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…

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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…

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Imagine Cup Winner 2017 - Team X.GLU of the Czech Republic

Team X.GLU of the Czech Republic are the 2017 Imagine Cup champions. 1st Place X.GLU’s project is a combination hardware and Microsoft Azure cloud solution designed to help people with diabetes better cope with the disease’s symptoms. As the victors, X.GLU wins a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, $100,000 in cash, a $125,000…

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Understanding Data Science and Machine Learning

Machine Learning Tools and Architecture Cognitive Services API: Provides a broad set of API’s for vision, speech, text, knowledge and search. Azure Gallery: Find existing models you can use out of the box. Azure Machine Learning: Build powerful models using a web based drag and drop interface. Microsoft R Server: Build R models and more…

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Project Prague: Revolutionizing User experiences using Natural User Interfaces

Guest blog by Kiran Gopinathan Microsoft Student Partner at UCL Hi, I’m Kiran Gopinathan, a Second-Year Undergraduate student at UCL, and today, we’ll be using Project Prague to build an Application on the Windows Presentation Format with a gesture driven interaction model. About Me As a developer, I particularly enjoy programming in C due in…

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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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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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