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

Announcing Microsoft Jenkins Solution Template for Azure Government Cloud

Since the launch of Microsoft Jenkins offer in Azure Marketplace in mid-2017, it’s exciting to see the growing number of customers using our solution template to run Jenkins on Azure. Jenkins is a popular open source CI/CD server. With our solution template, you can stand a Jenkins master running on a Linux (Ubuntu 16.05 LTS) VM up on ...
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VM Images update: February – May

We are pleased to share with you the most-recently published VM images from February through March that are now available for Microsoft Azure Government customers. Published in February- March Marketplace Images* - Added to Azure Gov and DoD: *All Marketplace Images now supported in DoD Regions! First Party ...

Now Available: Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Virtualized Next-Generation Firewall

Comprehensive, Prevention-Based Security for Azure Government Cloud Today on Azure Government The Palo Alto Networks® VM-Series virtualized next-generation firewall on Microsoft Azure allows government agencies to apply the same advanced threat prevention features and next-generation firewall application policy controls used in their ...

Microsoft Azure IaaS Architecture Best Practices for ARM

How to design and build an enterprise infrastructure in Azure using the Azure Resource Manager portal 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 ...

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 Azure – Backing Up VMs

In my last post, I provided you with some simple steps on how to “Get Started” with the Azure Backup service by focusing on the Backup Vault and Policies that are associated with Vaults and VMs. Starting from there, I would like to go to the next and final step, which is the actual Backing Up of VMs or Servers. In the below video, I will...

VM Images Update from December through January

We are pleased to share with you the most-recently published VM images from December and January that are now available for Microsoft Azure Government customers. Published in January: * This sku is Powershell/classic Portal only, same in Azure Public. Published in December...

Solution Template support now available in Azure Government Marketplace

Last month we announced Azure Marketplace availability in Azure Government, which included individual VM publishing capabilities. Today we’re pleased to announce that solution templates are now supported in the Azure Government Marketplace portal. Solution templates allow you to bundle multiple Azure services and images into a template ...

Azure Government Marketplace Loves Open Source and Bitnami

       Azure Government is excited to expand our partnership with Bitnami via the Azure Government Marketplace beyond the initial offering in Image Gallery. We are happy to announce the first wave of open source images published by Bitnami to the Azure Government marketplace. The first wave of free open source and Bring Your Own License...