Azure Arc is one of the significant announcements coming out of #msignite this week. As depicted in the picture below, Azure Arc is a single control plane across multiple clouds, premises, and the edge. Source: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/azure-arc/ But we’ve seen single control planes before, no? That is correct. The following snapshot (from 2013) shows App Controller […]

This blog is a follow on about Azure Cognitive Services, Microsoft’s offering for enabling artificial intelligence (AI) applications in daily life. The offering is a collection of AI services with capabilities around speech, vision, search, language, and decision. In Azure Cognitive Services Personalizer: Part One, we discussed the core concepts and architecture of Azure Personalizer […]

Late last Friday, the news of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract award to Microsoft Azure sent seismic waves through the software industry, government, and commercial IT circles alike. Even as the dust settles on this contract award, including the inevitable requests for reconsideration and protest, DoD’s objectives from the solicitation are apparent. DOD’s […]

After much anticipation, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract for cloud computing services to Microsoft over Amazon. This effort is crucial to the Pentagon’s efforts to modernize core technology and improve networking capabilities, and the decision on which cloud provider was the best fit […]

I recently had the privilege and opportunity to attend this year’s DEF CON conference, one of the world’s largest and most notable hacker conventions, held annually in Las Vegas. Deciding what talks and sessions to attend can be a logistics nightmare for a conference that has anywhere between 20,000 – 30,000 people in attendance, but […]

When GEICO sought to migrate its sales mainframe application to the cloud, they had two choices. The first was to “rehost” their applications, which involved recompiling the code to run in a mainframe emulator hosted in a cloud instance. The second choice was to “rebuild” their infrastructure and replace the existing mainframe functionality with equivalent […]

Azure Cognitive Services is Microsoft’s offering for enabling artificial intelligence (AI) applications in daily life, a collection of AI services that currently offer capabilities around speech, vision, search, language, and decision. While these services are easy to integrate and consume in your business applications, they bring together powerful capabilities that apply to numerous use cases. […]

One of the key experiences recommended during any one’s time as an undergraduate is doing an internship. It not only gives a person their first glimpse of corporate life but also is essential to boost an individual’s confidence. In the third year of my bachelor’s, we were shortlisted for the internship process when Applied Information […]

If you’re looking for an intelligent cloud-native Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution that manages all incidents in one place, Azure Sentinel may be a good fit for you. Not only does Azure Sentinel provide intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence, but it’s also considered a Security Orchestration and Automation Response (SOAR) solution, meaning […]