Azure – Microsoft Build 2022

February 28, 2023

A virtual event called Microsoft Build 2022 took place from May 24 to May 26, 2022. In response, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced new resources and enhancements for the developer community.

He made several announcements regarding the cloud, AI, etc., during his keynote address. Most of the choices are intended to make it simpler for developers to create native apps for various platforms. The most significant updates and releases from Microsoft Build 2022 are listed below.

1.Azure migration:

  • In order to make cloud migration and upgrades for businesses easier, Microsoft has added new functionality to Azure Migration.
  • Users now have additional power over the Azure Migration Service, thanks to this functionality.
  • Users can start, pause, and resume operations, which will allow them to plan migration during off-peak hours.

2.Dev Box:

  • Dev Box is a new tool for developers to deliver high-performance, cloud-based workstations, which are pre-configured.
  • It's like a container that provides isolated space for developers to build and test.
  • Microsoft Dev Box is the way to create development environments in Azure-hosted Windows virtual machines so that developers can quickly open a pre-configured system and use them.

3.Power Pages:

  • Microsoft’s Power Pages is a low-code website builder. This tool is helpful when we want to build a website quickly.
  • It provides a pre-template for developers to choose and customize the website according to their requirements.
  • Power Pages is also integrated with Visual Studio, GitHub, and Azure DevOps.

4.Azure Hybrid: -

  • Microsoft launched the Azure Arc tool for users to make the most of their environment Hybrid.
  • Azure Arc is a bridge that extends the Azure platform to help you build applications and services with the flexibility to run across data centers, at the edge, and in multi-cloud environments.
  • Users can run sensitive data workloads in their environment.

5.Hybrid Loop:

  • Hybrid Loop offers cross-platform development for building AI (Artificial Intelligence) experiences on the cloud and edge.
  • For hybrid applications, the cloud is meant to be seen as an additional computing resource.

6.OpenAI service:

  • Microsoft announced a preview of its Azure OpenAI Service as part of the Azure Cognitive Service.
  • The Azure OpenAI service provides REST API access to OpenAI's powerful language models, including the GPT-3, Codex and Embeddings model series.
  • Azure OpenAI Service provides analysis and awareness, capabilities for building apps, code generation and analyzing unstructured data.

7.Project Volterra:

  • Microsoft and Qualcomm announced a new device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon i.e., Project Volterra.
  • It is a development kit with a neural processor that will enable developers to build advanced AI apps with the help of Qualcomm’s new Neural Processing SDK.
  • It looks like the black Apple Mac mini.

8.Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform:

  • Microsoft calls its integrated database, analytics, and management product the ‘Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform’.
  • Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform helps the user to spend more time on their larger business strategy rather than managing their data systems.

9.AI and Copilot:

  • Microsoft also announced the general availability of GitHub Copilot.
  • Copilot is also available on Visual Studio as a code extension.
  • It works with a range of frameworks and languages. It works well with Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby, and with several other languages.

10.Microsoft Purview Data Updates:

  • Azure Purview is a joint data governance solution that helps you manage and govern your on-premises, multi-cloud, and Software-as-a-service (SaaS) data.
  • Microsoft Purview brings together data governance from ‘data and AI’ and risk and compliance solutions from security.

11.Azure Database for MySQL Changes:

  • The Azure Database is a fully managed MySQL database.
  • It focuses on application development and not on database management.
  • This year, Microsoft upgraded Azure Database for MySQL and as a result, it is now 1.5 times faster than the previous version.
  • Azure Database for MySQL is easy to set up and cost-effective. It is also easy to operate and scale.
  • Other advantages include advanced security, zone-redundant high availability or same-zone, and a service-level agreement (SLA) of up to 99.99 percent.

12.New Azure Cosmos DB Previews:

  • Microsoft has new previews for Azure Cosmos DB, including the serverless capacity to 1TB, support for hierarchical partition keys and shared database partitions.
  • You can now access your database account and collections with a connection string, without requiring access to the Azure subscription or portal.

13.Azure App Service Updates:

  • Now, Google Remote Procedure Call (gRPC) is supported on Azure App Services; developers of gRPC can Host their Apps on Azure App Services.
  • Microsoft will release Azure App Service bulk migration capabilities to classify which applications are ready for migration.

14.Upgrades for Azure Cognitive Services for Language:

  • Now, Google Remote Procedure Call (gRPC) is supported on Azure App Services; developers of gRPC can Host their Apps on Azure App Services.
  • Microsoft will release Azure App Service bulk migration capabilities to classify which applications are ready for migration.

15. Azure Spring Apps:

  • Azure Spring Apps is a Platform as a service (PaaS) for Spring App developers.
  • Microsoft renamed its Azure Spring Cloud managed service with VMware to Azure Spring Apps.
  • It has made the Azure Container Apps service for microservices and containerized applications on serverless platforms generally available

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