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Reflecting on 2023—Azure Storage

2023 was an emblematic year of growth for storage and data services with AI at the top of mind for many customers. Azure customers’ overall data estate continued to grow, powered by the emergence of new workloads and access patterns.
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What’s new in Azure Data, AI, and Digital Applications: Are you ready to go from GenAI experimentation to solutions deployed at scale?

We are now in the second year of the era of AI. The first year was full of excitement and experimentation, giving all of us a glimpse into the powerful potential of AI to revolutionize experiences for customers, improve employee productivity, and ignite a sense of wonder.
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Elevate Azure expertise with new AI and optimization video episodes

Organizations of all sizes are embracing cloud computing to enhance their operations, optimize resource utilization, and gain a competitive edge. However, navigating the complexities of cloud adoption and ensuring optimal performance can be a daunting task. This is where the Azure Enablement Show steps in, providing valuable resources for businesses seeking to unlock the full potential of cloud computing.
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Achieve generative AI operational excellence with the LLMOps maturity model

In our LLMOps blog series, we’ve explored various dimensions of Large Language Models (LLMs) and their responsible use in AI operations. Elevating our discussion, we now introduce the LLMOps maturity model, a vital compass for business leaders.
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Advancing application reliability with performance testing in Azure

As organizations prepare for peak events and unforeseen challenges, performance testing stands as a beacon, guiding them toward reliable, high-performance systems that can weather the storm of user demands.
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Microsoft named a Leader in cloud and applications-centric marketplaces: IDC MarketScape

By purchasing third-party solutions through Microsoft Azure, customers can maximize investments while balance costs with fast, click-to-deploy, solutions that are validated for compatibility with Microsoft applications for virtually any cloud scenario.
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Quantifying the impact of developer experience

At the Developer Experience Lab, a joint Microsoft and GitHub research initiative, we saw this play out globally during the pandemic which led us to a revelation: the best way to help developers achieve more is not by expecting more, but by improving their experience.
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Microsoft named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Container Management

We’re honored to announce that Microsoft has been named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Container Management*. We believe that this recognition validates our end-to-end approach for developing and deploying enterprise-grade, cloud-native apps that run on Azure, in datacenters, or at the edge.
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What’s new in Azure Data, AI, & Digital Applications: Modernize your data estate, build intelligent apps, and apply AI solutions

This month, I’m pleased to expand this blog’s scope and bring in what’s new for digital applications for a holistic look at everything we’re delivering to help customers modernize their data estate, build intelligent applications, and apply AI technologies to help achieve their business goals.
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Microsoft Cost Management—2023 year in review

Microsoft has been at the forefront of this technological revolution, announcing Copilot for Azure, M365, GitHub, and more. We, in Microsoft Cost Management, are also always looking for ways to simplify your FinOps practice so that you can stay focused on your business goals.
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Key customer benefits of the Microsoft and MongoDB expanded partnership

Microsoft’s mission is to empower everyone to achieve more, and we know that our customers like using MongoDB to build applications. In year one of our strategic partnership, we collaborated with MongoDB to make it even easier for our joint customers to do more with Microsoft services and MongoDB Atlas on Azure.
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Microsoft is a leader in the 2023 IDC MarketScape for AI Governance Platforms

We are excited to announce that Microsoft Azure is recognized as a leader in the inaugural IDC MarketScape for AI Governance Platforms. IDC looked at AI governance platforms that ensure AI and machine learning lifecycle governance, collaborative risk management, and regulatory excellence for AI.
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Microsoft and Oracle announce that Oracle Database@Azure is now generally available

We are excited to share that Oracle Database@Azure is generally available in the Azure United States East region, with more regions coming in 2024. You can now use Oracle database services running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) hardware deployed in Azure data centers.
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Create new ways to serve your mission with Microsoft Azure Space

As customers and partners have adopted and experimented with the Azure Space portfolio, new and interesting use cases are emerging that illustrate what’s possible. Today, we are excited to share some of those customer stories, along with updates for Azure Orbital Ground Station, Azure Orbital’s software development kit, and Microsoft Planetary Computer.
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Infuse responsible AI tools and practices in your LLMOps

We’re dedicated to documenting and sharing our learnings and best practices with the developer community so they can make responsible AI implementation practical for their organizations.
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Microsoft named a Leader in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Strategic Cloud Platform Services (SCPS)

We are honored to be recognized by Gartner® as a leader in Completeness of Vision in the recently published 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Strategic Cloud Platform Services (SCPS). In the report, Gartner applauds Microsoft’s investment across all areas of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS as Azure leads in Completeness of Vision and delivers strong ability to execute.
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Optimize your Azure cloud journey with skilling tools from Microsoft

Microsoft “30 Days to Learn It” challenges are dynamic and immersive learning experiences designed to empower individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their chosen tech career path.
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The seven pillars of modern AI development: Leaning into the era of custom copilots

Although there is much excitement for copilot pattern-based solutions, it’s important for businesses to carefully consider the design elements to guarantee a durable, ever-evolving, and effective approach. How can you ensure your solution does not just capture attention, but also enhances customer engagement? Here are six pillars to think through while building yours.
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Building resilience to your business requirements with Azure

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the design principles and characteristics that we see among the customer leaders we work with closely to enhance their critical workload availability according to their specific business needs.
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How Azure is ensuring the future of GPUs is confidential

In Microsoft Azure, we are continually innovating to enhance security, such as our collaboration with our hardware partners to create a new foundation based on silicon, that enables new levels of data protection through memory encryption using Confidential Computing.
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Democratizing FinOps: Transform your practice with FOCUS and Microsoft Fabric

