Automated Installation of BigDL Using Deploy to Azure & DSVM

BigDL is a distributed deep learning library for Apache Spark*. Using BigDL, you can write deep learning applications as Scala or Python programs and take advantage of the power of scalable Spark clusters To make it easier to deploy BigDL, Microsoft and Intel have partnered to create a “Deploy to Azure” button on top of…

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Using Azure Stack to teach DevOps and IT skills

What to learn Azure but your institution cannot scale to provide Azure for all students? have you considered teaching with Azure Stack! Azure Stack is a stack of technologies Microsoft is designing for customers and partners to run in their own datacentres. Azure Stack includes “experiences” and programming interfaces that Microsoft offers via its own…

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Microsoft Azure makes VMs Affordable for Everybody

Guest blog by Wolfgang Gentzsch, UberCloud We are all very familiar with mass market economics: when things become available in abundance their prices tend to drop dramatically and they become affordable for everybody. And that’s the secrete of the just announced low-priority virtual machines (VMs) to reduce the cost of Batch workloads. Low-priority VMs make…

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Migrating data between different cloud providers

I wanted to share a few options to how you can easily migrate data between various cloud providers such as Google or Amazon to Microsoft Azure. For various reasons, many customers want the ability to easily and efficiently move data from other providers or services such as  Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service (S3) to…

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Data science track of the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP)

Whether you’re just starting studying a undergraduate degree or finishing your PhD or you are simply looking for a new challenge, we believe that the courses in this data science track will teach the skills and provide the practical experience for you to be successful.    The Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) features a comprehensive curriculum,…

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Academic Resources for Computer Science Students and Educators

Welcome to http://www.github.com/msftimagine/computerscience The content and code on this repo is in Preview. Please check back regularly for updated versions. This repo provides technical resources for faculty, students, and Microsoft developer advocates for use in computer science learning. The modules cover common cross-platform scenarios including mobile app dev, web dev, internet of things, data science,…

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Azure N-Series Virtual Machines, the fastest GPUs in the public cloud, are now available in preview

  N-Series instances are enabled with NVIDIA’s cutting edge GPUs to allow you to run GPU-accelerated workloads and visualize them. These powerful sizes come with the agility you have come to expect from Azure, paying per-minute of usage.   Our N-Series VMs are split into two categories. The NC-Series (compute-focused GPUs) With the NC Series…

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So What is Blockchain

  Ok, so this week I have been on a bit of epic University road trip, assessing student projects at number of UK universities. One of the key themes I keep having discussion about with other assessor, industry alumni and senior academic is Blockchain. From an academic perspective there is a huge appetite opportunity for…

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Azure Cloud Educator Grants at University of Dundee

  University of Dundee, Scotland, is one of the UK’s leading universities, internationally recognised for its expertise across a range of disciplines. The University collaborates with a broad range of groups to ensure that technological systems are built to meet the needs and aspirations of a wide variety of people and their work benefits society…

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R Server for HDInsight running on Microsoft Azure Cloud & Data Science Challenges

The premium tier offering for HDInsight includes R Server on HDInsight is now in preview on Microsoft Azure. Hadoop and Spark are now a key component of our Cortana Intelligence Suite R is decidedly the most popular statistical/data analysis language in use today.   R server is also available from Microsoft Imagine DreamSpark.com see https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2016/01/06/microsoft-r-server-now-available-for-academics-and-students-via-dreamspark-big-data-statistics-predictive-modeling-and-machine-learning-capabilities/…

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