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Advancing service resilience in Azure Active Directory with its backup authentication service

22 November 2021

The most critical promise of our identity services is ensuring that every user can access the apps and services they need without interruption. We’ve been strengthening this promise to you through a multi-layered approach, leading to our improved promise of 99.99 percent authentication uptime for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Chief Technology Officer and Technical Fellow, Microsoft Azure

Microsoft expands cloud services with two new datacenters in Wyoming

22 November 2021

Today, we are announcing the launch of two new Microsoft datacenters in Cheyenne, Wyoming—one in Cheyenne Business Parkway and another in Bison Business Park—enabling us to expand and support the growth and demand for our digital services in our West Central US datacenter region. Cheyenne has been home to Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure services since 2012 and this expansion will enable us to continue providing services to current and new customers.

Vice President of Core Operations for Microsoft’s Datacenters

Forging a path from telco to cloud with Microsoft Azure

18 November 2021

Across industries, organizations are venturing deeper into their digital transformation journeys every day, and the telco industry is no exception. We recently sat down with Microsoft’s Partner Software Engineering Manager, Ryan van Wyk, who joined Microsoft as part of our acquisition of AT&T’s carrier-grade Network Cloud platform technology.

Partner Software Engineering Manager, Azure for Operators

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

Join Azure at the Design Automation Conference (DAC)

16 November 2021

The Azure High-Performance Computing (HPC) solution enables experts in silicon design by providing them the infrastructure and tools for chip design, IP design, silicon manufacturing, and silicon supply chain. As our customers face additional unique threats and challenges made worse by the pandemic, the Azure cloud can solve many of these by providing a secure, scalable platform that was built for HPC.

Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing, HPC+AI

Microsoft expands its AI-supercomputer lineup with general availability of the latest 80GB NVIDIA A100 GPUs in Azure, claims 4 spots on TOP500 supercomputers list

15 November 2021

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of a brand-new virtual machine (VM) series in Azure, the NDm A100 v4 Series, featuring NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core 80GB GPUs. This expands Azure leadership-class AI supercomputing scalability in the public cloud, building on our June general availability of the original ND A100 v4 instances, and adding another public cloud first with the Azure ND A100 v4 VMs claiming four official places in the TOP500 supercomputing list.

Senior Program Manager, Azure HPC and AI

Azure high-performance computing at Supercomputing 2021

09 November 2021

Azure’s market-leading vision for HPC and AI is based on a commitment to continual improvement and backed by a core of genuine and recognized HPC expertise, using proven HPC technology and design principles, enhanced with the best features of the cloud. The result is a capability that delivers performance, scale, and value unlike any other cloud.

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing

Azure HBv3 virtual machines for HPC, now up to 80 percent faster with AMD Milan-X CPUs

08 November 2021

We are announcing that a private preview is now live for Azure HBv3 virtual machines enhanced by AMD EPYC 3rd Gen processors with 3D v-cache, codenamed “Milan-X”. These processors significantly improve the performance, scaling efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of a variety of memory performance-bound workloads such as CFD, explicit finite element analysis, computational geoscience, weather simulation, and silicon design RTL workflows.

Principal Program Manager, Azure HPC