Cloud AI/ML APIs, How easy is it to deploy these on the Edge

Custom Vision Identification The process is very easy as we use the Custom Vision (http://customvision.ai ) service to train an image classifier and then export the finished model in a number of different forms – CoreML, TensorFlow, ONNX, or dockerfile for IoT Edge/Azure Functions/Azure ML. So the process is: Use CustomVision.ai to build a model…

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Understanding Containers – the layer between the operating system’s kernel and the application

Guest blog by Christo Lolov, Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College London About me I am a Third Year, Computing MEng at Imperial College London and a have a number of blogs already published on various areas of technology which interest me see https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/?s=Lolov Virtualization splits hardware resources across multiple consumers, be it operating systems,…

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UK TechDays Online 12th–14th of June 2018 http://aka.ms/TechDaysOnline

For those of you who don’t know of TechDays Online already, it is a ‘pop up TV show’ MSFT UK live broadcasts out to our technical audiences and you can tune in at http://aka.ms/TechDaysOnline from June 12th to 14th This summer, we’re setting up studio at the Microsoft Reactor in London and broadcasting through London…

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Running JupyterHub on and off campus Architectural Scenarios

Dedicated Hardware Environments for hosting JupyterHub On premise – Own Maintain, secure and Operate the services Installation JupyterHub can be installed with pip (and the proxy with npm) or conda: pip, npm: python3 -m pip install jupyterhub npm install -g configurable-http-proxy python3 -m pip install notebook # needed if running the notebook servers locally conda…

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Docker Containers and Windows

Docker Containers So for many students containers are a new learning opportunity and experience. Having new and modern skills is great to addition to your CV. Some students may be already using containers in personal, hobby projects or even academic assignments. The following blog has been produced with Elton Stoneman Developer Advocate @docker. Microsoft MVP….

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Microsoft Azure Cloud and Containers

  Manage containers on Azure There’s no need to change your existing management practices to move container workloads to the cloud. Use the application management tools you’re already familiar with and connect via the standard API endpoints for the orchestrator of your choice. Optimized container Azure Container Service optimizes the configuration of popular open-source tools…

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Quick Review of Key Azure announcements at Build 2017

Here is a quick run down of the main Azure announcement from the Day 1 Keynote at //BUILD, Database Announcements Azure Cosmos DB: The industry’s first globally-distributed, multi-model database service – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-cosmos-db-microsofts-globally-distributed-multi-model-database-service/ Technical overview of Cosmos https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/a-technical-overview-of-azure-cosmos-db/ Azure managed database services with introduction of MySQL and PostgreSQL https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-extends-azure-managed-database-services-with-introduction-of-mysql-and-postgresql/ Announcing Azure Database for PostgreSQL  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-database-for-postgresql-preview/ Announcing…

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Learn all about Containers for HPC Cambridge – Events for June 2017

  Singularity – Containers for HPC Workshop – Titan Teaching Rooms, New Museum Site, Cambridge, 29th and 30th June, 2017 Thursday 29 June – Day 1 9:00 – 10:00 Introduction to Containers  What are containers. 10:00 – 11:00 Introduction to Singularity What is Singularity. 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break 11:30 – 13:00 Hands-on Lab MPI…

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Setting up more than 18 GPU Instances on Azure using VMs or Containers

I have been getting a number of questions around the availability of Azure N Series GPU at present we have two SKUs NC (GPU Compute}_ and NV (GPU Visualisation)  This blog explains the differences between the SKUs and where NC vs NV hardware instances should be used https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2017/01/10/azure-cloud-gpu-for-datascience-and-academic-activities-such-as-cloud-rendering/ DataCenter & OS Availability For NV machines…

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MSFTImagine Guthub resources for Academics and Student getting started with Azure

  We now have recorded versions of some of our workshop content from GitHub (https://github/msftimagine/computerscience) on Microsoft Virtual Academy The following modules include hands on content: • Azure Storage and Cognitive Services (https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=HIEitbPND_406218965)• Azure Machine Learning (https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=qdSkbePND_7806218965• Azure Stream Analytics and the Internet of Things https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=ehbJHgPND_6206218965)• Azure Containers and Docker (https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=A0uXKhPND_5606218965) For each topic you…

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