NVidia P100 and V100 coming to Azure

Corey Sanders announced this week for Super Computing Conference that Microsoft are launching a new VM size on Azure, the NCv3. This new size will offer the new NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU. You can sign up for the preview today. NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 is the world’s most advanced data center GPU ever built to accelerate…


Microsoft Azure Low-priority Virtual Machines – take advantage of surplus capacity in Azure.

Low-priority VMs make new types of Batch workloads possible by providing a large amount of compute power that is also economical. See example at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2017/07/24/running-a-simulation-on-20-low-priority-azure-vms-for-a-cost-of-0-02/  Low-priority VMs Take advantage of surplus capacity in Azure. When you specify low-priority VMs in your pools, Azure Batch can automatically use this surplus when available. Low-priority VMs are offered…


A first step into Azure Functions and other Azure services

Guest blog by Johannes Goslar Microsoft Student Partner at Oxford University   About Me Let me introduce myself first. I am Johannes – usually called Johnny – Goslar. I got into development around 2011 by programming iOS games and am currently reading for a MSc in Computer Science at the University of Oxford. More information…


Visual Studio Code and the AI Extension with Azure Machine Learning Work Bench

Guest blog by Rudraksh Shankaran  Microsoft Student Partner at University College London About Me: Hello! I’m Rudraksh Shankaran and I’m a 1st year Computer Science student at UCL. I’ve been very passionate about technology since middle school. I’m not a programming expert as I’m only a 1st year but have aspirations, however, I’m an avid…


Future Decoded 2017–Register Now

Future Decoded is Microsoft’s annual UK conference which describes itself as “A vision of the modern digital business for today and tomorrow”. This year, the conference is held on 31st October & 1st November 2017 at the ExCeL, London. If you are not already registered, you can register for free at https://futuredecoded.com  Unlike previous years,…


Using Microsoft Cognitive Emotion API with Android App Studio

Guest blog by Suyash Kabra. Microsoft Student Partner at University College London About me I am a 2nd year Computer Science student at University College London. I am passionate about hackathons, playing video games, listening to music and watching movies. I am really interested in cognitive services as well as virtual/augmented reality and machine learning….


Building an Assignment Bot with Microsoft Bot Framework

Guest blog by Wang (Leonard) Ge Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College London About me Hello! My name is Leonard I’m a 2nd year student, studying Computer Science Engineering at Imperial College London My interest areas mainly include front end development, Here is my LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/wang-ge and my GitHub: https://github.com/524119574 Introduction With the advancement…


Utilising Azure Notebooks for learning new programming languages (like Python)

Guest post by Sidak Pasricha Microsoft Student Partner at UCL About Me Hello! My name is Sidak and I’m pursuing Computer Science Engineering at UCL. My interest areas mainly include Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Video Game Development but I am open to any other technologies as I enjoy learning new skills and languages. One of…


Capturing Occupant Well-being Through Facial Expressions using Microsoft Cognitive Services

Guest post by PhD Student Mark Allen from the University of Cambridge you can read more about me at my blog at https://naturalhouse.org.uk/ About me I am a second year PhD student at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge with broad academic interests ranging from architecture to biomimetics. A civil engineer by training, these…


Azure Data Box Preview

Wanting to move lots of data to the cloud can take a long time and cost quite a bit, even over fast connections.  In the past have shared how Universities can move data from on Premise into Microsoft Data Centres using Microsoft Storage Import & Export https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2017/04/28/post-your-harddrive-for-upload-to-the-cloud/ Which allows Azure users to import data to…