Microsoft Ignite is Microsoft’s annual gathering of technology leaders and practitioners delivered as a digital event experience this November. in the event Microsoft shared sea change throughout every industry – from the adoption of telehealth in healthcare to digital wallets in financial services to curbside pickup and contactless shopping in retail – and digital technology has been at the forefront of this seismic shift.
Microsoft and the Microsoft Cloud are at the cutting edge of helping organizations and their employees and customers navigate the major trends of this new time. The Microsoft Cloud is used by organizations large and small – from new startups to the Fortune 500. It powers an organization’s digital capability while providing the safeguards necessary to keep data confidential and secure.
In the event of Microsoft ignite more than 90 new services and updates. At the core of these new announcements is a commitment to addressing the trends and exploring breakthrough ways of connecting people, organizations, and ideas. The major focusing areas are Metaverse, AI, and hyperconnectivity in a hybrid world.
Powering the metaverse
Metaverse is a digital world that is connected to many aspects of the physical world, including people, places, and things. The metaverse enables shared experiences across both the physical and digital worlds.
Metaverse can help people meet up in a digital environment, make meetings more comfortable with the use of avatars, and facilitate creative collaboration from all around the world.
Microsoft launch two services on which continue the evolution of the metaverse
- Dynamics 365 Connected Spaces: Now in preview, this product provides a new perspective on the way people move and interact with nearly any space, from the retail store to the factory floor, and how they manage health and safety in a hybrid work environment.
- methods makes human presence the ultimate connection. Now, everyone in a meeting can be present without being physically present using personalized avatars and immersive spaces that can be accessed from any device, with no special equipment needed.
Azure Open AI Service Including Access to Powerful GPT-3 Models
In Azure, Microsoft builds the fundamental capabilities to create and train large-scale models. in partner with OpenAI, has used the supercomputer to train GPT-3 models, a breakthrough in natural language understanding and generation.
Earlier, the company invested in OpenAI, founded initially as a non-profit open-source organization by several investors, including Tesla founder Elon Musk. And the OpenAI API is the first commercial product in the for-profit OpenAI LP entity, allowing developers to leverage the general-purpose model for natural language GPT-3. The model GPT-3 and its fine-tuned derivatives, such as Codex, can be tailored to handle applications requiring a deep understanding of language, such as converting natural language into software code, summarizing large amounts of text, and generating answers to questions.
By bringing the OpenAI API in Azure, Microsoft will enable companies to deploy GPT-3 in a way that complies with the laws, regulations, and technical requirements unique to their business or industry. For example, in the Ignite Book of News, the company stated:
The new service can be applied to a variety of use cases, from summarization to content and code generation. With responsible AI controls and advanced fine-tuning, customers can apply these models to their most mission-critical apps.
hyperconnectivity in a hybrid world
Microsoft is building the identity system of the future, one that connects and enables people, organizations, apps, and even smart devices to make real-time access decisions safely and securely.
It begins with Azure Active Directory (AD), which extends beyond securing and managing access to now assisting customer processes across external collaboration methods. Microsoft Teams Connect runs on this trust fabric – every user and every access request is secured through our identity platform. And now, secure and trusted collaboration across boundaries can be established in a matter of minutes.
Teams Shared Channels allow users to invite an external team to join a channel, schedule a shared channel meeting, and collaborate on files.
Chat with Teams allows users to chat seamlessly with people outside of a work network. Teams users at work can chat with any Teams user with a Microsoft personal email address or phone number and remain within the security and compliance protocols of their organization.