Public Sector, Local/State Government topics Public Sector, Local/State Government topics Mon, 18 Oct 2021 03:36:48 GMT PublicSector 2021-10-18T03:36:48Z Register and join 9/29: AI in Government featuring speakers from NASA Johnson Space Center <P>Register &amp; join us Sept. 29, from 6-7 p.m. ET for a jam-packed #AzureGovMeetup on #AI in government featuring speakers from NASA Johnson Space Center.&nbsp; This virtual event is free and open to the public - we hope to see you there!&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">AI in government | Meetup</A></P> Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:11:38 GMT Tina Meek 2021-09-28T17:11:38Z Compare GCC and Commercial <P>How can we easily determine if specific security and compliance features that are available in the commercial clouds are also available in the gov clouds?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I am currently using trial and error, but this is not very efficient.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Is there a detailed comparison matrix somewhere?</P> Wed, 15 Sep 2021 12:56:30 GMT Dean Gross 2021-09-15T12:56:30Z Full Microsoft Search (Acronyms, Locations, etc.) in GCC <P>I see that Microsoft Search is coming to GCC soon, but without key features such as acronyms and locations. Are there plans for these features in the future or do we need to plan for alternatives?</P> Fri, 03 Sep 2021 16:34:28 GMT MElkinsAW 2021-09-03T16:34:28Z How to prepare for CMMC compliance as a defense industrial base supplier using the Microsoft cloud <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MSC17_ranTech_034-900x360.jpg" style="width: 900px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="MSC17_ranTech_034-900x360.jpg" alt="MSC17_ranTech_034-900x360.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Check out the latest article on the industry page on <A href="#" target="_self">how to prepare for CMMC compliance as a defense industrial base supplier using the Microsoft cloud</A></P> Wed, 01 Sep 2021 21:43:32 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2021-09-01T21:43:32Z M365 Government Community Call - August 2021 <P>Next week the #M365GovCommunityCall team is discussing The New Hybrid Workplace, and we hope you'll join&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="30847"></LI-USER>&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="37028"></LI-USER>&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="202550"></LI-USER>&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="213228"></LI-USER>&nbsp;and special guests Brian Moy (Global Com) and Justine Kline (USAF Civilian Service) in the LinkedIn Live Discussion!</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="M365govLIbanner.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="M365govLIbanner.png" alt="M365govLIbanner.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>Register here to get notifications for this and future calls: <A title="Click to Register for the M365 Government community Call " href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></SPAN></P> Thu, 05 Aug 2021 17:05:34 GMT Jay Leask 2021-08-05T17:05:34Z M365 Security and the White House EO Meetup today <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1627051779949.jfif" style="width: 600px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="1627051779949.jfif" alt="1627051779949.jfif" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" data-attribute-index="0" data-entity-hovercard-id="urn:li:fs_miniCompany:1035" data-entity-type="MINI_COMPANY" target="_blank">Microsoft</A>&nbsp;365&nbsp;<A href="#" data-attribute-index="2" data-entity-hovercard-id="urn:li:fs_miniCompany:30984" data-entity-type="MINI_COMPANY" target="_blank">Meetup</A>&nbsp;for Government -&nbsp; Tonight 2-3pm PST |5-6pm EST Tues July 27th</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Is your organization working to modernize cybersecurity posture with Zero Trust principles or subject to the Executive Order? If so, this event is for you!</SPAN><BR /><BR /><SPAN>You have heard the news that in light of “persistent and increasingly sophisticated and malicious cyber campaigns” that threaten the security and privacy of our government and our people, the White House issued an “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.”</SPAN><BR /><BR /><SPAN>Bring your questions and join our panel of industry security experts to discuss where Microsoft 365 fits in the equation for these and other new policies for Federal, State, and Local government agencies. RSVP <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</SPAN><BR /><BR /><SPAN>Presenters:</SPAN><BR /><SPAN>Steve Faehl – US Security CTO, Microsoft</SPAN><BR /><A class="link" title="" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener ugc"></A><BR /><SPAN>Kent Cunningham – CTO for Microsoft US Federal Civilian Health, Financials, Energy &amp; Logistics</SPAN><BR /><A class="link" title="" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener ugc"></A><BR /><SPAN>Vishal “VJ” Amin – Managing Director, Security Compliance &amp; Identity, Microsoft Federal</SPAN><BR /><A class="link" title="" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener ugc"></A><BR /><SPAN>Steve Winter – Executive Vice President, Planet Technologies</SPAN><BR /><A class="link" title="" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener ugc"></A><BR /><BR /><SPAN>Moderator:</SPAN><BR /><SPAN>Andrew Kagan - CTO, Planet Technologies</SPAN><BR /><A class="link" title="" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener ugc"></A></P> Tue, 27 Jul 2021 18:33:59 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2021-07-27T18:33:59Z Running my CMMC Training on Microsoft Teams <P>Hello all jgmac1106. I see many familiar avatars from the interwebz. Thx for having me.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Currenty running a five week course about CMMC using Microsoft Teams</P> Mon, 03 May 2021 10:51:23 GMT jgmac1106 2021-05-03T10:51:23Z Viva for Gov <P>Viva is an exciting platform that can add value to any organization. Noting that M365 for gov usually has limited features when compared to Enterprise, what are Viva limits in Gov?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thanks!</P> Thu, 04 Feb 2021 15:03:37 GMT chuckpiot 2021-02-04T15:03:37Z Microsoft Stream video to text file How do I convert a Stream video to a text file or Word document? I did not have live caption on therefore no transcript was created. Wed, 03 Feb 2021 04:13:04 GMT tdavidson5 2021-02-03T04:13:04Z Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) Feb 11, 9 AM PT: Microsoft Lists <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Microsoft Lists AMA Announcement Option 1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft Lists AMA Announcement Option 1.png" alt="Microsoft Lists AMA Announcement Option 1.png" /></span></P> <P>Microsoft Lists is now available with full functionality in GCC, GCC-High and DoD clouds. Bring your questions and feedback about Microsoft Lists to this 'Ask Microsoft Anything' (AMA) event on February 11, 9:00 AM PT. Members of the Lists product team will respond to posts within that hour. Click <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A> to check out the full announcement.</P> Thu, 28 Jan 2021 23:26:23 GMT Meenah_Khosraw_IS 2021-01-28T23:26:23Z Excel Makro Zellen fortlaufend einfügen <P>Hallo liebe Community,</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>ich hätte folgende frage an euch ich habe ein Tabelle und möchte das ich mittels Makro eine Muster Zelle am ende der Tabelle einfügen kann beim ersten mal klappt es super die neue Zelle landet bei M beim nächsten mal landet sie allerdings wieder bei M ich hätte sie aber gerne bei N und so weiter.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>ich danke im voraus&nbsp;</P><P>der code des Makros lautet :&nbsp;</P><P>Sub Makro1()<BR />'<BR />' Makro1 Makro<BR />'</P><P>'<BR />Sheets("Tabelle2").Select<BR />Columns("A:A").Select<BR />Selection.Copy<BR />Sheets("Tabelle1").Select<BR />Columns("M:M").Select<BR />ActiveSheet.Paste<BR />End Sub</P> Mon, 11 Jan 2021 16:14:53 GMT Thies27 2021-01-11T16:14:53Z Office 365 ATP integration with Arcsight SIEM <P>Hello Everyone,</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I'm trying to integrate Office 365 ATP with ARCSIGHT SIEM solution.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>If I can be referred to a proper documentation or video guide to get this achieved will mean a great deal to me as I'm working on a project.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Kind regards</P> Sun, 10 Jan 2021 23:27:33 GMT Adonor1 2021-01-10T23:27:33Z Apps not showing on iOS PowerApps app <P>For GCC folks deploying PowerApps for use on mobile platform, on the Login screen for the app, at the bottom right corner, there's a settings gear.&nbsp; You must set your Region for your environment.&nbsp; The default is "Global" and had to set ours to "US Government GCC" for the apps to appear.&nbsp; Took me a while to find this as I was searching PowerApps docs instead of GCC-specific PowerApps docs.&nbsp; As soon as the Region was set correctly, the apps were there.&nbsp; Perhaps this should be in the troubleshooting document?</P> Wed, 06 Jan 2021 22:36:51 GMT melkinsco 2021-01-06T22:36:51Z Trying to find a Microsoft contact to team on a DHS contract as a technical advisor <P>The Microsoft website appears to have no way to find and a group in the public sector space to chat about teaming.&nbsp; I have contact 6 or so Microsoft folks on LinkedIn within the public sector space but no one responds.