Azure Government

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

New service-level disaster recovery guidance

We are happy to announce the availability of the Microsoft Azure service resiliency guidance page. We created this page because our customers have asked us for clear guidance on what to do when they experienced a service disruption. Since a service disruption can be localized (perhaps an issue on a specific host or even code within a virtual ...

Announcing Dv2-Series Virtual Machines in US Gov – Iowa

In the last few weeks, we have made Dv2-Series VMs available in the US Gov – Iowa region for Azure Government. This means that both Azure Government regions now have access to D-Series VMs.  US Gov – Virginia has the original D-Series VMs. Dv2-Series VMs (a follow-on to the original D-Series VMs) feature similar memory and hard disk ...

Newly-published VM images available for Azure Government

We are pleased to share with you the most-recently published VM images now available for Microsoft Azure Government customers. In the next month you will also see SharePoint and Remote Desktop Host as we continue to bring VM images to Azure Government. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions to help us improve your ...

Essential Considerations for Azure Architectural Planning

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 easy to get up and running quickly, without the necessary planning in some areas, you could find it ...