Announcing Cosmos DB and Blob (Hot/Cool) Storage

As we look to continue to expand and evolve the platform, we are excited to announce two new generally available services in Azure Government: Azure Cosmos DB and Blob Storage (Hot/Cool).  Yesterday Microsoft announced Azure Cosmos DB and today we are bringing it to you in Azure Government.  The update will be rolled out to…


Expanding Cognitive Services Pilot for Azure Government

Update (05/16/17): Emotion was originally called out a separate API but all functionality is included as part of the Face API.  The standalone Emotion API is not part of our deployment in Azure Government. In March, we announced the initial preview of Cognitive Services in Azure Government. Today we are expanding the initial preview to…


Azure Gov April Meetup Replay: Enhancing Government Services Through Advanced Analytics

For those who could not join us at the April Azure Gov DC Meetup, we are pleased to bring you the replay of  “Enhancing Government Services Through Advanced Analytics”. The first segment kicks off with Azure Government updates then features Lisa Connelly, account executive, and Bonnie Strayer, senior solution engineer, of Esri’s National Government Team….

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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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Microsoft hosts Justice & Public Safety leaders at the 2nd annual CJIS Summit

Transparency is the foundation of Microsoft’s commitment to CJIS Compliance Founded on our commitment of transparency, Microsoft hosted the 2nd annual CJIS Summit, offering leaders in law enforcement the opportunity to collaborate directly with our compliance engineers, executives, and our Justice and Public Safety team. Attendees included law enforcement leaders from sixteen states, representation from…


The Azure Podcast: featuring Azure Government

In the latest episode of The Azure Podcast, Steve Michelotti of the Azure Government engineering sits down with The Azure Podcast team to discuss the latest and greatest of Azure Government. Steve also provides an update on what is going on in Azure Government including: The two new DoD specific datacenters How Azure Government is…

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Azure Gov March Meetup Replay: How to Apply Cognitive Services to Your Agency’s Mission

For those who could not join us at the Azure Government DC user community’s   March Meetup, we are pleased to bring you the replay of “How to Apply Cognitive Services to Your Agency’s Mission” which took place at 1776 in Washington, DC. The first segment  of the “Meetup Replay” features in-depth demos  on how a user…

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Announcing the Azure Government HackFest + Training Event – June 7-8 in Washington, DC

Join us! Microsoft Azure Government HackFest + Training, June 7-8 in Washington, DC. Calling all developers and IT pros in the DC-metro area in the Government space! The Microsoft Azure Government team invites you to register and participate in our HackFest + Training event, June 7-8, at the Microsoft location in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Register…


Join Us April 26: Enhancing Government Services Through Advanced Analytics

Data is all around us, and it is becoming increasingly hard to abstract relevant insights from our data that lead to intelligent action. With this in mind, we invite you to RSVP and join us for a can’t-miss Azure Government DC Meetup, Enhancing Government Services Through Advanced Analytics, on Wednesday, April 26 at 1776 in…

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FERC Issues FedRAMP High ATO for Azure Government to Allow Critical Identity Management in the Cloud

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a FedRAMP High ATO for Azure Government. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as…

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