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Your hybrid, multicloud, and edge strategy just got better with Azure

2 November, 2021

During Microsoft Ignite this week, we’ll highlight the latest features and innovations in hybrid, multicloud, and edge computing. From end-to-end data capabilities and cloud-native applications to cross-functional collaboration, Microsoft cloud technologies help our customers deliver solutions and services faster to meet their own customers’ rapidly changing needs.

Corporate Vice President, Azure Marketing
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Build real-time web apps with Azure Web PubSub—now generally available

16 November 2021

Real-time application scenarios such as live data updates, chat for streaming videos, interactive whiteboards for remote education, and IoT dashboards are helping businesses become more agile and more responsive to customers. Today, we’re announcing the general availability of Azure Web PubSub, a fully managed WebSocket-based service that enables you to focus on building real-time web and mobile experiences. WebSocket is a standardized protocol that provides full-duplex communication.

Principal Program Manager

Enhance third-party NVA availability with Azure Gateway Load Balancer—now in preview

11 November 2021

Today, we are announcing the preview of Gateway Load Balancer, a fully managed service enabling you to deploy, scale, and enhance the availability of third-party NVAs in Azure, that builds on that capability. You can add your favorite third-party appliance whether it is a firewall, inline DDoS appliance, deep packet inspection system, or even your own custom appliance into the network path transparently—all with a single click.

Senior PM, Azure Networking

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – October 2021

26 October 2021

October ushers Cost Management and Billing into a new world – from coverage of Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and more to a new tool that helps you reduce cost and manage your on-prem licenses. You can also update your address or purchase order number on existing invoices or try an early preview of subscription cost anomaly detection. All this plus 12 new cost-saving options, 3 new videos, and 7 documentation updates. We hope you're as excited about what the future holds as we are!

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management

Accelerating healthcare AI innovation with Zero Trust technology

26 October 2021

From research to diagnosis to treatment, AI has the potential to improve outcomes for some treatments by 30 to 40 percent and reduce costs by up to 50 percent. Obtaining the large data sets necessary for generalizability, transparency, and reducing bias has historically been difficult and time-consuming. That’s why the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) collaborated with Microsoft, Fortanix, and Intel to create BeeKeeperAI.

Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Health & Life Sciences

Microsoft named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Industrial IoT Platforms

25 October 2021

As industries around the world accelerate their digital transformation to reduce operational expenses, create new service offerings and achieve sustainability goals, Industrial IoT platforms are playing a foundational role. This is why we are sharing that Gartner has positioned Microsoft as a Leader in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms for the second year in a row.

Corporate Vice President, Azure IoT

Join us on Azure IaaS Day: Learn to increase agility and resiliency of your infrastructure

21 October 2021

If cloud infrastructure is part of your IT strategy, you’ll want to join us this November for the brand new, free digital event, Azure IaaS Day. Tailored for IT infrastructure professionals and solution architects, the event will take place online November 17, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Pacific Time (PT).

Corporate Vice President, Azure Core

5 reasons to join the Modernize Apps and Data with Azure and Power Apps free virtual event

21 October 2021

Applications and data help drive your business. For your business to thrive, you need flexible, adaptable, cost-effective solutions that scale as swiftly as the demands and expectations of your customers and clients. To show you the latest capabilities of Azure and Power Apps—and to share some exciting product features—we will be hosting a Modernize Apps and Data with Azure and Power Apps free virtual event on Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Time.

Director, Product Marketing, Azure

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