Installing Python Packages to Azure Notebooks

One of the key questions we get from academic around the use of Azure Notebooks is that its critical that we know whether specific python packages can be made available to students. The easy answer is yes and there are actually a couple of options for academics, so that you can ensure packages are…


Recognizing celebrities on pictures with Azure Computer Vision API and Azure Notebooks

  Guest blog by Tomasz Czernuszenko, Microsoft Student Partner About me Hi there! My name is Tomasz and I study computer science at UCL. I’m an author of programming courses on YouTube covering Python, Visual Basic, and Android whose reach has recently passed one million views. This summer, I worked at a Fintech company on…


Microsoft Custom Vision API and Intelligent Edge with iOS 11

To enable developers to build for the intelligent edge, Custom Vision Service from Microsoft Cognitive Services has added mobile model export. Custom Vision Service is a tool for easily training, deploying, and improving custom image classifiers. With just a handful of images per category, you can train your own image classifier in minutes. With the…


Using Microsoft Flow to automate common education tasks quickly

Introducing Flow collections: sets of templates organized by role or by vertical. To start off, we’ve released four collections for marketing, human resources, software development, and education. Get the power of Flow to go, with the Microsoft Flow app. Learn more.   Resources


Azure Virtual Machine auto-shutdown

A few months ago I wrote this post and this post where I share the top 8 tips for saving your Azure Account $/£ see In this post I just want to focus on the methods available to auto-shutdown VMs within Azure. Using Auto-Shutdown within This is available to all the ARM-based…


How to build a Xamarin App connected to Azure

Guest blog by Sebastian-Valentin Burlacu, Microsoft Student Partner   I am in my second year of computer science at University College London. I have been passionate about technology my whole life, thus I have been programming and researching this field for several years. The country from where I come from is Romania. Therefore, moving to…


Introduction to Windows Mixed Reality

Guest blog by Simon Jackson MVP Windows Mixed Reality Learn to build mixed reality experiences for HoloLens and immersive headsets The Hardware *All prices are subject to change and based on current published figures As you can see each device has a very similar look and feel based on Microsoft’s base specification, providing: 1,440…


How to Build a Chat Bot Using Azure Bot Service and Train It with LUIS

Guest blog by Enyi Shang from Imperial College London. Hi, I am Enyi. I am a Microsoft Student Partner studying Computing in Imperial College London and am going to start my second year this fall. Besides math, technology, and programming, I am also into languages, art, and sports in general. Introduction If you haven’t had…


Using Microsoft Service for image recognition

  To build a classifier, you must first have a valid Microsoft Account, so you can sign into and get started. Note that you will be able to access your subscription keys once you have created your first project. A series of images to train your classifier (minimum of 6 images per tag and…


Research Software Engineering (RSE) Cloud Computing Awards with Microsoft

The Research Software Engineering Cloud Computing Awards supported by Microsoft are aimed at enabling RSEs to explore, educate and extend cloud computing for researchers. Microsoft has championed the Research Software Engineers initiative since its inception. We are strong supporters and participants in the RSE community, and advocate the importance of RSEs as a key pillar…