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How H&R Block is using Azure OpenAI Service to bring ease to American taxpayers this season 

Today, thousands of organizations around the world are using Azure OpenAI service to drive meaningful business impact for people and society. We are seeing increased usage from AI-first startups like DeepBrain, Perplexity, and SymphonyAI, as well as the world’s biggest companies.

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How H&R Block is using Azure OpenAI Service to bring ease to American taxpayers this season 

By Corporate Vice President, Azure AI Platform, Microsoft

Today, thousands of organizations around the world are using Azure OpenAI service to drive meaningful business impact for people and society. We are seeing increased usage from AI-first startups like DeepBrain, Perplexity, and SymphonyAI, as well as the world’s biggest companies.

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Microsoft Cost Management updates—January 2024 

By Principal Product Manager

Whether you’re a new student, or part of a thriving startup or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where it’s being spent, and how to plan. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Microsoft Cost Management comes in.

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Reflecting on 2023—Azure Storage 

By General Manager, Azure Storage, and Corporate Vice President, Azure Storage Engineering

2023 was an emblematic year of growth for storage and data services with AI at the top of mind for many customers. Azure customers’ overall data estate continued to grow, powered by the emergence of new workloads and access patterns.

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What’s new in Azure Data, AI, and Digital Applications: Are you ready to go from GenAI experimentation to solutions deployed at scale? 

By Corporate Vice President, Data, AI, and Digital Applications, Product Marketing 

We are now in the second year of the era of AI. The first year was full of excitement and experimentation, giving all of us a glimpse into the powerful potential of AI to revolutionize experiences for customers, improve employee productivity, and ignite a sense of wonder.

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Elevate Azure expertise with new AI and optimization video episodes 

By Microsoft Azure and Industry GTM, Product Marketing Manager

Organizations of all sizes are embracing cloud computing to enhance their operations, optimize resource utilization, and gain a competitive edge. However, navigating the complexities of cloud adoption and ensuring optimal performance can be a daunting task. This is where the Azure Enablement Show steps in, providing valuable resources for businesses seeking to unlock the full potential of cloud computing.

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Achieve generative AI operational excellence with the LLMOps maturity model 

By General Manager, Azure AI

In our LLMOps blog series, we’ve explored various dimensions of Large Language Models (LLMs) and their responsible use in AI operations. Elevating our discussion, we now introduce the LLMOps maturity model, a vital compass for business leaders.

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Unwrapping the 2023 holiday season: A deep dive into Azure’s DDoS attack landscape 

By Senior Product Manager, Azure Networking, and Principal Cloud Network Engineering Manager, Azure Networking

As the holiday season of 2023 unfolded, it brought not only cheer and celebration but also a surge in Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. This year’s trends in DDoS attacks reveal a complex and evolving threat landscape.

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Microsoft named a Leader in cloud and applications-centric marketplaces: IDC MarketScape 

By Senior Director, Marketplace Product Marketing

By purchasing third-party solutions through Microsoft Azure, customers can maximize investments while balance costs with fast, click-to-deploy, solutions that are validated for compatibility with Microsoft applications for virtually any cloud scenario.

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