Government Press Materials

Cloud for Government

Driving government digital transformation with a complete, trusted cloud
Blog post
Oct. 25, 2016

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online is first to achieve a JAB P-ATO using the FedRAMP Accelerated Process
Blog post
Sept. 29, 2016

Azure Government cloud expands coverage with DoD Impact Level 4 Provisional Authorization, ITAR readiness and FedRAMP High
Blog post
June 23, 2016

FedRAMP confirms high compliance status on Microsoft Cloud for Government
Blog post
June 23, 2016

Microsoft Azure Government lays out new U.S. compliance milestones with FedRAMP High and DoD-only cloud
Blog post
March 15, 2016

Microsoft showcases strong law enforcement momentum for Azure intelligent cloud solutions at IACP
Blog post
Oct. 26, 2015

TASER International and Microsoft Corp. announce partnership to deliver a trusted cloud solution for law enforcement
Joint press release
Oct. 26, 2015

Microsoft ExpressRoute: Office 365, Azure Government Cloud, more partners, simplified billing
Blog post
Sep. 29, 2015

Texas WIC Aims to Improve Participant Experience with Microsoft Cloud Solution
Blog post
Sept. 9, 2015

Leading Law Enforcement Agencies Adopting Microsoft Azure Government Services, Citing Microsoft’s CJIS Compliance Approach
Blog post
June 24, 2015

Azure Government Achieves Significant Compliance Milestones
Blog post
Aug. 18, 2015

HUD Confirms Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Government is FedRAMP-Compliant
Blog post
Aug. 5, 2015

U.S. Air Force Soaring to the Cloud with Office 365
Blog post
July 15, 2015

An open, intelligent, secured and trusted cloud: the ideal mix for advancing digital government
Blog post
May 22, 2015

An agile, open cloud for a digital government
Infographic
May 22, 2015
Microsoft Cloud for Government brings together open technology, hybrid deployment choices, and innovative productivity and mobility services – built on a trusted security and compliance foundation.

Microsoft and NOAA Collaborate to Enable Data Access and Innovation Across Government and Industry
Blog post
April 21, 2015

Microsoft Azure Government now Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)-compliant for California law enforcement agencies
Blog post
March 11, 2015

Envisioning a cyber-centric cloud strategy
Blog post
Feb. 26, 2015

Interactive cloud map: Transforming government with the Microsoft Cloud
Interactive feature
Feb. 26, 2015

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Government Now Generally Available to All U.S. Government Customers
Blog post
Jan. 6, 2015

Microsoft announces U.S. general availability of Microsoft Azure Government
Press release
Dec. 9, 2014

Satya Nadella and Curt Kolcun: One Government Cloud Fireside Chat
Speech transcript
Dec. 9, 2014

Not All Clouds Are Created Equal
Infographic
Dec. 9, 2014

Microsoft Cloud for Government: The Most Complete Cloud for the U.S. Government
Blog post
Dec. 9, 2014

Announcing General Availability of Microsoft Azure Government
Blog post
Dec. 9, 2014

Blog Posts

Committed to empowering displaced people
Sept. 22, 2016

Committed to empowering refugees and displaced people around the world
Sept. 20, 2016

Enabling smarter transportation
June 6, 2016

Department of Defense directs DoD agencies to standardize on Windows 10
Feb. 17, 2016

Connecting Agencies and Citizens with Office 2016
Sept. 22, 2015

Microsoft empowering 10 U.S. cities with the cloud and new “Envision America” smart city program
Sep. 14, 2015

Microsoft and NATO sign landmark agreement to advance trust
Sept. 14, 2015

Windows 10: A New Operating System for Government IT
July 29, 2015

Cabinet-level Agency Health and Human Services Joins Other Federal Departments to Improve Collaboration, Productivity with Microsoft’s Office 365 Cloud Platform
Nov. 11, 2014

Surface now on GSA for U.S. Government customers
Nov. 3, 2014

Helping Improve Public Safety with a Secure, CJIS-Capable Cloud Platform
Oct. 27, 2014

Office 365 helps customers with IRS 1075 regulatory compliance
Oct. 22, 2014

Microsoft Embraces an Open Cloud for Digital Government
Oct. 22, 2014

Cities & Cybersecurity: Why Trust Microsoft?
Sept. 26, 2014

FedRAMP, Akamai, and Microsoft: Better together
Sept. 26, 2014

City maturity: Two international standards offer a leg up
Sept. 9, 2014

Reimagine your city and ride another wave of growth
Sept. 5, 2014

The era of “ambient intelligence” for cities
July 15, 2014

Lessons Learned from Microsoft’s CityNext Partner of the Year
July 14, 2014

Five Key Traits of Citizen-Centric Governments
July 14, 2014

World Cities Summit 2014: Takeaways for city leaders
June 30, 2014

Building the ‘data dividend’ for citizens
June 23, 2014

Climate change: It’s your move
June 19, 2014

Nation’s Largest County brings 100,000 employees together with Office 365
June 18, 2014

The County of Los Angeles ensures cost savings, modernization and compliance with Office 365 deployment
June 18, 2014

Milwaukee County upgrades to Office 365 to improve internal collaboration and comply with U.S. privacy and security requirements
June 02, 2014

3 ways to fund smart-city initiatives
May 12, 2014

Enabling mobility and ensuring compliance for San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
May 06, 2014

