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Performance Comparison of Phi-3 Vision

Phi-3 Vision – Catalyzing Multimodal Innovation

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Co-authors: Priya Kedia, Michael Tremeer Contributors: Ranjani Mani Phi-3 Vision, a lightweight and state-of-the-art open multimodal model, is a significant advancement in Microsoft’s AI offerings. Developed with a focus on producing a high-quality, reasoning focused model, Phi-3 Vision utilizes synthetic … Continue Reading
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Unleashing PTU Token Throughput with KV-Cache-Friendly Prompt on Azure

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1- Introduction PTUs are reserved processing capacity, ensuring stable performance for uniform LLM workloads. The reserved capacity of PTUs makes KV caching more effective compared to Pay-As-You-Go (PayGo). This blog post delves into the role of Key-Value (KV) caching in … Continue Reading
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Windows Server 2025 Storage Performance with Diskspd

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Spoiler (Highlight to read) Windows Server 2025 is the most secure and performant release yet! Download the evaluation now! Looking to migrate from VMware to Windows Server 2025? Contact your Microsoft account team! Windows Server 2025 is the most secure and performant … Continue Reading
Alert Page Process Tree

Detect suspicious processes running on hidden desktops

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With ransomware campaigns continuing to grow, they remain top of mind for security leaders. Across these sophisticated cyberattacks, the use of remote desktop protocol (RDP) compromise has reached record levels, making it even more critical to provide analysts with full … Continue Reading
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Azure OpenAI Best Practices Insights from Customer Journeys

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Introduction When integrating Azure OpenAI’s powerful models into your production environment, it’s essential to follow best practices to ensure security, reliability, and scalability. Azure provides a robust platform with enterprise capabilities that, when leveraged with OpenAI models like GPT-4, DALL-E … Continue Reading

Navigating the Generative AI Landscape with Azure AI Services: Insights from Customer Round Table

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Introduction The adoption of Generative AI (GenAI) technologies is accelerating, driven by the transformative potential they offer across various sectors. Recently, we hosted a customer round table conference at Microsoft Build, focusing on the journeys and adoption of GenAI using … Continue Reading
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Microsoft Incident Response tips for managing a mass password reset

Explore how effective incident response helps organizations detect, address, and stop cyberattacks Learn more As part of any robust incident response plan, organizations often work through potential security weaknesses by responding to hypothetical cyberthreats. In this blog post, we’ll imagine … Continue Reading
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How to achieve cloud-native endpoint management with Microsoft Intune

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This is the final blog post in our series highlighting the increasing benefits of becoming fully cloud-native in endpoint management with Microsoft Intune. In our first post, we talked about why more of our customers are migrating to cloud-native endpoint … Continue Reading
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Debugging Playbooks

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This article assumes knowledge of how to create Microsoft Sentinel Analytic Rules, Automation Rules, and playbooks. Create the playbook You will want to create the playbook first, since one will need to be created before it can be used in … Continue Reading
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How to identify the most impactful GenAI use case

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Generative AI solutions are very transformational for businesses nowadays. Organisations have access to tools and AI capabilities that will enable them to generate immense value for the business. At the same time though, some businesses are struggling to identify the … Continue Reading

Azure OpenAI Service expands .NET SDK support

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Since its first release in December 2022, Azure OpenAI Service has continuously worked to meet developers where they are with rich, idiomatic client libraries that expand on OpenAI’s language availability in Python and JavaScript with options for .NET, Java, and … Continue Reading

Maximizing Performance: Leveraging PTUs with Client Retry Mechanisms in LLM Applications

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Achieving maximum performance in PTU environments requires sophisticated handling of API interactions, especially when dealing with rate limits (429 errors). This blog post introduces a technique that exemplifies how to maintain optimal performance using Azure OpenAI’s API by intelligently managing … Continue Reading
Figure 1: Prioritizing misconfigurations in an environment

Cloud security posture and contextualization across cloud boundaries from a single dashboard

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Introduction:   Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you wanted to prioritize the riskiest misconfigurations on cloud workloads across Azure, AWS, and GCP? Have you ever wondered how to implement a unified dashboard for cloud security posture across … Continue Reading
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AI-as-a-Service: Architecting GenAI Application Governance with Azure API Management and Fabric

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The past year has seen explosive growth for Azure OpenAI and large language models in general. With models reliant on a token-based approach for processing requests, ensuring prompt engineering is being done correctly, tracking what models and api’s are being … Continue Reading
Autogen Dream Team

Build your dream team with Autogen

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  The motivation – Is it possible to solve multi step tasks?   100 years ago, a guy called Francis Galton, ran an experiment, he asked 787 villagers to guess the weight of an Ox. Surprisingly none of them answered … Continue Reading
Autogen Dream Team