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>What do I do , keep stalking folks on LinkedIn?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Jonathan</P> Mon, 28 Dec 2020 22:22:48 GMT JPJenkins 2020-12-28T22:22:48Z Records Retention Time Limits <P>Hi,</P><P>In GCC High - Records Management - File Plan - We are importing using the provided template. The import was rejected showing the error "RetentionDuration. Error. The value of RetentionDuration cannot be larger than 24855" Is this a limit of the file import function or is this a limit of GCC High Records management.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Not a big issue per se. 24855 (a wee bit over 68 years) should cover almost all non-permanent records. However, some orgs that work with hazardous materials or environment issues have record retention rules that require 75 years or more. Finally, curious to know why 68.0958904109589 years is the max retention. It is a unique number :)</img>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thanks!</P><P>Chuck Piotrowski&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> Thu, 10 Dec 2020 22:32:24 GMT chuckpiot 2020-12-10T22:32:24Z Invitation to join government & industry speakers Dec. 2 at the #AzureGovMeetup <P>Join our Azure Government user community Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30pm ET for a virtual #AzureGovMeetup. We have an excellent lineup of government &amp; industry speakers sharing tools, tech and best practices to help agencies achieve speed to capability. Featured speakers from White House Presidential Innovation Fellows, IRS, CloudBees, Red Hat, SAIC &amp; Microsoft.&nbsp; Check out the agenda and RSVP here:&nbsp; <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:49:38 GMT Tina Meek 2020-11-24T17:49:38Z Seeking Techincal/Sales assist <P>I'm with AT&amp;T and one of our shared civilian clients is about to undertake a migration (Blackberry - to - InTune) and has some questions.&nbsp;&nbsp; We'd like to add an InTune SME to the project team, could someone get in touch on this?</P> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 15:21:00 GMT ADewing 2020-11-16T15:21:00Z Enterprise to Government Compliance Center Functionality Compariston <P><SPAN><LI-USER uid="35648" login="sarah gilbert"></LI-USER> Chris Hoard recommended that reach out here and seek your wisdom.&nbsp;&nbsp;I seek a functional comparison chart for the E series (licesenses) to the equivalent G- Government for Compliance Center.&nbsp; Is there such a comparison available? The challenge is that we have former non-gov IT folks now working in Gov and they are seeking/expecting functionality that was in Enterprise M365, but _appears_ to not be in Gov. We seek a "this is in e, but not in g"&nbsp; kind of resource. Is there such a thing? Thanks for the help and clarity on this front will greatly improve our M365 adoption!&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Fri, 13 Nov 2020 15:18:08 GMT chuckpiot 2020-11-13T15:18:08Z Join us Oct. 28: Balancing Security + Gov Cloud Innovation <P>RSVP to join the Azure Government user community, Oct. 28 at 6:30pm ET, for a virtual #AzureGovMeetup. We have an excellent lineup of speakers who will discuss &amp; share best practices on balancing security + gov cloud innovation. Check out our speakers &amp; agenda. This event is free and open to the public. We hope to "see" you there!&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></P> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:59:21 GMT Tina Meek 2020-10-22T17:59:21Z Bringing you the Day of Data, in partnership with NASA <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AstronautOnSpaceWalk.jpg" style="width: 624px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="AstronautOnSpaceWalk.jpg" alt="AstronautOnSpaceWalk.jpg" /></span></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>We are excited to partner with NASA to launch the Day of Data, where you can explore how data powers our astronauts, our space missions, and our world. Attend live events with astronauts and rocket scientists, introduce your children to data using scaffolded lesson plans, try your hand at space-themed data challenges, and more!</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>For more information about Day of Data, check out these&nbsp;<STRONG><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Education</A>&nbsp;</STRONG>and&nbsp;<STRONG><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Excel</A>&nbsp;</STRONG>blog posts.</SPAN></P> Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:42:49 GMT Sharon910 2020-10-14T15:42:49Z Join us Sept. 30th - How government can put AI into action <P>RSVP and join us tomorrow, Sept. 30 at 6:30pm ET for a virtual #AzureGovMeetup where speakers from the DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, Department of Energy, Defense Intelligence Agency, CrowdAI Inc, and Microsoft discuss &amp; demo ways government can put AI into action. Check out the agenda and RSVP for this free event&nbsp;&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></P> Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:16:10 GMT Tina Meek 2020-09-29T17:16:10Z Ask your questions on using Intune for the Government Cloud <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="mem-ios-ama_early-access.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="mem-ios-ama_early-access.png" alt="mem-ios-ama_early-access.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">Early access is now open!&nbsp;</FONT></STRONG></P> <P>Visit the&nbsp;<A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Endpoint Manager AMA space</A>&nbsp;and click "<STRONG>Start a New Conversation</STRONG>" to post your question. Our expert&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="207812"></LI-USER>&nbsp;will be online answering questions on using Intune/ MEM for Government (MEM = Intune + Configuration Manager) for iOS and Android devices.&nbsp; The AMA goes&nbsp;live&nbsp;tomorrow on, Tuesday, August 11th from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Find out more details <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</P> Mon, 10 Aug 2020 21:46:06 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-08-10T21:46:06Z Microsoft Search <P>Didn't see anything in the roadmap for when the Microsoft Search new experience would be available in GCC. Also looking to use acronym search when possible. Currently, the MS Search experience in GCC is still old school. On standard tenant, acronym search is available.</P> Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:23:15 GMT melkinsco 2020-07-14T17:23:15Z New study shows customers save time, resources and improve security with MCAS <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="CLO20_Maya_002-7-7-NEW-BANNER-1200x600.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="CLO20_Maya_002-7-7-NEW-BANNER-1200x600.png" alt="CLO20_Maya_002-7-7-NEW-BANNER-1200x600.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>To better understand the benefits, costs and risks associated with a Microsoft Cloud App Security investment, Forrester interviewed four organizations with years of experience using Cloud App Security. It also developed a financial analysis of a composite organization to create a financial model framework. The results show organizations can save time and resources with a three-year ROI of 151% and payback of less than 3 months by more easily discovering potential security and compliance risks, automating threat protection and providing more time for people to focus their attention on higher priorities.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Check out the full article and key findings <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:54:59 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-07-08T21:54:59Z Windows 10 servicing office hours- Available for Gov Cloud Questions <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="office-hours-june25.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="office-hours-june25.png" alt="office-hours-june25.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>The team will be in the "office" tomorrow, Thursday, June 25th (rescheduled from June 10th) from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.They will also have a representative&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="207812"></LI-USER>&nbsp; to be able to answer questions pertaining to the Government cloud in regards to Windows.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-1qd0xha r-ad9z0x r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">If you're looking to roll out Windows 10</SPAN><SPAN class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-1qd0xha r-ad9z0x r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">, version 2004 across your organization--or have question</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">s about deploying/tracking monthly/feature updates for remote devices--join us tomorrow for office hours. Find out more info <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:40:00 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-06-24T15:40:00Z Fed UP Series: Working From Home with Microsoft Teams <P><SPAN>Are you working in the public sector and want to leverage Microsoft Teams as effectively as possible? Check out this post for handy tips from AvePoint and Microsoft.</SPAN></P><P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_self">READ NOW</A></STRONG></P> Tue, 09 Jun 2020 18:09:16 GMT Spenser Bullock 2020-06-09T18:09:16Z Microsoft Strikes Again <P>Microsoft does it again . . .