Azure Government Marketplace expanding with new Pay-As-You-Go offers

As part of our rapidly growing solution marketplace for Azure Government, we’d like to announce several new Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) marketplace offers. These new offers enable our government customers to purchase marketplace solutions directly through Azure Government, streamlining the procurement process. In addition, our partners can use this new capability to provide expanded solution offerings and…

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Join the Azure Gov DC Meetup July 25: IT Governance for Cloud – Gov Best Practices

One of the biggest concerns slowing down government digital transformation is the lack of effective IT governance. Unresolved concerns including privacy, security and organizational silos limiting data sharing and analysis continue to pose challenges for agencies. To discuss ways to overcome these challenges, we invite you to RSVP and join us for the Microsoft Azure…

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New services and Azure Government marketplace partners

This summer we’re continuing to bring new services into Azure Government to support the innovation happening in the public sector. We would like to announce the following new services, with more coming soon: Azure Media Services is now generally available in Azure Government. Media Services makes it easy to use high-definition video encoding and streaming…

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Azure Security Center Preview now available in Azure Government

While cyber threats affect every organization and every individual, governments face unique challenges. The recent Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Infrastructure represents a key example of the growing pressure on government agencies to increase their efforts around protecting highly sensitive data and systems. To help our customers address their security…

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Azure Gov DC Meetup recap: How Cloud Can Drive #GovInnovation + Solution Showcase

“Cloud is not a migration, it’s a transformation,” stated Kevin Jackson, advance technology & business strategy expert and founder/author of the award-winning blog, Cloud Musings, at a recent Azure Gov DC Meetup, How Cloud Can Drive #GovInnovation + Solution Showcase, at 1776 in Washington, DC. Jackson was one of four presenters who shared their experience,…

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Join us 6/20: How Cloud Can Drive #GovInnovation + Solution Showcase

With the President’s Management Agenda focus on IT modernization to drive more effective government and citizen services, agencies are on the hook more than ever to rapidly innovate and deliver. Cloud – with its agility, speed and low cost – is the key enabler to help agencies test and innovate new solutions faster than before….

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#AzureGovMeetup recap – Harnessing cloud: how to accelerate your mission apps

Miss last month’s Meetup on, Harnessing Cloud: How to Accelerate Your Mission Apps? No problem! Check out the videos from the May 23 event on the Microsoft Azure Government Meetup YouTube Channel. And, be sure to subscribe to ensure you’re up to date on the latest videos. Industry expert Vishwas Lele, CTO of AIS, discussed…

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Harness real-time data for smarter cities, buildings, and transportation

This article was co-authored by Christy Szoke, CoFounder/CMO of Fathym, and the Azure Gov Team   Wherever you live, you’re probably all too aware that inclement weather can have a serious impact on citizen safety and city budgets. And until recently, municipalities affected by changing road and weather conditions didn’t have easy access to the…

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Fast Deduplication with NetBackup CloudCatalyst for the Azure Government Cloud

Got Back Up? Anyone who has a basement or even a closet in their home, knows the sometimes painful necessity of clearing out space and managing storage. Government agencies embarking on digital transformation can also feel the pain of runaway costs due to storage accumulation for backups. With Veritas NetBackup 8.1 in Azure Government Marketplace,…

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Enabling Central IT to become a Cloud broker

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Scott Gruenmeier (Cloud Solution Architect, State and Local Government practice, Microsoft) about enabling Central IT to become a cloud broker. Scott starts out with some background on traditional State and Local Government IT and then move into highlighting new cloud based opportunities,…