Join us at Build 2024: Get the latest on Azure Cosmos DB in Seattle or online!

Jay Gordon

Are you ready to dive into the future of AI and data innovation? Microsoft Build 2024 is just around the corner, taking place May 21–23 in Seattle and online. Azure Cosmos DB has lots in store at Build this year and you won’t want to miss it! We invite you to join us for several exciting breakout sessions, interactive demos, and hands-on labs designed to elevate your skills and unleash AI innovation.

Why attend?

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At Microsoft Build 2024, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with product experts and developers: Get your questions answered by the minds behind the technology you use every day.
  • Participate in hands-on demos and labs: Enhance your skillset in building AI copilots, generative AI, cloud platforms, and more.
  • Discover cutting-edge solutions: Learn about the latest AI and data innovations that are transforming the tech landscape.

Must-see sessions


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BRK167: Power the Next Generation of AI Apps with Databases at Scale Anywhere

Join Shireesh Thota, CVP of Azure Databases, and Arun Ulag, CVP of Azure Data, as they introduce a new era of cloud databases designed for AI apps, at any scale, anywhere. Learn how Azure managed databases, including Azure Cosmos DB, deliver hyperscale performance, built-in intelligence, and integrated vector search capabilities, to accelerate and simplify AI app development.

BRK121: TomTom Brings AI-Powered, Talking Cars to Life with Azure

  • Date: Wednesday, May 22
  • Time: 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
  • Location: Level 4, Room 425
  • Speakers: Mark Brown, Kamala Dasika, Andy Beatman, Massimiliano Ungheretti (TomTom)

Hear how TomTom used Azure Cosmos DB and Azure AI services to create an interactive gen AI-powered automotive assistant, the TomTom Digital Cockpit. The session will include demos, and will highlight how TomTom is turning ordinary cars into chatty companions to enhance the driving experience.

BRK121: Design and Build Multi-Tenant SaaS Apps at Scale with Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB customer Kinectify will join product experts on stage to share best practices for designing and optimizing multi-tenant SaaS applications using Azure Cosmos DB. The speakers will explore tenant isolation, cost optimization, and global distribution, to help developers enhance their SaaS architectures.

BRK171: The Power of AI and Copilot for Azure Databases

  • Date: Thursday, May 23
  • Time: 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM PDT
  • Location: Level 0, Exhibit Hall 1
  • Speaker: Shireesh Thota

Shireesh Thota will lead this demo-packed session on bringing AI capabilities to your data workloads with the latest AI-ready and AI-enhanced features in Azure SQL, Azure Cosmos DB, and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.


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DEM714: Full-Stack AI App Dev with Langchain and Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB

  • Date: Tuesday, May 21
  • Time: 5:00 PM – 5:15 PM PDT
  • Location: Level 5, Hub, Theater 2
  • Speakers: Khelan Modi, Mei-Chin Tsai

Join product experts Khelan Modi and Mei-Chin Tsai to learn to how build a full-stack app using Langchain LLM orchestration and Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB. This demo will cover everything from data integration to app deployment.

DEM736: Use AI to Build Cloud-Native Apps Faster with Azure Cosmos DB

In this demo, product experts Jasmine Greenaway and Meredith Moore will walk through how to optimize NoSQL queries using Microsoft Copilot in Azure. They’ll also show how Azure Cosmos DB’s new change-partition-key can optimize request distribution.

DEM737: Build Scalable Chat History and Conversational Memory into LLM Apps

Learn how to implement scalable chat history and conversational memory using Microsoft Semantic Kernel with Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL. See how OpenAI builds highly scalable chat apps with these tools.


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LAB330: Build AI Apps with Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB and Semantic Kernel

  • Date: Tuesday, May 21
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    • The lab will be repeated on Wednesday, May 22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT, and on Thursday, May 23, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
  • Location: Level 3, Room 346
  • Lab leaders: Gary Hope, William Wang

Get hands-on experience creating a RAG pattern app over transactional data, generate vectors and completions with Azure OpenAI Service, and manage chat history with Azure Cosmos DB and Semantic Kernel. Space is limited, so RSVP and arrive early!

LAB333: Integrate Azure OpenAI Service and Azure Cosmos DB for Copilot Apps

  • Date: Tuesday, May 21
  • Time: 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM PDT
    • The lab will be repeated on Wednesday, May 22, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM PDT, and on Thursday, May 23, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
  • Location: Level 3, Room 346

Build Generative AI chat applications with Azure OpenAI Service and Azure Cosmos DB. This lab will guide you on how to create a comprehensive LLM pipeline for your AI copilot apps.

Special Demo by TomTom TomTom Digital Cockpit

  • Location: Expert Meet Up Hub in the Cloud Platform space
  • Time: Tuesday-Thursday, throughout the day

See the TomTom Digital Cockpit in action on a simulated car cockpit. Stop by and meet with TomTom product leaders, hear how they built their AI assistant with Azure Cosmos DB, and explore what’s next.

Excited yet? Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn, innovate, and connect with Microsoft leaders and customers. Whether you’re attending in person or tuning in online, make sure to catch the sessions above to hear the latest updates on Azure Cosmos DB.

For more details and to register, visit the Microsoft Build 2024 website. See you there!

About Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed and serverless distributed database for modern app development, with SLA-backed speed and availability, automatic and instant scalability, and support for open-source PostgreSQL, MongoDB and Apache Cassandra. Try Azure Cosmos DB for free here. To stay in the loop on Azure Cosmos DB updates, follow us on XYouTube, and LinkedIn.


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