Australian Start Up Uses Machine Learning to Tackle $14.1b Global Recruitment Problem

27 March 2017, Melbourne Australia Australian science technology company Gooroo is using big data, machine learning and sociometrics to search, select and deliver qualified and verified shortlists of IT candidates. “We’ve taken one of the most expensive, manually intensive and biased parts of the recruitment process and replaced it with data and scientific rigour,” said…


Performance issues with Visual Studio Team Services in South Brazil Region – 03/27 – Investigating

Update: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 00:27 UTC Our DevOps team continues to investigate issues with related to the slow performance. Root cause is not fully understood at this time, though it is suspected to be a regression in SQL query performance for some commands. Some customers continue to experience slow commands in the South Brazil…


DirectX Compiler APIs

If you are used to building HLSL with fxc.exe, your build process can now use dxc.exe to compile shaders with the new DirectX Shader compiler. This is convenient for standalone projects. Games, middleware and asset pipelines will often have a need to do this multiple times and/or from source code that doesn’t exist as a file…


Hinting Font Variation fonts in VTT 6.2

The latest version of VTT, (6.20) allows for the easy addition of hinting to Variable Fonts. There are two main new additions to the UI, to facilitate this. Download VisualTrueType 6.20. Variation Window. The Variation window shows you the current selected glyph outline and hints, (just like in the Main window) for the selected variable font instance….


Large Australian Energy Company Modernizes SAP Applications & Moves to Azure Public Cloud

This blog is a technical overview of a project recently completed by a large Australian Energy Company (the Company) over the past 12 months to transform the Company’s SAP Solution from an End of Life HPUX/Oracle platform to a modern SQL Server 2016 solution running on the Azure Public Cloud. This blog focuses on the…


TypeScript’s New Release Cadence

One of the things we love about the TypeScript community is the enthusiasm around new features and rapid adoption of new TypeScript releases. Because of this, we have been focusing on increasing the velocity and consistency of TypeScript releases so that you can get your hands on the latest features even more quickly and predictably….


Azure GPU Tensorflow Step-by-Step Setup

  This guide will walk you through running your code on GPUs in Azure. Before we start, it cannot be stressed enough: do not leave the VM running when you are not using it. The expected time from start to finish is 1-2 hours. The most time consuming part will be downloading and installing NVIDIA…


Facebook authentication issue due to service-wide changes. RESOLVED for all Standard Azure AD B2C tenants.

ISSUE: Today, March 27, 2017, at  1235h PST, the Azure AD B2C monitors detected failures in new authentications when Facebook was used as the identity provider (most existing sessions would continue unaffected).   The team has discovered that Facebook has implemented a change in the method they use to send their response from the access_token…


Azure Deep Dive の資料を公開しています。

こんにちは!エバンジェリストの大田です! 僕らのチームでは、以下のような目的のために Azure Deep Dive というイベントを開催しています(だいたい3か月ごと)。 既にAzureを使っている人がもっと Deep に知ることができる Azureを使っている人が新しい製品を知れる 招待制のイベントではありますが、資料は公開されているのでこの記事でも紹介します。