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…


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…


Showing the effects of insulin on a liver cell using Bio Model Analyzer

  Guest post by Audrey Adeline Microsoft Student Partner at Cambridge University Hello! My name is Audrey and I am a first year undergraduate reading Natural Sciences at University of Cambridge this year. I am passionate about science and technology, especially on how it can help to improve other people’s lives. Perhaps just like you,…


Mixed Reality Immersive– A Beginners guide to building for MR

Guest post by Simon Jackson MVP Windows Development With the recent release of the Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets, controllers and the awesome Fall Creators update for Windows 10, it has never been a better time to immerse yourself in to the Mixed Reality space. We say Mixed Reality, as unlike traditional VR products and solutions,…


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…


Installing Python Packages to Azure Notebooks

One of the key questions we get from academic around the use of Azure Notebooks http://notebooks.azure.com 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…