Big Data

Security above all else—expanding Microsoft’s Secure Future Initiative

Last November, we launched the Secure Future Initiative (SFI) to prepare for the increasing scale and high stakes of cyberattacks. SFI brings together every part of Microsoft to advance cybersecurity protection across our company and products. Since then, the threat landscape has continued to rapidly evolve, and we have learned a lot. The recent findings […]

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Demystifying Azure Open AI for App developers

Co-Authors (Prakash, Prabhjot) The purpose of this blog is to cover the concepts related to Azure Open AI in an easy-to-understand concise format for anyone with no or limited ML background. Let’s begin by understanding the fundamental components of Azure OpenAI solutions, their tools, and patterns, and explore how they are distinct from Azure OpenAI

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Unveiling Generative AI Bulk Processing and Ingestion Pattern

Generative and embeddings models have taken the world by storm in recent years, producing high-quality natural language responses for various tasks and domains. Organizations, start-ups, and innovators across the world have been exploring the applications of this capability through prototyping, small-scale proof of concepts, and influencing text outputs through prompt engineering. As they gain more

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Azure Cosmos DB Conf 2024: A Deep Dive for Developers and AI Enthusiasts

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 come together to explore the cutting edge. Expect insightful talks that showcase the latest advancements in

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Building a Document Intelligence Custom Classification Model with the Python SDK

  Introduction: 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 into separate categories such as “invoices”, “contracts”, “reports”, etc. Azure AI Document Intelligence

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Secrets scanning for Cloud deployments

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 range of metadata associated with these secrets, providing valuable context.  Today, we are excited to

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Elevating AI with Databricks on Azure: Introducing the Latest Large Language Models

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, in the Microsoft Azure AI Model Catalog. This addition underscores our ongoing commitment to offering

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The foundation for responsible analytics with Microsoft Purview

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 face the challenge of securing their growing data assets, while trying to activate their data

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Action Required: Switch from Memory Optimized Data Flows in Azure Data Factory to General Purpose

Azure Data Factory Memory Optimized Data Flows will be fully retired on April 1, 2027. Going forward, all ADF Data Flows will use the General Purpose SKU that will provide performance that is superior to the current Memory Optimized and at the General-Purpose price. How does this affect me? Beginning April 1, 2024, the creation

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AI in action: 5 real-world intelligent apps you can build on Azure

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we interact with technology, data, and each other. AI can help us create more engaging, personalized, and efficient experiences for customers and employees. To stay ahead in the era of AI, businesses are embracing intelligent applications across industries to take advantage of new opportunities. How can you use

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