Azure Government

Updates for building solutions across Microsoft's Clouds for Government

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

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

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

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 ...

Join us online Sept. 30: How government can put AI into action

Today’s AI solutions perform increasingly complex tasks that can enhance government’s mission; from predictive maintenance to language translation to improving farming and expediting disaster response. While the magnitude of impact AI can have on agencies is significant, there are many roadblocks to adoption and understanding optimal ...

Microsoft publishes secure isolation guidance for Azure and Azure Government

Azure is a hyperscale public multi-tenant cloud services platform that provides customers with access to a feature-rich environment incorporating the latest cloud innovations. While a multi-tenant cloud platform implies that multiple customer applications and data are stored on the same physical hardware, Azure uses logical isolation to ...

Got CMMC questions? Join an ‘Ask Microsoft Anything’ session on Aug. 25th

In preparing for the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) from the Department of Defense (DoD), many customers and partners have asked for more information on how to prepare for audits, and about Azure accreditation and our CMMC acceleration program. On Tuesday, Aug. 25, you can get answers to your questions around how we ...

Strategies to stand up a modern gov software factory + cloud PMO

Today’s government organizations face ever-increasing and evolving mission demands, requiring greater speed and agility to modernize IT. Some agencies have discovered a path to success by establishing software factories and cloud PMOs to accelerate development and delivery of better mission apps. To learn more about this new approach, we ...

Azure Blueprint for NIST SP 800-171 R2 is now available in Azure Government and commercial clouds

Disclaimer: Customers are wholly responsible for ensuring their own compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Information provided in this post does not constitute legal advice, and customers should consult their legal advisors for any questions regarding regulatory compliance. Our recently released Azure Blueprint for NIST SP ...

Extract data from print and handwritten documents using Azure Form Recognizer

Now available in Azure Government, Form Recognizer is an AI-powered document extraction service that understands your forms, enabling you to extract text, tables, and key value pairs from your documents, whether print or handwritten. With just a few samples, Form Recognizer tailors its understanding to your documents, both on-premises and ...