Cloud users with Microsoft’s Azure Machine Learning platform are receiving a couple of new abilities. At Build 2021, the company announced managed endpoints in preview and PyTorch Enterprise support on Microsoft Azure.

Launched in 2018, Azure Machine Learning is a platform that allows users to create analytic machine learning (ML)solutions in a cloud-based environment. The service offers a simple UI and is noted for being a powerful tool for customers. The machine learning platform merges Microsoft’s cloud technology through Azure with its analytic tools such as Cortana Intelligence.

Looking at the new features, Microsoft is bringing managed endpoints in preview to Azure Machine Learning. With this tool, developers and data scientists can create and roll out ML models efficiently. Customers deploy models through automation across creation and management of the model. Azure also handles security and updates.

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Microsoft explains how managed endpoints can help customers:

“Using this capability, customers also get out-of-the-box infrastructure monitoring and log analytics capabilities. Azure Machine Learning managed endpoints are already being used at scale to serve the OpenAI GPT-3 model, one of the world’s largest natural language models, in Power Apps. Power Fx is a formula-based language used in Power Apps. Recalling complex formulas is challenging, but now customers can simply use natural language, which is then automatically converted to Power Fx code. Power Apps users can now build apps more quickly and easily using Power Fx code-enabled by Azure Machine Learning managed endpoints.”

PyTorch Enterprise Support

Also at Build 2021 this week, Microsoft announced Microsoft Azure is coming with PyTorch Enterprise support. This means Microsoft Unified Support for Enterprise and Premier customers receive management around PyTorch:

“PyTorch is an open-source, deep-learning framework that provides a seamless path from research to production. Microsoft is a contributor to the PyTorch ecosystem, with innovations such as PyTorch Profiler. Microsoft is collaborating with PyTorch to create a new initiative, the PyTorch Enterprise Support Program, that provides PyTorch users with a more reliable production experience.”

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