As businesses have pivoted to a remote working model, we’ve seen an exponential increase in hiring for DevOps, Cloud and Security specialists on a contract and permanent basis.

Whether it’s organisations looking to grow out new teams or expand existing ones, the increase in demand has also meant that candidates with specialist skillsets are more sought after than ever before!

Microsoft Azure was hot topic last month at the Microsoft 2021 Build, annoucing a number of new features and updates to the platform. Jordan Inwood and Owen Maurice, our specialist Azure Recruiters share their highlights: 

  1. Azure App Services Running On Kubernetes Clusters With Azure Arc - With the app services now Azure Arc-enabled, customers can deploy Web Apps, Functions, API gateways, Logic Apps and Event Grid services on pre-provisioned Kubernetes clusters, taking advantage of features such as deployment slots for A/B testing, storage queue triggers and out-of-box connectors from the app services, regardless of run location.
  2. Azure Arc Updates - Microsoft added several new capabilities for Azure Arc, which extends Azure management and services to any infrastructure.
  3. Azure Communication Services Updates - Microsoft added new features to Azure Communication Services, which it launched in 2020 to allow customers to build communications services with the same platform used by Microsoft Teams.
  4. PyTorch Enterprise On Microsoft Azure - The new PyTorch Enterprise on Microsoft Azure gives additional benefits to Microsoft Premier and Unified Support for enterprise customers, including prioritized requests, hands-on support and solutions for hotfixes, bugs and security patches.
  5. ML Updates - Microsoft announced two new ML capabilities to help accelerate AI model deployments.
  6. Azure AI Updates - Microsoft made several updates to its Azure AI services to help developers more quickly modernize common business processes.
  7. Azure Cognitive Services Updates - New capabilities for document translation and text analytics have been added to Azure Cognitive Services, a family of AI services and cognitive APIs to help build intelligent apps.
  8. Azure Logic Apps Updates - Microsoft updated Azure Logic Apps with new hosting options, improved performance and developer workflows, including better consistency and integration with developer tools such as Visual Studio Code.
  9. Azure Analytics Updates - Microsoft announced several updates to Azure analytics tools to improve integration and runtime capabilities.
  10. New Azure Monitor Capabilities - There are two new capabilities for Azure Monitor, which helps developers collect, analyse and act on telemetry data and identify problems in seconds.

For more information, you can view all of the sessions from Microsoft Build 2021 here