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A Guide to Optimizing Performance and Saving Cost of your Machine Learning (ML) Service – Part 2

Return to Part 1: Introduction to ML Service In this section, we will explore some of the options and best practices for deploying your ML model service on Azure, especially using Azure Machine Learning. We will cover how to choose the appropriate Azure SKU for your ML service, as well as some of the settings and […]

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Best practices in moving to cloud native endpoint management

This blog is the second of three that details our recommendation to adopt cloud native device management. In the first post, we shared three stories explaining why large organizations moved to a cloud-native management stance. A common thread through the customer stories was how they achieved greater security, cost savings, and readiness for the future

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5 ways to secure identity and access for 2024

The security landscape is changing fast. In 2023, we saw a record-high 30 billion attempted password attacks per month, a 35% increase in demand for cybersecurity experts, and a 23% annual rise in cases processed by the Microsoft Security Response Center and Security Operations Center teams.1 This increase is due in part to the rise

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Easily Manage Privileged Role Assignments in Microsoft Entra ID Using Audit Logs

One of the best practices for securing your organization’s data is to follow the principle of least privilege, which means granting users the minimum level of permissions they need to perform their tasks. Microsoft Entra ID helps you apply this principle by offering a wide range of built-in roles as well as allowing you to

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Intune iOS/iPadOS Management In a Nutshell

Hi, Jonas here!  Or as we say in the north of Germany: “Moin Moin!”  I’m a Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect and this blog post should give a brief overview of how to manage iOS and iPadOS devices with Microsoft Intune and how to get started. If you are planning to migrate to Intune, I highly recommend

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Financially motivated threat actors misusing App Installer

Since mid-November 2023, Microsoft Threat Intelligence has observed threat actors, including financially motivated actors like Storm-0569, Storm-1113, Sangria Tempest, and Storm-1674, utilizing the ms-appinstaller URI scheme (App Installer) to distribute malware. In addition to ensuring that customers are protected from observed attacker activity, Microsoft investigated the use of App Installer in these attacks. In response

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What’s new in Azure Data, AI, & Digital Applications: Modernize your data estate, build intelligent apps, and apply AI solutions

I write this blog each month to help navigate through the intense pace of news and innovation we’re releasing for customers. And what a year we’ve had! We witnessed incredible advances at breathtaking speed as AI reshaped what’s possible across industries, organizations, and our day-to-day lives. Personally, I’m loving the features and capabilities of Copilot

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Combine Semantic Kernel with Azure Machine Learning prompt flow

Context With the rapid advent of generative AI and the multiplication of use cases came the inevitable battle of the tools for world domination. Aligning with their mission to empower every person, Microsoft has built a suite of tools with various levels of abstraction and control so that the applied data scientist, the casual hobbyist,

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Infuse responsible AI tools and practices in your LLMOps

This is the third blog in our series on LLMOps for business leaders. Read the first and second articles to learn more about LLMOps on Azure AI. As we embrace advancements in generative AI, it’s crucial to acknowledge the challenges and potential harms associated with these technologies. Common concerns include data security and privacy, low

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Microsoft Incident Response lessons on preventing cloud identity compromise

Microsoft observed a surge in cyberattacks targeting identities in 2023, with attempted password-based attacks increasing by more than tenfold in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. Threat actors leverage compromised identities to achieve a significant level of access to target networks. The compromise of an identity, under certain circumstances,

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