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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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Why Microsoft Azure wins with enterprise customers

In the cloud wars, Microsoft often comes off as second best to Amazon Web Services. But when it comes to established enterprises Azure wins more often than not. Here’s why.

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Run containers on Azure App Service

Simple container-based web apps and services don’t need Kubernetes to run on Azure.

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Microsoft Azure Quantum opens for public preview

Microsoft’s quantum computing platform has been used for applications including cancer research, logistics and freight optimization, and risk management.

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Cloud on cloud: Couchbase as a service on Azure

The Azure Marketplace lets you add third-party tools and services, such as Couchbase’s NoSQL database, to your applications.

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Extending Azure Functions with custom handlers

Build serverless code on Azure in any language.

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Google Cloud named best performing cloud for 2021

Google Cloud edged AWS and Azure in Cockroach Labs’ 2021 report, which compares the big three cloud providers on performance and cost using online transaction processing benchmarks.

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Working with Azure Image Builder

Dynamically generate and customize your Azure virtual machines.

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Jumping into Azure Arc Data Services

Azure Arc brings Azure databases to your on-premises servers and applications.

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Go local with Azure Logic Apps development

Microsoft’s low-code business process automation tools add container runtimes and a local development environment.

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Exploring Azure Spatial Analysis containers

Use containers and Azure IoT Hub to bring Cognitive Services machine learning to your own servers on the edge.

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Microsoft rolls out data governance service on Azure

Azure Purview automates the discovery and cataloging of data on-premises, in the cloud, and in SaaS applications.

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Microsoft adds a new Linux: CBL-Mariner

Azure’s container infrastructure Linux host gets a public outing on GitHub.

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Azure Cosmos DB goes serverless

Microsoft adds new options to its cloud-scale database.

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Build custom models with Azure Machine Learning Designer

Now anyone can be a model designer with assistive tooling and a new automated ML development service. All you need is data.

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