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10 Most Interesting Announcements From Microsoft Build

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Microsoft's annual developer conference, Build is attended by thousands of developers physically and virtually. As expected, Microsoft has made a slew of announcements related to Windows, Visual Studio, Azure, Xbox, HoloLens and more. Here are the most exciting announcements related to cloud, containers, DevOps, IoT and edge computing. Microsoft and Red Hat collaborated to build a light-weight, event-driven scaling extension to Kubernetes called as Kubernetes-based Event Driven Autoscaling (KEDA). The KEDA extension can run on any Kubernetes environment to scale-in and scale-out workloads based on external parameters such as the number of messages in a queue.


5 Reasons Why Azure IoT Edge Is Industry's Most Promising Edge Computing Platform

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Last week, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure IoT Edge, the edge computing platform that has been in works for more than a year. Out of the top 5 public cloud platforms – AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud and Alibaba Cloud – only Microsoft and Amazon have a sophisticated edge computing strategy. Other players are yet to figure out their story for edge computing. Amazon's edge platform is delivered through AWS Greengrass – a service that was announced at re:Invent event in 2016 and became generally available in June 2017. AWS recently added the ability to perform inferencing of machine learning models.


5 Reasons Why Azure IoT Edge Is Industry's Most Promising Edge Computing Platform

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Last week, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure IoT Edge, the edge computing platform that has been in works for more than a year. Out of the top 5 public cloud platforms – AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud and Alibaba Cloud – only Microsoft and Amazon have a sophisticated edge computing strategy. Other players are yet to figure out their story for edge computing. Amazon's edge platform is delivered through AWS Greengrass – a service that was announced at re:Invent event in 2016 and became generally available in June 2017. AWS recently added the ability to perform inferencing of machine learning models.


Red Hat and Microsoft bring OpenShift to Azure

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The cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. At Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, Red Hat and Microsoft announced they were bringing Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat's Kubernetes container orchestration platform, to Microsoft's Azure, Microsoft's public cloud. The two software powers proclaimed that was the first jointly managed OpenShift offering on the public cloud. This is a fully managed service. You need not learn how to crack the whip over containers with Kubernetes.


Announcing tools for the AI-driven digital transformation

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as one of the most disruptive forces behind the digital transformation of business. Today, at Microsoft Ignite 2017, as we engage in conversations about digital transformation with over 25,000 customers and partners, I am pleased to share some of our latest and most exciting innovations in AI development platforms. These announcements – which span Azure Machine Learning (AML), new Visual Studio tools for AI, Cognitive Services and new enterprise AI solutions – demonstrate our mission to bring AI to every developer and every organization on the planet, and to help businesses augment human ingenuity in unique and differentiated ways. Today we are announcing a set of powerful new capabilities in AML for developers to exploit big data, GPUs, data wrangling and container based model deployment. Let me tell you more about these below and for a deep dive please review this AML blog.