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Microsoft Unveils New Supercomputer At Build Conference

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Microsoft has announced a powerful set of new tools at ‘Build’, the company’s ultimate developers conference. The two-day virtual event aims to provide the developer community with unique opportunities to come together for a truly global experience.

“This week, we celebrate the critical role of developers and their tireless efforts to rally during this time of crisis,” said Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President, Communications, Microsoft. “We’ve unveiled a range of new tools and services to meet their needs to provide immediate impact and value, empowering innovations that help organisations and individuals achieve more.”

“As work environments evolve, you’ll see how we’re creating solutions to help companies build, rebuild and thrive, including new tools that enable developers to design and deliver artificial intelligence (AI) applications in an ethical and responsible way, as well as help them build connected productivity experiences,” he added.

During the conference, Microsoft announced a range of new solutions and upgrades to empower developers tackle some of the biggest problems today and tomorrow.

Some of the key announcements include the launch of one of the world’s most powerful AI supercomputers built in Azure. Developed in collaboration with and exclusively for OpenAI, this supercomputer is purpose-built to train massive distributed AI models, giving it all the benefits of a dedicated appliance paired with the benefits of Azure’s robust modern cloud infrastructure.

The company also unveiled Azure Synapse Link, which brings operational database services and analytics together in real-time with a single click; New enhancements to Microsoft Teams for developers to build and publish Teams apps from Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code; as well as updates to the Fluid Framework, including making it open source to developers, and introducing the first way for end users to experience.

At Build, Microsoft also introduced Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, the company’s first industry-specific cloud offering, which brings together capabilities for customers and partners to enrich patient engagement, connect caregiving teams, and improve collaboration, decision-making and operational efficiencies.

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