Hi everyone,

Your weekly dose of 5 Highlights Thursday is here, a list of information and links that you may find helpful in your Azure journey. Feel free to forward this along to anyone who you think may enjoy such sharing.

1. Hack Together: The AI Chat App Hack

Starting January 29 – 🛠️ Build, innovate, and #HackTogether!🛠️ It’s time to get started building your first AI Chat App, using the power of RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation). 🤖 + 📚 = 🔥

AI Chat App Hack

AI Chat App Hack


2.Unified insights from Microsoft Entra Permissions Management | Defender for Cloud

🎉 In this episode of Defender for Cloud in the Field, Sean Lee joins Yuri Diogenes to talk about the new unified insights from Microsoft Entra Permissions Management (CIEM) into Microsoft Defender for Cloud to enable comprehensive risk mitigation. 🚀 Sean explains how this integration enables teams to drive least privilege access controls for cloud resources and receive actionable recommendations for resolving permissions risks across Azure, AWS, and GCP. 🔍 Sean also demonstrates the recommendations that are included with this integration and how to remediate. 💡

3. Quick Bytes: What is Azure NetApp Files

🚀 Azure NetApp Files is an Azure native service that provides enterprise-class, high-performance file storage. It simplifies and accelerates the migration of the un-migratable, allowing you to create and manage highly available and scalable file shares using familiar protocols and tools. 📁 Watch this quick video to learn more!

4. Mr. Maedas Cozy AI Kitchen: Secure Insights with Tracy Reinhold

John’s guest this week is Tracy Reinhold, Chief Security Officer for Everbridge. Together, they discuss ideas on how to keep your company more secure and how AI can help in doing so.

5. GitHub Advanced Security

🎉 Do you want to know how GitHub Advanced Security can help you deliver secure software faster? Are they struggling with a complex tech stack that requires considerable amounts of manual fine-tuning? Join us on February 29th for an online session where we will share the latest and greatest features of GitHub Advanced Security and how it can enable you to leverage the power of AI in coding projects. 🤖 Register now for the webinar to learn more. February 29th, 2024, 10:00 -11:00 CET (UTC+1) 📅

GitHub Advance Security

GitHub Advance Security

You can complement this edition of 5 Highlights Thursday with our MEA Developer Channel on YouTube where we have weekly interviews and learning material on Microsoft Azure, and much more.

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