Adopting Emerging Tech in Government

As blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented reality continue to create buzz throughout the tech industry, government agencies are exploring ways to apply emerging tech to empower their workforce and deliver innovative services to the public. Key to moving forward is the ability for agencies to define emerging tech use cases and get started…

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Meetup replay: Future of Gov Security – Automated ATOs, Revamped TIC & Beyond

I recently had the opportunity to host a dynamic discussion among leading IT security and compliance experts at our latest Microsoft Azure Government DC Meetup, Future of Gov Security – Automated ATOs, Revamped TIC and Beyond, at 1776 in Crystal City, Virginia. With government accelerating its IT modernization efforts, the focus on strengthening security remains…

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Join us back in DC on Sept 26 for Cloud DemoPalooza – Gov Style

We challenged our Azure Government DC user community to share 15-minute demos to showcase cool tech to help accelerate your cloud implementation. Get an inside scoop on what’s moving the needle in government technology today. Please come prepared for engaging Q&A as we encourage interactive demos and dialogue. Check out our demo rock stars already…

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Solving one of the most common VDI challenges: complexity

Today we’re sharing a guest post by Jose Arvelo, Workplace & Managed Services Practice Manager at Accelera Solutions. He is responsible for leading Accelera’s end user computing and managed services team, focused on helping customers transform their workplace with virtualization, mobility, and cloud solutions. After 16 years deploying virtual applications and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI),…

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Accelerated Networking for both Windows and Linux is now generally available in Azure Government

We are happy to announce that Accelerated Networking (AN) for both Windows and Linux is now generally available in Azure Government. Accelerated networking provides consistent ultra-low network latency via Azure’s in-house programmable hardware and technologies such as SR-IOV. By moving much of Azure’s software-defined networking stack off the CPUs and into FPGA-based SmartNICs, compute cycles…

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VNet Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database now generally available in Azure Government

The Azure Networking team has announced the general availability of Virtual Network (VNet) Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database in all Azure regions, including Azure Government. The announcement can be seen here: VNet Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database now generally available VNet Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database allow customers to isolate connectivity to…

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Networking features recently made generally available in Azure Government

The Azure Government team continually strives to bring the latest Azure platform features to Azure Government.  In this post I highlight networking features that have recently been made generally available in Azure Government. Network Watcher Network Watcher is a regional service that enables you to monitor and diagnose conditions at a network scenario level in,…

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Resources for building your Government CSP practice

Partners interested in reselling Azure Government can become an authorized Cloud Solution Provider for Government (Government CSP). To learn more, check out the Government CSP application process.   If you’re already a Government CSP and want to know how to create your first customer or even explore high level security and role-based access control, you…

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Why cloud for state and local government?

With rapid technological advances, cities can now transform into smart cities with enhanced and interactive citizen services, better living, and increased economic growth. You can learn more about these opportunities by watching our on-demand webinar, The Benefits of Moving to the Cloud for State and Local Governments. Despite the many benefits, government agencies can find…

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A year in review for Azure Government

Looking back over the past year and seeing the progress we’ve made gives us a real sense of momentum as we continue to double-down on our investments in Azure Government in 2018. As the engineering lead for Azure Government, my team looks at everything from where we build datacenters, to what hardware and networking we…