Announcing General Availability of Managed Disks in Microsoft Azure Government Cloud 

We’re pleased to announce General Availability of Managed Disks in the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud. Managed Disks are available in USGov Virginia, USGov Texas, USGov Arizona, USDoD Central and USDoD East Azure US Government regions.  Azure Managed Disks simplifies disk management for Azure IaaS VMs by managing the storage accounts associated with the VM disks….

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Region to Region preview is now available in Azure Government

We are excited to announce the preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines (VMs) using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) in Azure Government. You can now easily replicate and protect IaaS based applications running on Azure to a different Azure Government region of your choice within a geographical cluster without deploying any additional infrastructure…

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Join us Sept. 27! The Power of Data Analytics to Transform Government 

Government agencies across the spectrum are sitting atop invaluable datasets that are locked up because of lack of resources, tools and compliance regimes. Fortunately, cloud-based analytics capabilities are allowing these datasets to be turned into knowledge. Whether it’s data about the mission, citizen services or simply data from running large data centers, analytics can help…

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Azure Active Directory Premium is now in limited preview in Azure Government 

We are excited to announce a limited preview of Azure Active Directory Premium in Azure Government! This preview is for customers that have specific compliance needs (e.g., FedRAMP or DoD requirements), and while certifications aren’t in place yet, we plan to have them in place for general availability. Getting started To gain access to this…

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Checkout Azure Government at Microsoft Ignite! Wednesday, September 27th, 10:45am

Attending Microsoft Ignite in Orlando? Join us at our session where we will show how Azure Government can bring innovation to your agency’s mission! U.S. Government and public-sector agencies live under a microscope of demands and expectations. To provide innovative services, they need the agility and speed of cloud, but with an extra level of…

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Identity Guidance for Azure Government Apps Now Available!

Getting identity right is important. On the Azure Government engineering team we receive a lot of questions about how to enable identity in an Azure Government application. We recently released Planning identity for Azure Government applications; which serves as the first of many upcoming articles that cover key scenarios for Azure Government applications. In this article…

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Network Performance Monitor is now generally available in Azure Government

We are pleased to announce the availability of Network Performance Monitor (NPM) in Azure Government Cloud-Virginia. Check out what NPM can do for you below: Overview Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is a cloud based hybrid network monitoring solution, that monitors connectivity between: Cloud deployments and on-premises locations Multiple data centers and branch offices Mission critical…

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Announcing General Availability of Blob Storage (Hot/Cool) in US Gov Virginia

We are happy to announce the generally availability of Blob Storage accounts in US Gov Virginia. The feature is now enabled in three regions including the recently announced US Gov Arizona and US Gov Texas. Blob storage accounts are specialized storage accounts for storing your unstructured data as blobs (objects) in Azure Storage. With Blob…