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Overview

Governance provides mechanisms and processes to maintain control over your applications and resources in Azure. It involves planning your initiatives and setting strategic priorities. Governance in Azure is primarily implemented with two services. Azure Policy allows you to create, assign, and manage policy definitions to enforce rules for your resources. This feature keeps those resources in compliance with your corporate standards. Azure Cost Management allows you to track cloud usage and expenditures for your Azure resources and other cloud providers.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 12/11/2017, Webpage
    To help you better understand the array of Governance controls implemented within Microsoft Azure from both the customer's and Microsoft operations' perspectives, this...
  2. 12/19/2019, Ebook
    Get a step by step introduction to using Azure for your cloud infrastructure with this Packt e-book. Read the latest edition of the Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide for...
  3. 11/1/2017, Ebook
    This guide is intended for enterprise IT architects and executives. Using the lens of the physical datacenter, the guide discusses an approach to designing secure, trusted...
  4. 10/2/2018, Video, 1:20:11
    Whether it is per business unit, per application or both, many customers have a need to enable policy based management to meet external compliance regulations or internal...
  5. 7/12/2017, Ebook
    In the second edition, you’ll find best practices and guidance on how to get started, and which applications to consider first in your cloud migration. After the technical...
  6. 12/21/2016, Whitepaper
    The hybrid cloud environment disrupts IT with undefined roles, responsibilities, and activities. IT teams are challenged to adopt and realize rapid value from the cloud....
  7. 10/12/2018, Video, 1:09:43
    Azure provides a built-in set of tools that enables governance at scale. In this session we will go deep into how to apply governance mechanisms throughout all your resources...
  8. 10/2/2018, Video, 0:19:45
    Learn from Microsoft Core Services Engineering & Operations (CSEO)—the IT experts who run the critical products and services that power Microsoft—how it is transforming its...

Governance Videos

Power BI for BI pros and Data Engineers | INT152A
0:25:55
5/26/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Developer
Expert Q&A: Azure Hybrid Cloud and Management | COM33
0:32:08
5/26/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Developer
Ask the Team: Azure Resource Manager | COM12
0:58:06
5/26/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Developer
Five ways the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework can help you
0:03:32
Deep dive into Azure Policy and Governance | BRK3036
0:44:35
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite

Governance News

5/11/2020, Microsoft Azure Blog
Work from home policies require many IT organizations to address fundamental changes in capacity, network, security, and governance.
4/20/2020, Azure Podcast
The team welcomes Principal Software Engineer, Jennifer Marsman, who talks about the advances in Cognitive Services and delves into a real-world scenario where Cognitive Services can help with...
3/12/2020, Microsoft Developer Blogs
Among the new Azure Government services we’re spotlighting this month are several new management and governance services: Power Automate, Azure Resource Graph, Cloud Sh