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  • Enhancing Engineering Design and Collaboration with Azure’s New Secure Simulation Workbench

    Microsoft recently launched the public preview of Azure Modeling and Simulation Workbench (MSWB). This fully-managed engineering environment enables secure user collaboration while protecting data and IP via multi-layered security and access control solutions.

  • Building a Dedicated Platform for Frontend Developers at the Norwegian Government

    Recognizing the challenges faced by frontend developers, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration decided to build a dedicated platform to address their needs. It offers services like a CDN, an observability stack for monitoring and debugging, and feature management using Unleash. The platform is treated as a product to drive adoption and improve the developer experience.

  • Microsoft Empowers Government Agencies with Secure Access to Generative AI Capabilities

    Microsoft continues to prioritize the development of cloud services that align with US regulatory standards and cater to government requirements for security and compliance. The latest addition to their tools is the integration of generative AI capabilities through Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service, which aims to enhance government agencies' efficiency, productivity, and data insights.

  • Slack's Lessons Learned from Supporting Highly Regulated Workloads on AWS GovCloud

    Archie Gunasekara, staff software engineer at Slack, and Andrew Martin, staff software engineer at Slack, recently shared their learnings in building GovSlack, an instance of Slack running on the AWS GovCloud region. They shared challenges in adapting to unsupported services, account creation, and account isolation.

  • How Norway's Largest Bureaucracy Optimises for Fast Flow

    To optimise for fast flow, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration has adopted a teams-first approach. High-performing teams need autonomy, and they also require direction and alignment. Solutions should be adopted by the teams within their context, abilities, and cognitive capacity.

  • Sustainable Internet: Reducing the Environmental Impact

    To be sustainable, the internet needs to assess, mitigate, and live up to its responsibilities for a healthy environment. By understanding the environmental impact, we can point to avenues where progress is possible and identify aspects of our digital infrastructures that come with unintended consequences that are too severe to look the other way.

  • Microsoft Azure Government Cloud: New Online Training Material Available

    Microsoft recently expanded its Microsoft Learn platform with an introductory class on Azure Government. Azure Government is Microsoft’s solution for hosting United States government solutions on its cloud. In this article we will discuss what the Azure Government offers and how it pans against AWS GovCloud US offering.

  • Amazon Announces AWS GovCloud US-East Region

    Amazon has announced their AWS GovCloud (US-East) region, an isolated AWS region, offering FedRAMP High and Moderate baseline security controls. This region is available now and targets federal, state, and local government agencies, IT contractors that serve them, and customers with regulated workloads.

  • Q&A with Mayank Prakash: DevOps in UK's Largest Government Department

    Mayank Prakash, Director General, CDO and CIO of UK’s Department for Work and Pensions told the DevOps Enterprise Summit London audience how the largest UK’s government department is moving away “from an organisation based on traditional vendor outsourcing, traditional structures and service delivery models to one with digital in its DNA”. InfoQ had the opportunity to do a Q&A with Mr. Prakash.

  • Open Source Development at the UK Government

    New code developed for GOV.UK will be open by default. Coding in the open enables reuse and increases transparency. The UK government wants to provide digital services which are so good that people want to use them; services which are leading to better interaction between the government and citizen.

  • Microsoft Reaches New Milestone in Delivering Trusted Cloud Services

    Microsoft recently announced an expansion of their Azure regions world-wide. The number of regions announced now sits at 30, with 22 being generally available (GA). The most recent wave, of Azure regions, focuses on trusted environments for government customers or regions with specific privacy needs.

  • Directing complex IT-landscapes with Agile

    Where many organizations use agile to develop IT products, agile principles and practices can also be applied for maintaining landscapes of commercial products. Gert Florijn and Eelco Rommes will talk about directing complex IT-landscapes in public sectors such as healthcare and local and national government organizations at the Agile and Software Architecture Symposium 2015.

  • DevOps at the UK Government

    Anna Shipman, technical architect at UK's Government Digital Service (GDS), revealed to the QCon London attendees how DevOps permeates their culture. GDS aims to lead the digital transformation of UK's government, "mak[ing] digital services and information simpler, clearer and faster". Its most well known site is GOV.UK, which provides government information and services.