Microsoft Build 2024: Cloud infra updates include Cobalt 100-based VMs, access to Copilot in Azure

May 21, 2024


At its Build 2024 event in Seattle this week, Microsoft released updates to its cloud infrastructure to bolster support for all workloads, including AI-related ones. The updates includes new Azure virtual machines (VM), a new provisioning service, and options for enabling access to Microsoft Copilot in Azure.

In the VM space, Microsoft shared plans to release Azure VMs that can run on Cobalt 100 processors currently in preview. The Azure Cobalt 100 CPU, which is built on Arm architecture, was launched in November last year by Microsoft in an attempt to make its infrastructure across data centers more energy efficient when compared to commercial AMD and Intel CPUs.

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