Future Decoded 2016 Register Now

There is now 5 weeks to go to Future Decoded! Do you have your ticket? About Future Decoded Unleashing the power of algorithms on a universe of endless data is a well established topic, but to-date, no-one has really explained how you make the leap from where you are today to build a digital business…

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Academic Resources for Computer Science Students and Educators

Welcome to http://www.github.com/msftimagine/computerscience The content and code on this repo is in Preview. Please check back regularly for updated versions. This repo provides technical resources for faculty, students, and Microsoft developer advocates for use in computer science learning. The modules cover common cross-platform scenarios including mobile app dev, web dev, internet of things, data science,…

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TensorFlow on Docker with Microsoft Azure Container Services

TensorFlow™ is an open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs. Nodes in the graph represent mathematical operations, while the graph edges represent the multidimensional data arrays (tensors) communicated between them. The flexible architecture allows you to deploy computation to one or more CPUs or GPUs in a desktop, server, or mobile…

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Getting Started with Docker and Azure Container Services

Docker is the world’s most popular containerization platform. Docker containers wrap a piece of software in a complete filesystem that contains everything needed to run: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries – anything that can be installed on a server. This guarantees that the software will always run the same, regardless of its environment. Containers…

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Migrating Azure Services between different Azure Subscriptions

  One of the key issues student and academic potentially face during projects or assignments is the ability to move data between Azure Subscriptions. The link https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/documentation/articles/resource-group-move-resources/ has a full walk through of the various scenarios. The migration feature is changing a fast rate i.e. weeks so it depends what you want to move and…

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Scenarios for Big Data–Capture, Curate and Consume

Step 1.  Ingest Tweets with python scripts on the Data Science Virtual Machine Step 2. Move the Tweets into an Blob on Azure Storage using Azure Storage Explorer Step 3. Run Azure Data Lake Copy to move data from Blob storage to Azure Data Lake The easiest way to create a pipeline that copies data…

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Creating a custom Virtual Machine for deployment on Azure

  I was speaking at a University this week where they wanted to deploy specific Linux machine for their labs based on specific build of Red Hat Linux. the University already had a custom build for their labs PC but wanted to make this available as an Azure VM.  The team already had PCs on…

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Azure Data Centers and Regions

Azure is generally available in 30 regions around the world, and has announced plans for 4 additional regions. Geographic expansion is a priority for Azure because it enables our customers to achieve higher performance and it supports their requirements and preferences regarding data locations. At present we have the following Data Centers Locations including dedicated…

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Visual Studio ALM & DevOps Events September and October

  We’d like to invite you to attend our FREE Application Lifecycle Management & DevOps with Visual Studio Event! There are numerous dates and locations for you to choose from throughout the UK, simply click on the event of your choice below to secure your ticket. Full Day EventThe event will run from 9.30am –…

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