Microsoft announces Microsoft 365 for US Government Cloud environments

Microsoft today announced the availability of Microsoft 365 for US Government Cloud environments. Microsoft 365 brings together Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), and Windows 10 for US Government organizations without compromising on US compliance and security standards. Microsoft is also offering three cloud environments where data is isolated in the US and in its own separate physical infrastructure—servers, racks, networks. And these environments also meet the minimum bar for all government-specific regulations, data security, and privacy:

  • Government Community Cloud (GCC) is built to serve civilian government agencies at the state, local, and federal level.
  • GCC High is built to serve government customers in highly sensitive situations and the commercial organizations that do business with those entities, like air and defense contractors.
  • DoD Cloud is specifically for Department of Defense—not just the military, but also for agencies that sit within the armed forces.

Learn more about this announcement here. Microsoft today also announced several new capabilities for Azure Government customers including the availability of Azure Stack, two new Secret regions and more. Read about it here.

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