Ensuring “Always on, no matter what” cloud reliability
May 06, 2014

City Protocol Society: Helping cities evolve from intelligent organisms into sustainable ecosystems
April 16, 2014

San Francisco City and County upgrade cloud email to Office 365 to support critical public safety requirements in the cloud
April 10, 2014

First Microsoft Innovation Center in the U.S. to Open in Miami
May 02, 2014

3 keys to launching a citizen-service revolution
March 26, 2014
Microsoft in Government

State and local governments increase productivity and save millions with Office 365, Windows Azure and Surface Pro
March 19, 2014

North Carolina’s largest county saves $3.2 million with Office 365, Windows Azure and Surface Pro
March 19, 2014
The Official Microsoft Blog

3 ways Data as a Service (DaaS) helps cities run better
March 17, 2014
Microsoft in Government

Turning Today’s Urbanization Challenge into Tomorrow’s Opportunity
Feb. 27, 2014
Innovation Insights

Mobility first: 4 simple steps to connect your city and its workers
Feb. 18, 2014
Microsoft in Government

Mobility in cities: 3 amazing apps to transform the way you work
Feb. 10, 2014
Microsoft in Government

Microsoft helps NORAD capture the magic of tracking Santa’s journey
Dec. 18, 2013
Microsoft in Government

Why the world comes to Barcelona
Dec. 18, 2013
Microsoft in Government

Hamburg Port Authority – Productive 365
Nov. 21, 2013
Transforming Business

The smart reinvention of Barcelona
Nov. 20, 2013
Transforming Business

Microsoft CityNext transforms the ‘digital architecture’ of residents’ everyday lives
Nov. 15, 2013
The Official Microsoft Blog

State and local governments reap benefits of technology to transform cities
Nov. 14, 2013
Official Microsoft Blog

Microsoft Office 365 now available for use by California law enforcement agencies
Oct. 23, 2013
Microsoft in Government

Office 365 approved for purchase by the Department of Defense for e-mail and calendaring, unified capabilities and collaboration
Oct. 21, 2013
Microsoft on Government

Coming soon: Government-focused cloud services
Oct. 07, 2013
Microsoft in Government

The Enterprise Cloud takes center stage
Oct. 07, 2013
Official Microsoft Blog

Microsoft’s Windows Azure achieves critical Federal security milestone
Sept. 30, 2013
The Fire Hose

Department of Defense employees now able to use Microsoft Lync 2013 to connect to information network
Sept. 26, 2013
The Fire Hose

New York to move 120,000 state employees to Office 365
Aug. 13, 2013
The Fire Hose

CityNext: Imagining a new world with big data, smarter citizens, and better cities
July 10, 2013
Next at Microsoft

How Bridging A ‘Digital Divide’ Can Help Save Lives
Feb. 25, 2013
Official Microsoft Blog

Windy City Chooses Microsoft Cloud
Jan. 03, 2013
Official Microsoft Blog

Press Releases

The County of Los Angeles moves to the cloud with Microsoft
June 18, 2014
Security and compliance features, cost-savings and modernization key factors in county’s decision to deploy over 100,000 seats of Office 365.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department chooses Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 8.1 tablets
May 06, 2014
Unified platform helps meet the privacy and security CJIS requirements of the FBI, enables mobile workers and streamlines communications.

First U.S.-based Microsoft Innovation Center to debut in Miami
May 02, 2014
State-of-the-art Microsoft facility offers Miami-area residents programs and services to foster innovation, collaboration and community engagement.

Mecklenburg County, NC, goes all in with Microsoft and saves $3.2 million
March 19, 2014
Office 365, Surface Pro and Windows Azure are a winning combination for the largest county in North Carolina.

Scytl launches Smart Governance for Smart Cities
Nov. 19, 2013
Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, announced today the launch of its Smart Governance for Smart Cities solution, a comprehensive and secure online citizen engagement platform connecting citizens with one another and with city officials through binding and non-binding consultation processes.

Cities and local governments take on big challenges
Nov. 14, 2013
In the midst of rapid technology advances, cities and local government organizations, ever challenged to deliver more services with fewer resources, are emerging as the drivers of the national and global economy.

Microsoft unleashes fall wave of enterprise cloud solutions
Oct. 07, 2013
New Windows Server, System Center, Visual Studio, Windows Azure, Windows Intune, SQL Server, and Dynamics solutions will accelerate cloud benefits for customers.

Microsoft achieves FedRAMP JAB P-ATO for Windows Azure
Sept. 30, 2013
Windows Azure is the first public cloud platform, with infrastructure services and platform services, to receive a Provisional Authority to Operate from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board.

Microsoft CityNext: Coming to a city near you
July 10, 2013
Global public sector initiative enables cities to harness a new era of innovation through a people-first approach.

Leading Global Humanitarian Organization Selects Cloud to Help Enhance Capacity and Response
Feb. 25, 2013
Microsoft technologies to be implemented as the standard communications platform in Geneva and preferred option for Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies worldwide.

US Dept. of Defense Expands Access to Microsoft Tech
Jan. 04, 2013
U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and DISA to reduce IT costs while delivering advanced mobility, collaboration and cloud computing capabilities to personnel.

Fact Sheets

Lync 2013: Ready for Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Communications Fact Sheet
Sept. 25, 2013

Executive Biographies

Laura K. Ipsen
Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector

Joel Cherkis
General Manager, Worldwide Government Sales and Security

Lynne Stockstad
General Manager, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector