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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How to use containers for data science on Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Phil Coachman, Cloud Solution Architect for Microsoft, about data science with containers on Azure Government. Azure Government has many tools that enable you to build Machine Learning models including HDInsight with Spark Clusters and Jupyter notebooks, ML Server, and the Data Science…


Bots in Azure Government

This blog was contributed by guest author Russ Williams, Cloud Solution Architect   So you’ve heard the buzz about bots and “conversational AI” at Microsoft’s Build 2018 Conference. You’re starting to get excited about ideas you have for bots in your organization.  But then you learn that Azure Government doesn’t support the Azure Bot Service…

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CIS Hardened Images now available in Azure Government

Overview of CIS Hardened Images As more government workloads shift from on-premises to cloud-based environments, virtual images (sometimes called virtual machines images) are gaining momentum as a cost-effective option for projects with limited resources to purchase, store, and maintain hardware. A virtual image is a template of an operating system (OS) or application environment installed…

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Nasuni supports Azure Government for more scalable file storage and improved cross-office collaboration

This blog is a guest post by Tom Rose, vice president, Product Marketing, Nasuni – Microsoft Azure Global ISV of the Year. Nasuni’s cloud file services platform is backed by Azure object storage and helps government agencies store, archive, protect, synchronize, and collaborate on fast-growing unstructured data at scale. This article outlines best practices for…

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