Azure Government

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

Announcing compliance hub for Azure
Announcing compliance hub for Azure
To help customers meet their own compliance obligations across regulated industries and markets worldwide, Microsoft Azure maintains the largest compliance portfolio in the industry both in terms of breadth (total number of offerings), as well as depth (number of customer-facing services in assessment scope). A new Azure compliance hub page ...
Join us Jan. 27: Mastering cloud fundamentals for government in 2021
Join us Jan. 27: Mastering cloud fundamentals for government in 2021
The accelerated adoption of cloud last year due to COVID-19 was phenomenal; advancing IT modernization for many organizations while also bringing a wealth of lessons learned. While much progress was made, many government agencies find there can still be challenges to getting started with cloud. With that in mind, we invite you to RSVP and ...
Quickly deploy DoD STIG-compliant images and visualize compliance using Azure
Quickly deploy DoD STIG-compliant images and visualize compliance using Azure
This blog is authored by members of Microsoft’s Government Cybersecurity, Azure Global Critical Infrastructure team:  Michele Myauo, Principal Engineering Manager; Adam Dimopoulos, Senior Program Manager; and Shawn Gibbs, Senior Program Manager. At Microsoft, our security and compliance story is one of our greatest differentiators. ...
Join the meetup: Achieving speed to capability in government – Dec. 2, 2020
Join the meetup: Achieving speed to capability in government – Dec. 2, 2020
Today’s mission speed continues to outpace government’s ability to deliver modern capabilities to end users. To keep pace with mission demands, agencies are reimagining their IT efforts including leveraging powerful technologies such as continuous software deployment, container management, automated machine learning, and serverless PaaS...
Resources to accelerate your CMMC journey
Resources to accelerate your CMMC journey
We’re actively building out our program by developing resources for both partners and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) companies to leverage in their Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) journey. In a recent blog, Richard Wakeman, senior director of Aerospace & Defense for Microsoft Azure Global, shares current resources to ...
Join us Oct. 28: Balancing security + gov cloud innovation
Join us Oct. 28: Balancing security + gov cloud innovation
The proliferation of data combined with the speed of advancing technology bring complex challenges to government’s ability to protect itself from evolving cyberthreats while striving to accelerate cloud innovation. In support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we invite you to RSVP and join us for a virtual Azure Government Meetup...
Windows Virtual Desktop now generally available in Azure Government with FedRAMP High
Windows Virtual Desktop now generally available in Azure Government with FedRAMP High
As government agencies respond to the imperative of remote work, we’ve seen an increasing need for solutions that enable teams to work remotely while keeping relevant data within a securely managed environment. Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) in Azure commercial has quickly become a market-leading solution for enabling secure remote work. ...
Enhancing Zero Trust in Azure and Azure Government with Zscaler
Enhancing Zero Trust in Azure and Azure Government with Zscaler
This guest post was contributed by Zscaler’s Jose Padin, Director of Pre-sales Engineering for US Public Sector; and Anup Barde, Sales Engineer; and Microsoft’s Adam Dimopoulos, Senior Program Manager for Government Cybersecurity, Azure Global Critical Infrastructure As government users are working remotely now more than ever, the apps ...
What’s new in Azure Government
What’s new in Azure Government
Hear about the wide range of new Azure services and capabilities to help government organizations meet their critical needs in this video, What’s New in Azure Government, featuring Zach Kramer and Steve Michelotti of Azure Global Government Engineering for Microsoft Ignite 2020. In this video, Zach and Steve discuss the unique ways Azure ...
97 Azure Government services now authorized for DoD IL5 workloads
97 Azure Government services now authorized for DoD IL5 workloads
We continue to drive expansion of support for Department of Defense Security Requirements Guide (DoD SRG) Impact Level 5 (IL5) to all Azure Government regions. We’ve added 18 new services for a total of 97 services authorized for IL5 workloads in Azure Government – more than any other cloud provider. These services include a broad ...