Introducing the Azure Government Video Library


The Azure Government team is pleased to announce our new Azure Government Video Library on Channel 9. This video library is easily searchable on Channel 9 and is also now linked directly from our documentation home page.

This video library will contain many helpful videos to get you up and running with Azure Government. Currently, we have several videos published from the recent Microsoft Tech Summit conference in DC. If you missed the Tech Summit, our video library is the #1 place to go to catch up on all the content you may have missed. We will also be posting short quick-start screencast videos to help developers get productive with Azure Government quickly and easily.

Below you can review all the delivered session from the Microsoft Tech Summit in DC.

Day 1

What’s New in the Azure Government Cloud

Presenter: Tom Keane

Microsoft is the industry leader in government services and compliance and we’re not done yet. Come learn about the newest features in Azure for government and how our vision for the future will enable your agency to achieve more while staying compliant and secure. This session will highlight the architectural and operational differentiators that distinguish Azure Government and Azure DOD from other cloud offerings and provide an overview of Azure Government and Azure DOD technical capabilities for infrastructure and platform services, secure hybrid operations, and identity management by highlighting use cases of current Azure Government customers.

Getting Past Go: Accelerating Your App to Azure Government

Presenters: David Simsik and Bryce Harding

Your organization is embracing cloud technology and has signed up for an Azure Government subscription – now what? What are the key differentiators your developer need to be aware of when developing with Azure Government? How can your organization quickly and easily start deploying your apps to the cloud? This session will answer all these questions as more as we show you how to quickly get up and running on the Azure Government platform.

Building a Secure and Compliant app on Azure Government

Presenters: Zach Kramer and Steve Michelotti

Azure Government provides an increased level of security and compliance to US Government and Public Sector agencies. This includes FedRAMP and DoD compliance certifications, CJIS agreements, HIPAA compliance, and more. But deploying code to Azure Government doesn’t automatically make it secure — developers also have responsibility to write secure code. This demo-heavy session will show to build a secure and compliant application on Azure Government utilizing several PaaS components including Azure AD, Key Vault, App Service and more!

Azure Government Security + Differentiation

Presenter: Matt Rathbun

Microsoft has a long-term commitment to the promise of enabling digital transformation across global government. Meeting CJIS, FedRAMP and DOD regulations is a key part of this ongoing dedication to meet the needs of federal, urban, regional, and state governments and law enforcement agencies in the U.S. Microsoft is an industry leader across hyper-scale cloud providers in helping agencies achieve compliance. Hear how Microsoft’s enterprise solutions can help you be more successful, more productive and add value to your IT organization in today’s digital transformation landscape.

Leveraging Open Source on Azure Government

Presenter: Steve Michelotti

In an increasingly fast-paced world, organizations are constantly looking for ways to streamline their development processes. The government in particular has embraced open source technology as a means to speed development, enable re-use, and reduce costs to taxpayers. This demo-heavy session will show numerous examples (Red Hat, Docker and others) of leveraging open source technology on Azure Government to maximize development productivity.

Enhancing Government Services Through Advanced Analytics

Presenter: Ted Malone

Data is all around us, and it is becoming increasingly hard to abstract relevant insights from our data that lead to intelligent action. In this session, attendees will be introduced to the Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite of advanced analytics capabilities, and will see how raw data can be transformed into actionable insight that is used to save lives. At the core of this presentation is the recent White House “call to action” around traffic fatalities. During this highly interactive and demonstration-focsued session, we will introduce the problem presented and walk through the solution built using the Microsoft Data Platform.

The Connected Officer – Bringing IoT to Policing

Presenters: Jeff King and Brandon Rohrer

See how technology and sensor (IoT) devices are providing new crime-fighting tools and real-time situational awareness for law enforcement. Also, learn how in-car and body-worn camera systems, drones and aerial surveillance vehicles use the cloud to provide officers with a real-time, connected view of other first responders around them, and real-time situational awareness for officers.

 

Day 2

Delivering DoD Line-of-Business Applications: A SaaS Approach on Azure Government

Presenter: Dave Milton

DefenseReady provides both DoD and Federal customers with a suite of business solutions, purpose-built for Defense and Federal organizations, on the Microsoft Dynamics Platform via a SaaS offering powered by Microsoft Azure Government.  This approach allows customers to achieve value and scale far beyond the traditional on-premises solution with greater speed than had ever been possible, leveraging the powerful development platform of Dynamics and meeting the security requirements of FedRAMP and the DoD.

Getting Beyond Lift-and-Shift on Azure Government

Presenter: Steve Michelotti

Management wants you to move your solutions to the cloud. But if you simply lift-and-shift, you are missing out on tremendous opportunities to increase scalability and optimize resources, while decreasing time and costs. Over the course of this demo-heavy session, we will take an existing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) app running on Azure Government and show how we can migrate it to Platform as a Service (PaaS) so you can more fully reap the benefits of the cloud.

Connecting to the Azure and O365 Clouds with ExpressRoute

Presenters: James Walters and Scott Thompson

Overview of Azure for government connections between Azure datacenters and on-premise infrastructure. In this session we wil discuss best practices for configuring a virtual private network and a dedicated ExpressRoute connection to both Azure and O365. We will also discuss best practices for compliance with the  TIC/TIC overlay.

How to Get an Agency App ATO on Azure Government

Presenters: Nate Johnson and Aaron Barth

Navigating the process to get an agency app ATO can be intimidating and challenging for many customers. To help ensure your ATO success, this session covers the FedRAMP process along with Microsoft Azure Government certifications and additional resources available to help ease navigation of the FedRAMP process. We will also dive into a practitioner’s perspective of working through an agency’s application ATO process including the roles, responsibilities and documentation needed to be granted an application ATO by an agency. Toward the end of this session, we will open the floor for discussion and to address your questions.

Developing Apps on Azure Government Using Cognitive Services

Presenters: Steve Michelotti and Ken Hausman

Teach computers to understand the world as humans do. Tap into high-quality vision, speech, language, and knowledge technologies, developed with decades of Microsoft research to build intelligent apps. In this session, we’ll present the API offerings of Cognitive Services and show you how to build your own smart apps on Azure Government. This session will show numerous compelling demos which will show how you can immediately start utilizing the APIs to perform facial recognition, voice recognition, live translation of languages, image analysis, and face redaction from video feeds – all on the secure Azure Government platform!

Building Hybrid App on Azure Government

Presenters: Vishwas Lele and Jack O’Connell

It is becoming increasingly important for government and public sector agencies to be able to take advantage of the cloud. However, many organizations have assets that need to remain on-premise. In this session we will explore the features in Azure Government that enable organizations to bridge the gap between on-premise assets and cloud investments.

 

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