Azure Government

Updates for building solutions across Microsoft's Clouds for Government

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 ...

Get Started with PowerShell on Azure Government

**Update 6-12-2016: We posted current details on Azure Government and PowerShell here. (Cross posted from my personal blog) Many folks using Azure Government probably have a subscription or two on public Azure. If you’re bouncing between environments and using PowerShell on each, it could become cumbersome to switch between them. This post...

Welcome to the Azure Government Blog

Welcome to the Azure Government Blog.  With the release of Azure Government last year we continue to hear amazing success stories of how Azure Government is helping Agencies be more agile with their development and testing capabilities, how police are aggressively leveraging the environment to help usher in a new way of policing...

Connect Visual Studio to MS Azure Government

Update: For the latest documentation on connecting via Visual Studio.  Check out the Azure Environment Selector for VS 2017! The Visual Studio (VS) IDE is a powerful development tool. Coupled with the massive list of development tools it provides, Visual Studio also allows servers to be managed.  This capability provides an end-to-end ...