Securing IaaS workloads for Department of Defense

  By Jason Henderson, Cloud Solutions Architect Kyle Hoyer, Technical Solutions Professional Derek Strausbaugh, Principal Program Manager, Azure Global A rapidly increasing number of DoD customers deploying IaaS workloads to Azure have been asking for guidance setting up secure virtual networks and configuring the security tools and services stipulated by DoD standards and practice. DISA…


Azure standard support for U.S. Azure Government customers

In response to customer requests for support that includes (1) a fixed monthly cost, (2) fast response times for critical cases, and (3) a plan that covers the entire organization, we’re pleased to announce important updates for Azure Standard support. With these changes, Azure now offers the most cost effective and predictable support offering. For…

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New course: How to leverage the power of cloud for government

Government needs the agility to respond to almost any situation. While cloud can enable this agility, many cloud models aren’t designed with government in mind, and don’t adhere to strict government security and regulation standards.   To provide insight into how government cloud solutions help agencies realize the benefits of cloud while remaining security compliant,…

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Azure Security Center coming to Azure Government

While cyber threats affect every organization and every individual, governments face unique challenges. Today, we are announcing Azure Security Center, which provides unified security management and advanced threat protection for hybrid cloud workloads, will be coming to Azure Government. From simplified management to new ways to block and detect threats, Security Center continues to innovate…


Setup continuous deployment to Microsoft Azure Government using Visual Studio Team Services

Continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) help teams reliably deliver quality apps to end customers at a faster pace of update. From code through build, test, and deployment you can define efficient and fully managed pipelines that automate and control the entire process. Release Management in Visual Studio Team Services is a powerful service…

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Azure HDInsight and Power BI now available in Azure Government 

As announced in Tom Keane’s data launch announcement, we are pleased to bring the general availability of Azure HDInsight on Linux in Microsoft Azure Government, as well as, Power BI US Government with Office 365 US Government Community subscriptions. HDInsight Azure HDInsight deploys and provisions clusters from the Apache Hadoop ecosystem (including Spark, Storm, Hbase) in…

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New Azure Government Documentation!

  We are happy to announce Azure Government documentation! This documentation provides guidance that is tailored to our Azure Government customers. We highlight common solutions and guidance on building government specific implementations, as well as information that you need to know about using services, Marketplace, Portal and PowerShell in Azure Government. This is just the…

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Azure Government – 3x Growth in 2016 and over 75 new capabilities in the last 90 days

Today I am with over 600 of our federal, state and local government customers and partners at the Government Cloud Forum 2016, in Washington D.C. The Forum is queued to take our audiences through breakthrough technology and solutions impacting citizen engagement, the empowerment of government employees, how agencies can optimize their infrastructures and solutions, and…


Welcome to Azure Marketplace and our ISV partners in Azure Government!

We’re pleased to announce the general availability of the Azure Marketplace for Microsoft Azure Government, as well as welcoming our 3rd party ISV partners. We’ve partnered with some of the top ISVs to provide Azure Government customers with more options for finding the right solutions and quickly spinning up applications that suit their needs. Azure Marketplace…


Riverbed expands to deliver solutions in Azure Government

Riverbed Technology is bringing Riverbed SteelHead CX to the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud. Government customers are now able to understand, optimize, and control applications and data across the hybrid enterprise, extending into the cloud. With SteelHead CX in Azure you get: Riverbed’s #1 optimization solution in the Azure Government cloud enabling peak performance of applications…

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