Announcing preview of new high performance computing capability: H-Series VMs

Late last year,  we announced that H-Series virtual machines were coming to Azure Government to support high performance computing (HPC)  workloads. I’m excited to announce that H-Series VMs are now in preview in US Gov Arizona . Customers can leverage this new capability for any unclassified workload including ITAR and FedRAMP High. These VMs support complex…


Join us Jan. 31! Jumpstart Your Move to the Cloud – Gov Edition

As we enter the New Year, many government agencies continue to resolve to take advantage of cloud computing. However, oftentimes, agencies find that they are stuck, unprepared and seeking ways to help them transition to the cloud. With these challenges in mind we are kicking off 2018 with a can’t-miss Meetup, Jumpstart Your Move to…

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Trends in Government Software Developers

A few months ago, StackOverflow published their findings on Trends in Government Software Developers. StackOverflow is the #1 source for software developers to find answers on the Internet and has been the leader in this space for years. Because StackOverflow is one of the most highly trafficked sites on the Internet, they have at their…


Optimize Uptime While Staying Secure

With the recent announcement of the industry-wide, hardware-based CPU vulnerability, organizations must ensure they have appropriately updated their infrastructure to secure their environment. Microsoft Azure Government customer environments were patched prior to the public announcement. Additionally, Microsoft publicly announced the patching procedures this week. If you are an Azure Government customer, you have peace of mind…


VDI with Citrix on Azure Government

In this episode of the Microsoft Azure Government video series, Steve Downs, senior program manager, Microsoft Azure Government, sits down with Jose Padin, sales engineering director, US Public Sector, Citrix to discuss Citrix’s Secure Digital Workspace capabilities available in Azure Government. During this video, VDI with Citrix on Azure Government, Steve and Jose share insights…


Announcing the availability of DoD regions via Government CSP Program for Azure Government

We are excited to announce that partners can now re-sell Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Level 5 Azure Government regions to their customers through the Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP). We’re committed to expanding partner opportunities to bring cloud innovation to their defense customers, and the availability of the DoD regions through CSP is an…

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VDI with Frame on Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Downs sits down with Dave Reber from Frame to discuss the Frame platform for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Frame is a Microsoft VDI partner focused providing a great user experience for remote applications hosted in Azure Government. Dave shares a bit about Frame’s history and…

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How to optimize your cloud strategy

In recent years, U.S. government agencies have moved to the cloud faster than private corporations in an attempt to replace aging systems and improve organizational efficiency.[1] Cloud adoption can transform how IT departments at federal civilian agencies operate, deliver services, and share information. To maximize the value and impact of their cloud migration, however, CIOs…

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti sits down with Steve Downs from the Azure Government Engineering team to discuss Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) on Azure Government. What is VDI? How is it different from traditional Remote Desktop? Why do customers use VDI and, most importantly, how does VDI help government…


Strengthen cybersecurity with an enterprise risk mindset

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest issues facing federal Chief Information Officers (CIOs). Evolving security is recognized across the board as an important challenge that needs to be addressed swiftly and in a continuous fashion. Security is always top of mind for CIOs, and one of the major challenges of introducing new technology is ensuring…

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