for data protection. Other public institutions, like state and local ...

Log Analytics and Microsoft Operations Management Suite Portal now available in Microsoft Azure Government 

We are excited to announce the general availability of Log Analytics and the Operations Management Suite Portal in Microsoft Azure Government.   Log Analytics in Operations Management Suite Portal  Log Analytics is a service in Operations Management Suite (OMS) that helps you collect and analyze data generated by resources in your cloud ...

Compliance is a commitment, not a checkbox

With the recent heartbreaking public safety events in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Minnesota and other locations around the United States, it was inspiring to have the opportunity for Microsoft to participate in the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) User Conference. It included over 700 law enforcement professionals ...

Azure proves leadership in disaster readiness by becoming the first hyper-scale cloud to achieve ISO 22301 certification

Many of you have asked us about how we plan and prepare in Azure so that you can learn from our best practices as well as have the peace of mind that your applications, and data, are safe and available in Azure. Today we are pleased to announce that Microsoft Azure has achieved ISO 22301 certification. Microsoft is the first hyper-scale ...
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