Microsoft invites you to share your work! Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education in Redmond, WA – June 19-20th, 2017

The Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education is a free event designed for educators in the higher education space interested in using Microsoft technology in their curriculum and academic research. You will have the opportunity to network with your peers and learn about the Cortana Intelligence Suite, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Power…

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TechDays Online 20th, 21st & 22nd Feb 2017

Join us on 20, 21 and 22 February for the first Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) led TechDays Online of 2017. On day one, MVPs and community leaders will delve into the World of Mobile Development, BOTs and Data Science followed by day two, where MVPs from around the Globe will share their knowledge of…

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Provisioning an HDInsight Spark Cluster

  Last week I attend a number of departmental meetings, during the day I had a number of presentation and was talking about Azure and the Azure Market Place which has over 1400 pre configured software images so it a great solution for providing pretty much every services you would ever need. I did a…

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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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Using MATLAB MDCS, Generic Scheduler and Source control with Azure & VSTS

MATLAB® is a hugely popular platform used by students and educators to analyse and design systems and products. Typical uses of Matlab in Academia are as follows Creation of Cluster using MATLAB Distributed Computing Server ‘MDCS’ Matlab Distributed Computing Server is used on the cluster nodes and includes a built-in job scheduler that supports batch…

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Machine Learning – Hands on getting started teaching Machine Learning

So what is Machine learning? Machine Learning facilitates the analysis of large volumes of data by employing algorithms that iteratively learn from that data. Machine Learning is now one of the hottest and fastest growing areas of computer science and a number of Universities regularly ask me how can they can started with UG courses…

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Microsoft BigData, ML, AI is here with Cortana Intelligence Suite - Cognitive Services & Bot Framework

  Yesterday at  //BUILD http://build.windows.com we announced a range of new technologies for the era of intelligence. Welcome to Cortana Intelligence Suite, the new name for the Cortana Analytics Suite. To learn more about what Cortana Intelligence can do for you, get started here. Here is a quick summary of the new capabilities we announced…

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Microsoft R Server now available for Academics and Students via DreamSpark - big data statistics, predictive modeling and machine learning capabilities

  Microsoft R Server, formally Revolution R Enterprise (RRE), is the fastest, most cost effective enterprise-class big data big analytics platform available today. With Microsoft R Server, it’s possible for students, educators and organizations to have access to the same big data analytics capabilities that are being deployed with great success in the business world….

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Data Culture – Technical Day 9th December

  Microsoft is hosting a technical workshop on 9th December in Birmingham to help developers, makers, data professionals, and IT implementers discover the full capabilities of Microsoft’s cloud and data platform through hands-on learning.  Attendees will learn how to connect devices, and unlock breakthrough insights and business value by leveraging the latest features of Microsoft…

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Microsoft announces the Azure Internet of Things suite

Microsoft Azure IoT services The Internet of Things (IoT) provides the opportunity to enable and extend digital business scenarios, helping you better connect people, processes and assets, and better harness data across your business and operations. Improving efficiencies, enabling innovation and fueling transformation are the cornerstones of Microsoft’s vision for the digital business. With Microsoft…

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