new earthscience blog ‘hello world’ cross-post to eScience at Microsoft

This is a cross-post of a first blog entry from Rob’s new earth science blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/earthscience.   Hello, my name is Rob Fatland and this is the first in an occasional blog primarily about earth system science.  That is: The task of understanding our habitat using interwoven system models. ‘Our habitat’ now extends from -35,576 feet (10843 meters)…

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Two Big Telescopes in Austin for SXSW and one Big Screen

Today starts South by Southwest Interactive and the Worldwide Telescope team is working with NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute to delivery a exhibit around the James Webb Space Telescope that is close to out of this world.   There is the full scale model of the JWST and the wall sized display of the…

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Connecting the Science dots at TechFest 2013

During this years annual Microsoft Research TechFest, where Microsoft Research exposes compelling research projects to employees and guests, there are a couple Science related projects being highlighted.  The Computational Ecology and Environmental Science (CEES) group at our Microsoft Research Cambridge lab is demoing some very interesting projects. Geo-Database Applications at the Speed of Thought In…

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A tool for Data Science – Microsoft "Data Explorer" Preview for Excel now available

Functionality and features for Excel 2013 just keeps getting better, especially when you realize that Self-Service BI can enable Self-Service SI (Science Intelligence) – the latest is the release of the Microsoft "Data Explorer" Preview for Excel which give you a “intuitive and consistent experience for discovering, combining, and refining data across a wide variety…

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AGU 2012–Environment and large displays are fun

This week many of us from the Microsoft Research Earth, Energy and Science team are down at AGU2012 enjoying all that the American Geophysical Union’s 45th annual Fall Meeting has.  MSR has been a participant for many years and really enjoy connecting with scientists and researchers to discuss their scientific challenges.  In the Microsoft Research…

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SQL Server 2012 FILETABLE for managing data in scientific, heterogeneous, idiosyncratic computing environments

The FILETABLE feature, available in SQL Server 2012, solves a problem that has bedeviled our research group for years. It is especially useful for people who combine SQL Server for data management with other tools (e.g., MATLAB, Python, R, C code) for data analysis and modeling. Problem: Our work combines remote sensing with climate and…

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OData–Open Data Technical Committee Proposed to OASIS for standardization

This is great to hear that Microsoft along with Technology Leaders Support OASIS Standards for Open Data Protocol.   OData Technical Committee Proposed to OASIS Based on overwhelming feedback from the community, Microsoft announced that they, along with SAP AG, IBM, Citrix, Progress Software and WSO2, are proposing an OData Technical Committee (TC) in OASIS,…

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PSH5X–A Windows PowerShell module for HDF5

Just saw the announcement from the HDF5 group that they’ve released PSH5X-a Windows PowerShell module for HDF5. They also have some good resources up to help get started – including the pseudo-mindmap of the provider…. For folks not familiar with HDF5 – The HDF5 technology suite is designed to organize, store, discover, access, analyze, share,…

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Layerscape WWT Workshop Tutorial

I’ve created the first in a sequence of Layerscape tutorials as a Power Point deck. This is — of course — published at Layerscape and has garnered rave reviews. Well, one rave review anyway. Here’s what it takes you through: Getting the tools installed on your PC Starting up the Excel Add In for WWT Generating some…

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"Data Explorer"– Clean, Mashup, and Publish your Science Data

Dealing with scientific data can be challenging – especially since it’s in many different formats, files etc.  The SQL Labs release of Microsoft Codename “Data Explorer” looks to be a tool that can help bring together many different data sets in a more straight forward way.  Not only is it an easy to use tool…

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