A new Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, additional Azure Stack HCI features and an Azure Migrate App Containerization update are among the top Azure announcements coming from the No. 2 cloud provider at its annual Microsoft Inspire 2021 partner conference that starts today.
Azure API Management integration with Azure Event Grid, smart defaults for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and a new partner center in Azure Synapse that will connect customers to partner solutions also are among the products, features and services being unveiled to help drive growth among Microsoft’s 400,000 partners and their customers.
“Microsoft is committed to equipping partners around the world with the most innovative technologies, tools and solutions in the industry,” Nick Parker, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of global partner solutions, said in a blog post. “We continually strive to be the best partner for our partners’ growth and profitability, offering unique opportunities to leverage the Microsoft cloud, create differentiated solutions on our platform and got to market together at scale.”
Microsoft is hosting its partner conference virtually instead of in person for the second straight year due to coronavirus concerns. Here’s a look at 11 of the top Azure announcements from the two-day event.