</P><P>Find a feature for setting up Outlook Add-Ins to be distributed to certain users in the Admin Center many months ago. A couple months ago finally get around to using said feature (Settings - Add-Ins) and low and behold it doesn't work. Well being the good little tenant I contacted Support to get it fixed. So 2 months of phone calls, remote sessions, log gathering,&nbsp;emails, and 3&nbsp;different techs&nbsp;and then the last tech says "use Exchange Admin Center to deploy add-ins". No explanation, nothing. I push back saying the feature is in my Admin Center and it needs to be fixed. A few days later the tech writes back and says (paraphrasing his words) "you are GCC and you can't use that feature"!!</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Microsoft, would you please please quit putting features in menus in tenants that can't be used by said tenants. There are other features my users can't use, Notes in OWA, Request Files in OneDrive, and I'm sure others that I was going to contact Support about, but there's no point. I'm sure I'd waste a bunch of time only be told that you are GCC again and can't use those features.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Is it really that difficult to program in an IF THEN ELSE statement when building menus???</P><P>IF Tenant Is Allowed Feature</P><P>THEN Display Menu Choice</P><P>ELSE Don't Display</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>This is a monumental waste of my time, your outsourced Support's time, and causes undue frustration from my users when we see features in the menus presented to us by O365 and yet, can't use because you won't take the extra step and have these features ONLY SHOW UP WHEN THE TENANT CAN USE THEM!</P> Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:34:18 GMT Cary Siemers 2020-06-04T13:34:18Z Migrating content into Microsoft 365 AMA Wednesday, June 10 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Migrating Content into M365 AMA.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Migrating Content into M365 AMA.png" alt="Migrating Content into M365 AMA.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">It was announced</A><SPAN>&nbsp;on May 27 that Migration Manager – part of the SharePoint admin center – has completed rollout to Microsoft 365, including commercial and <STRONG>government cloud customers</STRONG>. The SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) has also been updated, adding support for migrating content to Microsoft Teams.</SPAN></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN>There will be an&nbsp;“Ask Microsoft Anything” (AMA) event on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 9:00 – 10:00 AM PT.</SPAN></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN>To view more information on this AMA, click <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>. </SPAN></DIV> Wed, 27 May 2020 16:26:25 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-05-27T16:26:25Z Possible restrictions with older devices/ OS/ tools on GCC High <P>Hello All,&nbsp;</P><P>Maybe I've missed this in the plethora of documentation regarding GCC High but I think it needs noting.<BR />Are there any current migration restrictions with the following items on GCC High:<BR />Older devices: iPhone/Androids; PC machines/Apple Macintosh<BR />Operating Systems: Windows 7/8/8.1 / Apple Mac OS 10.6 - 10.15<BR />Software/Tools: Specific programs/tools used/or allowed in the current commercial environment that are specifically disallowed on GCC High.</P><P>Additionally, the concern is that of the under 50 persons user base, 5 of our users are solely using Apple Macbook/iOS devices for business needs, one of them being the CEO.&nbsp;</P><P>If using Apple products in the GCC High environment is restricted or limited, specific documentation would be greatly appreciated as this would possibly increase business costs.</P><P>If further explanation is needed, I'll be happy to go into further detail.<BR />Thanks for the help.</P> Wed, 13 May 2020 17:10:23 GMT DrewBerry 2020-05-13T17:10:23Z GCC Teams Missing New File Experience? <P><SPAN>&nbsp;None of our users see the new rich file experience within Teams, as described in the linked article. It looks like it should have rolled out a few months ago.</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">;searchterms=51234 </A></SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN><A href="" target="_blank"></A></SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>Is this because we're GCC? Does anyone in GCC have this already?</SPAN></P> Fri, 08 May 2020 16:49:15 GMT Garrett Brown 2020-05-08T16:49:15Z Allow external recipients for Forms for GCC <P>Hello. I can't find anything on the roadmap - any idea if/when Forms in a GCC tenant will allow for external recipients?</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 06 May 2020 17:38:31 GMT Kelly_Edinger 2020-05-06T17:38:31Z CMMC with Microsoft Azure: Asset & Configuration Management (3 of 10) <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="CMMC-Series3-FeaturedImage-e1588611368816.png" style="width: 560px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="CMMC-Series3-FeaturedImage-e1588611368816.png" alt="CMMC-Series3-FeaturedImage-e1588611368816.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM class="x-hidden-focus">This is the third in a ten-part blog series where we’ll demonstrate principles of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification aligned with Microsoft Azure. Subsequent blogs in the series will delve into identification &amp; authentication, incident response, maintenance &amp; media protection, recovery &amp; risk management, security assessment &amp; risk management, system &amp; communications protection and system &amp; information integrity. In this third blog of the series we will explore how to leverage Microsoft Azure for asset and configuration management.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM class="x-hidden-focus">Check out our blog for more info&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A></EM></P> Tue, 05 May 2020 23:06:52 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-05-05T23:06:52Z Microsoft 365 for Government DC User Group - May 2020 Meeting Announcement <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="tonymcgovern.png" style="width: 943px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="tonymcgovern.png" alt="tonymcgovern.png" /></span></SPAN></P><P><SPAN>Join the M365 for Government DC based user group on Monday, May 4th to hear&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tony McGovern</A><SPAN>&nbsp;talk about <STRONG>Choosing the Right Data Science Services in Azure: Scale, Automate, and Deploy with Ease</STRONG>!</SPAN><BR /><BR /><SPAN>This will be a Microsoft Teams Live Event. Register here -&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></P> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 12:01:00 GMT Jeremy Wood 2020-04-28T12:01:00Z Azure Gov DC Meetup Online: Accelerate your gov IT modernization journey <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="azure gov.png" style="width: 800px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="azure gov.png" alt="azure gov.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Join our virtual Microsoft Azure Government DC meetup, Accelerate your gov IT modernization journey, Wednesday, April 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. EDT .</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>During this event, which is free and open to the public, we’ll discuss the latest in gov IT modernization including:</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI>Trends and approaches, plus what’s to come</LI> <LI>Best practices for adopting cloud technologies</LI> <LI>Tips on breaking through common barriers</LI> <LI>Plus, demos of tools and tech to advance your IT modernization projects</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can find more details <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 09 Apr 2020 18:28:00 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-04-09T18:28:00Z Microsoft 365 for Government DC User Group April Meeting <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="https___cdn.evbuc.com_images_94821625_98340013933_1_original.jpg" style="width: 800px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="https___cdn.evbuc.com_images_94821625_98340013933_1_original.jpg" alt="https___cdn.evbuc.com_images_94821625_98340013933_1_original.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Come be part of a new user group community specific for government users of Microsoft 365.</P> <P>Be more productive with Microsoft Teams and the extensibility platform!</P> <P>We will be joined by&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="335171"></LI-USER>&nbsp;, a Product Manager with Microsoft Teams and the platform lead for Teams in GCC and Apps Policies. He is an alumnus of Penn State with research expertise in engineering science. Rajesh&nbsp;Rangarajan was instrumental to bringing <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">third party apps to the GCC</A>!