Cisco Live 2024: New Unified Observability Experience Packages Cisco & Splunk Insight Tools

The observability suite is the first major overhaul for Splunk products since the Cisco acquisition. Plus, Mistral AI makes a deal with Cisco’s incubator. Continue reading Cisco Live 2024: New Unified Observability Experience Packages Cisco & Splunk Insight Tools

Build 2024: Microsoft Announces New Azure Virtual Machines for AI and Cloud-Native Workloads

Microsoft announced this morning the public preview of the Cobalt 100 Arm-based virtual machine (VM). The company has also announced the general availability of the new Azure ND MI300X v5 VM series. Microsoft first unveiled its Arm-powered chip Cobalt 100 chip for general-purpose and cloud-native workloads in November last year. The Azure Cobalt CPU is…

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Build 2024: Microsoft Expands Copilot for Azure Preview to All Customers

Microsoft is broadening access to Copilot for Azure preview to all customers, promising enhanced cloud management capabilities. This expansion comes with a host of new features designed to streamline operations, optimize IT environments, and bolster security. Microsoft Copilot for Azure enables customers to ask questions, write commands, and design and configure services. It leverages data…

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Microsoft to Enforce MFA for All Azure Customers in July

Microsoft is stepping up its security game for Azure customers by mandating multi-factor authentication (MFA) starting in July 2024. This move aims to bolster account protection by requiring users to verify their identity through multiple methods, significantly reducing the risk of unauthorized access and data breaches. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security feature that requires…

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Udemy Report: Which IT Skills Are Most in Demand in Q1 2024?

Informatica PowerCenter, Microsoft Playwright and Oracle Database SQL top Udemy’s list of most popular tech courses. Continue reading Udemy Report: Which IT Skills Are Most in Demand in Q1 2024?

Llama 3 Cheat Sheet: A Complete Guide for 2024

Learn how to access Meta’s new AI model Llama 3, which sets itself apart by being open to use under a license agreement. Continue reading Llama 3 Cheat Sheet: A Complete Guide for 2024

BeyondTrust Report: Microsoft Security Vulnerabilities Decreased by 5% in 2023

Refreshed software and collaboration with the security researcher community may have contributed to the 5% drop. Continue reading BeyondTrust Report: Microsoft Security Vulnerabilities Decreased by 5% in 2023

Microsoft Puts the PR in AI (Premium)

Overly reliant on OpenAI and facing a coming generation of on-device AI that it can’t control, Microsoft’s latest small language model (SLM) is most notable for the PR offensive that accompanies it.
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