Strengthening cybersecurity for the DoD – accelerating compliance

Agencies such as the DoD can improve their threat detection and response times by using cloud-based security capabilities and cloud intelligence through Microsoft Azure Government. By shifting responsibilities to Azure, the DoD can get more security coverage, which enables them to reallocate security resources and budget to other agency priorities. Azure Government was the first…

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Custom Speech Service for Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Vishwas Lele (CTO of Applied Information Sciences) about Custom Speech for the government. They start out with some Custom Speech history and then move into highlighting key changes in this space such as cloud enabled computing power for large dataset vocabulary size….


Build recap: Azure innovations announced for government

At the recent Build 2018 developer conference, Microsoft shared the breadth of innovation coming to Azure–across Azure Stack, data and analytics solutions, IoT and more. Government customers can continue to count on this rapid pace of commercial innovation coming to Azure Government over time, as services becoming generally available, throughout the year. Azure Stack unlocks…

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Microsoft Azure Government at AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore

Join the Microsoft Azure Government team at the upcoming AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, May 15 – 17, in Baltimore, Maryland. Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Azure CTO and distinguished author will deliver a keynote on Thursday, May 17 at 10:45 a.m. in Hall E of the Baltimore Convention Center. Mark will shed some light on the…

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Join us May 23: Harnessing cloud – how to accelerate your mission apps

IT modernization is top of mind for government. While most agencies are leading with cloud for their new applications, many struggle to realize the full value of modernization by moving the majority of their enterprise apps to the cloud and creating new citizen services. And, now, with the latest orders from the White House, there…

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Citrix Cloud coming soon to Azure Government

As we participate in Citrix Synergy today, we’re excited to announce that Citrix Cloud is coming to Azure Government! Specifically, this means that the management plane for Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop service will soon be available on Azure Government, enabling customers to use these innovative services to provide secure remote access to employees with…


How to use GPUs by NVIDIA on Azure Government for Virtual Machines and AI

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Anthony Robbins (Vice President, Public Sector, NVIDIA) about the background of GPUs and NVIDIA’s involvement in expanding GPU usage. Then, dive into key scenarios and use cases applicable to government customers, before learning about GPU capabilities available in Azure Government, including the…


Predict and manage Azure Government costs using Resource Usage and RateCard APIs

Government agencies need to be able to get detailed granular consumption data and derive insights to effectively manage their cloud consumption. The Resource Usage and RateCard APIs provide Azure Government customer access to their Azure consumption and pricing details: Resource Usage API – Get usage data for an Azure Government subscription. Get more granular cost/usage…

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Strengthening cybersecurity for the DoD – reducing risk

Defense department senior leaders have directed DoD to adopt cloud computing to support the warfighter, a direction that will help build a stronger foundation of cybersecurity. The partnership with a dedicated, certified cloud provider can be pivotal. But given the breadth of these solutions, where should the DoD turn? In the new defense context of…

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A hybrid approach for the Department of Defense

Today, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is taking significant steps to modernize existing systems, opening the door for the use of emerging technologies to increase speed and agility. Accelerating adoption of cloud technologies is critical to the DoD’s ability to maintain the long-term strategic advantage of US military forces. However, the DoD still has…

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