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>He plans to cover the following topics:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>App policies in GCC</LI> <LI>Default experience in Teams for GCC customers</LI> <LI>Third-party apps in GCC</LI> <LI>Best practices</LI> </UL> <P>This event will be hosted online only. Sign-up and details here -&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:14:33 GMT Jeremy Wood 2020-04-03T18:14:33Z Top 10 FAQs on Leveraging Teams for Government <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MITT Washington DC image1 (1).jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="MITT Washington DC image1 (1).jpg" alt="MITT Washington DC image1 (1).jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>We have compiled the top questions( and answers) we are hearing from government organizations for Microsoft Teams. Check them out <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A></SPAN></P> Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:21:05 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-04-02T20:21:05Z Teams Private Channels in GCC? <P>March has ended. Is there an update to when we can expect Private Channels in teams? There is a major need for this in our org.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thank you.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="" target="_blank"></A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="" target="_blank"></A></P> Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:58:40 GMT Garrett Brown 2020-04-01T14:58:40Z Azure Government releases 40+ new services, nearing parity with Azure commercial <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="azure gov pic.jpg" style="width: 559px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="azure gov pic.jpg" alt="azure gov pic.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>We’ve released 40+ new services in Azure Government – nearing parity with commercial Azure&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>for our US Government</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;customers. Read more <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A></SPAN></P> Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:19:22 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-03-27T22:19:22Z [Webinar, 3/27] SharePoint: how to build a crisis management site + Q&A <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SP Crisis Management.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="SP Crisis Management.png" alt="SP Crisis Management.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Join in this 'how to' webinar to learn how to establish a *crisis management* site using a SharePoint communication site in Office 365, both manually and with a pre-configured site design.<BR /><STRONG>March 27, 10:00 AM PT (1:00 PM ET / 5PM UTC)</STRONG><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Join the webinar here</A><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Add to your calendar</A><BR /><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Blog post</A></P> Wed, 25 Mar 2020 23:25:18 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-03-25T23:25:18Z Azure Sentinel in Azure Gov NOW GA! <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SenAzureGovGA.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="SenAzureGovGA.jpg" alt="SenAzureGovGA.jpg" /></span></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">We wanted to make you aware that Azure Sentinel in Azure Gov is now GA as of <STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: bold;">March 13, 2020</STRONG>.</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">Below you will find key resources and announcements:</P> <UL style="box-sizing: border-box; clear: left; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; list-style-image: none; list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: disc; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; padding-left: 2.5em; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 400;"><A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #006dc2; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer">Public Documentation</A></LI> </UL> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: bold;"><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: red; font-family: &amp;quot;">Important Update:</SPAN></STRONG></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: black; font-family: &amp;quot;">On April 1, 2020, charges for Azure Sentinel Gov will go into effect. <A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #006dc2; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer">Click here&nbsp;</A>to learn more about Azure Sentinel pricing.</SPAN></P> Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:31:36 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-03-24T17:31:36Z Microsoft Teams Government AMA : Early Access <P>While the Microsoft Teams Government AMA doesn't officially start until tomorrow (Thursday, March 19, 2020) at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time, we are opening up this AMA space now so that--if you can't attend at that time--you can still submit your questions.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To submit a question, click "Start a new conversation" in the <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Government AMA space</A>--and do this for each new question. This will enable us to easily identify and answer your questions. Make sure you are signed in to be able to do this.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM><STRONG><FONT color="#FF0000">***Please note : This AMA is only to answer questions regarding our Microsoft Teams product in US Government GCC, GCC High &amp; DOD tenants.</FONT></STRONG></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Our engineers and product managers are excited to hear your questions!</P> Wed, 18 Mar 2020 18:56:50 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-03-18T18:56:50Z Join us today for Azure Gov Cloud Demopalooza (now virtual) <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="0320Meetup - Demopalooza-meetup promo slide.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="0320Meetup - Demopalooza-meetup promo slide.png" alt="0320Meetup - Demopalooza-meetup promo slide.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>We have an exciting showcase of demos lined up so grab your dinner and drink(s), engage in Q&amp;A, and enjoy our Gov Cloud Demopalooza! Join us at 6:30 p.m. EDT today. Find out more&nbsp;<A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A></SPAN></P> Wed, 18 Mar 2020 16:14:39 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-03-18T16:14:39Z Announcing a Microsoft Teams Government AMA <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ama.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="ama.png" alt="ama.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We want to hear from you and answer your questions around using Microsoft&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Teams in the government space! We will be hosting an "Ask Microsoft Anything" (AMA) session on Thursday, March 19 at 9:30-10:30 AM Pacific Time. Check out our post <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A> for details.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Mon, 09 Mar 2020 21:40:59 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-03-09T21:40:59Z 3 Keys to Effectively Managing Microsoft Teams in Your Government Agency <P><BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="manageteams_architecture1.jpg" style="width: 696px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="manageteams_architecture1.jpg" alt="manageteams_architecture1.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Check out AvePoint's&nbsp; straightforward recap of the DC Ignite the Tour session "<SPAN>Managing Microsoft Teams Effectively”&nbsp; <A href="" target="_self">here</A> in the Public Sector blog.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Thu, 27 Feb 2020 17:12:43 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-02-27T17:12:43Z Launch of new Microsoft 365 for Government DC based Users Group! <P>With much support from Microsoft, and some friends in federal government, we will be launching a M365 for Gov user group in Washington, DC. The first event will be on March 2nd and our speaker will be&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="37028"></LI-USER>,&nbsp;a Senior PM at Microsoft for Microsoft Teams for Government.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Register at Eventbrite -&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P><P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 05 Feb 2020 14:47:56 GMT Jeremy Wood 2020-02-05T14:47:56Z Executive Customer Meetings (Security) at Microsoft Ignite the Tour in Washington, DC <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="trying again.jpg" style="width: 860px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="trying again.jpg" alt="trying again.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>We are providing the opportunity for US Government GCC High customers to request on-site meetings with Microsoft General Manager of Sovereign Cloud Security,&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@AsafKashi</A><SPAN>&nbsp;, during the event in Washington, DC on both Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7. Find out more info on the Public Sector Blog <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Fri, 31 Jan 2020 19:45:56 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2020-01-31T19:45:56Z Task Management for GCC <P>I have been unable to find any documentation on when Microsoft To Do might arrive for the GCC.&nbsp; And I also saw the announcement for task management in Teams to arrive later this year.&nbsp; Is there any chance that GCC customers will receive tasks in Teams when it is released? If not, what is the time frame that we can expect to have that technology?