Azure Government

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

Announcing Azure DevTest Labs in Azure Government

Today, we're excited to announce the availability of Azure DevTest Labs in Azure Government. Azure DevTest Labs is a self-service sandbox environment in Azure that enables you to quickly create dev/test environments while minimizing waste and controlling costs. Developers and testers need to spend considerable time configuring their self-...

Azure Advisor in Preview in Azure Government

Azure Advisor is now in preview in Azure Government. Advisor is a free offering that helps you to follow best practices to optimize your Azure deployments. It analyzes your resource configuration and usage telemetry to recommend solutions that can help you improve the cost effectiveness, performance, and high availability of your Azure ...

Resources for building your Government CSP practice

Partners interested in reselling Azure Government can become an authorized Cloud Solution Provider for Government (Government CSP). To learn more, check out the Government CSP application process.   If you’re already a Government CSP and want to know how to create your first customer or even explore high level security and role-based access...

VDI with Citrix on Azure Government

In this episode of the Microsoft Azure Government video series, Steve Downs, senior program manager, Microsoft Azure Government, sits down with Jose Padin, sales engineering director, US Public Sector, Citrix to discuss Citrix's Secure Digital Workspace capabilities available in Azure Government. During this video, VDI with Citrix on Azure ...

Announcing the availability of DoD regions via Government CSP Program for Azure Government

We are excited to announce that partners can now re-sell Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Level 5 Azure Government regions to their customers through the Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP). We’re committed to expanding partner opportunities to bring cloud innovation to their defense customers, and the availability of the DoD regions ...

Web App Easy Auth Configuration using PowerShell

In a previous video with an associated blog post, we discussed the different forms of identity in Azure Government and how Web Apps written in .NET can be configured to use Azure Active Directory (AAD) identities in either Azure Government or Azure Commercial (Public). In that discussion and walk-through, the Azure portal was used to configure...

Microsoft Tech Summit is going government – register today!

Announcing the Microsoft Government Tech Summit coming to Washington DC March 5-6, 2018! Build your cloud skills during this free technical learning event for IT professionals and developers. We’re hitting the road with our top engineers to bring you two days of in-depth sessions, networking opportunities, industry insights, and hands-on ...

Migrate user workspaces to Azure Government with Citrix Xenapp/XenDesktop 7.16

In October, we announced that Citrix Cloud included the ability to provision non-persistent user workspaces into Azure Government and today I’m pleased to share that Citrix’s traditional on-premises XenApp and XenDesktop products also includes that capability – with the release of XenApp/XenDesktop 7.16.  Provisioning user workspaces...

Team Foundation Server in Azure Government

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is a great platform for orchestrating your DevOps. It makes it easy to mix and match the tools you like to use for your CI/CD environment while providing a hosted platform for tying it all together. However, the Software as a Service (SaaS) version of VSTS is not always the right choice. Specifically, an ...

Azure Government DC Hackfest + Training Recap

We recently completed our fifth Azure Government HackFest + Training event (this being the second one in DC) and it drew an even bigger crowd than the first DC HackFest event back in June! This is following from our last successful Azure Gov HackFest in Sacramento. We were excited to see 100 people in attendance for this event! Special ...

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