Azure Government ExpressRoute

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with James Walters about Azure Government ExpressRoute. James starts out by explaining what ExpressRoute is and what the primary benefits are for government customers. He also clarifies the difference between ExpressRoute for commercial versus Government and the DoD. Steve and James discuss how…


Azure Backup now available in US DoD and Azure Government Regions

Today we are announcing the expansion of Azure Backup to DoD and additional Azure Government regions. This expansion makes Azure Backup available in all Azure Government regions (US DOD Central, US DOD East, US Gov Texas, US Gov Arizona, US Gov Iowa, US Gov Virginia). Azure Backup can backup (or protect) and restore your data in…

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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…


VM Images update: February – May

We are pleased to share with you the most-recently published VM images from February through March that are now available for Microsoft Azure Government customers. Published in February- March Marketplace Images* – Added to Azure Gov and DoD: *All Marketplace Images now supported in DoD Regions! Bitnami added ~100 offerings DataStax Enterprise Enterprise Ethereum Alliance…

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Microsoft Azure Government Expands Support for Defense Industrial Base and Defense Contractors – Announcing Support for DFARS Requirements

Microsoft is furthering its commitment to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) by announcing support for Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirements for Azure Government Services. This allows DoD’s mission partners to host Covered Defense Information (CDI) in Microsoft’s secure, compliant cloud dedicated to US government workloads. DFARS…

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Register and join us May 12: Defense Contracting: Delivering on the Demands of Secure Cloud for DOD

Register to join Washington Technology and Microsoft on Friday, May 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., for a free morning event, at the Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner. Defense contractors, systems integrators and members of the Defense Industrial Base will gather to hear insights into technologies and strategies that can help deliver secure commercial cloud…


Microsoft Tech Summit DC to feature government-focused sessions – March 6-7

Are you headed to the Microsoft Tech Summit March 6-7 in Washington, DC?  If so, be sure to connect with the Azure Government Engineering team.  Among the more than 50 technical training sessions, we are hosting 14 government-specific sessions starting with a can’t-miss “What’s New in Azure Government Cloud” by Tom Keane, General Manager, Microsoft…

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Azure DoD Regions Accredited at Impact Level 5 and Now Generally Available

Earlier today Tom Keane, General Manager, Azure announced that Azure Government is the first and only hyperscale commercial cloud service to be awarded an Information Impact Level 5 DoD Provisional Authorization by the Defense Information Systems Agency. In addition, Azure Government regions dedicated to US Department of Defense customer workloads are now generally available. In…


DoD Region Preview frequently asked questions

Since announcing our Azure Government DoD Region Preview last week at Microsoft’s Government Cloud Forum, we have had overwhelming interest from customers and partners in participating.  We’ve spent time compiling answers to the most frequently ask questions we’ve heard to help customers and partners understand what this unprecedented investment from Microsoft means to the Department…


Preview of New Department of Defense Regions in Azure Government

Microsoft is pleased to announce the opening of the Preview of our new Azure Government Department of Defense (DoD) regions. As previously announced by Jason Zander, Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Azure, these regions offer a comprehensive cloud that is DoD information Impact Level 5-ready for infrastructure, platform, and productivity services. Microsoft is the only…