&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> Tue, 04 Feb 2020 18:07:10 GMT Adam Osterrieder 2020-02-04T18:07:10Z Planner Notification for Task Assignment <P>I was wondering why in the GCC Planner app the option to receive a notification (email, Teams, mobile push) when "someone assigns a task to me" is not available?&nbsp; And when might we expect to see that feature arrive?&nbsp; It would be really nice to have this capability as I'm managing many projects in Planner, but I have to manually notify people when I assign them a task.&nbsp; Thanks.</P> Tue, 04 Feb 2020 18:07:43 GMT Adam Osterrieder 2020-02-04T18:07:43Z PowerApps for SharePoint Lists <P>Have there been any updates on when GCC customers will have the PowerApps for SharePoint lists feature?&nbsp; We have been waiting over 2 years for this functionality to appear in GCC.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>We need to be able to customize lists in SharePoint Online and are still keeping many lists on an on-premise SharePoint 2013 environment so that we can use SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.&nbsp; We would love to move our SharePoint content fully to 365 but need this functionality.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Also, I'm hoping the recently announced PowerApps for Document Libraries feature won't take years to come to GCC tenants.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:44:39 GMT Adam Osterrieder 2020-01-18T18:44:39Z Microsoft State and Local Government (SLG) Cybersecurity Newsletter <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="dean photo .png" style="width: 962px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="dean photo .png" alt="dean photo .png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Announcing the January edition of our monthly SLG Cybersecurity Newsletter - now re-released on vinyl !! </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>As with last month’s issue, this monthly newsletter includes:&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><SPAN>Trends and analysis&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Security stats&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Microsoft-</SPAN><SPAN>published security blog content&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Cybersecurity&nbsp;industry news&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>NEW Links to key MS Ignite security sessions&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Microsoft resources and tools&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Recommended LinkedIn cybersecurity&nbsp;pages and people to follow</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>The current newsletter can be viewed <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:24:41 GMT Dean Iacovelli 2020-01-16T23:24:41Z Sensitivity Labels - US Government Community (GCC) Availability <P>Does Microsoft know when Sensitivity Labels will be made available to US Government Community (GCC) tenants?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Per <A href="#" target="_self">this documentation</A>, "Sensitivity labels aren't available in US Government Community (GCC) organizations."</P> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:01:56 GMT UserX 2020-01-13T18:01:56Z Training Providers - Looking for Resources <P>Hi, everyone.&nbsp; I'm the Technology Training Coordinator in a local Government organization in the Southern California area, and&nbsp;I'm looking for a some training providers that are sole proprietors.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I have 1 trainer who already provides SharePoint and Office 2016 training for us, but not everyone relates to his style (especially our less-techie staff).&nbsp; I'm looking to outsource to another resource in addition.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Do any of you in the Southern California area outsource your training and have providers you recommend?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thanks in advance!</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Cori&nbsp;</P> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:59:22 GMT Cori Newlander 2020-01-13T17:59:22Z Microsoft US Sovereign Cloud Myth Busters - A Single Domain Should Not Span Multiple Tenants <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="teaser pub sec 12.18.2019.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="teaser pub sec 12.18.2019.png" alt="teaser pub sec 12.18.2019.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This article is the second of a series in the Microsoft Tech Community Public Sector Blog that explore myths of deploying Microsoft Cloud Services into the US Sovereign Cloud with Azure Government and Microsoft 365 US Government (GCC High).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Read more of this series by&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="276160"></LI-USER>&nbsp;on the Public Sector Blog <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</P> Thu, 19 Dec 2019 18:29:49 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2019-12-19T18:29:49Z The Intrazone, partner edition: “Agilisys” [digital transformation for the public sector] <DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="TheIntrazone_partner-epi-002_Agilisys_121019.jpg" style="width: 803px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="TheIntrazone_partner-epi-002_Agilisys_121019.jpg" alt="TheIntrazone_partner-epi-002_Agilisys_121019.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Agilisys, a UK partner focusing on the public sector’s IT and digital transformation, putting people and strategy before technology. They blend consultancy and advisory to address each customer’s strategic priorities before helping them harness the best technologies to meet their desired goals.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We talk with them about Project Cortex, what they are hearing most from their customers, and about their favorite Microsoft Ignite 2019 announcements. Plus, we ask a few personal questions – to discover the people behind the partnership.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Read and listen to&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="96"></LI-USER>&nbsp;'s latest Intrazone podcast with&nbsp;<SPAN>with&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer">Zoe Wilson</A><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN>(Head of Microsoft 365 Content and Collaboration),</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer">Ruben Hugo</A><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN>(Office 365 Solution Architect), and</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer">Luke Evans</A><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN>(Office 365 / SharePoint Architect)</SPAN>&nbsp;<A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here.</A>&nbsp;</P> </DIV> Tue, 17 Dec 2019 18:40:37 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2019-12-17T18:40:37Z Microsoft US Sovereign Cloud Myth Busters - A Global Address List (GAL) Can Span Multiple Tenants <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="clipboard_image_4.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="clipboard_image_4.png" alt="clipboard_image_4.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Authored by&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="276160"></LI-USER>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>You can in fact have a GAL that spans multiple tenants, to include a cross-sovereign cloud solution with a tenant in the Commercial cloud along with GCC High.&nbsp; This is to help those organizations that must deploy into both a Commercial tenant and a GCC High tenant at the same time.&nbsp; Many of those organizations have a requirement to light up a consolidated address book across both tenants.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Read more about this on our&nbsp;&nbsp;<A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Public Sector Community Blog</A>.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:11:30 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2019-12-13T17:11:30Z GCC Meetup in Washington DC <P>I am looking to host an interactive event to generate conversations around compliance (records/retention), Teams, PowerApps, PowerAutomate, and/or adoption programs for GCC customers in the Washington DC area. The first challenge is met, I have a good space that is located close to a metro station. Part two is getting feedback on topics. What would be useful? I am favoring small table conversations on a few key topics/questions and then coming back together to share the answers or observations.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>This event could then turn into the beginnings of a Washington DC Office 365 GCC user group. We just need to figure out who wants to help at the decision and planning level and who is an interested participant.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>We have a lot of MVPs, some very active companies, and some solid Microsoft contacts that we can leverage as speakers once we decide some topics that are meaningful and are real challenges.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Share your thoughts and lets see if we can get this launched!