A former CJIS ISO perspective: Microsoft’s commitment to law enforcement from top to bottom

CJIS
CJIS

“I have worked with hundreds of vendors in my twelve years as CJIS ISO in Texas, and never have I found any vendor more committed to law enforcement.”  Alan Ferretti, Former CJIS ISO in Texas  Alan Ferretti, former Texas CJIS Information Security Officer (ISO), and I have been working together for nearly five years. He recently…


Getting Started with Azure – Backing Up VMs

In my last post, I provided you with some simple steps on how to “Get Started” with the Azure Backup service by focusing on the Backup Vault and Policies that are associated with Vaults and VMs. Starting from there, I would like to go to the next and final step, which is the actual Backing…


Azure Government extends lead in the Cloud with leap in FedRAMP coverage

FedRAMP
FedRAMP

Microsoft continues to lead the charge in realizing the power and promise of the cloud for Government customers. We are pleased to announce that Azure Government has been granted authorization for 12 additional customer-facing services to our FedRAMP High P-ATO. We now offer 32 Infrastructure and Platform services to our customers in our Azure Government…


Getting Started with Azure – Backup Vaults and Policies

Azure Backup
Azure Backup

One of the biggest questions that government customers may have when migrating to Azure Government, is how they can quickly get up and running. There are a number of different challenges that a customer may have, and many different services that we offer within Azure. Backup Vaults and policies are one of the many services we offer to…


Azure Government Documentation: January update

Thanks to our customers, partners, and Azure team for contributing to a great start to Azure Government documentation!  We now fully integrated with the rest of the Azure documentation.  You will notice that they add an “Other Clouds” tab where you can find Azure Government and Azure Stack documentation. We have expanded to over 25…

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VM Images Update from December through January

We are pleased to share with you the most-recently published VM images from December and January that are now available for Microsoft Azure Government customers. Published in January: ESRI Enterprise 10.5 Cisco ASAv 4 Nic WindowsServer-HUB2008-R2-SP1-HUB WindowsServer-HUB2012-Datacenter-HUB WindowsServer-HUB2012-R2-Datacenter-HUB WindowsServer-HUB2016-Datacenter-HUB UbuntuServer17.04-DAILY* CentOS7.3 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP1 (Bring Your Own Subscription) *…

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Join us Feb. 22 in DC: “Achieving Governance in Today’s Cloud Era – Gov Edition”

Open Source Meetup 1
Open Source Meetup 1

With the ever-increasing complexity and proliferation of data, protecting our nation’s most valuable information is no easy endeavor. In response to this growing challenge, the Microsoft Azure Government DC user community will discuss strategies for governance that have helped government agencies prepare for today’s cloud era. Be sure to RSVP to join your government and…

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VNET Peering generally available for Azure Government

Earlier this year we were able to bring VNET peering to Azure Government, with all of the same functions as commercial Azure. We are aware that government agencies often have complex networking requirements.  This means that VNET peering is a key ask from our customers and are glad to provide this solution for our customers.  …

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