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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 News

5/19/2022, MS Tech Community
Compliance means different things to different organizations. There is a need to modernize compliance to factor for dynamic changes in cloud workloads while monitoring configuration drift and...
5/19/2022, MS Tech Community
Introduction:   Many of you may have been focused on analytics for years and have shown audacity, acumen, and determination in improving your decision-making and the decisions of those around...
5/18/2022, MS Tech Community
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. For this volume, 116 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:   Get it...
5/18/2022, MS Tech Community
Now available for the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) – a curated collection on getting started with Microsoft for CMMC   If you are part of the U.S. Department of Defense supply chain, you should...
5/18/2022, MS Tech Community
There is a resurgence of interest and renewed priority to transform core enterprise systems. This resurgence is largely driven by rapidly shifting workforce dynamics such as retirement, the...
5/17/2022, MS Tech Community
Release News   Exchange Online and Outlook   We will be retiring Data Loss Prevention experience from the classic Exchange Admin Center   SharePoint / OneDrive for Business   Users be...
5/17/2022, MS Tech Community
Introduction Azure Arc provides a simplified Governance and Management capability by delivering a consistent multi-cloud and on-premises management platform. Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes allows...
5/16/2022, MS Tech Community
The Microsoft Sentinel: NIST SP 800-53 Solution enables compliance teams, architects, security analysts, and consultants to understand their cloud security posture related to Special Publication...
5/13/2022, MS Tech Community
We're excited to announce the general availability of predefined policies in the app governance add-on for Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps. This first set of out-of-box policies represents our...
5/13/2022, MS Tech Community
  This blog was authored in collaboration with @Inwafula .   In recent years, cloud computing has grown in leaps and bounds due to its flexibility and agility in supporting business goals. Not...
5/12/2022, MS Tech Community
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. For this volume, 92 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:   Get it now...
5/11/2022, MS Tech Community
Azure Virtual Network Manager AVNM is a one-stop-shop for managing the connectivity and security of virtual networks, or VNets, at scale. In this guide, we’re going to focus on the security...
5/11/2022, MS Tech Community
At Microsoft, we value, protect, and defend privacy. We believe in transparency, so that people and organizations can control their data and have meaningful choices in how it is used. We empower...
4/29/2022, MS Tech Community
Authors: Yang Cui, Lei He, Sheng Zhao   Neural Text-to-Speech (Neural TTS), a powerful speech synthesis capability of Azure Cognitive Services, enabling developers to convert text to lifelike...
4/29/2022, MS Tech Community
"Who run the world? Girls!"  Join me and Shannon Khuen and I take over Pierre's AZUpdate broadcast.  In case you didn't know, Shannon has a new role at Microsoft and will give us an update on all...
4/28/2022, MS Tech Community
  Disclaimer This document is not meant to replace any official documentation, including those found at docs.microsoft.com.  Those documents are continually updated and maintained by Microsoft...
4/28/2022, MS Tech Community
Since its first release in 2020, the Microsoft Sentinel Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification workbook has remained one of the most consumed Sentinel content packages in Azure...
4/28/2022,
Government regulation of IoT is relatively new and still taking shape, creating a complicated and dynamic regulatory landscape for both domestic and global markets. Given the extended timelines...
4/27/2022, MS Tech Community
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. For this volume, 118 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:   Get it...
4/26/2022, MS Tech Community
Welcome to our monthly blog series featuring the latest Microsoft Security, compliance, and identity content updates on Microsoft Learn. This month, we’re highlighting the rebranding of our...