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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

10/27/2020, Service Updates
Utilize the Schema Registry in Azure Event Hubs to provide data governance and operational efficiencies for message delivery.
10/22/2020, MS Tech Community
Azure Policy for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) clusters now utilizes/extends Gatekeeper v3 (OPA). The overview, installation steps for the Azure Policy add-on, limitations and recommendations...
10/22/2020, MS Tech Community
Customers rely on Microsoft Data Loss Prevention to enforce policies that identify and prevent the risky or inappropriate sharing, transfer or use of sensitive information across cloud,...
10/21/2020, MS Tech Community
Azure Service Fabric 7.2 is now available! We're excited to announce that 7.2 release of the Service Fabric runtime has started rolling out to the various Azure regions along with tooling and SDK...
7/16/2020, MS Industry Podcast
In this final episode of a 2-part series on Azure Storage and DataLake, Vamshi Kommineni shares some things with us of interest to any technology decision maker. We discuss what backup, recovery,...
6/12/2020, Azure Podcast
Mikkel Hegnhoj, a Principal PM in the AKS team, shares the details about running Windows Containers in AKS, which is now GA. He gives us guidance on how to design an AKS cluster than run Windows...
Work from home policies require many IT organizations to address fundamental changes in capacity, network, security, and governance.