Build Your Dream With Autogen

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  The motivation – Is it possible to solve multi step tasks?   100 years ago, a guy called Francis Galton, ran an experiment, he asked 787 villagers to guess the weight of an Ox. Surprisingly none of them answered … Continue Reading

Enhancing Training Search Experience using Azure AI Video Indexer

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Training and development are vital for Companies often have vast archives of training videos, webinars, and recorded sessions. However, efficiently finding the right training content from video archives can be challenging. This example demonstrates how Azure AI Video indexer, combined … Continue Reading
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Document Intelligence and Index Creation Using Azure ML with Parallel Processing (Part 1)

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Besides Azure portal, you can also do document intelligence and index creation in ML studio. The entire process of index creation includes several steps, crack_and_chunk, generate_embeddings, update_index, and register_index. In Azure ML studio you can create or use components for … Continue Reading
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AI jailbreaks: What they are and how they can be mitigated

Generative AI systems are made up of multiple components that interact to provide a rich user experience between the human and the AI model(s). As part of a responsible AI approach, AI models are protected by layers of defense mechanisms … Continue Reading
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The four stages of creating a trust fabric with identity and network security

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How implementing a trust fabric strengthens identity and network Read the blog At Microsoft, we’re continually evolving our solutions for protecting identities and access to meet the ever-changing security demands our customers face. In a recent post, we introduced the … Continue Reading

Using Cohere Binary Embeddings in Azure AI Search and Command R/R+ Model via Azure AI Studio

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In April 2024, we proudly announced our partnership with Cohere, allowing customers to seamlessly leverage Cohere models via the Azure AI Studio Model Catalog, as part of the Models as a Service (MaaS) offering. At Build 2024, Azure AI Search … Continue Reading

Affordable Innovation: Unveiling the Pricing of Phi-3 SLMs on Models as a Service

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At this year’s Microsoft Build, we introduced the Phi-3 series of small language models (SLMs), a groundbreaking addition to our Azure AI model catalog. The Phi-3 models, which include Phi-3-mini, Phi-3-small and Phi-3-medium, represent a significant advancement in the realm … Continue Reading
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Azure AI Search Database Selection: Optimizing Performance and Scalability for Your Business

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In today’s data-driven world, selecting the right database for your specific use case is crucial for optimizing performance, ensuring scalability, and maintaining security. Azure AI Search, combined with Azure OpenAI and the Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) pattern, provides a powerful … Continue Reading
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Exposed and vulnerable: Recent attacks highlight critical need to protect internet-exposed OT devices

Since late 2023, Microsoft has observed an increase in reports of attacks focusing on internet-exposed, poorly secured operational technology (OT) devices. Internet-exposed OT equipment in water and wastewater systems (WWS) in the US were targeted in multiple attacks over the … Continue Reading
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Using USB4SAP and Data Factory to extract SAP data for PowerBI in live and cache mode

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With USB4SAP, Data Factory users can access SAP data. This data can be used to refresh PowerBI semantic models in live and cache mode. USB4SAP provides deep integration into your SAP system (for raw tables data, as well as modeled … Continue Reading

Accessing a third-party NAS with SMB in Windows 11 24H2 may fail

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Heya folks, Ned here again. With the publication of Windows 11 24H2 Release Preview, customers are trying out the new OS prior to general availability. If you were in the Windows Insider Canary or Dev release program for the past few years, nothing … Continue Reading
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6 insights from Microsoft’s 2024 state of multicloud risk report to evolve your security strategy

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Multicloud computing has become the foundation for digital businesses, with 86% of organizations having already adopted a multicloud approach.1 However, for all its benefits around increased agility, flexibility, and choice, we also see unique challenges with multicloud—including the need to … Continue Reading
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Simplify triage with the new Alert Timeline

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Every second counts when it comes to detecting and responding to potential security breaches, and in today’s ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, tools that facilitate rapid triage and decision-making become essential for upholding strong security hygiene.     Today, we’re excited to … Continue Reading
The agents in the Business-in-a-Box

Business-in-a-box: Applying AutoGen and multi-agent systems to an enterprise context

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Contributors: Priya Kedia, Shikha Agrawal, Nyuk Ching Lee, Ming Gu, Sunil Sattiraju, Naveen Gopalakrishna, Scott Holden, Daniel Csillag Generative AI (GenAI) is revolutionizing how businesses engage with customers and streamline internal processes. However, scaling these innovations beyond a handful of … Continue Reading
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Best Practice Guidance for PTU

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Co-authors: Luca Stamatescu, Alex Shen, Ming Gu, Michael Tremeer Contributors: Ranjani Mani In today’s rapidly evolving tech landscape, proficiency with Azure OpenAI is crucial for maintaining a competitive edge. Enhanced by the latest announcements at Build 2024, this guide from … Continue Reading