California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) approves Microsoft Government Cloud services for Criminal Justice Information

California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) provides law enforcement and criminal justice agencies access to FBI and state Criminal Justice Information, along with the ability to communicate messages to other agencies within California, other states and Canada.  As the interface to criminal justice information systems, CLETS approval is required for access to critical, life-saving public…


Docker announces federal security and compliance controls for Docker Datacenter built on Azure Blueprint

Security and compliance are top of mind for government IT organizations.  It is important for these enterprises to have the ability to deploy applications on a commercial cloud platform that adheres to strong baseline security controls. U.S. Federal agencies and many non-government organizations are dependent on various standards and security assessments to ensure their systems…


Eight new service offerings added to Azure Government certification scope

We are pleased to announce the addition of Azure Resource Manager, Automation, Azure Batch, Log Analytics, Azure Media Services, Policy Administration Service/RBAC, Redis Cache, and Scheduler to certification scope in Microsoft Azure Government. Each of these service offerings has received Joint Authorization Board (JAB) approval for addition to Azure Government’s P-ATO at the High Impact…


Azure Blueprint is now available for the FedRAMP High Baseline

Azure Government Engineering is pleased to announce the release of Azure Blueprint for the FedRAMP High Baseline. As previously announced, the Azure Blueprint program is designed to facilitate the secure and compliant use of Azure Government, providing a simplified way to understand the scope of customer security responsibilities when architecting solutions in Azure, and streamlining…


Copying Azure resource groups between different Azure subscriptions or environments

Overview The Azure PowerShell module includes the Move-AzureRmResource cmdlet that allows you to move a resource to a different resource group or subscription, but it requires the subscriptions to be in the same tenant. What if you want to copy or move a resource group from a personal subscription (e.g. a free Microsoft Azure Pass)  to…


Microsoft signs CJIS Security Addendum with Utah-covering two-thirds of the US population

Meeting the applicable regulatory controls of the CJIS Security Policy is a long-term commitment for Microsoft. We don’t consider it a checkbox, it is a commitment. As part of this commitment Microsoft recently signed the CJIS Security Addendum with Utah–bringing the total states which Microsoft has signed the CJIS Security Addendum to 25. With the…


Join us: DC Azure Gov Meetup on Hybrid Cloud with ExpressRoute – Dec. 14

Hybrid is not a trend or a buzz word, it is a reality that every enterprise is facing today. Furthermore, real hybrid does not mean infrastructure alone. It applies to the entire stack from SaaS-based productivity services to PaaS and of course IaaS. It means consistency across on-premises and the cloud. A key part of…

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Azure QuickStart Templates for Azure Government

With the release of Azure Resource Manager on Microsoft Azure Government (MAG), users are now able to provision and deploy applications using declarative templates.  A full listing of publicly contributed templates can be found at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/templates/ . How to use QuickStart Templates in MAG Many of the contributed templates in our Github repo https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates will…

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Azure Import / Export – Working with FIPS and other security controls

I was recently working with one of our government customers that wanted to make use of a newer offering: Azure Import/Export. Now I know what you’re saying… “Chase, this has been out since 2014.” True, this isn’t a new service to Azure, but it was recently accredited and made generally available to the Azure Government…


Solution Template support now available in Azure Government Marketplace

Last month we announced Azure Marketplace availability in Azure Government, which included individual VM publishing capabilities. Today we’re pleased to announce that solution templates are now supported in the Azure Government Marketplace portal. Solution templates allow you to bundle multiple Azure services and images into a template that enables customers to deploy all solutions at…