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Cloud Perspectives

Today’s IT workspace spans multiple fronts from the developer environment to devices and to databases in the cloud. In a domain where everything is interrelated, changing dynamics in one area necessarily impact another. Organizations across industries are implementing AI, data analytics, and a host of other technologies to drive productivity, improve team efficiency, and safeguard their progress. 

Modernizing and enhancing government IT

To meet the changing needs of U.S. citizens, comply with federal regulations, and handle sensitive data, government agencies are at a tipping point for IT modernization with the cloud. Customers in this area need secure collaboration and data protection, as well as reliable, responsive systems. With the general release of Microsoft 365 for U.S. Government, Enterprise Mobility + Security is now widely available to help agencies meet the highest cybersecurity and performance standards.  

And because agencies are in various stages of migration, a hybrid solution is the only option. Microsoft Azure Stack to Azure Government delivers flexibility and seamless consistency across public, government-only, and on-premises environments. 

Through investments in data analytics and mobile and web-based apps, government IT is becoming more efficient, effective, and secure. Read more about how the public sector is modernizing its IT systems. 

Bringing Visual Studio to Anaconda

Data scientists and developers around the world use Python to build dynamic apps that consume data from multiple sources and deliver deep insights. Anaconda, with some 6 million users, is one of the most popular distributors of Python. With the latest release, Anaconda customers can install Visual Studio Code as a default editor alongside the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code for more streamlined editing and debugging capabilities. Read more about these upgrades to Visual Studio Code integrations and support. 

Using machine learning to monitor threats

The move to the cloud has opened new opportunities for hackers and cyberterrorists to inflict damage and enrich themselves. In response, cybersecurity specialists need new tools that will help them detect attacks across multiple threat vectors and quickly get a patch in place. With Azure Advanced Threat Protection, IT can use machine learning to identify suspicious activity on the network or a particular device, and create a clear picture of the nature of the attack to help expedite mitigating the impact and eliminating the vulnerability. Read more about Azure’s protection against security threats. 

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