General availability of Storage Service Encryption and “Secure transfer required”

*Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Storage Service Encryption for Azure Files Storage, as well as the “Secure transfer required” feature now being supported in the Azure Government Storage account. Storage Service Encryption for Azure File Storage Azure File Storage is a fully managed service providing distributed and cross platform storage….

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Azure Cyber Analytics Program for Power and Utilities Partners

Microsoft is deeply aware of the importance of cybersecurity for companies supporting the electric grid and is committed to helping partners and customers secure their nations’ most critical of critical infrastructure. In furtherance of this commitment, we are announcing a cyber program: “Microsoft Azure Certified Elite Partner Program for Cyber Analytics in Power and Utilities”. Microsoft…

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Announcing the Cognitive Services White Glove Program for All Azure Government Customers

Earlier this year we announced the initial release and public preview of Cognitive Services in Azure Government. From talking with you, we understand that building Artificial Intelligence in your application has proved to be a daunting task, but we’re now here to help! Azure Government is expanding the Cognitive Services public preview with the launch…


Join us: Advancing Digital Government in the Cloud — July 26

It’s no secret that cloud computing empowers organizations to deliver better government. While cloud adoption is still in early stages, how to take advantage of new technologies is at the forefront of every government IT department. Hear from government and industry IT leaders who are paving the way to advance digital government at the Microsoft…

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Florida finalizes CJIS Technical Audit on Microsoft Government Cloud Services

The audit is to ensure compliance with the FBI Criminal Justice Services Security Policy At Microsoft, we consider compliance a commitment, not a checkbox. As part of that commitment, we seek opportunities to collaborate with the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) regulators and our customers on our approach to compliance, our commitment to Justice and…


What does it take to migrate to Azure Government?

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Scott Gruenemeier about what it takes to migrate to Azure Government. Scott draws upon his vast experience working directly with customers to clearly articulate the most important steps for getting started with your cloud migration. Steve and Scott discuss the types of…


Azure Media Analytics Now Available on Azure Government

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of Azure Media Analytics on Azure Government. Azure Media Analytics is built on top of Azure Media Services, and provides a host of extremely compelling features that enable a wide range of government scenarios. Examples of just some of the scenarios that Azure Media Analytics enables are:…


Microsoft Azure Enables NIST CSF Compliance: Protect Function

Today, as part of our ongoing support of the Cybersecurity Executive Order, I am pleased to announce the second release in a series of documents on enabling compliance with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) through Microsoft Azure services. This release specifically outlines how to implement the Protect function requirements using the services offered by Azure….

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New Operations Management Suite Solutions Available

Since Operations Management Suite (OMS) GA’d in Azure Government in October 2016, we’ve added features and solutions that continue to improve your experience. Key capabilities added since GA include NEW: O365 Analytics Solution (support for Office 365 for Government) NEW: Service Fabric Solution NEW: SCOM Assessment Solution NEW: Capacity and Performance Management Solution NEW: DNS…

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Microsoft Azure Government Now Available from Six US Datacenter Regions

I am pleased to announce that Azure Government is commercially live in two additional datacenter regions in Arizona and Texas for U.S. government customers and their partners following my announcement late last year. With these expansions, Azure Government has capacity in proximity to government customers and partners on the East Coast, West Coast and Central…