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Announcing updates to Azure AI Search to help organizations build and scale generative AI applications 

Today, we are announcing that Azure AI Search, a modern retrieval system for AI applications, now has drastically larger vector capacity and compute without any increase in price, so customers can run RAG at any scale, at a lower cost.

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Azure Maia for the era of AI: From silicon to software to systems 

Fueling groundbreaking innovations, Azure AI infrastructure comprises of technology from NVIDIA, AMD, and our own AI accelerator, as we announced last November. In this blog, we will dive deeper into the technology and journey of developing Azure Maia 100, Microsoft’s first in-house AI accelerator optimized for Microsoft Azure AI infrastructure. 

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Microsoft Azure AI celebrates Women’s History Month through our customers 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, it’s an honor to shine a light on female leaders from Microsoft Azure AI customers who demonstrate that they are not just navigating—they’re also innovating in the realm of generative AI.

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Announcing new tools in Azure AI to help you build more secure and trustworthy generative AI applications 

To help customers meet new AI quality and safety challenges, we’re announcing new tools now available or coming soon to Azure AI Studio for generative AI app developers.

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Microsoft Azure delivers game-changing performance for generative AI Inference 

Microsoft Azure has delivered industry-leading results for AI inference workloads amongst cloud service providers in the most recent MLPerf Inference results published publicly by MLcommons. The Azure results were achieved using the new NC H100 v5 Virtual Machines (VMs) and reinforced the commitment from Azure to designing AI infrastructure that is optimized for training and inferencing in the cloud.

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Introducing modern data governance for the era of AI  

Today, we are excited to announce a reimagined data governance experience within Microsoft Purview, available in preview April 8, 2024. This new software as a service (SaaS) experience offers sophisticated yet simple business-friendly interaction, integration across data sources, AI-enabled business efficiency, and actions and insights to help you put the ‘practice’ into your data governance practice.   

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The Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform—Unleash your data and accelerate your transformation 

The Intelligent Data Platform is a suite of recommended AI, analytics, database, and security products and services. It includes our best offerings, delivering seamless data integration and real-time business intelligence required for powerful decision making, organizational performance, and innovation.

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Using Microsoft Azure Virtual Network Manager to enhance network security 

By using Azure Virtual Network Manager, the governance team can create and update these network baselines at the network manager level, and apply them to multiple NSGs at once, ensuring that some critical security policies are enforced across the organization.

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