Announcing Azure Stack for Azure Government customers to enable IT modernization and tactical edge scenarios

This post was contributed by Natalia Mackevicius, Program Director, Azure Stack at Microsoft. Today, we’re announcing that Microsoft Azure Stack is now available to order for Azure Government customers. It was just a few months ago we shared our plans to integrate Azure Stack with our government-only cloud offering so agencies can benefit from a…

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How to use containers for data science on Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Phil Coachman, Cloud Solution Architect for Microsoft, about data science with containers on Azure Government. Azure Government has many tools that enable you to build Machine Learning models including HDInsight with Spark Clusters and Jupyter notebooks, ML Server, and the Data Science…


Bots in Azure Government

This blog was contributed by guest author Russ Williams, Cloud Solution Architect   So you’ve heard the buzz about bots and “conversational AI” at Microsoft’s Build 2018 Conference. You’re starting to get excited about ideas you have for bots in your organization.  But then you learn that Azure Government doesn’t support the Azure Bot Service…

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CIS Hardened Images Now Available in Azure Government

Overview of CIS Hardened Images As more government workloads shift from on-premises to cloud-based environments, virtual images (sometimes called virtual machines images) are gaining momentum as a cost-effective option for projects with limited resources to purchase, store, and maintain hardware. A virtual image is a template of an operating system (OS) or application environment installed…

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Nasuni supports Azure Government for more scalable file storage and improved cross-office collaboration

This blog is a guest post by Tom Rose, vice president, Product Marketing, Nasuni – Microsoft Azure Global ISV of the Year. Nasuni’s cloud file services platform is backed by Azure object storage and helps government agencies store, archive, protect, synchronize, and collaborate on fast-growing unstructured data at scale. This article outlines best practices for…

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Trusted Internet Connection guidance for Azure IaaS and PaaS solutions

This post was contributed by Susie Adams, Chief Technology Officer Microsoft Federal, and Diego Lapiduz, Chief Information Security Architect – Azure Government at Microsoft. Many government customers that are working to optimize security in the cloud have asked for guidance on how to align with the policies set by the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) Initiative. A common…

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Machine Learning on Azure Government with HDInsight

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti sits down to talk with Yujin Hong, Program Manager on the Azure Government Engineering team, about Machine Learning on Azure Government with HDInsight. There are endless applications of Artificial intelligence in the Government space, from predictive analytics to object recognition. Steve and Yujin discuss…


Azure Government Marketplace expanding with new Pay-As-You-Go offers

As part of our rapidly growing solution marketplace for Azure Government, we’d like to announce several new Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) marketplace offers. These new offers enable our government customers to purchase marketplace solutions directly through Azure Government, streamlining the procurement process. In addition, our partners can use this new capability to provide expanded solution offerings and…

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Join the Azure Gov DC Meetup July 25: IT Governance for Cloud – Gov Best Practices

One of the biggest concerns slowing down government digital transformation is the lack of effective IT governance. Unresolved concerns including privacy, security and organizational silos limiting data sharing and analysis continue to pose challenges for agencies. To discuss ways to overcome these challenges, we invite you to RSVP and join us for the Microsoft Azure…

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