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Copilot is not available or is opening Edge. GeographicRegionFailed #AI #Copilot #edge

Copilot is not available or is opening Edge. GeographicRegionFailed #AI #Copilot #edge

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Already for some time I was a happy user of Copilot. I used some restrictions bypass as Copilot was not enabled for some regions. Suddely My copilot shortcut opens edge What and yes there is copilot but annoying What does … Continue Reading
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An Enterprise Design for Azure Machine Learning – An Architect’s Viewpoint

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Many Organisations want to create enterprise data science capability. The goals can include unlocking value from their data assets, reducing cost, and driving customer engagement. While many organisations have an initial capability, challenges can arise while “scaling and industrialization” into … Continue Reading
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Unlocking Advanced Document Insights with Azure AI Document Intelligence

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In the digital age, extracting insights from diverse documents is challenging due to their complex structure. Consider a financial analyst reviewing a company’s quarterly report, which includes detailed tables of operating expenses, revenue, and charts depicting sales growth. Traditional document processing … Continue Reading
Windows Server 2025 vs 2022: Detailed Overview

Windows Server 2025 vs 2022: Detailed Overview

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Windows Server 2025 represents the next evolution of Microsoft’s server operating system, aiming to enhance security, performance, scalability, and IT infrastructure management. This blog post will provide a detailed comparison of Windows Server 2025 and its predecessor, Windows Server 2022 … Continue Reading

Windows Insider build 26090 brings small changes for SMB

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Heya folks, Ned here again. We continue to make SMB changes to Windows vNext and Windows Server 2025 based on customer feedback and last mile work. With the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26090 (Canary and Dev Channels), … Continue Reading
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How to Customize an LLM: A Deep Dive to Tailoring an LLM for Your Business

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  In the world of large language models, model customization is key. It’s what transforms a standard model into a powerful tool tailored to your business needs.  Let’s explore three techniques to customize a Large Language Model (LLM) for your … Continue Reading

Leveraging Cohere Embed V3 int8 embeddings with Azure AI Search

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Last week, we announced our partnership with Cohere, enabling customers to easily leverage Cohere models via Azure AI Studio Model Catalog, including Cohere’s latest LLM – Command R+. Today, we are thrilled to announce that you can store and search … Continue Reading
Azure Firewall: Comprehensive Comparison & Best Practices

Azure Firewall: Comprehensive Comparison & Best Practices

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Azure Firewall, a managed, cloud-based network security service, is an essential component of Azure’s security offerings. It comes in three different versions – Basic, Standard, and Premium – each designed to cater to a wide range of customer use cases … Continue Reading
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Microsoft Defender for Cloud Adds Full Coverage for Azure Open-Source Relational Databases

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud now provides full threat protection coverage for all instances of Azure open-source relational databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB – helping customers safeguard their business-critical database against cyberattacks. In preparation for the MySQL & PostgreSQL single server … Continue Reading
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Microsoft Defender for Cloud Full Coverage for Azure Open-Source Relational Databases

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud now provides full threat protection coverage for all instances of Azure open-source relational databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB – helping customers safeguard their business-critical database against cyberattacks. In preparation for the MySQL & PostgreSQL single server … Continue Reading
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Azure Cosmos DB Conf 2024: A Deep Dive for Developers and AI Enthusiasts

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What Makes This Conference Special? This free event goes beyond your typical developer conference. Here is why you should mark your calendars: A Celebration of Innovation: Forget dry lectures! Azure Cosmos DB Conf is a vibrant community event where developers and Microsoft experts … Continue Reading
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SMB client encryption mandate now supported in Windows Insider

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Heya folks, Ned here again. Beginning in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25982  (Canary Channel) and Windows Server Preview Build 25997, SMB now supports requiring encryption of all outbound SMB client connections. With this new option, administrators can mandate that all destination servers … Continue Reading
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Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Defender for Cloud – Unique Capabilities for Robust Protection

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud (MDC) is a cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) that is made up of security measures and practices that are designed to protect cloud-based applications from various cyber threats and vulnerabilities. In this article we make a … Continue Reading
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Get end-to-end protection with Microsoft’s unified security operations platform, now in public preview

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Today, I am excited to announce the public preview of our unified security operations platform. When we announced a limited preview in November 2023, it was one of the first security operations center platforms that brought together the full capabilities … Continue Reading
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Building a Document Intelligence Custom Classification Model with the Python SDK

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In the world of document processing and automation, one of the most frequent use cases is categorizing and organizing documents into predefined classes. For instance, an organization may have a process that ingests documents that then need to be classified … Continue Reading
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Speaking in Ciphers and other Enigmatic tongues fresh content update!

