Join us: Advancing Digital Government in the Cloud — July 26

It’s no secret that cloud computing empowers organizations to deliver better government. While cloud adoption is still in early stages, how to take advantage of new technologies is at the forefront of every government IT department. Hear from government and industry IT leaders who are paving the way to advance digital government at the Microsoft…

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CJIS Implementation: How Microsoft Government is Committed

When it comes to the CJIS Security Policy, Microsoft is committed to providing law enforcement agencies with trusted cloud services that are uniquely equipped and will help meet or exceed their CJIS compliance requirements. The CJIS Security Policy provides a secure framework of laws, standards, and elements of published and vetted policies for accomplishing the…


Microsoft publishes CJIS Implementation Guidelines to help Law Enforcement Agencies

The Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) Implementation Guidelines is designed to provide insight into the CJIS security controls applicable to Microsoft Cloud services, and provide guidance to law enforcement agencies on where to access detailed information to assist in CJIS audits. This document provides guidelines and resources to assist CJIS Systems Agencies (CSA) and…


Participate in DC-area National Day of Civic Hacking

Calling all architects, developers and cloud professionals to participate in the 2016 National Day of Civic Hacking.  In support of this exciting initiative, Microsoft is supporting two key events–we hope you can join us! DC Azure Meetup–May 24 As a proud supporter of this National Day of Civic Hacking event, Microsoft will provide insight and…

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Essential Considerations for Azure Architectural Planning

Getting started in Azure is easy to do, and you can have production workloads running in the cloud in very little time. However, there are some essential aspects of the Azure platform that require some forethought and planning. While it is easy to get up and running quickly, without the necessary planning in some areas,…

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Have AzCopy, Will Travel

[Update: Azure uses sparse storage, so only the bits that represent user data are transferred. When transferring disk VHDs that are less than full, this will make the throughput look seemingly much better.] As some of the Azure Government blog posts have eluded to, AzCopy is the preferred way to move files around. Many of…

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StorSimple, MFA, SUSE,and Cloudberry updates on Azure Government

 We are excited to announce some of the latest releases to Azure Government.  These releases are in addition to the services we announced in March.   StorSimple StorSimple provides cloud integrated storage solution for customers which includes a hardware appliance on premises that manages storage by keeping active or “Hot” data close to the users…


Welcome to the Azure Government Blog

Welcome to the Azure Government Blog.  With the release of Azure Government last year we continue to hear amazing success stories of how Azure Government is helping Agencies be more agile with their development and testing capabilities, how police are aggressively leveraging the environment to help usher in a new way of policing and we are excited by…


Connect Visual Studio to MS Azure Government

Update: For the latest documentation on connecting via Visual Studio.  Check out the Azure Environment Selector for VS 2017! The Visual Studio (VS) IDE is a powerful development tool. Coupled with the massive list of development tools it provides, Visual Studio also allows servers to be managed.  This capability provides an end-to-end development and test…

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