Enhance data protection and compliance with customer managed keys

This is the third blog in a three-part series on security in Azure Government co-authored by Robert Jaffee, Sr. Program Manager, and Diego Lapiduz, Chief Information Security Architect, with Microsoft Azure Global Government. (In case you missed them, check out the first and second blogs: Six tips for securing identity in the cloud and Five…


Five tips for securing your IaaS workloads

This is the second blog in a three-part series on security in Azure Government co-authored by Robert Jaffee, Sr. Program Manager, and Diego Lapiduz, Chief Information Security Architect, with Microsoft Azure Global Government. (In case you missed it, check out the first blog: Six tips for securing identity in the cloud.) In this blog, we’ll…


Six tips for securing identity in the cloud

This 3-part blog series on security in Azure Government was co-authored by Robert Jaffe, Sr. Program Manager, and Diego Lapiduz, Chief Information Security Architect, with Microsoft Azure Global Government. Over the last year, as modernization has accelerated, we’ve started to see many customers turning to cloud services as an asset in fighting evolving cybersecurity threats….


Open Source DevOps in Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Harshal Dharia, Cloud Solution Architect in US Federal at Microsoft, about open source DevOps in Azure Government. Having a reliable and secure DevOps pipeline is one of the most important factors to a successful development project. However, different organizations and agencies often…


Azure Advisor for Azure Government now generally available

Azure Advisor is a free Azure service that analyzes your Azure usage and configurations and provides personalized recommendations to help you optimize your resources for high availability, security, performance, and cost. Azure Advisor is now generally available (GA) for Azure Government. Get the most out of Azure Government with Azure Advisor There’s a lot you…


VS Code Extensions for Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti once again sits down with Yujin Hong, Program Manager on the Azure Government Engineering team, to discuss many of the incredible VS Code Extensions for Azure. VS Code has quickly become the most popular editor in the world – there are numerous reasons for…


Azure Database for MySQL in Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Sachin Dubey, of the Azure Government Engineering team, about Azure Database for MySQL in Azure Government. MySQL is one of the most popular open source relational databases ever – but running it at an Enterprise scale has its challenges just like any…


Women in Tech Lunch Panel: Our Journey to Ignite Government Innovation

Monday, February 4, 2019 A recent announcement from the Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser highlighted a study naming the District of Columbia as the best city in the country for women in technology1. Women currently make up 38.5% of the tech workforce in the district, well over the nation’s average of 25.9%. We’re interested…


Managed Identity in Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Mohit Dewan, of the Azure Government Engineering team, about Managed Identities on Azure Government. Mohit starts out by explaining what Managed Identities is and how leveraging it can result in a significantly more secure application. Mohit then demonstrates managed identities both for…


Join us: Accelerating Gov Cloud in a Cloud Smart World – Jan. 23

Without a doubt, cloud computing is playing a central role in agency efforts to modernize their IT infrastructure. Agencies have made great strides in understanding the benefits and challenges of cloud. With this in mind, we invite you to RSVP and join the Microsoft Azure Government DC user community as we kickoff the year with…