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Simplify machine learning with Azure Applied AI Services

Microsoft is wrapping its Cognitive Services machine learning platform as business-focused services.

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What is Azure Confidential Ledger?

Work with confidential data in a cryptographically secure space, using Intel’s SGX instruction set to enhance the isolation between tenants.

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The great cloud computing surge

Driven in part by the pandemic, cloud computing adoption has reached new heights. These five articles take a close look at the implications.

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Catching up on Build 2021: AI and Arm

Build 2021 packed a lot into 48 hours; here are some of the announcements you may have missed.

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New tools for Azure Data at Build 2021

From immutable ledgers in SQL Azure to in-memory cache in Cosmos DB, Microsoft is adding more features to its Azure data platform.

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Machine teaching with Microsoft’s Project Bonsai

Microsoft’s simulation-based machine teaching environment provides a way to build AI control systems.

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Build real-time communication applications with Azure Web PubSub

Azure’s latest service uses WebSockets to deliver a publish-and-subscribe messaging hub.

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Microsoft previews Azure service for building WebSocket applications

Azure Web PubSub allows developers to use WebSockets and a publish-subscribe pattern to build real-time web applications such as live monitoring dashboards, live maps, and live chat.

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Using Pulumi 3.0 to manage Azure infrastructure

Pulumi’s infrastructure-as-code platform gets a major upgrade, with Azure at the core.

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Running microservices on Google Cloud Platform

From roll-your-own Kubernetes and PaaS to serverless containers and serverless functions, Google provides many options for building microservices applications in the cloud. Here’s a guide.

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Microsoft returns to Java with Azure-focused OpenJDK release

It’s been a long time since Microsoft brewed its own Java. But now it’s back, with the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK, fit and finished for running in the Azure cloud.

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Microsoft gets serious about WebAssembly

Compiled code running at near-native speeds in the browser is getting the .NET touch.

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Adam Selipsky returns to AWS as CEO. Now what?

The Tableau CEO and Salesforce executive is returning to Amazon Web Services after six years away to take over the cloud division when Andy Jassy moves on to the top Amazon job later this year.

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What Microsoft Mesh means for developers

Microsoft has unveiled a new framework for building collaborative, mixed-reality applications. What is Microsoft weaving into the Mesh toolchain and what will it mean for application development?

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Microsoft’s Power Fx low-code language channels Excel

The no-code, low-code language already leveraged in Power Apps will be extended across the entire Power Platform.

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Microsoft Mesh brings mixed-reality apps to Azure

The Mesh platform supports holographic experiences and mixed-reality applications for users of HoloLens and VR headsets as well as mobile devices and PCs.

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2021’s Ignite shows off new Cosmos DB features

Microsoft’s second virtual Ignite conference is promoting new Azure data services, including major upgrades to its planet-scale distributed database.

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Review: AWS AI and Machine Learning stacks up, and up

Amazon Web Services provides an impressively broad and deep set of machine learning and AI services, rivaling Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

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