Join us 6/20: How Cloud Can Drive #GovInnovation + Solution Showcase

With the President’s Management Agenda focus on IT modernization to drive more effective government and citizen services, agencies are on the hook more than ever to rapidly innovate and deliver. Cloud – with its agility, speed and low cost – is the key enabler to help agencies test and innovate new solutions faster than before….


Harness real-time data for smarter cities, buildings, and transportation

This article was co-authored by Christy Szoke, CoFounder/CMO of Fathym, and the Azure Gov Team   Wherever you live, you’re probably all too aware that inclement weather can have a serious impact on citizen safety and city budgets. And until recently, municipalities affected by changing road and weather conditions didn’t have easy access to the…


Fast Deduplication with NetBackup CloudCatalyst for the Azure Government Cloud

Got Back Up? Anyone who has a basement or even a closet in their home, knows the sometimes painful necessity of clearing out space and managing storage. Government agencies embarking on digital transformation can also feel the pain of runaway costs due to storage accumulation for backups. With Veritas NetBackup 8.1 in Azure Government Marketplace,…


Enabling Central IT to become a Cloud broker

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Scott Gruenmeier (Cloud Solution Architect, State and Local Government practice, Microsoft) about enabling Central IT to become a cloud broker. Scott starts out with some background on traditional State and Local Government IT and then move into highlighting new cloud based opportunities,…

Modernize Citizen Services with AvePoint

Advancements in technology can challenge government agencies to meet rising citizen expectations. At the same time, they provide an opportunity for agencies to modernize operations, becoming more responsive, transparent, and efficient. AvePoint, who won the 2017 Microsoft Partner of the Year award for Public Sector: Microsoft CityNext, offers AvePoint Citizen Services, a solution designed to…


Announcing general availability of Azure API Management in Microsoft Azure Government

We are pleased to announce that Azure API Management is now generally available in Microsoft Azure Government. API Management is a turnkey, full-lifecycle solution for publishing APIs to external and internal consumers. Customers use API Management to quickly create consistent and modern API gateways for existing back-end services hosted anywhere. API Management helps you secure…


Strengthening cybersecurity for the DoD – accelerating compliance

Agencies such as the DoD can improve their threat detection and response times by using cloud-based security capabilities and cloud intelligence through Microsoft Azure Government. By shifting responsibilities to Azure, the DoD can get more security coverage, which enables them to reallocate security resources and budget to other agency priorities. Azure Government was the first…


Custom Speech Service for Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Vishwas Lele (CTO of Applied Information Sciences) about Custom Speech for the government. They start out with some Custom Speech history and then move into highlighting key changes in this space such as cloud enabled computing power for large dataset vocabulary size….

Build recap: Azure innovations announced for government

At the recent Build 2018 developer conference, Microsoft shared the breadth of innovation coming to Azure–across Azure Stack, data and analytics solutions, IoT and more. Government customers can continue to count on this rapid pace of commercial innovation coming to Azure Government over time, as services becoming generally available, throughout the year. Azure Stack unlocks…


Join us May 23: Harnessing cloud – how to accelerate your mission apps

IT modernization is top of mind for government. While most agencies are leading with cloud for their new applications, many struggle to realize the full value of modernization by moving the majority of their enterprise apps to the cloud and creating new citizen services. And, now, with the latest orders from the White House, there…