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Announcing Azure Quantum Credits and new development capabilities 

Vibrant ecosystems are a cornerstone of innovation for any emerging technology space. The field of quantum computing is no different. We’re excited to share several new Azure Quantum ecosystem updates aimed at empowering you to deliver impact with your applications, exploration, and research: Azure Quantum Credits to power your development. Direct connection from Quantum Python...Read more

Dive into today’s quantum hardware at Azure Quantum Developer Workshop 3 

Are you a developer or researcher looking for access to today’s quantum hardware and tools?  Please join us at our third Azure Quantum Developer Workshop where we’ll explore and experiment with today’s state-of-the-art quantum hardware using Azure Quantum. Leading experts in the field will help you learn about the expanding Azure Quantum ecosystem, how to...Read more

Ally Financial joins Azure Quantum program to transform customer experiences in the financial industry 

Today, Ally Financial, a leading digital financial services company, shared that it is partnering with Microsoft on Azure Quantum solutions. Ally will utilize Azure Quantum to explore how Microsoft’s quantum capabilities can help deliver impact for their customers. This embed requires accepting cookies from the embed’s site to view the embed. Activate the link to...Read more

Microsoft Quantum research highlights at APS March Meeting 

Since last year’s American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting was cancelled due to the pandemic, I’ve been looking forward to my yearly fill of meeting old friends and former students, and hearing the latest results in areas that I haven’t been following closely. It won’t be quite the same in this year’s digital format, but...Read more

Modernizing conservation planning software for broader global impact 

Building a more environmentally sustainable future requires having a plan. A plan for how human society can optimally minimize its negative environmental impacts while maximizing the value it derives from Earth’s natural systems. It requires conservation planners and policymakers to weigh up ecological, and economic data points against the socio-economic and geo-political reality that they...Read more

Azure Quantum is now in Public Preview 

Azure Quantum, the world’s first full-stack, public cloud ecosystem for quantum solutions, is now open for business. Developers, researchers, systems integrators, and customers can use it to learn and build solutions based on the latest innovations—using familiar tools in the most trusted public cloud. The unified Azure Quantum ecosystem will accelerate your R&D with access...Read more

Industry leaders showcase solutions at Azure Quantum Developer Workshop 

Learn from our industry-leading partners about the latest developments in quantum computing and optimization solutions at our second Azure Quantum Developer Workshop. At this free workshop on February 2 (8am to 12pm PST), key members of the Azure Quantum ecosystem will share the capabilities they are delivering along with technical demos and a live Q&A...Read more

Myth vs. reality: a practical perspective on quantum computing 

There’s a lot of speculation about the potential for quantum computing, but to get a clearer vision of the future impact, we need to disentangle myth from reality. At this week’s virtual Q2B conference, we take a pragmatic perspective to cut through the hype and discuss the practicality of quantum computers, how to future-proof quantum...Read more

Building a bridge to the future of supercomputing with quantum acceleration 

Using supercomputing and new tools for understanding quantum algorithms in advance of scaled hardware gives us a view of what may be possible in a future with scaled quantum computing. Microsoft’s new Quantum Intermediate Representation (QIR), designed to bridge different languages and different target quantum computation platforms, is bringing us closer to that goal. Several Department...Read more