Announcing the Cognitive Services White Glove Program for All Azure Government Customers

Earlier this year we announced the initial release and public preview of Cognitive Services in Azure Government. From talking with you, we understand that building Artificial Intelligence in your application has proved to be a daunting task, but we’re now here to help! Azure Government is expanding the Cognitive Services public preview with the launch…


Cognitive Services on Azure Government – Intelligent Mission

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Anna Roth (Senior Program Manager, Cognitive Services) about Cognitive Services in Azure Government. Anna discusses various aspects of how the technology works and how it enables developers to easily write code against the Cognitive Services APIs in any programming language they choose….


Azure Government HackFest + Training Recap

Our first Azure Government HackFest + Training event is in the books and it was a great event! We were thrilled to see so many enthusiastic developers and IT Pros in Azure Government interested in learning new things and getting even more hands-on with Azure Government.   The first day of the event was marked…


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 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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Building a solution on Azure Government Part III: Power BI

Now that we’ve done our text analysis using HDInsight, let’s add some high-quality visualizations using Power BI for Azure Government. Let’s first log into Power BI for Azure Gov. Here we are presented with our initial options. Let’s connect to a database by clicking the “Get” button in the “Database” tile: In the next screen,…


Join us March 29 in DC:  Learn How to Apply Cognitive Services to Your Agency’s Mission  

Offering myriad possibilities, cognitive services teach computers to understand the world as humans do. This emerging technology can provide exciting and powerful capabilities for government agencies to better meet their unique missions and improve citizen services and engagement.     To hear how cognitive services can advance government, RSVP and join the Microsoft Azure Government DC user…

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Building a solution on Azure Government Part I: Cognitive Services

The Microsoft Azure Government platform is rapidly innovating with new services being introduced all the time. We have recently announced HDInsight and Power BI as GA on Azure Government. These data-centric services unlock a world of possibilities for your organization to process massive amount of data. In this developer-centric walk-through, I will show you how…


Microsoft Tech Summit DC to feature government-focused sessions – March 6-7

Are you headed to the Microsoft Tech Summit March 6-7 in Washington, DC?  If so, be sure to connect with the Azure Government Engineering team.  Among the more than 50 technical training sessions, we are hosting 14 government-specific sessions starting with a can’t-miss “What’s New in Azure Government Cloud” by Tom Keane, General Manager, Microsoft…

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