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Skilling snack: Windows device management in the public sector

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The public sector is diverse and high reaching. Whether you manage devices in government, public finance, public health, social services, public safety, or justice[i], this special collection is for you. Learn about compliant cloud solutions, policy management, app deployment, reporting, and more with freshly brewed and evergreen resources.

Microsoft Government Cloud is a separate datacenter from commercial instances available in the United States. This service is known as Government Community Cloud (GCC High) for impact level 4 (IL4) or Department of Defense (DoD) for impact level 5 (IL5). Microsoft Intune and Entra ID (formerly Azure AD) services are shared across these government instances in the US. For other regions, please bookmark and explore our compliance offerings to find the right fit.

Time to learn: 125 minutes


Ask Microsoft Anything: Managing Windows in the public sector

Hear engineering and adoption experts answer questions from public sector customers. Learn about policy management, app deployment, reporting, updating, compliance, and various best practices. Use the “chapters” thumbnail view to skip directly to your topic of interest.

(52 mins)

GCC High + CMG + Cloud PC + Intune + Microsoft Store Apps + Endpoint Analytics + Passthrough Redirection + Screen Scraping + Windows 11



Public Sector Blog

Subscribe to the Public Sector Blog on Tech Community! Here’s where you’ll find best practices, monthly roadmap updates, and news about features and events. Make sure that you’re logged in with your Tech Community account or quickly create one in the top right corner.

(1 min)

GCC + DoD + W365 Enterprise + M365 + Apps + Teams + CMMC + Security



Microsoft Intune Government Service Description

Get started with Intune for US Government GCC High (IL4) and DoD (IL5) to manage identities, apps, and devices. Compare feature differences in Intune GCC High and DoD, as well as features in the planning phase.

(4 mins)

Intune + GCC + High + DoD + M365 + IL4 + IL5 + MDM + MTD + Android + iOS + Azure



Apps for GCC High and DoD environments - Microsoft Intune

Deploy apps using Intune on the GCC High and DoD environments. Learn how to add line-of-business apps using Intune, download offline apps from the Store for Business, and upload them to your Intune tenant. Some compliance considerations follow.

(3 mins)

Intune + GCC + High + DoD + LOB + Apps + MS Store + Compliance



Cloud feature availability for commercial and US Government customers

Azure Government is a cloud environment dedicated to US federal, state, local, and tribal governments and partners. See which productivity and protection features are generally available or in public preview today. Specifically, learn about Microsoft 365 integration, Azure Information Protection, Microsoft Defender for Cloud or IoT, Microsoft Sentinel, and Azure Attestation.

(15 mins)

US + Azure + Government + GCC + DoD + M365 + Defender + Sentinel + IoT + Attestation + FedRAMP + Office 365 + AIP + MIP + PowerShell + SDK + Key



Government community cloud eligibility intake form

If you’re in the United States, fill out the intent form to begin verifying your eligibility as a federal, state, local, or tribal entity or partner. This is the first step to gaining access to the government community cloud set of products. Once submitted, you’ll receive a response email with the next steps.

(time varies)

US + Government + Validation + Azure Government + Office 365 GCC + CSP



Compliance offerings for Microsoft 365, Azure, and other Microsoft services

Bookmark Microsoft compliance offerings. Use this list to identify applicable regulations for data collection and use. It will later help you check how your preferred Microsoft solutions meet regional, global, and industry compliance standards.

(2 mins)

Azure + Dynamics 365 + Microsoft 365 + Power Platform + Compliance + Global + US Government + Industry + Regional



Plan a transition to modern management - Training

Once you decide to use Intune for device management in your branch of public sector, learn how to plan your transition! Earn up to 1000 XP for exploring usage scenarios, workloads, prerequisites, and considerations for transitioning to modern management. Please note that Azure AD is now known as Entra ID.

(26 mins)

Intune + Entra ID + AADJ + ConfigMgr + Co-Management + GPO + Autopilot + MDT + In-Place Upgrade + ESR + USMT



Public Sector Future Podcast | Episode 52: The importance of skilling in the digital world

Though recorded for a UK audience, this podcast from the Chief Digital Officer for Norfolk County Council, UK shares successful approaches for training employees and other examples of investments in technology. There are other informative episodes that may be of interest, too!

(22 mins)

Upskilling + Digital + Skills + NHS + COVID + Automation + Low-Code + No-Code + AI

Compare your options at Windows 365 Government and play a rerun of AMA: Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop for Government during your next lunch break! There’s more to come, so don’t forget to check your bookmarked resources from time to time.

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[i] For education, please visit Microsoft Intune for Education.

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