Welcome to January’s edition of Azure News, collating the latest updates in the world of Azure. As always, if you need any further information on anything we share in this month’s newsletter, or if you have any Azure queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
THE LATEST LEAP FORWARD IN AI
Microsoft Azure users now have access to the most advanced AI models in the world, following the general availability of the Azure OpenAI Service.
Customers can now combine the unprecedented power of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Codex and Dall-E 2 with Azure-optimised infrastructure to deliver cutting-edge applications and dramatically streamline operations.
Six Azure Hybrid Cloud Use Cases that Benefit Every Business
Keeping some workloads in a data centre and migrating others to the Azure public cloud is many organisations’ most practical, efficient and effective digital transformation path. To understand where you could benefit most from an Azure Hybrid Cloud approach, check out six use cases below.
NEW FEATURES FROM AZURE DATA & AI
Retailers are set to enjoy big wins in the new year, thanks to Azure Data and AI innovations designed to unlock new levels of agility.
As part of the announcement, Microsoft has spotlighted how several retailers are leveraging Azure Data and AI solutions to use data more strategically and become more resilient in the face of economic tumult.
THE AZURE BUILT-IN SECURITY SERIES
Layered security is effective security – that’s the big takeaway from Microsoft’s first think piece in their four-part “Azure Built-In Security” series.
John Walton, VP of Azure Security Engineering explains exactly how Azure delivers defence in depth with layers of strategic security and offers a unique look into Azure’s past, present and future security commitments.
REVIEWING A YEAR OF COST MANAGEMENT PROGRESS
For Microsoft Cost Management, 2022 was all about doubling down on savings opportunities – helping customers report enhanced value and ROI.
From expanding Microsoft Cost Management coverage to Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365, to making the platform available directly from the M365 admin centre, customers have never had greater freedom and control over their Azure budgets.
AZURE STORAGE MOVER ARRIVES
Microsoft just added a new choice for file migration in the shape of its Azure Storage Mover tool. The fully managed, hybrid native solution makes migrating files and folders into Azure totally seamless.
Find out how Azure Storage Mover guarantees complete and successful data migration and view a project example below.
EXCITING TIMES FOR AZURE TEXT-TO-SPEED
AI speech technology continues to evolve and thrive with the launch of four new customer capabilities within the powerful Azure Cognitive Services for Speech platform.
Customers can now achieve greater speech-to-text accuracy following updates that allow language models to be customised to application vocabulary and user speaking styles. Organisations such as home fitness phenomenon Peloton are already putting the update to impressive use.