Now offering: Azure Government in pricing calculator

We are happy to announce the availability of the pricing calculator for Azure Government users! Consumers will now be able to calculate and estimate the cost of using Azure Government services by selecting one of the two “US Gov” regions we have added to the calculator. The calculator’s functions will allow users to estimate their monthly…

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Use Case: Azure Backup in Azure Government

Azure Government enables customers to utilize Azure Backup capabilities to target multiple Azure Government regions, leveraging the logical and physical controls of those regions. By utilizing Azure Backup, customers can use Azure as an alternative to long-term tape-based deployments with either System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) or directly from the operating system. Using an…


Azure Import/Export Service generally available in Azure Government

We are excited to announce the general availability of the Azure Import/Export Service in Microsoft Azure Government. The Import/Export service allows migration of large amounts of data in and out of Azure blob storage by shipping hard disk drives directly to the datacenter. This service is suitable in situations where you want to transfer several…

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ExpressRoute Dallas now available

ExpressRoute locations are facilities where ExpressRoute connections are available to Azure datacenters. We are happy to announce the lighting of the newest ExpressRoute in Dallas, US. This new location will be able to provide consumers in the area more convenience and allow them to save money as well. We will keep you updated as more…

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Join us! DC Azure Gov Meetup on open source technology in government –  Aug. 31 

The recent release of the White House’s Federal Source Code policy is just the latest example of how the federal government has come to embrace. open source ideology. This policy promotes efficiency and re-use by encouraging agencies to use open source code for custom applications and building communities around it. Please join us to discuss…

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We are seeking rock stars to become Microsoft MVPs for Azure

Are you, or anyone you know, driving transformation and making significant contributions to the wider technical community around Microsoft Azure?  If so, be sure to submit a nomination by August 31 to be considered for the October announcement of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program’s Azure category.  Nominations submitted afterwards could be considered for future…

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Stakeholders in the authorization to operate process

This is part one of a ATO-focused blog series covering the balancing act of achieving regulatory agility and compliance with ATO. This release focuses on ATO personas and their roles. The personas discussed today include system owners, agency ISO/ISSOs, Information System Security Managers (ISSM), Agency Assessors, the Operations/implementation team, and the Authorizing Official. System Owner…


CJIS Implementation: How Microsoft Government is Committed

When it comes to the CJIS Security Policy, Microsoft is committed to providing law enforcement agencies with trusted cloud services that are uniquely equipped and will help meet or exceed their CJIS compliance requirements. The CJIS Security Policy provides a secure framework of laws, standards, and elements of published and vetted policies for accomplishing the…


Department of Defense L4: FAQ

As more DoD customers look to leverage Azure Government cloud computing capabilities to modernize and create opportunities for agility within the mission space, there are a common set of questions that arise. We pulled the most frequently asked questions together to provide some guidance. Q: As a DoD customer, how do I acquire Azure Government? A: DoD…


New portal in preview for Azure Government

We are happy to provide a preview of our new Azure Government Portal (http://portal.azure.us). This portal provides an integrated experience allowing users to manage their Azure services and applications. Services included in the preview of the new Azure Government Portal are – Virtual machines (classic), Cloud services (classic), Storage accounts (classic), Virtual networks (classic), Audit…

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