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Welcome to Microsoft Ignite 2023! The past year has been one of true transformation. Companies are seeing real benefits today and are eager to explore what’s next—including how they can do more with their data investments, build intelligent applications, and uncover what AI can do for their business.

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Create new ways to serve your mission with Microsoft Azure Space 

By Vice President Engineering, Azure

As customers and partners have adopted and experimented with the Azure Space portfolio, new and interesting use cases are emerging that illustrate what’s possible. Today, we are excited to share some of those customer stories, along with updates for Azure Orbital Ground Station, Azure Orbital’s software development kit, and Microsoft Planetary Computer.

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Microsoft named a Leader in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Strategic Cloud Platform Services (SCPS) 

By Corporate Vice President, Azure and Industry

We are honored to be recognized by Gartner® as a leader in Completeness of Vision in the recently published 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Strategic Cloud Platform Services (SCPS). In the report, Gartner applauds Microsoft’s investment across all areas of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS as Azure leads in Completeness of Vision and delivers strong ability to execute.

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Published • 7 min read

The seven pillars of modern AI development: Leaning into the era of custom copilots 

By Principal Program Manager, AI Platform

Although there is much excitement for copilot pattern-based solutions, it’s important for businesses to carefully consider the design elements to guarantee a durable, ever-evolving, and effective approach. How can you ensure your solution does not just capture attention, but also enhances customer engagement? Here are six pillars to think through while building yours.

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Published • 6 min read

How Azure is ensuring the future of GPUs is confidential 

By Chief Technology Officer and Technical Fellow, Microsoft Azure

In Microsoft Azure, we are continually innovating to enhance security, such as our collaboration with our hardware partners to create a new foundation based on silicon, that enables new levels of data protection through memory encryption using Confidential Computing.

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Democratizing FinOps: Transform your practice with FOCUS and Microsoft Fabric 

By Principal Product Manager, Microsoft Cost Management

With new developments like Copilot in Microsoft Cost Management and Microsoft Fabric, there couldn’t be a better time to take a fresh look at how you manage cost within your organization and how you can leverage the FinOps Framework and the FinOps Open Cost and Usage Specification (FOCUS) to accelerate your FinOps efforts.

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