</P> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 03:05:45 GMT Jeremy Wood 2019-11-19T03:05:45Z Going to Ignite next week? Join our session to learn more about Microsoft AppSource <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="AppSource session_Friday .jpg" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="AppSource session_Friday .jpg" alt="AppSource session_Friday .jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you are IT decision makers or IT admin attending Microsoft Ignite, please join<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer">Microsoft AppSource: Acquire key integrated business applications for Microsoft 365</A><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>to learn new programs and services that Microsoft helps IT to get business solutions that meet your organization security and compliance requirements, plus capabilities that allow IT to acquire, purchase, deploy and manage solutions that are available on Microsoft AppSource.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Friday, November 8th at 12:45PM</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer"></A></P> Wed, 30 Oct 2019 22:18:06 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2019-10-30T22:18:06Z Details of feature availability in GCC Tenants <P>I am working with a client in a GCC tenant.&nbsp; They are looking at available training and adoption resources and they were wondering if there was some kind of chart that compares feature availability.&nbsp; They found some tables that list features at a high level but not at a detailed level.&nbsp; The example that comes to mind is that as of&nbsp; last week, you can't add a OneNote Notebook to a Tab in MS Teams in a GCC Tenant.</P><P>So if their users were looking a training video that shows how to add OneNote as a Tab on a MS Teams channel they would get frustrated when they found it was not available.&nbsp; &nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>It looks like this group does have announcements of features as they are added to GCC Tenants.&nbsp; Can you recommend other good resources?&nbsp; Thanks - Greg</P> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:42:24 GMT Gregory Frick 2019-10-17T00:42:24Z The Intrazone, episode 37: “SharePoint is the elected official” <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="TheIntrazone_logo_SP-is-the-elected-official_episode-37.jpg" style="width: 583px;"><img src="" width="583" height="591" role="button" title="TheIntrazone_logo_SP-is-the-elected-official_episode-37.jpg" alt="TheIntrazone_logo_SP-is-the-elected-official_episode-37.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Check out this new episode of The Intrazone Podcast, "SharePoint is the elected official". Listen to this discussion about Office 365 government offerings (GCC) through the eyes of three public sector experts: John Peluso (CTO – Public Sector; AvePoint), Adam Levithan (Digital Product Manager; Withum) and Richard Toland (Principal Architect; Perpetual Reality).</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A title="Original URL: Click or tap if you trust this link." href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified"></A></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:31:14 GMT Mark Kashman 2019-09-11T15:31:14Z History of Microsoft Cloud Service Offerings leading to the US Sovereign Cloud for Government <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MS Branding Hierarchy.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="MS Branding Hierarchy.png" alt="MS Branding Hierarchy.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>This article is the first of a series in the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Tech Community Public Sector Blog</A><SPAN>&nbsp;and touches on several of the key principles for compliance, including data residency versus data sovereignty. Read more <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</SPAN></P> Mon, 09 Sep 2019 18:13:59 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2019-09-09T18:13:59Z Navigating a data-driven government in the cloud <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Sept2019-MeetupPromoImage-TechCommunities.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Sept2019-MeetupPromoImage-TechCommunities.PNG" alt="Sept2019-MeetupPromoImage-TechCommunities.PNG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>To gain insights on how leading government and industry organizations are navigating this data-driven world, please RSVP and join us for a Microsoft Azure Government Meetup, Navigating a data-driven government in the cloud on Monday, Sept. 16 at 1776 New America in Washington, DC. Find out more and register <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Fri, 06 Sep 2019 20:43:47 GMT Karina Homme 2019-09-06T20:43:47Z Planner is coming to all F1 commercial plans and government offerings starting in October <P><SPAN>Planner has always been for people like you—people who manage work on a daily basis without being in a formal work management role. And it’s with people like you in mind that we’re releasing Planner for all F1 commercial plans and government offerings starting in October. Microsoft’s F1 plans are specifically designed for Firstline Workers, who are the first people to interact with customers and see their company’s products and services in action.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Learn more <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>&nbsp;.</SPAN></P> Thu, 05 Sep 2019 16:07:52 GMT Eray Chou 2019-09-05T16:07:52Z Quick survey on your Digital Transformation <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="iStock-949581032.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="iStock-949581032.jpg" alt="iStock-949581032.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Thank you for being part of the Public Sector IT Tech Community, and for your dedication to improving citizen services through digital t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ransformation. To&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">help support and grow this community we want to conduct a brief survey that will help us provide insights on where the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Public</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Sector community&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">is</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;in</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">your</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;digital transformation</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. All data will be&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">anonymized</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and collective learnings shared with the group for discussion that will help us determine where we can help provide more information to aid our&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">digital transformations.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">This should only take around 5 minutes to complete and your responses are kept confidential.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>[Update]</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">This survey is now closed. Thank you to all who participated.</SPAN></P> Thu, 03 Oct 2019 19:18:24 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2019-10-03T19:18:24Z Using Teams & Flow in the Government Cloud: Planner Tasks from Channel Messages <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="using teams and flow.jpg" style="width: 666px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="using teams and flow.jpg" alt="using teams and flow.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>You have a team that makes a lot of Planner tasks as part of their teamwork. While adding a Planner tab into the Team is a convenient 1-click way to access the team's Plan, what if I wanted an even more friction-less approach? And what if I wanted that same approach to even be able to create Tasks in a Plan outside my Team? Read more on how to perform this task&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here.</A></P> Wed, 24 Jul 2019 17:55:44 GMT Sarah.Gilbert 2019-07-24T17:55:44Z Guide to records compliancy Does anyone have a guide to implementing Office 365 compliancy and retention policies to be compliant with a government records act? In New Zealand we have the public record act and customers are asking what they need to do to be compliant and where the gaps might be, Microsoft NZ are informing customers that it can be compliant but not guidance on how or have actual sign off that it is compliant. Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:56:06 GMT Alan Marshall 2019-06-25T19:56:06Z Demystifying data sovereignty and residency <DIV>When choosing the cloud service for your public sector organization, it is important to be aware of the implications of sovereignty and residency for controlled unclassified data. In this Ignite DC for Government session, we provide an overview of the Microsoft 365 Government clouds, assumptions, and considerations needed when determining how to best maintain your digital transformation.&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>Watch it here:&nbsp;<A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Demystifying data sovereignty and residency<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></A></DIV> Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:52:17 GMT Shawn_Veney 2019-06-19T17:52:17Z Any GCC Customers going to Biz Apps Summit/CAB meeting next week? <P>State of Indiana will represent in Atlanta next week. Would love to connect with other SLG customers.