What's new and planned for Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty

This topic lists features that are planned to release from October 2023 through March 2024. Because this topic lists features that may not have released yet, delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released. For more information, go to Microsoft policy.

In the General availability column, the feature will be delivered within the month listed. The delivery date can be any day within that month. Released features show the full date, including the date of release.

This check mark ( ) shows which features have been released for public preview or early access and for public preview, early access, and general availability.

Compliance and transparency

Public sector organizations often require additional assurance regarding what happens to their data once it is residing on a cloud service provider’s platform.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Use transparency logs Users by admins, makers, or analysts Oct 3, 2023 -
Expand Government Security Program for Azure services Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Oct 3, 2023 Dec 14, 2023

Sovereign control portfolio

See improvements in Azure Confidential Computing services and the Azure ecosystem that contribute to the value of Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Protect sovereign data with Azure Confidential Computing Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Oct 3, 2023 Nov 15, 2023

Sovereign guardrails and guidance

Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty enables controls through automated policy and architectural enforcement using the Sovereign Landing Zone and Azure Policy.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Enable data sovereignty with policy baseline Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Oct 3, 2023 Dec 14, 2023
Customize deployments with policy portfolio Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Oct 3, 2023 Dec 14, 2023
Accelerate migration of sovereign workloads Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Oct 3, 2023 Dec 14, 2023
Configure and deploy the Sovereign Landing Zone Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Oct 3, 2023 Dec 14, 2023
  • You are able to opt into some features as part of early access on July 31, 2023, including all mandatory changes that affect users. To learn more, go to Early access FAQ.

Description of Enabled for column values:

  • Users, automatically: These features include changes to the user experience and are enabled automatically.

  • Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically: These features are meant to be used by administrators, makers, marketers, or business analysts and are enabled automatically.

  • Users by admins, makers, or analysts: These features must be enabled or configured by the administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users.

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