Azure This Week

Azure This Week: Why did Microsoft buy electronic health records company Nuance?

Episode description

On Azure This Week, Lars takes a look at the new Microsoft acquisition of Nuance. But why did Microsoft spend nearly $20B on acquiring the healthcare AI company behind Dragon software, and what could this mean for the future of Microsoft’s products? We take a brief look at a different type of cloud, the weather kind, and find out what’s new with Azure Maps Weather Services.

0:00 Introduction
0:47 Who is Nuance?
1:42 Why did Microsoft pay so much?
2:50 The future of AI
3:56 Azure Maps Weather Service


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Microsoft Acquires Nuance
https://news.microsoft.com/2021/04/12/microsoft-accelerates-industry-cloud-strategy-for-healthcare-with-the-acquisition-of-nuance/

Azure Maps Weather Service in GA
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-au/updates/azure-maps-weather-services-are-now-generally-available/

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Series description

Azure This Week is your weekly news roundup for all things Azure. Join our expert hosts as they cover everything you need to know about the past week’s developments, keeping it short, fun and informative. Whether you’re just beginning your cloud journey, or you know your stuff, there’s something for everyone!

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