Azure Government

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

Five tips for securing your IaaS workloads

This is the second blog in a three-part series on security in Azure Government co-authored by Robert Jaffee, Sr. Program Manager, and Diego Lapiduz, Chief Information Security Architect, with Microsoft Azure Global Government. (In case you missed it, check out the first blog: Six tips for securing identity in the cloud.) In this blog, we’...

Managed Identity in Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Mohit Dewan, of the Azure Government Engineering team, about Managed Identities on Azure Government. Mohit starts out by explaining what Managed Identities is and how leveraging it can result in a significantly more secure application. Mohit then demonstrates ...

Join us for the Azure Government Innovation Tour – coming to a city near you!

If you’re a government-focused developer, IT pro, or mission leader striving to learn the latest on Azure Government and optimize your skills and productivity, be sure to register today and join us for our Azure Government Innovation Tour coming to Raleigh, Chicago, DC, Austin and Atlanta. This can’t-miss event showcases  50+ Azure ...

Trusted Internet Connection guidance for Azure IaaS and PaaS solutions

This post was contributed by Susie Adams, Chief Technology Officer Microsoft Federal, and Diego Lapiduz, Chief Information Security Architect - Azure Government at Microsoft. Many government customers that are working to optimize security in the cloud have asked for guidance on how to align with the policies set by the Trusted Internet ...

Application Security Groups now generally available in Azure Government

We are pleased to announce general availability of Application Security Groups (ASG) in all Azure regions including Azure Government. This feature provides security micro-segmentation for your virtual networks in Azure. The detailed announcement can be viewed here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/applicationsecuritygroups/ ASGs ...

Accelerated Networking for both Windows and Linux is now generally available in Azure Government

We are happy to announce that Accelerated Networking (AN) for both Windows and Linux is now generally available in Azure Government. Accelerated networking provides consistent ultra-low network latency via Azure's in-house programmable hardware and technologies such as SR-IOV. By moving much of Azure's software-defined networking stack off ...

Bringing cloud innovation to US state and local government

A primary challenge for US state and local government agencies is to drive IT innovation while maintaining regulatory compliance. As citizens expectations rise, agencies must work to modernize infrastructure while keeping costs contained. Many agencies are moving to the cloud to achieve both mandates. As they make this move, they need to ...

VNet Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database now generally available in Azure Government

The Azure Networking team has announced the general availability of Virtual Network (VNet) Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database in all Azure regions, including Azure Government. The announcement can be seen here: VNet Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database now generally available VNet Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database allow ...

Networking features recently made generally available in Azure Government

The Azure Government team continually strives to bring the latest Azure platform features to Azure Government.  In this post I highlight networking features that have recently been made generally available in Azure Government. Network Watcher Network Watcher is a regional service that enables you to monitor and diagnose conditions at a ...

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