Matrices, Data Frames, Functions, Conditionals, Loops with R

  Guest post by Slaviana Pavlovich Microsoft Student Partner My name is Slaviana Pavlovich. I am an IT and Management student at University College London with a passion for data science. I recently completed the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science, where I developed core skills to work with data. If you are also interested…

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Running a simulation on 20 low priority Azure VMs for a cost of $0.02

Azure Batch clusters now supports  low-priority nodes, which can be used at a discount of up to 80% compared to the price of regular high-availability VMs. So what are Low-priority nodes Low-priority VMs are available for a much lower price than normal VMs and can significantly reduce the costs of running certain workloads or allow…

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Using Eclipse and Java to build and host a web app on Azure

Guest blog by David Farkas Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Cambridge About Me I have started immersing myself in the creative side of technology just a few years ago. I’ll be returning to Cambridge in the fall, to further my education in Computer Science. My LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-farkas-3b00a8a1/ My git: https://github.com/Veraghin Introduction Nowadays, the…

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Project Prague: What is it and why should you care?

Guest blog from Charlie Crisp, Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Cambridge This year at Build, Microsoft announced a ton of cool new stuff, including the new Cognitive Services Labs – a service which allows developers to get their hands on the newest and most experimental tools which are being developed by Microsoft. Particularly…

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Microsoft Azure - Artificial Intelligence Data Science Stack

Microsoft now has an amazing offering for building and hosting your AI/Data Science solution. Infrastructure Azure Batch https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/batch/ Docker Images for AI/Data Science  https://github.com/Azure/batch-shipyard/tree/master/recipes Data Platforms SQL Database/SQL Server https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/sql-server/what-s-new-in-sql-server-2017 Azure Datalake https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/data-lake/ Azure Analysis Services https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/analysis-services/ Azure Cosmos DB https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cosmos-db/ Hardware FPGA https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/resources/videos/build-2017-inside-the-microsoft-fpga-based-configurable-cloud/ GPU http://gpu.azure.com/ Processing Process data in Azure DataScience VM https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/machine-learning/machine-learning-data-science-virtual-machine-overview#whats-included-in-the-data-science-vm Azure…

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nbgrader to automate assessment and grading with JupyterHub on Azure Data Science VM

Jupyter notebook on Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine The Anaconda distribution on the Microsoft Data Science VM comes with a Jupyter notebook, an environment to share code and analysis. The Jupyter notebook is accessed through JupyterHub. You sign in using your local Linux user name and password. The Jupyter notebook server has been pre-configured with…

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Using React and building a web site on Azure

Guest post from Walid Behlock Microsoft Student Partner at University College London About me I have always loved to solve problems of all kinds and have developed a passion for technology since my youngest age. I have previously participated in international Robotics competitions and attended many talks and events related to hardware and software. I…

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Imagine Cup 2017 - Meet the Team and Judges for next weeks final

  Meet the teams! Meet the World Finals Teams! Read about the students and innovations that earned trips to Seattle to compete in the Imagine Cup World Finals. Tune in July 27 to find out who will win over $250K in prizes and the Imagine Cup! Meet the judges! Meet the Championship Judges! Imagine Cup…

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Microsoft Azure Stack Development Kit

Last month I shared some details around Azure Stack at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2017/06/15/using-azure-stack-to-teach-devops-and-it-skills/  Azure Stack in teaching and Learning Follow the journey of academics and students at ROC van Amsterdam in the Netherlands learning Azure with Azure Stack https://azurestackblog.wordpress.com/ where the team recently had a skype call with Azure Stack Team as part of the General Availability…

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The definitive guide to the coding interview

Guest blog by Andrei Margreloiu Microsoft Student Partner at University College London About Me My name is Andrei Margeloiu and I’ve been a competitive programmer for the last five years. I’ve participated in the World Finals of Google HashCode, the largest algorithmic competition organised by Google, and before that, I won three Gold Medals in…

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