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Azure Orbital Ground Station as Service extends life and reduces costs for satellite operators

How can Microsoft empower satellite operators to focus on their mission and enable them to continue the operation of their satellites, without making capital investments in their ground infrastructure? To answer that question, Microsoft worked alongside the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and our partner Xplore, to demonstrate how the commercial cloud can provide satellite mission management for NOAA’s legacy polar satellites (NOAA-18)—extending the mission life of these satellites while reducing the cost of operation through Azure Orbital Ground Station as-a-Service (GSaaS). Source…

Enhance your data visualizations with Azure Managed Grafana—now in preview

Last year, we announced our strategic partnership with Grafana Labs to develop a Microsoft Azure managed service that lets customers run Grafana natively within the Azure cloud platform. Today, we are announcing that Azure Managed Grafana is available in preview. With Azure Managed Grafana, the Grafana dashboards our customers are familiar with are now integrated seamlessly with the services and security of Azure. Source…

Feathr: LinkedIn’s feature store is now available on Azure

With the advance of AI and machine learning, companies start to use complex machine learning pipelines in various applications, such as recommendation systems, fraud detection, and more. These complex systems usually require hundreds to thousands of features to support time-sensitive business applications, and the feature pipelines are maintained by different team members across various business groups. Source…

Microsoft launches Azure Health Data Services to unify health data and power AI in the cloud

Today, we take a giant step toward making the dream of interoperability in healthcare real. Microsoft is announcing the general availability of Azure Health Data Services, a platform as a service (PaaS) offering designed exclusively to support Protected Health Information (PHI) in the cloud. Azure Health Data Services is a new way of working with unified data—providing your team with a platform to support both transactional and analytical workloads from the same data store and enabling cloud computing to transform how we develop and deliver AI across the healthcare ecosystem. Source…

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – January 2022

Whether you’re a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where you’re spending it, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Azure Cost Management and Billing comes in. Source…

Accelerating healthcare AI innovation with Zero Trust technology

From research to diagnosis to treatment, AI has the potential to improve outcomes for some treatments by 30 to 40 percent and reduce costs by up to 50 percent. Obtaining the large data sets necessary for generalizability, transparency, and reducing bias has historically been difficult and time-consuming. That’s why the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) collaborated with Microsoft, Fortanix, and Intel to create BeeKeeperAI. Source…

Microsoft named a Leader in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for data integration tools

We are announcing that Microsoft has been named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools. By leveraging Microsoft’s data integration tooling to combine disparate data sources, automate processes, and manage their data estates, our customers set the stage to deliver value to their teams through clear and actionable insights. Source…

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – August 2021

As August comes to a close, you’ll find new download options available from the cost analysis preview and quick access to common subscription and resource group operations in Configuration. You’ll also see the general availability of Azure Government Top Secret and improved migration and modernization tools and programs as well as the 14 new cost saving options and 3 documentation updates. Lots of great stuff! Source…