Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Microsoft Copilot for Azure

 Microsoft Copilot for Azure (preview) overview | Microsoft Learn

an AI-powered tool to help you do more with Azure. With Microsoft Copilot for Azure (preview), you can gain new insights, discover more benefits of the cloud, and orchestrate across both cloud and edge. Copilot leverages Large Language Models (LLMs), the Azure control plane, and insights about your Azure environment to help you work more efficiently.

new img file format AVIF

AV1 Image File Format (AVIF) is an openroyalty-free image file format specification for storing images or image sequences compressed with AV1 in the HEIF container format.[1] It competes with HEIC, which uses the same container format built upon ISOBMFF, but HEVC for compression. Version 1.0.0 of the AVIF specification was finalized in February 2019.

In a number of tests by Netflix in 2020, AVIF showed better compression efficiency than JPEG as well as better detail preservation, fewer blocking artifacts and less color bleeding around hard edges in composites of natural images, text, and graphics

now supported by Chrome, Firefox, Safari & Edge.