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First published on TechNet on Dec 08, 2015 Hi! Jim Tierney here again to talk to you about Cryptographic Algorithms, SCHANNEL and other bits of wonderment. My original post on the topic has gone through yet another rewrite to bring … Continue Reading
Copilot for Security customers can tap into MDTI’s powerful threat intelligence in a variety of ways

A Copilot for Security Customer’s Guide to MDTI

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With just one Security Compute Unit (SCU), Copilot for Security customers have unlimited access to the powerful operational, tactical, and strategic threat intelligence in Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence (MDTI), a $50k per seat value, at no extra cost. This compendium … Continue Reading
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Secrets scanning for Cloud deployments

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Over the past year, our CNAPP solution has gone through progressive enhancements, particularly around secret management. It all began with the ability to identify various secret types across virtual machines (VMs). Subsequently, we expanded our focus to include a wide … Continue Reading
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Native-First Cloud Security Approach

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Customers migrating to Public Cloud (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud) are often lifting and shifting existing toolsets. Some customers have the misleading notion that a best of breed approach is better than using Cloud Native solutions. As a result, their cloud workloads suffer from security and efficiency gaps.  … Continue Reading
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Enhance the ingestion of AWS CloudWatch logs into Microsoft Sentinel with AWS Lambda

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Microsoft Sentinel has recently made its AWS S3 data connector generally available (GA), offering users the capability to ingest logs from various AWS services such as CloudTrail, CloudWatch, VPCFlow Logs, and CloudWatch into Microsoft Sentinel using an S3 bucket and … Continue Reading
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Data Factory Increases Maximum Activities Per Pipeline to 80

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Data Factory pipeline developers create exciting and interesting data integration and ETL workflows for their data analytics projects. Because Data Factory is a platform service that is shared across ADF, Synapse, and Fabric, we had been limiting the number of … Continue Reading
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Securing Azure OpenAI Usage with Azure Functions and Managed Identities: a Step-by-Step Guide

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The Azure OpenAI Service provides REST API access to OpenAI’s advanced language models, including GPT-4, GPT-4 Turbo with Vision, GPT-3.5-Turbo, and the series of Embeddings models. These state-of-the-art models are highly adaptable and can be tailored to a variety of … Continue Reading
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Conversational Bots 2.0 – Setting a new paradigm

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The evolution of AI chatbots is transforming user interactions. Powered by advanced Azure AI, these multi-modal bots can process and respond to various inputs like text, images, and voice. They offer enhanced support and seamless navigation, making them invaluable for … Continue Reading

Detect and Mitigate Ungrounded Model Outputs

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Today, we are pleased to announce “Groundedness Detection,” alongside other advancements and feature announcements available in Azure AI.  Ungrounded model outputs are consistently cited as a top risk to broad deployments of Copilots and other Generative AI-powered applications, particularly in … Continue Reading
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Creating effective security guardrails with metaprompt/system message engineering

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Yes! When talking about responsible AI, it’s impossible to extricate the two. The relationship between responsible AI and AI security is significant because: Ethical Considerations: Responsible AI involves ethical considerations that directly impact security, such as privacy and data protection … Continue Reading
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Elevating AI with Databricks on Azure: Introducing the Latest Large Language Models

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In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), the integration of advanced models into accessible platforms is a game-changer for developers and businesses alike. Today we’re excited to announce the availability of Databricks’ new large language models, databricks/dbrx-base and databricks/dbrx-instruct, … Continue Reading
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Prepare for upcoming transitions in Defender for Servers

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Last summer, within the scope of the upcoming Log Analytics agent deprecation, we announced a new agent strategy for Defender for Servers with the goal to simplify the onboarding and reduce external dependencies in our offering while improving existing and … Continue Reading
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Azure OpenAI Service Expands “On Your Data” with Elasticsearch to Revolutionize Conversational AI

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Microsoft is excited to announce a significant expansion of its Azure OpenAI Service, specifically the “On Your Data” feature, now incorporating Elasticsearch, the world’s most downloaded vector database, and other innovative data sources. This pivotal update, developed in partnership with … Continue Reading
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The foundation for responsible analytics with Microsoft Purview

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We live in a world where data is constantly multiplying. According to IDC, the global datasphere, which is the amount of data created, captured, or replicated, will double every four years.1 As AI becomes more prevalent in various domains, organizations … Continue Reading
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Fundamental of Deploying Large Language Model Inference

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Hosting a large language model (LLM) can be a complex and challenging task. One of the main challenges is the large model size, which requires significant computational resources and storage capacity. Another challenge is model sharding, which involves splitting the … Continue Reading