Microsoft + GitHub = Empowering Developers

Yesterday, we announced an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform. Developers are at center of solving the world’s most pressing challenges. The era of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge is upon us. Computing is becoming embedded in the world, with every part of our daily life and work and every…

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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…

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How to use GPUs by NVIDIA on Azure Government for Virtual Machines and AI

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Anthony Robbins (Vice President, Public Sector, NVIDIA) about the background of GPUs and NVIDIA’s involvement in expanding GPU usage. Then, dive into key scenarios and use cases applicable to government customers, before learning about GPU capabilities available in Azure Government, including the…


A hybrid approach for the Department of Defense

Today, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is taking significant steps to modernize existing systems, opening the door for the use of emerging technologies to increase speed and agility. Accelerating adoption of cloud technologies is critical to the DoD’s ability to maintain the long-term strategic advantage of US military forces. However, the DoD still has…

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Join us April 25: Intersection of AI and Analytics in Government

Many believe AI will advance government; changing the speed, reliability, and ability for agencies to make more informed decisions and better deliver on their missions. Integral to leveraging the power of AI is data which floods many agencies yet is often underutilized or even locked up due to lack of resources, knowledge of tools, and…

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Dynatrace Managed Instance now available for Azure Government

As teams across government agencies are hard at work modernizing their IT portfolios, it’s helpful to have the best tools for optimizing application performance in the cloud. Built with AI technology, Dynatrace provides full stack, all-in-one monitoring and operations analytics for the public sector at massive scale, in the largest government environments. Dynatrace utilizes artificial…

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Azure Government Now Consumes EA Monetary Commitment

Red Hat Enterprise Linux now consumes EA Monetary Commitment Azure Marketplace third-party reseller services now use Azure monetary commitment We are expanding the use of Azure Monetary Commitment! As of March 1, 2018, the third-party reseller services available on the Azure Marketplace—and listed below—consume Enterprise Agreement (EA) monetary commitment. Previously these services were billed outside…

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Expanding Azure Government Marketplace – March 2018

Sarah Weldon, Azure Government Azure Government Marketplace ecosystem continues to grow! Since December 2017, over 80 new offers went live in Azure Government. We highlight a few including new publishers below: CentOS 7.4 – Rogue Wave Software (formerly OpenLogic) Data Flow Instance Powered by Apache Nifi – Onyx Point, Inc. Dynatrace Managed for Government -…

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How to get started with Azure Government

This blog was contributed by Stuart McKee, Chief Technology Officer, US State and Local Government, Microsoft Corporation Many government agencies would like to take their first steps toward adopting cloud services. With so many options available, it’s hard to know where to start, and the idea of modernizing everything can be daunting. In most cases,…


Bringing cloud innovation to US state and local government

A primary challenge for US state and local government agencies is to drive IT innovation while maintaining regulatory compliance. As citizens expectations rise, agencies must work to modernize infrastructure while keeping costs contained. Many agencies are moving to the cloud to achieve both mandates. As they make this move, they need to assess and manage…