End to End Loan ChargeOff Prediction Built Using Azure HDInsight Spark Clusters and SQL Server 2016 R Service

Debt is ubiquitous in today’s world. Borrower uses access to credit to pay for housing, education, transport and medical services while lender relies on debt to fuel for its revenue. A charged off loan is a loan that is declared by a creditor (usually a lending institution) that an amount of debt is unlikely to…


Extension reporting hub for Marketplace publishers

Visual Studio Marketplace is the one stop shop where developers, teams or organizations, can discover and acquire as well as offer and monetize extensions for the Visual Studio family of products i.e. Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Team Foundation Server (TFS), Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. This ecosystem is powered by a community of…

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DirectXMath 3.11

DirectXMath version 3.11 is now available on NuGet and GitHub. It will be included in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK and the Xbox One XDK (June 2017). AVX optimization of XMMatrixMultiply and XMMatrixMultiplyTranspose AVX2 optimization for XMVectorSplatX FMA3 optimization of XMVectorMultiplyAdd and XMVectorNegativeMultiplySubtract Conformance fixes to support compilation with Clang 3.7 The main addition for this…


Announcing SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4

The SQL Server team is excited to bring you the last service pack release for SQL Server 2012. SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 (SP4) in addition to a rollup of released hotfixes contains 20+ improvements centered around performance, scalability and diagnostics based on the feedback from customers and SQL community. These improvements enable SQL…

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Подробно про MVP программу на Хабре

На Хабрахабр опубликована подробная статья “Microsoft MVP – путь просветленного самурая”. Описание программы, детали и реальные примеры.  


Microsoft R Server 9.1 released on Azure HDInsight

Today, we are excited to announce that Microsoft R Server 9.1 on Azure HDInsight is generally available. With this, we bring the power and innovation of our latest 9.1 release to the cloud on Spark 2.1 on HDI 3.6. This release of R Server on HDInsight includes the following features: State of the art new parallel machine…


Cloud SOLID Part I: Cloud Architecture and the Single Responsibility Principle

Authored by Casey Watson. Edited by RoAnn Corbisier. Reviewed by Rick Rainey and Kirk Evans. This article is also available as a Whitepaper PDF download on Azure.com: Whitepaper Download What is SOLID? First introduced in 2003 by Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin, SOLID principles are a set of prescriptive guidelines that, when followed, can help developers write code…


Top stories from the VSTS community – 2017.06.16

Greg Duncan, Martin Woodward and I (Willy) were chatting recently about all the great news posts that Greg pulls together for the Radio TFS podcast and what a shame it was that so many of them ended up on the cutting room floor. So instead we thought that instead it would be good to do…


Choose the right sign-in option to connect to Azure AD & Office 365

Howdy folks! Azure AD connects organization of all sizes to Office 365 and other SaaS applications in a seamless and secure manner. A good deal of our customers synchronize their identities from an on-premises Active Directory. For these customers, signing in with their existing work credentials is the recommended and most common approach. In this…