Microsoft Azure Government adds Premium Storage and expanded Virtual Machine image coverage

<Cross posted from the Azure Blog.> Today, I am pleased to announce additional functionality for Microsoft Azure Government. In support of key customer requests, and service portfolio expansion, we have added support for Premium Storage and several additional pre-configured Virtual Machine images.  Azure Government customers can begin using these features within their applications and services immediately…

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Updated Azure business continuity technical guidance

We are pleased to announce the update to the resiliency technical guidance documentation for Microsoft Azure. This document was previously called the business continuity technical guidance whitepaper that was posted on MSDN. This document has been updated to provide a better understanding of options with our current service offerings as well as how to think…

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Follow us! Get the latest updates on Azure Government

The Azure Government cloud is continuously adding new capabilities, features and services.  To help you stay up to date and learn how to better utilize Azure Goverment, we are sharing the latest information, insights and how to’s on the Azure Government blog. To stay informed and engage with the Azure Government team, be sure to subscribe…

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Managing Azure Government Subscriptions with PowerShell

**Update – 10-26-2016 – We have added this content to our Azure Gov Documentation.  Check the documentation for the latest content. **Update – 6-24-2016 – Added command for connecting to Azure Active Directory (AAD) in Azure Gov** Whether you are using Azure PowerShell to manage a large subscription through script or access features that are…

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New service-level disaster recovery guidance

We are happy to announce the availability of the Microsoft Azure service resiliency guidance page. We created this page because our customers have asked us for clear guidance on what to do when they experienced a service disruption. Since a service disruption can be localized (perhaps an issue on a specific host or even code…

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Microsoft collaborates with DCI to enhance CJIS compliance expertise

As more state and local governments look to centralize and adopt innovative productivity solutions across their various agencies, including the law enforcement and criminal justice community, the need to meet unique requirements like the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Security Policy becomes increasingly important. To further enhance its ongoing commitment to…


Announcing On Demand Azure Government Customer Onboarding

Azure Government onboarding is now available whenever you are! Much like the live onboarding session this on demand onboarding will provide an overview and highlight best practices for Azure Government in the following areas: Understanding Azure Government credentials and the Enterprise Portal Understanding the relationship between Azure subscriptions and your Azure tenant Learning how to create…

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Enabling law enforcement organizations’ trust in cloud

Earlier in May, I had the opportunity to co-host Microsoft’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Summit where we hosted 26 leading law enforcement regulators including the Federal Bureau of Investigation CJIS Division, 13 states, and other local officials. The FBI CJIS Division gives state, local, and federal law enforcement and criminal justice agencies access to…


Announcing Dv2-Series Virtual Machines in US Gov – Iowa

In the last few weeks, we have made Dv2-Series VMs available in the US Gov – Iowa region for Azure Government. This means that both Azure Government regions now have access to D-Series VMs.  US Gov – Virginia has the original D-Series VMs. Dv2-Series VMs (a follow-on to the original D-Series VMs) feature similar memory…

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