Azure Government DC Hackfest + Training Recap

We recently completed our fifth Azure Government HackFest + Training event (this being the second one in DC) and it drew an even bigger crowd than the first DC HackFest event back in June! This is following from our last successful Azure Gov HackFest in Sacramento. We were excited to see 100 people in attendance…


Announcing new Azure Government capabilities for classified mission-critical workloads

Microsoft is partnering with the U.S. Government in the journey to the cloud, providing both infrastructure (IaaS) and platform (PaaS) offerings to enable digital transformation. Our government customers are responsible for the most sensitive data and the most critical applications in the country. We’re continuously expanding our support for highly-classified workloads, delivering advanced technologies like…

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Win10 Enterprise Now Available on Azure Government!

We are excited to announce that Windows 10 can be deployed from Azure Government Marketplace. You can now run Windows 10 to run Dev/Test scenarios or with your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution, all in your Azure Government Subscription. To get started, select Windows10 in the Portal to deploy, and click create, follow the steps…

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Department of Justice Issues a FedRAMP High ATO for Azure Government

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Justice Management Division (JMD) has issued two FedRAMP High ATOs for Azure Government. The DOJ performs critical services for U.S. Citizens with the mission “[t]o enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to…

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Deploy VDI in Azure Government

Many of our state, local, and federal customers have asked us to help move their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) users into Azure Government. Windows 10 in the Marketplace, plus Managed Disks, simplifies your ability to deploy VDI solutions within Azure Government and Citrix provides several options to help you deliver user workloads from the cloud….

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Azure Security Center coming to Azure Government

While cyber threats affect every organization and every individual, governments face unique challenges. Today, we are announcing Azure Security Center, which provides unified security management and advanced threat protection for hybrid cloud workloads, will be coming to Azure Government. From simplified management to new ways to block and detect threats, Security Center continues to innovate…


Data Science Virtual Machines are now available on Azure Government Cloud

This post was co-authored by: Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager, AI and Research For any questions, feel free to contact Gopi on Twitter: @zenlytix We are happy to announce the availability of the Data Science Virtual Machine on Microsoft Azure Government Cloud. Microsoft’s Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) is a family of popular VM images…

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

In support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, we’re kicking off a blog series to share best practices from our experiences with our customers as part of our commitment to enabling U.S. government with a complete, trusted, and secure cloud platform. In today’s guest blog, Ann Johnson, Microsoft…


Azure Government Los Angeles Hackfest + Training Recap

We are excited to share that following our first two successful HackFests in Sacramento and DC, we have just completed another successful event in Los Angeles, hosting 72 attendees! There was a lot of buzz in the air as the Microsoft Team set the stage for the HackFest by providing overviews on Big Data, Cognitive…


Join us Oct. 18! The Intersection of Cybersecurity & Digital Transformation for Gov

For government, cybersecurity isn’t only a challenge-it can be a roadblock standing in the path of long-awaited digital transformation. Agencies are tasked with balancing the highest security measures with innovation, as today’s employees and citizens alike insist that their data be conveniently available anytime, anywhere. RSVP & join us, Wednesday, October 18, 6 – 8:30…

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