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Build and modernize intelligent apps

Build AI-powered, intelligent apps and enhance your critical solutions with generative AI.
Go to market faster, improve app performance, and increase developer efficiency with Azure.

Create differentiated digital experiences

  • Build intelligent apps, create custom copilots, and enhance products with Azure OpenAI Service.
  • Gain the competitive edge by rapidly delivering new products that deepen customer engagement.
  • Get limitless scale, real-time access, and advanced security with fully managed databases.
  • Improve app uptime and reduce risk with built-in high availability and advanced threat detection.
  • Build apps faster and easier with toolsets from Red Hat, VMware, and HashiCorp.
  • Build responsible AI solutions to deploy at market speed.

Build intelligent apps with Azure

Azure OpenAI Service

Develop generative AI experiences using prebuilt and curated models from OpenAI, Meta, and more.

Azure Kubernetes Service

Develop, deploy, and scale cloud-native apps on managed Kubernetes in Azure or at the edge.

Azure Cosmos DB

Power intelligent apps with high-performance and real-time data, ingested and processed at any scale.

Azure App Service

Modernize and scale your applications to accelerate time to market and deliver new experiences.

Azure SQL Database

Power resource-intensive apps, keep mission-critical workloads running at peak performance, and modernize SQL data.

Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Build AI-ready apps with a fully managed, intelligent, and scalable PostgreSQL.

Drive meaningful business value

Read a 2023 Forrester Consulting TEI study commissioned by Microsoft on Azure app innovation.

Build your own copilot

Enable rich, contextual interactions and surface insights from vast amounts of data with generative AI.

Connected smart products

Monitor equipment and inventory, track medical and fitness devices, and analyze in-store behavior.

Information discovery

Surface valuable insights and knowledge from large volumes of product, financial, or organizational data.

Personalization and recommendations

Deliver tailored content, products, or services to specific users based on their behavior, preferences, and needs.

Transaction processing at scale

Handle high volumes of transactions swiftly, accurately, and reliably, and scale up or down as demand changes.

Real-time fraud detection

Identify patterns, anomalies, or suspicious activity in transaction, inventory, asset, or real-time data.

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Build and modernize intelligent apps

Drive value for your organization by transitioning to an intelligent app approach.

Drive business value

See how to revolutionize your business and produce valuable insights with AI-driven solutions.
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Essentials to build intelligent apps

Learn how to build and modernize intelligent apps.

Measurable business benefits

  • Evaluate the potential return on investment of cloud-native apps on Azure in this 2023 Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Microsoft.
    Forrester Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure for Cloud-Native Applications, August 2023
  • Microsoft is recognized for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision.
    Microsoft is a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud AI Developer Services3
  • Explore the impact on cost savings, developer productivity, and time to market with Azure app innovation in this 2023 Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Microsoft.
    Forrester Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure App Innovation, 2023

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The latest in app innovation

• November 15, 2023

Azure AI, data, and application innovations help turn your AI ambitions into reality

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• November 15, 2023

Build intelligent apps with Azure AI or GitHub, and save on Azure Cosmos DB 

• November 15, 2023

Build AI-powered apps with Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB

• November 15, 2023

Azure Kubernetes Service adds support for Microsoft Copilot for Azure, language models, and cost optimization


Build and modernize apps with Azure

Modern application development

Respond to changes fast, optimize costs, and ship confidently with cloud-native architectures.

Application and data modernization

Accelerate time to market, deliver innovative experiences, and improve security with Azure.

Cloud-native applications

Develop applications designed for the cloud on an open and flexible platform.
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Access expert guidance with Azure Innovate

Get support for building AI-infused and custom cloud-native applications.
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Azure AI Advantage

Save up to USD$6,000 on a fast, scalable, and high-performance database service for your next AI-powered app.
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Tools and solutions from Microsoft partners

Connect with Microsoft customer service to find solutions for simplifying and accelerating app development.


According to the commissioned survey, 77% of 144 respondents experienced increased developer efficiencies in a range of 10% to 25%.



The percentage referenced is based on 114 developer managers and executives responding to the following question, “After deploying Azure Innovation products and services technologies, what was the percentage reduction in downtime related to applications for your organization?”



Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Cloud AI Developer Services, Jim Scheibmeir, Svetlana Sicular, and 4 more, May 22, 2023.


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