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><LI-USER uid="170245"></LI-USER>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 07 Jun 2019 11:40:37 GMT Vanessa Williams 2019-06-07T11:40:37Z Trump's AI Executive Order <P>Hi team -&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>We're running a Process Automation event for Government in Washington D.C. on May 30th. As a reflection of Trump's AI Order, we wrote a content piece on it, including his 5 major objectives. Check it out here: <A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>If you'd like to attend the event, it's free for all federal, state, and local government employees. See our speaker line up including NASA, Office of Administration and Budget, SBA, and more:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Best,</P><P>Tiffany Ramirez</P><P></P> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:45:52 GMT TiffanyRose 2019-03-22T19:45:52Z Announcing an AMA for Microsoft Teams for Government - February 19th <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="AMA - GOV.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="AMA - GOV.png" alt="AMA - GOV.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Please join the Teams team for our upcoming Government focused Ask Microsoft Anything Event.&nbsp; We look forward to answering all of your questions!</P> Wed, 30 Jan 2019 19:02:18 GMT Laurie Pottmeyer 2019-01-30T19:02:18Z Public Sector Community for Microsoft Partners! <P>Hey Tech Public Sector Community! My name is Keisha and I lead the Microsoft Partner Community!&nbsp;Are there any Microsoft Partners who are attending Ignite or interested in talking with other partners about new and innovative business concepts in the public sector? If so, do you know about Microsoft Partner Community Public Sector community for Microsoft partners? We have some great conversations happening over in the Public Sector partner community.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Join the conversation today! <A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here’s what partners are saying about MPC: <A href="#" target="_blank">;</A></P> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:15:27 GMT Lakeisha Jackson 2018-09-21T20:15:27Z Teams, Major Disappointment <P>After waiting so long for Teams to come to Government Tenants my tenant finally got it yesterday and to say I'm disappointed is an understatement.</P><P>Basically we got the "Groups" version of Teams as there's no Planner, no Connectors, no Bots. All we get are Files, Conversations, and a Calendar which is what we already have in Groups.</P><P>We are going to be rolling out Office 2016 to my users next month and I was hoping Teams would come in time to introduce it to them. As Teams doesn't have any more features than Groups right now&nbsp;we'll just show them Groups and maybe someday when our tenant gets the rest of Teams features we'll roll it out to them. Which of course might take years.</P><P>/soapbox off</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:50:36 GMT Cary Siemers 2018-07-19T14:50:36Z Microsoft's MySkills4Afrika <P><LI-VIDEO size="medium" vid="" align="center" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>Recently, I returned from Nigeria on a work trip with Microsoft's MySkills4Afrika program. I'm so excited to share this video, on how we helped the government become more productive and collaborative with Office 365. #MicrosoftLife #MySkills4Afrika</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For more information:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"></A></P> Tue, 22 May 2018 20:37:34 GMT Krystle-Jayne Ng 2018-05-22T20:37:34Z Request for a Government tenant Roadmap <P>If you are in the Government tenant, you probably feel the pain that many of us have expressed here about the delays in getting O365 products released to our tenant, and moreover the lack of transparency in when they are going to be released.</P><P>We understand the releases are delayed while obtaining the necessary compliance that is part of the Government tenants, but as&nbsp;administrators (and users!), we need more information to be able to properly plan and advise our users.</P><P>The current Roadmap has spotty information in this space, at best, and it is not easy to find. Often it is buried in a description page, without any information on when we will get the release.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>There is a User Voice item posted requesting a Government tenant Roadmap with dates for product releases to the Gov tenants:</P><P><A href="#" target="_self"><FONT color="#0066cc"></FONT></A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Please consider adding your voice to help this item get traction!</P><P>-kathy</P> Tue, 22 May 2018 17:44:05 GMT Kathleen Lynch 2018-05-22T17:44:05Z Microsoft Cloud adoption within the Public Sector <P>My team is leading an independent research effort looking at Microsoft Cloud adoption within the US Public Sector, and we're asking Federal, State, and Local government employees, partners, and vendors who work with, manage, or are responsible for these tools and systems to complete a short, anonymous survey (4-6 minutes to complete) on the issues you experienced/are experiencing in moving to the cloud.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can find the survey at&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-reactid=".8.2.$lazyPlaceholder_twitter_948944657224032256.2.2.0.$1"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>All responses anonymous, no personal data captured or tracked. Additionally, we are interviewing participants willing to expand on their experiences (anonymously or named). Please send me a note if you would be willing to speak with my research team for 10-15 minutes. The results and analysis will be made available for free in late Q1.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For any other questions about this research, please email me at;</P> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:53:19 GMT Christian Buckley 2018-01-12T01:53:19Z Unavailable Features <P>Edit: Only 1 and 1/2 has been delivered from the list</P><P>Here are the products that are still unavailble to my organization as a Government tenant and when they were first announced.</P><P>Sway: Oct. 2014</P><P>Connectors: Nov. 2015</P><P>Flow: Nov. 2015</P><P>Planner: Dec. 2015</P><P>Forms: June 2016</P><P>Stream: July 2016</P><P><EM>Outlook for iOS/Android: Sept. 2016 - Delivered April 2018</EM></P><P>Teams: Nov. 2016, Teams "lite" is rolling out July 2018, no ETA on full Teams</P><P>ToDo: Apr. 2017</P><P>Communication Sites: June 2017</P><P>Microsoft 365: July 2017</P><P>Apps for Microsoft Teams: August 2017</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Anyone have any additional&nbsp;features to add that as Government tenants we are paying for but not receiving?</P><P>I'll continue to update this post as new features are announced and not available to G tenants.</P> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:26:13 GMT Cary Siemers 2018-07-19T20:26:13Z Outlook for Android/iOS compatability?? <P>I'm able to use the OWA for Android, and the native Android mail apps to access Office365 mailboxes, but not the newer&nbsp;Outlook for Android/iOS. Is anyone able to that is a Government Tenant?</P> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:57:33 GMT Cary Siemers 2017-06-26T22:57:33Z Microsoft CityNext: Digital Transformation for Cities and Citizens <P>Changing urban landscapes can bring challenges for cities. It is forecasted that by 2050 more than 6 billion people, about 70 percent of the population, will live in urban areas.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft CityNext is empowering cities to digitally transform and unlock their potential by delivering innovative digital services that can help them lead safer and healthier lives, enriched by high-quality education.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="" width="580" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></IFRAME></P> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:44:14 GMT Lana O'Brien 2017-02-27T22:44:14Z Migration must-have: open-source integration <P>Integrating with open source is a need for many organizations who are migrating to the cloud.</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft has announced the expansion of the Microsoft and Red Hat partnership</A> that will now enable government organizations additional options to migrate their Red Hat subscriptions to Microsoft Azure Government.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This extends Microsoft Azure’s certification as a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) to now serve our U.S. Government customers via Microsoft Azure Government.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Contact Microsoft</A> and request a free trial of <A href="#" target="_blank">Azure Government</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 Government</A>, or <A href="#" target="_blank">Dynamics 365 Government</A>.</P> <P><BR />Visit the<A href="#" target="_blank"> Microsoft Trust Center</A>.</P> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:41:54 GMT Lana O'Brien 2017-02-27T22:41:54Z DOD Level 5 PA granted to Microsoft Azure and Office 365 <P>Microsoft’s commitment to providing government customers the most complete, trusted and secure cloud results in a significant step forward: The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) granted accreditation for Azure and Office 365 to handle controlled unclassified information (CUI). By gaining the DOD’s <A href="#" target="_blank">Level 5 Provisional Authority (PA)</A> for the <A href="#" target="_blank">DOD regions of Microsoft Azure Government</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 U.S. Government Defense</A>, Microsoft:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Becomes the first and only commercial cloud provider to offer an exclusive DOD cloud that is L5-approved</STRONG> for our infrastructure, platform and productivity services.