Join us back in DC on Sept 26 for Cloud DemoPalooza – Gov Style

We challenged our Azure Government DC user community to share 15-minute demos to showcase cool tech to help accelerate your cloud implementation. Get an inside scoop on what’s moving the needle in government technology today. Please come prepared for engaging Q&A as we encourage interactive demos and dialogue. Check out our demo rock stars already…

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Cosmos DB on Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Rafat Sarosh, Program Manager on the Cosmos DB team, about Cosmos DB on Azure Government. Rafat and Steve begin with a discussion of the benefits of Cosmos DB including geo-redundancy, scaling throughput and storage, and low latency SLA-backed performance. Rafat then talks…

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New! Azure Starter Packs now available

Today, we’re announcing a set of Microsoft Azure and Azure Government Starter Packs for GSA IT Schedule 70 to jumpstart your cloud efforts. Designed to get you up and running quickly with common cloud workloads, starter packs can especially be useful at the end of the fiscal year as you plan your work ahead. Each…

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Solving one of the most common VDI challenges: complexity

Today we’re sharing a guest post by Jose Arvelo, Workplace & Managed Services Practice Manager at Accelera Solutions. He is responsible for leading Accelera’s end user computing and managed services team, focused on helping customers transform their workplace with virtualization, mobility, and cloud solutions. After 16 years deploying virtual applications and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI),…

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How to configure TLS versions in App Service and Functions apps in Azure Government

TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocols provide privacy and data integrity for establishing secured connections between applications. Over the period of time TLS has evolved and new versions have continued to fix vulnerabilities in older versions and also add newer capabilities. As Azure Government customers continue to optimize security of their cloud based applications and solutions,…

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RSVP and join us for our Aug. 29 Meetup: Future of Gov Security – Automated ATOs, Revamped TIC & Beyond

The President’s Management Agenda (PMA) is calling on agencies to accelerate their IT modernization efforts with a continued focus on security. At this month’s meetup, we will discuss how agencies can navigate ATOs and TIC compliance, so they can realize the benefits of the cloud and achieve greater agility while strengthening their security posture. To…

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OpenShift on Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti sits down with Jamie Duncan, a Cloud Solutions Architect from Red Hat, to talk about OpenShift on Azure Government. OpenShift is an Enterprise grade application platform for containers with Kubernetes. The discussion begins with Jamie outlining some of the benefits that OpenShift can bring…


Meetup recap: IT governance for cloud – gov best practices

IT governance is top of mind for many CIOs and the lack thereof is slowing down digital transformation. Watch the latest Azure Gov DC Meetup, IT Governance for Cloud – Gov Best Practices, for insights and strategies needed for an effective cloud migration. Highlights include: Former White House CIO, Karen Britton, discussing the importance of…

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Announcing Azure Stack for Azure Government customers to enable IT modernization and tactical edge scenarios

This post was contributed by Natalia Mackevicius, Program Director, Azure Stack at Microsoft. Today, we’re announcing that Microsoft Azure Stack is now available to order for Azure Government customers. It was just a few months ago we shared our plans to integrate Azure Stack with our government-only cloud offering so agencies can benefit from a…

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