Have AzCopy, Will Travel

[Update: Azure uses sparse storage, so only the bits that represent user data are transferred. When transferring disk VHDs that are less than full, this will make the throughput look seemingly much better.] As some of the Azure Government blog posts have eluded to, AzCopy is the preferred way to move files around. Many of us are using Azure ...

StorSimple, MFA, SUSE,and Cloudberry updates on Azure Government

 We are excited to announce some of the latest releases to Azure Government.  These releases are in addition to the services we announced in March.   StorSimple StorSimple provides cloud integrated storage solution for customers which includes a hardware appliance on premises that manages storage by keeping active or "Hot" data...

Connecting to a Media Services account located in Azure Government

The full details of how to connect are listed in this MSDN article, however the connection information for Azure Government is a bit different then on the public cloud.https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/jj129571.aspx Connecting a two-step process, first you setup your credential and then you create your context. To connect to Azure...

Adding VM Depot Images to Azure Government

  Azure provides many mechanisms to get the virtual machine of choice loaded into your subscription. The Azure Government gallery includes numerous images from Barracuda, Bitnami, CloudLink, Microsoft, Oracle, and SUSE.  The full list is here.  It is also pretty straightforward to upload your own, or copy one from an ...
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Using Azure File Storage with Azure Government

So you have looked at the docs and you would like to give Azure File Storage a try, but you are having trouble connecting it to Azure Government following the instructions posted on the public Azure site? http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/storage/files/ Let me guess you are getting an error that says: “The Remote name could not be ...

Using In-Role Cache in Azure Government

When planning the deployment of a web application to Azure Government, it is important to consider the Azure services that are currently available in Azure Government and to select the platform components your application will use accordingly.  ASP.NET web applications are, of course, a common deployment scenario.  These applications...

Law Enforcement Information Confidentiality and Integrity on Microsoft Azure Government

A revolution in minimization, battery technology, sensors and sophisticated software is fundamentally changing law enforcement. Vast amounts of information enable the reconstruction of a crime scene millisecond-by-millisecond. Data from hundreds of sources can be now correlated, often many miles from the actual scene. This transformation has ...

Using Event Hub and EventProcessorHost on Azure Government

(Cross-posted from http://blog.randomdust.com) There are few needs which apply to almost every industry when it comes to building software and solutions to meet the needs of that industry. Manufacturing, healthcare, industrial, education, home automation, military and public safety (to name a few) all have a need to collect data from hundreds/...

Configuring Azure Government Virtual Machine RDP file for USB mapping

When creating Virtual Machines (VMs) on Azure Government you may want to map your local drives ports so that new drives (such as USBs) can connect to your VM. You can do this by configuring your VMs RDP file to accept existing and/or no ports. To do this - first login to the Azure Government management portal (manage.windowsazure.us) and ...

Creating user accounts and configuring them as co-administrators

One of the first things to do on Azure Government, once you've been provisioned and logged in, is to begin giving access to the subscription to additional people on your development team. This is easy to do - but the question between "User Account" and "Administrator" often comes up. In the Cloud - the concepts of Identity and Compute (which ...