Utilizing PaaS services and ARM deployment templates on Azure Government

There are many Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings available in Azure Government that you can easily leverage to build compelling applications. It is extremely easy to get up and running with PaaS services, and PaaS services offer a quicker path to compliance. Other than some different endpoints, developing with PaaS services in Azure Government…


New capabilities to enable your mission end to end

As we continue to focus on helping government customers secure their mission end to end, we’d like to share a set of new Azure capabilities to help US government customers deliver breakthrough outcomes. For in-depth coverage of these announcements and more, read Julia White’s blog ‘Enabling intelligent cloud and intelligent edge solutions for government.’ Update…


ServiceNow Digital Workflows coming to Azure Government customers

Microsoft and ServiceNow announced an alliance today to help deliver ServiceNow digital workflows to Azure Government customers; paving the way to secure modernization and helping to accelerate digital transformation. We announced this alliance at our Government Leaders Cloud Forum in Washington, DC. ServiceNow is changing the way government agencies work by expediting and simplifying the…


Join us: Women Leading Government Cybersecurity – Oct. 24 in Washington, DC

In support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, we invite you to RSVP and join us for a special edition Microsoft Azure Government Meetup, Women Leading Government Cybersecurity, Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6 – 8:30 p.m., at 1776 in Washington, DC. All are welcome to this free event, which…


U.S. Air Force awards $30M+ Enterprise IT-as-a-Service contract to Microsoft

Microsoft, Redmond, Washington, Oct. 4, 2018 The U.S. Air Force has awarded a transformational $30+M agreement to Microsoft to provide secure network access to DoD data and applications as well as enable access for mobile and remotely located users. Microsoft has a longstanding 30-year partnership with the DoD and this other transaction agreement (OTA) with…


Secure Development on Azure Government – Part 2

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Paul Fisher (Modern App Solution Center, Microsoft) and Joseph Bloom (Business Productivity, Microsoft) about how to set up a secure development environment on Azure Government. In this Part 2 (of the 2-part series), Paul and Joseph focus on setting up a secure…


Announcing Azure Security Center availability for Azure Government customers

As government agencies confront increased cyber threats, there is mounting pressure to build stronger defenses for their data, networks, and IT infrastructure. Today, we are announcing that Microsoft Azure Security Center is generally available and ready to help Azure Government customers with their cybersecurity challenges. With Azure Security Center, Azure Government customers get unified security…


Secure development on Azure Government – Part 1

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Joseph Bloom (Business Productivity, Microsoft) and Paul Fisher (Modern App Solution Center, Microsoft) to discuss how to set up a secure development environment on Azure Government. In this Part 1 (of the 2-part series), Joseph and Paul focus on securing the Azure…


Meetup replay: Future of Gov Security – Automated ATOs, Revamped TIC & Beyond

I recently had the opportunity to host a dynamic discussion among leading IT security and compliance experts at our latest Microsoft Azure Government DC Meetup, Future of Gov Security – Automated ATOs, Revamped TIC and Beyond, at 1776 in Crystal City, Virginia. With government accelerating its IT modernization efforts, the focus on strengthening security remains…


Service Health on Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Sami Kubba of Azure Customer Service Engineering about Service Health on Azure Government. The discussion begins with a definition of what Azure Service Health is, including the basics of how customers can increase visibility into their services and resources in Azure Government….