Maximising your Azure Educator Grants with Azure Automation

  So are you enjoying your Azure Educator Grants? The Goal of the Azure Educator Grant is to empower faculty to leverage Microsoft Azure in teaching cutting-edge courses Virtual Machines: Run Windows or Linux virtual machines in the cloud Mobile Services: Includes features that accelerate the development of mobile applications Media Services: Create, manage or…

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Visual Studio Team Services Overview Resources and Tips

    I wrote a blog back in Sept about using Visual Studio and Continuous Integration this blog has actually become the basis for many discussion over the past week.  This week I have been speaking to lots of academic’s and students about projects. I have many discussions around application lifecycles and project implementation and…

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Utilising Microsoft Azure Dev/Test Labs in your student projects and lab environments

  Dev Test labs – Build Preconfigured images for your labs Azure DevTest Labs is a service that helps educators and students quickly create environments in Azure while minimizing waste and controlling cost. You can test the latest version of your application by quickly provisioning Windows and Linux environments using reusable templates and artifacts. You…

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Building a Microsoft Bot using Microsoft Bot Framework & FormFlow

  This blog has been produced by Jamie Dalton UK Technical Evangelist   AI and Bots are hot right now, everyone wants one as they realise the business value of reaching their customers via the various conversational channels (Skype, Facebook Messenger, Kik, Office 365 mail etc..) that they are already using they to serve their…

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CNTK – Computational Network Toolkit – Open Source, Multi-machine, Multi-GPU, Highly efficient RNN training, Speech, Image, Text

  CNTK was designed for peak performance for not only CPUs but also single-GPU, multi-GPU, and multi-machine-multi-GPU scenarios. Additionally, Microsoft’s 1-bit compression technique dramatically reduced communication costs — enabling highly scalable parallel training on a large number of GPUs spanning multiple machines. CNTK is highly flexible. Arbitrary computation graphs are easy to create from a…

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Announcing the Judges for Imagine Cup World Wide Final

Imagine Cup is a magical time at Microsoft. It’s a time when young student developers from all over the globe descend upon Seattle to share their visions for transforming the world around them through the power of technology. A few weeks ago, we unveiled an exciting lineup of 35 student developer teams that will compete…

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Signing into DreamSpark via Office365

Forget exporting users, handing out another sets of credentials or separate user management.   A group of Microsoft Student Partners have been showing off their tech skills and developed an new Office 365 add in to allow School, College and University Administrators to add DreamSpark to their Office365 tenant (can also use just Azure Active…

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Solving Configuration Management Obstacles with Chef

  Chef is a powerful configuration management system that can be used to programmatically control your infrastructure environment. Leveraging the Chef system allows you to easily recreate your environments in a predictable manner by automating the entire system configuration. Chef accomplishes this by describing your infrastructure as code! Policy can be versioned, tested, reproduced, and…

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Open Source for Academics

Open source software is a powerful way to advance software development and share data for experimentation. Microsoft offers open source code for academic projects as well as key software, such as the .NET Core. Our repositories contain over 50 projects and tools across all areas of computer science.Read more on the Microsoft Research Open Source…

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Team Sapient from University of South Wales Imagine Cup 2016 World Finalist

A group of computer game developers from the University of South Wales (USW) are through to the world finals of a global competition run by Microsoft. Team Sapient – made up of Masters students Riccardo Deluca, Ciaran Harty, Michael Harty and Thomas Mahoney – were named the winners of the Games category at the UK…

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