With new developments like Copilot in Microsoft Cost Management and Microsoft Fabric, there couldn’t be a better time to take a fresh look at how you manage cost within your organization and how you can leverage the FinOps Framework and the FinOps Open Cost and Usage Specification (FOCUS) to accelerate your FinOps efforts.
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Microsoft Azure AI, data, and application innovations help turn your AI ambitions into reality

Welcome to Microsoft Ignite 2023! The past year has been one of true transformation. Companies are seeing real benefits today and are eager to explore what’s next—including how they can do more with their data investments, build intelligent applications, and uncover what AI can do for their business.
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Microsoft Azure delivers purpose-built cloud infrastructure in the era of AI

With Azure, you can trust that you are on a secure and well-managed foundation to utilize the latest advancements in AI and cloud-native services. Azure is adaptive and purpose-built for all your workloads, helping you seamlessly unify and manage all your infrastructure, data, analytics, and AI solutions. 
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Microsoft Cost Management updates—November 2023

We're always looking for ways to learn more about your challenges and how Microsoft Cost Management can help you better understand where you're accruing costs in the cloud, identify and prevent bad spending patterns, and optimize costs to empower you to do more with less.
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Azure sets a scale record in large language model training

Customers need reliable and performant infrastructure to bring the most sophisticated AI use cases to market in record time. Our objective is to build state-of-the-art infrastructure and meet these demands. The latest MLPerf™ 3.1 Training results1 are a testament to our unwavering commitment to building high-quality and high-performance systems in the cloud to achieve unparalleled efficiency in training LLMs at scale.
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Microsoft is now a FinOps Certified Service Provider

In an era where cloud computing has become the backbone of modern business operations, efficient financial management is the linchpin that keeps organizations agile and cost-effective. In support of that, we are thrilled to announce that Microsoft has achieved a milestone that reaffirms our commitment to empowering our customers and partners in their journey towards optimized cloud spending. We are now a FinOps Certified Service Provider.
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Microsoft recognized as a Leader in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Distributed Hybrid Infrastructure

This year, Gartner introduced a Magic Quadrant for Distributed Hybrid Infrastructure (DHI). Gartner defines DHI as “offerings that deliver cloud-native infrastructure attributes, which can be deployed and operated where the customer prefers. Offerings are software and or integrated hardware with a unified control plane. Distributed hybrid infrastructure provides the foundation for the deployment of applications in a distributed manner that retains a cloud-defined or cloud-inspired approach". We are thrilled to share that Gartner has positioned Microsoft as a Leader in this new category.
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Building for the future: The enterprise generative AI application lifecycle with Azure AI

The enterprise development process requires collaboration, diligent evaluation, risk management, and scaled deployment. By providing a robust suite of capabilities supporting these challenges, Azure AI affords a clear and efficient path to generating value in your products for your customers.
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Realize the full potential of your cloud investment with Azure optimization

At Microsoft, we understand that customers strive to improve workload reliability and security and optimize their cloud spend so they can accelerate business innovation without worrying about workload vulnerabilities or ballooning cloud costs.
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Protect your web apps from modern threats with Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Azure App Service provides native security integration with Microsoft Defender for Cloud to help protect multicloud and hybrid environments with comprehensive security across the full lifecycle, from development to runtime. In this blog, we will explore another well-kept secret: how seamless and worry-free it can be to safeguard your web applications using the integration with Defender for Cloud.
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The new AI imperative: Unlock repeatable value for your organization with LLMOps  

The series will examine what makes Generative AI so unique and how it can meet current business challenges, as well as how it drives new forms of collaboration between teams working to build the next generation of apps and services. The series will also ground organizations in responsible AI approaches and best practices, as well as data governance considerations as companies innovate now and towards the future.  
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FOCUS: A new specification for cloud cost transparency

Get ready for FOCUS, a new open specification for cloud billing data that's redefining how you manage and optimize cloud costs. Learn about the new "language" of FinOps, why it's important, and how you can get started today with resources from the Microsoft FinOps toolkit.
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Unlock the power of Azure Data Manager for Energy with partners 

Now with Azure Data Manager for Energy, energy-domain data resides in the same place as some of the most advanced AI technologies and cloud services. Energy companies can now have the improved productivity, security, and scale of a cloud platform, built with their needs in mind.
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Prompts are key in 2023: Twenty-five tips to help you unlock the potential of generative AI

The goal is to use generative AI as a tool in your broader decision-making and brainstorming process. Combining AI's suggestions with your expertise and knowledge of your business and market will yield the best results. By integrating these AI insights, we're not merely keeping up with the times; we're pioneering a future where efficiency meets innovation.
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Boost efficiency and cost savings with new sustainability guidance in the Cloud Adoption Framework

Today, we’re happy to announce the updated guidance around sustainability in the Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF), helping executives, IT decision- makers, platform managers, IT operations, and other relevant roles with their sustainability journeys.
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The Microsoft Azure Incubations Team launches Radius, a new open application platform for the cloud

The Microsoft Azure Incubations team is excited to announce Radius, a cloud-native application platform that enables developers and platform engineers who support them to collaborate on delivering and managing cloud-native applications that follow corporate best practices for cost, operations, and security, by default.
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Microsoft empowers health organizations with generative AI and actionable data insights

We’re making several exciting announcements about new capabilities in Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare that will be introduced across Azure to help health organizations improve patient experience, gain new insights with machine learning and AI, and handle health information securely.
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Get inspired: Five Microsoft partners using generative AI to enhance productivity

Generative AI has become a critical tool for businesses seeking to streamline tasks and enhance productivity. Today, generative AI can generate everything from written content and music to product designs and programming code, paving the way for unprecedented levels of automation.
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