Microsofts årliga konferens Ignite hölls i förra veckan och som vanligt presenterades en mängd spännande teknologiska framsteg och innovationer. Det var i år otroligt många intressanta delar och i denna post har vi valt att fokusera på de områden som vi anser vara mest relevanta och betydelsefulla.
- Lansering av Azure AI Studio: En AI-plattform för att utforska, bygga, testa och distribuera AI-lösningar, med färdiga och anpassningsbara verktyg och modeller. Detta ger en plattform för både utvecklare inom organisationer och enskilda utvecklare att skapa avancerade AI-lösningar, som potentiellt kan leda till genombrott inom teknik och tjänster.
- Azure Fabric: Azure Service Fabric underlättar skapandet av stora och komplicerade appar för både stora företag och enskilda personer som skapar programvara. Det är riktigt bra på att bygga starka och flexibla program och kan hantera många små delar av en app smidigt. Detta hjälper till att snabbt och mer tillförlitligt skapa starka appar, vilket är riktigt viktigt i dagens teknikvärld.
- Copilot Studio: Microsoft’s Copilot Studio, which blends AI with coding, is a boon for both teams and lone programmers. It speeds up coding, reduces errors and helps build advanced apps more efficiently. This tool is a game changer in software development that simplifies the coding process.
- Azure Managed Confidential Consortium Framework: A new service that simplifies building secure and confidential multi-party applications while improving collaboration and trust in business networks. This is mainly beneficial for companies and developers building secure applications.
- New AMD-based Azure Virtual Machines: New AMD-based Azure VMs, built on the 4th generation AMD EPYC Genoa processor, are introduced to improve performance and reliability. These VMs will expand cloud computing capabilities and offer powerful options for a wide range of users, from technology enthusiasts to businesses, for a variety of applications.
- Improved infrastructure for SAP HANA on Azure: The Azure M-Series Mv3 family offers faster insights, more uptime, more reliable data processing, and improved price-performance for SAP HANA workloads. This will mainly benefit companies, but it may also affect individual professionals working with SAP HANA.
- Confidential Containers on Azure Kubernetes Service: This new feature offers pod-level isolation (a secured, isolated zone) and memory encryption for sensitive container workloads. While this is more geared towards businesses, it also affects developers and IT professionals who handle their sensitive data.
- Multimodal AI capabilities in Azure OpenAI Service: Introduces DALL-E 3 for image generation, updates to GPT-4 for enhanced AI applications, and GPT-4 Turbo with Vision for multimodal experiences. This enables more creative and practical applications such as generating better images from text, improving digital media, marketing and design.
- Azure AI language innovations: New features include task-optimized summarization, a machine translation model with no English intermediate step, and personalized voice and text-to-speech avatar features. This can be beneficial for both companies in need of professional language solutions and individuals looking for personal language assistance. It will improve communication and accessibility across languages.
- Azure AI Vision updates: New computer vision capabilities, including vividness functionality, the Vision SDK, and the Florence base model for more accurate image and text analysis. These capabilities can be used by both developers and technology enthusiasts for a range of applications, such as improved image and text analysis, which will lead to more accurate and efficient computer vision applications.
- Microsoft Copilot: Innovative tools for developers and improved security intensify the integration of data and AI. These developments offer significant improvements for both individuals and businesses, simplifying the way we interact with data and AI for more intuitive and effective digital engagements.
- Azure OpenAI Service Expansion: Microsoft is extending its Copilot copyright commitment to users of the Azure OpenAI Service, reinforcing the safe and responsible use of AI. This will ensure a safer use of AI and reduce the risk of copyright infringement for all users.
- Vector Search and Semantic Ranker in Azure AI Search: Enhanced search capabilities in Azure AI Search, now widely available, include vector search and semantic ranking for more relevant search results. This means improved search capabilities for developers and researchers in both professional and personal projects, leading to more efficient information retrieval and research and data analysis.
- Azure AI Video Indexer enhancements: Integration with Azure OpenAI Service for video-to-text summaries and efficient video search functionality. This can be very useful for content creators and businesses to manage and summarize video content, it will also benefit the education, training and media industries.
- Azure Machine Learning Enhancements: New updates include rapid flow management, model catalog, and an integration with OneLake, improving the development and deployment of generative AI solutions. This can benefit developers in both business and personal projects by enabling more efficient development of AI applications and facilitating innovation for businesses and interaction for individuals.
- Empowering customers and developers: The focus is on empowering users to thrive in the AI era with new technological advances. This era fosters creativity and progress across all sectors, including individual technology enthusiasts, developers and businesses. It promotes innovation and efficiency in both personal and professional spheres, thanks to technological advances.
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