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Announces general availability of the <A href="#" target="_blank">DOD regions of Microsoft Azure Government</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 U.S. Government Defense</A> with L5 authorization</STRONG>. Microsoft has established new, exclusive regions for the DOD comprised of multiple data centers</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Over the past several years, we have gained an industry leading number of accreditations and certifications to comply with the most stringent government security standards; for example, Microsoft’s cloud compliance with the <A href="#" target="_blank">Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program</A> (FedRAMP — including FedRAMP High, FedRAMP, Moderate and FedRAMP Accelerated) is unprecedented. Adding DOD L5 authorization further demonstrates our leadership, and enables customers to:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Build applications that maintain CUI data requiring a higher level of protection than L4, as deemed necessary by the information owner, public law or other government regulations.</LI> <LI>Support unclassified National Security Systems (NSSs) systems.</LI> <LI>Obtain superior protection for government-only infrastructure through geographically dispersed and hardened <A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft U.S. datacenters</A> operated by screened personnel.</LI> <LI>Leverage Office 365, the most complete, intelligent and secure productivity service for digital work, empowering seamless collaboration across teams and organizations.</LI> <LI>Gain unprecedented data-access controls, advanced threat protection and unified IT management.</LI> <LI>Shift resources to mission-critical and differentiated IT projects, via cost savings and efficiencies resulting from migrating commodity services to the cloud.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To date, we have received widespread interest in our new Level 5 capabilities from across the U.S. Department of Defense, including all branches of the military, unified combatant commands and defense agencies. Additionally, four DOD entities, such as the Defense Logistics Agency and the <A href="#" target="_blank">U.S. Air Force</A>, are have already committed to use Office 365 U.S. Government Defense.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft partners also share enthusiasm for achieving L5 accreditation and are excited to work with customers to transform their operations by implementing cloud and productivity solutions. “Azure DOD has given us the ability to deploy our SaaS offering, DefenseReady Cloud, to the US Department of Defense in a scalable, secure, and cost-effective environment. The mission-critical nature of DefenseReady Cloud requires high availability, compliance with DOD’s SRG Impact Level 5 requirements, and scalability to support our customers’ changing demand, with a flexible pricing structure that allow us to offer capability to large enterprises as well as local commands. With Azure DOD, we are now able to onboard a customer in weeks, not months, allowing for a time-to-value that is unparalleled when compared with on-premises or other government-sponsored options”, said Dave Milton, CTO, Permuta.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To learn more about Microsoft’s L5 accreditation and commitment to delivering the most complete, trusted, and secure government cloud, please visit:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft Trust Center</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Not all clouds are created equal</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Request a trial and contact Microsoft</A></LI> </UL> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:40:29 GMT Lana O'Brien 2017-02-27T22:40:29Z Reminder: Join us next week for a US Government AMA! <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Join us on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PST / 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. GMT in the </SPAN><A href="" target="_blank">Government AMA group</A><SPAN>. Add the event to your </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">calendar</A><SPAN>.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Gov_AMA_2.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="Gov_AMA_2.png" alt="Gov_AMA_2.png" /></span></SPAN></P> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:37:51 GMT Lana O'Brien 2017-02-27T22:37:51Z Advanced Office 365 capabilities now available to U.S. Government Community Cloud customers <P>Today,&nbsp;the Office 365 Team is&nbsp;pleased to announce the availability of several advanced capabilities in Office 365 that are new for the U.S. Government Community. The U.S. Government Community Cloud complies with federal requirements for cloud services, including FedRAMP, as well as with requirements for criminal justice and federal tax information systems.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new capabilities—including Skype for Business cloud voice, video and meetings services; advanced security workloads; and data analytics tools—together with the core productivity and collaboration capabilities of Office 365, will enable U.S. Government workers to collaborate in new ways and drive digital transformation across all areas of agency operations, all while meeting&nbsp;stringent compliance standards.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Get more details on <A href="#" target="_self">Office Blogs</A>!</P> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:49:44 GMT Maddie Egan 2017-01-17T18:49:44Z Anyone know when MyAnalytics will be seen on G-Tenants? Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:59:46 GMT Tracy Moran 2016-12-08T12:59:46Z Public sector - Microsoft Ignite Sessions <P>Here's a quick list of Microsoft Ignite sessions relating to or discussing the public sector:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_self">BRK1002 - Develop a technology strategy for an inclusive workplace</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_self">BRK3024 - Build security and compliance solutions using Office 365 security and compliance APIs</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_self">BRK3083 - Secure Office 365 like a cybersecurity pro—assessing risk and implementing controls</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can&nbsp;view all sessions <A href="" target="_self">here</A>&nbsp;or use&nbsp;the left hand navigation menu (Events &gt; Microsoft Ignite Content).</P> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:36:36 GMT Maddie Egan 2016-12-05T23:36:36Z Colloboration in the Public Sector, Local/State Government - and introduction <P>Hi All. My name is Adam Levithan. I'm a recent MVP in Office Services and Servers and I've been working with Public Sector, Local/State Government customers for over 10 years. I'm located in the center of the public sector, Washington DC and hear a lot of the opportunities with transitioning between versions of products, and certainly to the cloud.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>What are some key questions you have?</P> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:49:03 GMT Adam Levithan 2016-11-20T14:49:03Z UK Ministry of Defence on the frontline of cloud-based data protection with Office 365 ATP <P>Today, providing security on any front requires a willingness to adopt leading-edge technologies. So it’s great to see the Ministry of Defence (MOD) in the United Kingdom assume a leadership role in their decision to adopt the Microsoft Cloud, as well as Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection and Customer Lockbox from a Microsoft U.K. data center.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>According to Mike Stone, chief digital and information officer (CDIO) at the Ministry of Defence, Microsoft cloud services bring world-class reliability and performance to its operations in a way that fits perfectly with its digital transformation agenda.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Read more on <A href="#" target="_blank">Office Blogs</A>.</P> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 19:45:12 GMT Maddie Egan 2016-11-09T19:45:12Z Slow to receive new features <P>I think one of my biggest pain points with Office 365 is the slowness in which a Government tenant receives updates.</P><P>For example, Sway was announced in October 2014 and Planner was announced in December 2015 and neither has shown up for my tenant.</P><P>The other day my boss saw mention of Microsoft Teams in news media and was excited and wanted to know when we would have access. I had to tell him that it can be years before our tenant receives a feature, even though we are paying for it.</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 18:51:22 GMT Cary Siemers 2016-11-07T18:51:22Z Welcome to the Public Sector community! <P>Hi all,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Welcome to the Public Sector Community! This is&nbsp;a space to connect and discuss the solutions, challenges and best practices for IT in the public sector. A special thanks to <LI-USER uid="19216"></LI-USER>&nbsp;for suggesting this space in our Ideas Exchange. Thanks for your help keeping this community a vibrant and useful place!</P> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:56:32 GMT Maddie Egan 2016-11-03T23:56:32Z