Neal News: Eyes on the cloud – Azure Synapse, Purview, and Cognitive Services

Neal News: Eyes on the cloud – Azure Synapse, Purview, and Cognitive Services

As you go through your digital transformation journey, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by all the features and benefits of the cloud. So, we rounded up a few of our top recommendations, and how you can leverage them to achieve your business objectives!

Let’s get started…

Why we’re (still) excited for Azure Synapse Analytics

Illustration with globe and Azure Synapse logo

Azure Synapse Analytics is generally available, and it’s still one of our top recommendations for SQL data warehousing solutions. Check out this blog to learn about Synapse and its improved cost control quotas, Azure Auto ML integration, and more.

What is Microsoft Purview?

This long-awaited tool, currently in preview, offers a solution for centralized data governance for an organization’s entire environment. We’re very excited about this! Here’s how Microsoft Purview enables better data discover, traceability, and searchability for businesses.

Explainer: Microsoft Project Bonsai AI toolchain

Have you been trying to decipher how the Bonsai toolchain fits in with Autonomous Systems, AI, and Reinforcement Learning? We wrote this guide for you!

Leveraging Azure Cognitive Services

If you’re not sure where to start with intelligent application development, Azure Cognitive Services provides an easy entry-point for common AI scenarios like anomaly detection, vision, and speech.

Quick tip: 10 signs you have too many SKUs

List of 10 signs you have too many SKUs

Do these signs sound all too familiar? If so, it may be time to optimize your SKU assortment.

In other news…

According to Make UK, just under half of manufacturers have been the victim of cybercrimes in the last year. Check out this episode of Deloitte’s Industry 4.0 Ready podcast to learn more about cyber resilience for smart factories.

Want to dig deep into reinforcement learning? Check out this 10-part lecture series on YouTube. Don’t forget the reading material (it’s pretty thorough!)

If you’re interested in governance and Purview, mark your calendars for the Azure data governance digital event hosted by Microsoft on September 28.