Azure Blueprint helps DoD Mission Owners accelerate compliance with L5 security controls

Azure Government Engineering is pleased to announce the release of Azure Blueprint for the DoD Information Impact Level 5 baseline. Azure Blueprint provides DoD customers with a simplified method to understand the scope of their security responsibilities when architecting solutions in Azure, streamlining the path to attain a mission-level Authority to Operate (ATO). This release…


Azure DoD Regions Accredited at Impact Level 5 and Now Generally Available

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Earlier today Tom Keane, General Manager, Azure announced that Azure Government is the first and only hyperscale commercial cloud service to be awarded an Information Impact Level 5 DoD Provisional Authorization by the Defense Information Systems Agency. In addition, Azure Government regions dedicated to US Department of Defense customer workloads are now generally available. In…


How to manage Azure Government directories with Powershell

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When utilizing a new directory for your Azure Government environment, one gap commonly encountered is assigning an alternate email address to each user. This attribute is only mandatory for accounts given a Service Administrator role, thus many accounts, including Co-Administrators, do not have the attribute set. Enabling features such as Self-Service Password Reset requires the alternate…


Join us Jan 25 in DC: “How to Jumpstart Your Move to the Cloud – Gov Edition”

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Open Source Meetup 1

As we enter the New Year, many government agencies continue to resolve to take advantage of cloud computing. However, oftentimes, agencies find that they are stuck, unprepared and seeking ways to help them transition to the cloud.   With these challenges in mind the Microsoft Azure Government DC User Community is kicking off 2017 with a…

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Announcing features for Backup and Site Recovery Services (OMS Suite) with Resource Manager

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Azure Government revamps Azure backup and Azure site recovery services to facilitate advanced capabilities for Government cloud users. This update brings various enhancements, summarized in the table below. For more information and technical Documentation on Backup and Site Recovery please see Azure Government Documentation. MONITORING + MANAGEMENT Virginia Iowa   Classic Resource Manager Classic Resource Manager…

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