Azure Government

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

Advancing your cloud journey

According to a survey of Federal CIOs from the International Data Corporation, [1]IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Cloud in Federal Civilian Agencies in the United States, 2017, 86.4% of respondents are operating beneath the highest stage of cloud maturity. These respondents represent technology decision makers across 104 federal civilian ...

Identity in Azure Government

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Bernie Ellis from the Azure Government Engineering team about Identity on Azure Government. Bernie starts out by talking about the three different Identity models and the things you need to know for each of the scenarios.  Bernie also discusses available ...

Change the Way Your Agency Thinks About the Cloud  

Cloud migration should be at the top of every Federal CIO’s priority list. [1]Cloud technology offers agencies the tools they need to drive impact with innovation in a rapidly changing digital world. With the cloud, CIOs can bring about digital transformation to support agency missions, using technology as the foundation of new approaches ...

Elevating the Value of the CIO

As the Microsoft Azure Government federal lead partnering with CIOs, I'm often asked: "What are the top priorities for modernizing government?" With new legislation empowering CIOs to take a greater leadership role in transforming the business of government, we're seeing new opportunities to innovate while reducing technology debt A recent ...

Deploy VDI in Azure Government

Many of our state, local, and federal customers have asked us to help move their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) users into Azure Government. Windows 10 in the Marketplace, plus Managed Disks, simplifies your ability to deploy VDI solutions within Azure Government and Citrix provides several options to help you deliver user workloads from...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

In support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, we're kicking off a blog series to share best practices from our experiences with our customers as part of our commitment to enabling U.S. government with a complete, trusted, and secure cloud platform. In today's guest blog, Ann Johnson, ...

Network Performance Monitor is now generally available in Azure Government

We are pleased to announce the availability of Network Performance Monitor (NPM) in Azure Government Cloud-Virginia. Check out what NPM can do for you below: Overview Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is a cloud based hybrid network monitoring solution, that monitors connectivity between: Network monitoring for hybrid ...

Advance Your Skills: Azure and Azure Government Training Resources 

Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn the basics of cloud computing or an experienced developer working with cloud services, there is a plethora of resources available that can help you gain further knowledge and insight on all of the capabilities of Azure and Azure Government.   If you have the desire to learn more about cloud ...

Azure Monitor now available in Azure Government

With Azure Monitor, you can now consume monitoring metrics and logs within the portal and via APIs in near real-time and gain more visibility into the state and performance of your resources. Azure Monitor provides you the ability to configure alert rules to get notified or to take automated actions on issues impacting your resources. Azure ...

Meetup Replay: Advancing Digital Government in the Cloud

This guest blog post is written by Vishwas Lele from Applied Information Sciences (AIS). AIS provides software and systems engineering services to government agencies and businesses across the United States. They specialize in cloud services, DevOps, custom application development and IT services. For additional information please visit www....

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