AzureCAT Blog – Moving to a new home

The AzureCAT blog is moving to a new home on Microsoft Tech Community! http://aka.ms/CAT This is our last blog post on this site. So please head over to our new blog! The MSDN blogs are being removed. We’ll miss this blog, and like all new homes, it will take some time getting used to our new…


Small Basic Blog – The Blog is Moving! The Blog is Moving!

Yeah, for reals. It’s moving! So… as MSDN closes, the Tech Community is opening and thriving! Join us at the new Small Basic Blog! Here’s what it looks like, over at the Tech Community: All the blog posts are already migrated, so you can go find your favorites! This blog will be gone off the…

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Announcing Small Basic Online 1.0 – Public Preview

Please kick the tires of our new Public Preview of Small Basic Online 1.0! What’s up on our website now is Small Basic Online 0.91 (our second SBO release). The goal was to move toward an open source version of Small Basic Online (and eventually Small Basic Desktop as well), and this (SBO 1.0) is…

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High Performance Computing on Azure – Portal

By combining Azure and its services with high performance computing (HPC), you can tap into unlimited resources to scale your HPC jobs. HPC on Azure can maximize your performance when analyzing large-scale data, running graphics-intensive and data-intensive simulations and models, experimenting while reducing time to market, and much more. The High Performance Computing on Azure – Portal provides…


January 2019 Small Basic Challenges!!!

These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be GREAT FUN! Please post your solutions /…


Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #9: Extract, transform, load (ETL)

This is our ninth and final blog entry exploring the Azure Data Architecture Guide. The previous entries for this blog series are: Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #1: Introduction Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #2: On-demand big data analytics Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #3: Advanced analytics and deep learning Azure Data Architecture Guide…


Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #8: Data warehousing

In our eighth blog in this series, we’ll continue to explore the Azure Data Architecture Guide. The previous entries for this blog series are: Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #1: Introduction Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #2: On-demand big data analytics Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #3: Advanced analytics and deep learning Azure Data…

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Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #7: Intelligent applications

We’ll continue to delve into the Azure Data Architecture Guide with our seventh blog entry in this series. The previous entries in this blog series are: Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #1: Introduction Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #2: On-demand big data analytics Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #3: Advanced analytics and deep learning…

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AzureCAT – Technical Customer Stories

The blog has moved! This page will be removed on 3/20. You can find this blog post over at our new site here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/AzureCAT/AzureCAT-Technical-Customer-Stories/ba-p/306225   Last Updated: 2/11/19 Over in this blog post, we mentioned why we’re named AzureCAT: CAT stands for “Customer Advisory Team.” We work with customers who act as feedback Advisors back…


Small Basic at the 2016 TEALS CS Fair

On Friday, April 1, 2016 Microsoft’s TEALS program held a Computer Science Fair to 1,600 enthusiastic computer science students and Small Basic was there to talk to the teens and educators who stopped by our booth to learn more about it. We had a demo of a simple program I wrote and let them experience…