Running a simulation on 20 low priority Azure VMs for a cost of $0.02

Azure Batch clusters now supports  low-priority nodes, which can be used at a discount of up to 80% compared to the price of regular high-availability VMs. So what are Low-priority nodes Low-priority VMs are available for a much lower price than normal VMs and can significantly reduce the costs of running certain workloads or allow…

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Using React and building a web site on Azure

Guest post from Walid Behlock Microsoft Student Partner at University College London About me I have always loved to solve problems of all kinds and have developed a passion for technology since my youngest age. I have previously participated in international Robotics competitions and attended many talks and events related to hardware and software. I…

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Microsoft Flow the Concept - Industrial Project Summary

  Introduction Microsoft Flow is a newly developed software service by Microsoft. It acts as a platform that enables automated workflows to be setup across different services and applications. Flow helps users automate essential but repetitive tasks so that they can utilise their time more efficiently. Earlier this year I set a project to a…

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Getting Started with Data Science using Cortana Intelligence Solutions Templates

Cortana Intelligence Gallery Reference architectures for common data science scenarios are now available via the Cortana intelligence solution templates. These templates allow you to quickly build Data Science Solutions from solution templates which include reference architectures and design patterns. They  can be used to enhance and adapt your current models and solutions or to replicate…

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Using External data with Azure Jupyter Notebooks

One of the vital requirements for academics is to provide a single data set to allow all there students to utilise for undertaking experiments. By hosting data on a Blob Storage account you can allow students connect and undertake experiments using Azure Jupyter Notebook http://azure.notebooks.com  in a pretty straight forward manner. Data can be uploaded…

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How to Set-up and Host Your Own Website with an SQL Server on Azure for Students

Guest post by James Tavernor, Microsoft Student Partner from Imperial College London About Me Hi, I’m James, I’ve just completed my first year studying Joint Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial College London. I’m from Cheshire, as well as enjoying programming and video games, I’ve also played the piano from a young age and picked…

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Tips and Tricks to Save money when using Azure

A few months ago I wrote this post https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2017/03/31/if-your-not-using-your-infrastructure-turn-if-off-saving-costs-on-azure-2/ in this post I want to share the top 8 tips for saving your Azure Account $/£ or Azure credit via http://www.MicrosoftAzurePass.com or services being used under Visual Studio Dev Essentials which you get as part of Microsoft Imagine Tip 1. If your not using it…

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Windows Template Studio

If your interested in building an app for Windows 10 UWP then there is now a easier way to get started and be provided guidance to create new projects that target the Universal Windows Platform. Windows Template Studio uses a dev-friendly wizard to get your UWP apps. The Windows Template Studio provides a wizard which…

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Getting Started with http://customvision.ai - creating a custom model for image recognition.

Guest blog by Julian Chow Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College London. Introduction: I am Julian, a first year student studying Computing at Imperial College London. I was born and raised in Hong Kong, where I developed a great enthusiasm for football, the outdoors, and technology. Using Custom Vision to easily build and train image…

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How to Develop and Host a Proof-of-Concept Prototype on Azure App Services for Web Apps

Guest blog from Microsoft Student Partner Fangfang Hu from Imperial College London. Fangfang Hu is an Electrical and Electronic Engineering student at Imperial College London Introduction I will be starting my second year in fall. I am from Singapore, where I had worked with a few research institutions and corporations in areas relating to hardware…

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