Exploring Pi with Jupyter & Azure Notebooks

A guest post by Ben Curnow, Microsoft Student Partner from the University of Cambridge. Introduction Pi could end up being a questionable choice of topic to place within the title of this blog. Not only because computers are.. well… computers, and can only represent Pi to a finite precision. Ok, I admit, 2.7+ trillion digits…


Cloud Identity Overview – Part 3 (Synchronisation)

Part 3 – Synchronisation As you will have read I have mentioned the reliance on an appliance named “AADConnect” for synchronisation of users, groups and contacts to Azure AD. So what is this synchronisation and why do we need it?. In a nutshell synchronisation is required for the following reasons. Provide on-premises integration – enables…


Cloud Identity Overview – Part 2 (Authorisation)

Part 2 – Authorisation Authentication is the process to validate that an individual is who they say they are. Authorisation extends this to determine what are they allowed to access given what we know about the user at that point. As we move into an era of working anywhere, on any device at any time,…


Cloud Identity Overview – Part 1 (Authentication)

Hi, I spend a lot of time with customers talking about Cloud Identity so I thought I’d put together a series of posts that provide an overview of the Microsoft Cloud Identity Story. In these posts I will aim to provide an overview of the technologies, describe the deployment options and answer frequently asked questions I get from customers….


Cloud Computing & Skills for a Digital Workforce

Guest post by Derek Foster from The Lincoln School of Computer Science (LSoCS) The LSoCS recently moved into their new purpose-built Isaac Newton Building to support successful and ongoing growth. The building hosts new facilities for students include several fab-labs and large state-of-the-art computer labs. The School is currently driven on improving teaching and career…


Using Shibboleth and Domain Connecting your Data Science Virtual Machine

Installing Shibboleth and federating it with your Office365 AAD A number of institutions have contact me asking how they can configure a Shibboleth server running on Windows Server or Linux. The following details are from Azure Engineers James Evans and Ashley Reason. Installing Shibboleth on Windows Please note: Shibboleth configuration XML file content is case…


Android Development with Azure Mobile App Services

Guest blog by Microsoft Student Partner Isaac Hutt I am a First (soon to be Second) Year student at Imperial College London studying Computing. I have a passion for open source technologies and Android development, specifically brining information from sources such as Wikipedia to remote communities. I love trying out new technologies, reading articles on…


Using Azure Stack to teach DevOps and IT skills

What to learn Azure but your institution cannot scale to provide Azure for all students? have you considered teaching with Azure Stack! Azure Stack is a stack of technologies Microsoft is designing for customers and partners to run in their own datacentres. Azure Stack includes “experiences” and programming interfaces that Microsoft offers via its own…


Guide to the Microsoft Azure Notebooks for Students

This is a guest post by Francine Tan, Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College London Hi I’m Francine, a Penultimate year Electrical and Electronic Engineering student and Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College London check out my linkedin profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/francine-tran-b4b532102/ Introduction Microsoft Azure Notebooks is a free service that provides Jupyter Notebooks along with…


Top 5 mistakes when people talk about Azure

A sad story I recently got to talk to some people about Cloud technology and I tried to share my experience on this topic. I use to talk honestly to people, showing my point of view  gained with my everyday work and not based on my role in Microsoft. In the past I used to…