Azure Government

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

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...

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

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Commercial best practices for DevSecOps in Defense

The Department of Defense has taken several measures to integrate a DevSecOps strategy across its entire organization. For example, the DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative is a joint effort on behalf of the Chief Information Officer and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment to integrate tools and services ...