Topic: azure

Microsoft announces the public preview of Azure Quantum

Microsoft is providing more insight into its quantum computing efforts with the public preview of Azure Quantum. The newly announced solution is a full-stack, public cloud ecosystem for quantum solutions designed to give developers, researchers, systems integrators, and customers access to diverse quantum software and hardware solutions. “The transition to Public Preview of Azure Quantum … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft Azure Boards, Neo4j Aura Enterprise announced, and Cloud Security Alliance’s Cloud Controls Matrix v4

Microsoft is introducing Azure Boards to help users track their work with “drag-and-drop” capabilities right in the browser. Azure Boards enables developers to filter to individual users, export data into calendars, plan sprints and query for their work items. “Whether you’re a scrum master or someone who’s still brand new to Agile, you’ll benefit from … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Applitools’ Online Shopping Holiday Hackathon, SwaggerHub extension for VS Code released, and Redis Enterprise on Microsoft Azure Cache

Applitools is launching an online shopping holiday hackathon event. Each participant will have two hours to test the functional and visual quality of the Applifashion retail app and make sure that it is up to par ahead of the busy online holiday shopping season.  Participants will practice modern QA techniques, use advanced features such as … continue reading

Microsoft announces it will exclusively license OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model

Microsoft has revealed it is teaming up with OpenAI to exclusively license GPT-3. According to the company, this will further Microsoft’s goals to develop and deliver advanced AI solutions for customers, as well as create new solutions that harness the power of advanced natural language generation. GPT-3 is an autoregressive language model that outputs human-like … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla releases technology ethics guide, Azure Databricks achieves HITRUST CSF certification, and Clubhouse raises $25 million

Mozilla released a guide for college students that want to enter the tech industry called “With Great Tech Comes Great Responsibility.” The guide has background on the history of tech organizing and advice from academics and  current and former tech workers on how to grapple with challenging choices.  Download the guide here. Azure Databricks achieves … continue reading

Report: GCP catches up to AWS benchmarks

Google Cloud Platform has caught up to AWS benchmarks this year, after AWS outperformed it on benchmarks by 40% in last year’s report, according to CockroachDB Labs’ 2020 Cloud Report.  The results came from more than 1,000 benchmark tests conducted by Cockroach Labs on things such as CPU, network throughput, network latency, storage read performance, … continue reading

Azure Cognitive Search brings knowledge mining to the enterprise

Microsoft Azure Search will now be known as Azure Cognitive Search to signify the next wave of artificial intelligence in the enterprise.  According to Microsoft, the first wave of AI was built for narrow apps, or training a single mode for a specific task. “What’s been challenging, however, is that these models individually can’t capture … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Codefresh’s CI/CD live debugger, Azure Functions Premium, and SmartBear announces ReadyAPI 3.0

Codefresh launched a live CI/CD debugging tool that enables developers to place breakpoints on one or more pipeline steps. According to the company, once the pipeline hits one of them, it will pause and a debugging window will open. From there, users can then test commands, explore the state of the pipeline, and identify required … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft’s MakeCode Arcade, Go 1.13, and Elasticsearch Service available on Microsoft Azure

Microsoft announced the release of MakeCode Arcade, a computing education platform designed to make programming easier, engaging and fun to learn. To build the platform platform the company integrated a new high-level programming language with text and graphical input modalities called Static TypeScript (STS). “With Arcade, STS lets developers of all skill levels easily write … continue reading

Microsoft launches new security lab and raises top bounty for Azure vulnerabilities

Microsoft is boosting its efforts to make Azure more secure with the launch of Azure Security Lab, a set of dedicated cloud hosts for security researchers to test attacks against IaaS scenarios. In addition, the cloud giant is doubling the top bounty reward for Azure vulnerabilities to $40,000. “To make it easier for security researchers … continue reading

Azure targets innovation over domination

The Azure development team at Microsoft is working to provide new features to win over more developers, through a heavy investment in tools for migrating legacy platforms to its cloud, pushing machine learning, quantum computing and other innovative features. Microsoft hopes its investments will pay off in growing its cloud market share, which currently sits … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Azure Security Center for IoT, Armory announces funding for Spinnaker, and CodeStream approved for Slack

Microsoft announced the general availability for the Azure Security Center for IoT to protect the growing number of IoT deployments. According to IDC, IoT deployments will continue to grow at double digit rates until IoT surpasses $1 trillion in 2022. Azure Security Center provides threat intelligence, creates a list of potential threats and ranks them … continue reading

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