Azure Government

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

Microsoft Azure Government and Booz Allen Announce Virtual Cloud Defense

Cloud Security Suite Brings Power and Simplicity to Securing Cloud Deployments Microsoft and Booz Allen Hamilton are pleased to announce the general availability of Virtual Cloud Defense (VCD) for Azure Government. Virtual Cloud Defense from Booz Allen helps Azure Government customers secure cloud workloads and protect data by deploying cost...

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 ...

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 ...

Securing your enterprise applications and virtual workspace with Citrix solutions and Microsoft Azure Government

Citrix and Microsoft continue to expand our strategic partnership to meet the security needs of the modern workforce with application and desktop virtualization and network delivery from Microsoft Azure Government. Citrix solution NetScaler is available now on Azure Government community cloud to help agency IT teams securely and efficiently ...

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 ...

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 ...

Microsoft Cloud in the UK now open

On September 7, 2016 Microsoft became the first global cloud provider to offer a complete cloud with data residency in the UK when we announced the general availability of Azure and Office 365 from new UK datacenter locations. The Microsoft Cloud in the UK empowers the digital transformation of businesses and public sector organizations, ...

With 23 states (and growing) – Microsoft is the CJIS cloud leader

In December 2012 Microsoft was the first hyperscale cloud provider to contractually attest to the applicable CJIS controls with a signed CJIS management agreement and CJIS Security Addendum. It was three years before any cloud provider. Since 2012, we have worked one-by-one to sign agreements with 23 other states and our goal of reaching all ...

Azure Government cloud expands coverage with DoD Impact Level 4 Provisional Authorization, ITAR readiness and FedRAMP High

Today we announced three major Azure compliance additions to support government entities and government partners. Check out the announcement by Tom Keane, Partner Director, Program Management of Microsoft Azure, to learn more about what this means for our US Department of Defense and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) customers and partners.

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