Microsoft Releases New Information for Defense Industry

Article By: Ardalyst

February 25, 2021

Microsoft published a slew of informational blogs today, and we’ve aggregated them below. Check out all the great work they’re doing and information they’re sharing for the defense industry.

Accelerating Department of Defense mission workloads with Azure | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft Azure – By Eric Brown – As the Azure engineering team continues to deliver a rapid pace of innovation for defense customers, we’re also continuing to support Department of Defense (DoD) customers and partners in delivering new capabilities to serve mission needs.

Understanding Compliance Between Commercial, Government and DoD Offerings – February 2021 Update – By Richard Wakeman – Understanding compliance between Commercial, Government and DoD offerings: There remains much confusion as to what service supports what standards best. If you have DFARS, ITAR, FedRAMP, CJIS, IRS and other regulatory requirements and you are trying to understand what service is the best fit for your organization then you should read this article.

Microsoft Expands Support for the DIB – Announcing Support for DFARS in Microsoft 365 Government – By Richard Wakeman – 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 the Microsoft 365 Government (GCC) cloud service offering. This extends the existing commitment to support DFARS in the Microsoft 365 Government (GCC High) cloud service offering.

Microsoft Expands Support for the DIB – Announcing Support for DFARS in Azure Commercial – By Richard Wakeman – 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 Commercial cloud services. This extends the existing commitment to support DFARS in the Azure Government cloud services.

History of Microsoft Cloud Offerings leading to the US Sovereign Cloud – February 2021 Update – By Richard Wakeman – Microsoft has evolved our cloud service offerings to include the US Sovereign Cloud with Azure Government, Microsoft 365 Government (GCC High) and DoD. This article puts the history in perspective of how we ended up with multiple clouds, as opposed to one instance with many data enclaves.

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