Azure Government

Azure Government is a trusted, hyper-scale cloud ready for mission workloads. If you are a US federal, state, local, or tribal entity, or partner that serves these entities, you are eligible to use Azure Government. If you have ideas, suggestions, or feedback based on your experience with Azure Government, we’d love to hear it.

Please take a few minutes to submit your feedback in one of the forums available on the right or vote up an idea submitted by another Azure Government customer. All of the feedback you share in these forums will be monitored closely and reviewed by the Azure team responsible for Azure Government.

This is a feedback forum and should be used for ideas and suggestions related to Azure Government. If you are a current customer who is experiencing a technical or subscription issue, please open a support ticket from with the Microsoft Azure Government Portal. If you would like to try Azure Government, please up for a free trial. If you are interested in learning more about Azure Government, please visit our landing page or documentation page.

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      • Add source/destination for Azure Gov datacenter public IP ranges as option for NSG rules.

        Much like this request in Azure Commercial Feedback: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/217313-networking/suggestions/11716131-add-a-source-tag-for-azure-datacenter-ips-to-nsg-r

        It would be immensely helpful to be able to select a source/destination tag that is exclusively Azure Datacenter public IP ranges. Currently it is difficult to create a very strict NSG that still allows communication with Azure Datacenter public IP's. Two known options are to have a single, very broad, inbound/outbound rule that allows traffic with the Internet tag over the required port OR use up all or the majority of the 200 rule limit within the NSG to target specific Azure Datacenter IP ranges.

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            We’re working on making Azure Container Services available sometime during the first quarter of 2018. Let us know which features or orchestration engines your particularly interested in.

            Alternatively, you can deploy Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, etc directly on IaaS/VMs while you wait for this service to become available. Contact us at azgovfeedback@microsoft.com if you have more pressing timelines and would like to discuss this or other workarounds.

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            • Need override exceptions for services created by mistake

              I had signed up for the 90 day trial and had just started the second month. In trying to determine what type of service I needed to test some features, I inadvertently selected and created a Sql DataWarehouse, not realizing that service would immediately cause me to go over my $500 credit limit. I soon realized that service wasn't at all what I needed, and deleted it, but the effect of this mistake was/is that I'm locked out of my trial account for a month and can't do any further testing because of it. The timing is particularly bad because…

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              • Allow Azure Service Environment (PaaS) in Government

                Allow the deployment of PaaS services within subscription VNET. This can be achieved through the deployment of PaaS resources with the use of Azure Service Environment. We require this in Azure Government.

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                • Allow Purchase of Azure Government Cloud Directly

                  Having to purchase Azure Government Cloud services through a reseller is pointless. The reseller adds zero value, and greatly complicates the onboarding process. The AWS GovCloud is far superior in this respect, since they allow direct purchase.

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                  • Bring Upgrade Analytics to Azure Government OMS

                    Upgrade Analytics can assist in identifying client computer's readiness state for Windows 10 upgrade and ongoing analysis of Windows upgrade readiness based on device configurations.

                    3 votes
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                    • Add alerts to Azure backup vaults in L4 regions (USVirgina)

                      We need to receive alerts when backup jobs have completed in ASR but at this time, alerting and notification is not available in L4 gov regions such as US Virginia.

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                      • Add Network Watcher to Azure Government

                        I believe this feature is heavily dependent on Azure Diagnostics among other things in order for it to be ported into Azure Government, but I wanted to note it specifically. The Network Watcher would be an invaluable tool to troubleshoot and audit network configurations in Azure Government.

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                        • Azure Site Recovery in Azure Government DoD regions

                          Need Azure Site Recovery for the DoD region of Azure Government.

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                          • Monitor (including metrics, diagnostic logs, alert, and web hooks) in Azure Government

                            In the monitor blade, we need to be able to use the metrics, diagnostic logs, and alert monitoring to help us with infrastructure monitoring. Please enable these features within Azure government.

                            9 votes
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                            • DevTest Labs in Azure Government

                              Please allow DevTest Labs in Azure Government.

                              DevTest Labs is a service that helps developers and testers quickly create environments in Azure while minimizing waste and controlling cost.

                              6 votes
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                              • SQL Database Threat Detection in Azure Government

                                Azure SQL Database Threat Detection provides an additional layer of security intelligence built into the Azure SQL Database service. It helps me secure my databases within minutes without needing to be an expert in database security.

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                                • Remove Crypto Algorithms and Ciphers that is not PCI complaint

                                  Please remove TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA. It is only a 112 bit cipher which is not PCI compliant. It is a weak cipher and is flagged as a security vulnerability in dynamic scanning tools.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • PowerShell cmdlet for creating a new subscription in Azure Government

                                    Our business separates each customer at the subscription level. This is creating a manual process when deploying customers that could be avoided if there were some way to programmatically create a new subscription.

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                                    • Cognitive Services in Azure Government

                                      Deploy Please!

                                      Cognitive Services will allow me to build powerful intelligence into my applications to enable natural and contextual interactions.

                                      2 votes
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                                        Cognitive Services is in preview in Azure Government. Please reach out to us for more information if you would like to be included in the preview! Feel free to additionally add which APIs you’d like to this thread.

                                      • Azure Search in Azure Government

                                        Azure Search delegates server and infrastructure management to Microsoft, leaving me with a ready-to-use service that I can populate with my data and then use to add search to your web or mobile application.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Application Insights in Azure Government

                                          Application Insights can help me gain actionable insights through application performance management and instant analytics.

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                                            At this point we’re aiming to make Application Insights available in Azure Gov sometime during the first half of 2018. Let us of specific features or scenarios that you’re particularly interested.

                                            For some scenarios, you can leverage Log Analytics as a workaround while Application Insights becomes available. Contact us at azgovfeedback@microsoft.com if you have more pressing timelines and would like to discuss this or other workarounds.

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