Faculty Blog moving to a new home in Educator TechCommunity

So we are moving platform from MSDN To Microsoft Tech Community we have created a new blog aimed at Academics, Educators and Researcher Software Engineers! Join us at the new Microsoft Educator Developer Blog! Here’s what it looks like, over at the Tech Community: Check out the Education Community Section at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Education-Sector/ct-p/EducationSector Student Developer Blog…


Blobfuse is an open source project developed to provide a virtual filesystem backed by the Azure Blob storage.

Blobfuse uses the libfuse open source library to communicate with the Linux FUSE kernel module, and implements the filesystem operations using the Azure Storage Blob REST APIs. Features Mount a Blob storage container on Linux Basic file system operations such as mkdir, opendir, readdir, rmdir, open, read, create, write, close, unlink, truncate, stat, rename Local…


Deploy OkPy to Azure PaaS

Automate Grading & Personalize Feedback. OK autogrades programming assignments, facilitates submission, composition feedback, and analytics for your class. View a Demo of OkPy The ok.py server collects submissions and displays analysis of student progress based on logging sent from client scripts the ok.py software was developed for CS 61A at UC Berkeley and is now…


Azure for Student – Access to GPU resources

Microsoft Azure Dev tools for teaching offers a unified learning tools for skilling students in the cloud, it provides students with a vast set of resources. Azure for Education offers comprehensive developer tools and training ranging from beginner to professional to support students and educators becoming skilled in Azure technologies, in addition to providing resources…


Q# Advent Calendar 2018

To celebrate the festive season, our friends over in the Q# team are running a Q# Advent Calendar with a new post every day from 1st-24th December! Check it out to learn more about everything from quantum simulation to solving the Travelling Santa Problem to why amplitudes are complex! Frances and I have also contributed…


Providing Students access to centrally provided Azure Resources when they do not have Azure Subscription credentials

Using Azure Managed Service Identity (MSI) to provide students access to Azure Resources To learn how to use managed identities to access different Azure resources, try these tutorials. Learn how to use a managed identity with a Windows VM: Access Azure Data Lake Store Access Azure Resource Manager Access Azure SQL Access Azure Storage by…


Data Science Virtual Machine with GPU for $0.18/Hour using Low Priority VMs

Deploy cheaper low priority (preemptable) instances of Ubuntu Data Science Virtual Machine ‘DSVM’ using the Microsoft Azure portal Deploy to Azure via Github -We have a set of deploy to Azure Scripts available to deploy the low priority VM simply click the link below There are additional scripts here on the DSVM GitHub repo for…


Microsoft Technology Associate Certification at the University of Lincoln

Guest Post by Dr. Derek Foster, Principal Lecturer in Computer Science, School of Computer Science University of Lincoln.   The School of Computer Science (SoCS) at Lincoln has seen rapid growth in both student and staff numbers in recent years, recently appointing four new Professors to extend its research focus and base. Domiciled within the…


Kusto Query Language with Azure Notebooks and Azure Data Explorer

Getting Started with KQL Microsoft Azure notebooks http://notebooks.azure.com now supports KQL, which enables notebooks to query big data stores such as Azure Log Analytics and Application Insights Analytics. You can get started using the KQL Sample notebooks in GitHub. This becomes even more interesting as Azure Data Explorer and its documentation is an excellent place…


Learning resources for DevOps.

Guest post by Microsoft Developer Advocate Aaron (Ari) Bornstein, this content is perfect if your looking at developing a course or learning material for students on getting to grips with DevOps. Follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/pythiccoder and Medium at https://medium.com/@aribornstein Reference Architectures CI/CD for Containers CI/CD for Azure Web Apps CI/CD for Azure VMs…

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