5 Takeaways From Microsoft Build 2023
This year’s Microsoft Build conference was a smashing success. The opening Keynote by CEO Satya Nadella, “Shaping the Future of Work With AI,” set the tone and made it clear that we’re dedicated to helping ISVs build next-generation AI-powered apps and get to market faster. We see Microsoft Build as a nexus for building relationships between the wo
This year’s Microsoft Build conference was a smashing success. The opening Keynote by CEO Satya Nadella, “Shaping the Future of Work With AI,” set the tone and made it clear that we’re dedicated to helping ISVs build next-generation AI-powered apps and get to market faster.
We see Microsoft Build as a nexus for building relationships between the world’s developers and Microsoft. It’s an event where professional developers, industry disrupters, and cutting-edge technologists join to hear about new tech, share ideas, and get fueled with skills to build the future.
So, without further ado, here are five key takeaways from Microsoft Build 2023.
1. OpenAI’s GPT-4 comes to Azure OpenAI Service
We’re excited to announce that GPT-4 is now generally available in Azure OpenAI Service, a platform that enables developers to take advantage of large-scale, generative AI models. These AI models include deep understandings of language and code, empowering developers to build cutting-edge apps with new reasoning and comprehension capabilities.
2. Introducing Azure AI Studio
Now with just a few clicks, ISVs can use Azure AI Studio to ground powerful conversational AI models on their own data. Combining Azure OpenAI Service on your data (coming soon to public preview) with Azure Cognitive Search will enable employees, customers, and partners to discover information deep inside volumes of data, text, and images. Azure AI Studio can help you create richer experiences and empower users to produce valuable insights like inventory levels, healthcare benefits, and more.
3. Azure makes it easy to run and scale AI-powered apps
When it comes to running and scaling intelligent apps—while seamlessly embedding Azure’s native AI services—nothing is better than Azure’s cloud-native platform. Azure provides a range of serverless execution environments where ISVs can build, deploy, and scale dynamically without the need to manage infrastructure. Additional resources include Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), a faster way to deploy intelligent, cloud-native apps in Azure, datacenters, or at the edge.
4. New AI-based developer tools are on the way
We’re working hard to help developers spend less time on tasks like debugging and managing infrastructure and more time focusing on strategic, meaningful work. That’s why we’re making investments in GitHub Copilot, Microsoft Dev Box, and Azure Development Environments—tools you can use to simplify your process and increase velocity and scale.
5. Maintaining focus on security in the era of AI
It’s as important as ever to maintain a high level of security when building, deploying, and running intelligent apps. So, we’re introducing new features and capabilities that will enable you to implement security earlier in your development lifecycle and fix security issues before you deploy your code.
Let’s build and grow together
These are exciting times for ISVs with big ideas, and we look forward to working with you to create the next generation of AI-based, intelligent apps. To learn more about how we can help, check out the free resources at Azure for ISVs. And while you’re there, take a moment to sign up for the ISV Success Program.