Hybrid Data & Services – Connecting your datacentre to Azure

So what are the options for creating Hybrid Data & Services where you want services in the Azure cloud such as Data Science VM, Notebooks, Databases and services still on Premise JISC (JaNET) and Azure Peering Back in 2013 Microsoft and JaNET announced a peering agreement here what some academics think of the opportunity Paul…


Running JupyterHub on and off campus Architectural Scenarios

Dedicated Hardware Environments for hosting JupyterHub On premise – Own Maintain, secure and Operate the services Installation JupyterHub can be installed with pip (and the proxy with npm) or conda: pip, npm: python3 -m pip install jupyterhub npm install -g configurable-http-proxy python3 -m pip install notebook # needed if running the notebook servers locally conda…


Genomics and Proteomics with Mixed Reality and Data Science

Guest blog by Navin Ramachandran from Peach UCL/UCLH Student Project Groups Platform for Enhanced Analytics and Computational Healthcare About the MSc Project Team Rachel is passionate about the application of technology to advance health and medicine. She studied Medicinal Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin, before pursuing UCL’s M.Sc Computer Science programme. She was determined to…


There’s a Visual Studio package for that! Building for Data Science In Visual Studio

Python Tools for Visual Studio Visual Studio 2017 provides rich integration for Python, covering various scenarios from machine learning to desktop to IoT to the web. It supports most interpreters such as CPython (2.x, 3.x), IronPython, Jython, PyPy, … along with the Anaconda distro and access to thousands of packages on PyPI. For the list…


Team Pocket Sized Hands what a year!

Guest post by Gary McCartan, Alan Yeats and Rory Thomson – Team Pocket Sized Hands from Abertay University WW finalist at Imagine Cup 2017 It’s still hard to believe that just over a week ago, we were lucky enough to be competing at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Finals in Seattle. Amongst 54 teams, we managed…


Azure Notebooks are 2 years old how are they being used in academia?

In a few weeks time I will be speaking at Jupytercon about the use of Azure Notebooks within education. As part of my preparation I thought it was a good time to  summary of the Azure Notebook journey, in 2015 Azure Notebooks were added to Azure ML Studio. Azure Notebooks have become a powerful canvas…

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Microsoft IoT Roadshow – watch it anywhere! 22nd and 25th August 2017

The Hackster Microsoft Roadshow is brought to you by Hackster.io. This is an exploratory, first look workshop into how IoT leverages cloud technologies. We’re providing two sessions so that no matter what time zone you’re in, you’ll have a chance to watch. The two sessions are identical. This five hour workshop is designed primarily for…


Visual Studio for Mac

Visual Studio for Mac brings the IDE loved by millions to the Mac. It offers developers an integrated environment to build, debug, test, and deploy apps, games, and services for mobile, web, and cloud. Teams across PC and Mac can share code seamlessly by relying on the same solutions and projects. With access to the…


Automatic Plant Watering with Microsoft Azure IoT

  Guest blog by Jan Helmich Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Cambridge Let me introduce myself. My name is Jan Helmich and I am currently a computer science student at the University of Cambridge. During the last moths I have found more and more interest into the areas of automation, IoT and machine…


3Hack – the unusual hackathon What to watch out for when organising Hackathons

Last month I wrote this quick overview blog on setting up successful hackathons https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2017/06/19/hosting-and-performing-hackathons/ This blog is a Guest blog by Polena Lilyanova  Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College Hackathons Hackathons are probably one of the greatest things about being involved in the IT field! Without any doubt, I can say that this is a…