Azure Government

Insights, how-tos and updates for building solutions on Microsoft's cloud for US government

Announcing Cosmos DB and Blob (Hot/Cool) Storage

As we look to continue to expand and evolve the platform, we are excited to announce two new generally available services in Azure Government: Azure Cosmos DB and Blob Storage (Hot/Cool).  Yesterday Microsoft announced Azure Cosmos DB and today we are bringing it to you in Azure Government.  The update will be rolled out to all Azure ...

Check us out at Virtual Azure Gov Discovery Day tomorrow!

Strengthen security and compliance, uncover critical insights, and modernize infrastructure with Microsoft Azure Government Checkout the presentations tomorrow for Virtual Azure Gov Discovery Day event! You’ll hear from industry leaders, analysts, and experts featuring Tom Keane, general manager, Microsoft and Steve Michelotti, senior ...

Announcing general availability of Publish to Web in Power BI Pro for Government

We are happy to announce the general availability of Publish to Web in Power BI Pro for Government. With Power BI Publish to Web, customers can now easily embed interactive Power BI visualizations online, such as in blog posts, websites, through emails or social media, on any device. They will also be able to  easily edit, update, refresh...

Announcing DSv2-Series and Fs-Series VMs in US Gov Virginia

We are happy to announce the general availability of DSv2-Series and Fs-Series (not to be confused with F-series) virtual machines in US Gov Virginia. DSv2-series and Fs-series VMs can use Premium Storage, which provides high-performance, low-latency storage for Input/Output intensive workloads. These VMs use solid-state drives (SSDs) to ...

Getting Started with Storage in Azure Government

Azure Government uses the same underlying technologies as commercial Azure, enabling you to use the development tools you’re already familiar with. However, Azure Government provides a physical and network-isolated instance of Azure which results in a higher level of compliance and security. As a result of this, we use different physical ...

Getting Started with Azure – Backup Vaults and Policies

One of the biggest questions that government customers may have when migrating to Azure Government, is how they can quickly get up and running. There are a number of different challenges that a customer may have, and many different services that we offer within Azure. Backup Vaults and policies are one of the many services we offer to ease ...

Announcing features for Backup and Site Recovery Services (OMS Suite) with Resource Manager

Azure Government revamps Azure backup and Azure site recovery services to facilitate advanced capabilities for Government cloud users. This update brings various enhancements, summarized in the table below. For more information and technical Documentation on Backup and Site Recovery please see Azure Government Documentation. We welcome ...

Eight new service offerings added to Azure Government certification scope

We are pleased to announce the addition of Azure Resource Manager, Automation, Azure Batch, Log Analytics, Azure Media Services, Policy Administration Service/RBAC, Redis Cache, and Scheduler to certification scope in Microsoft Azure Government. Each of these service offerings has received Joint Authorization Board (JAB) approval for addition...

Copying Azure resource groups between different Azure subscriptions or environments

Overview The Azure PowerShell module includes the Move-AzureRmResource cmdlet that allows you to move a resource to a different resource group or subscription, but it requires the subscriptions to be in the same tenant. What if you want to copy or move a resource group from a personal subscription (e.g. a free Microsoft Azure Pass)  to a ...

Azure Import / Export – Working with FIPS and other security controls

I was recently working with one of our government customers that wanted to make use of a newer offering: Azure Import/Export. Now I know what you’re saying… “Chase, this has been out since 2014.” True, this isn’t a new service to Azure, but it was recently accredited and made generally available to the Azure Government space. If you...

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