Using Shibboleth and Domain Connecting your Data Science Virtual Machine

Installing Shibboleth and federating it with your Office365 AAD A number of institutions have contact me asking how they can configure a Shibboleth server running on Windows Server or Linux. The following details are from Azure Engineers James Evans and Ashley Reason. Installing Shibboleth on Windows Please note: Shibboleth configuration XML file content is case…

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Windows Server 2016 – Data Science Virtual Machine

Last month the DSVM team released the Data Science VM on the Windows Server 2016. The main highlights of the Windows 2016 DSVMs • Unified CPU/GPU image that can be deployed on CPU only VMs or VMs with GPUs. Drivers for GPU, GPU versions of popular deep learning frameworks (CNTK, TF, Mxnet) are preinstalled in…

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Using DSVM Jupyterhub with AAD authentication

One of the key questions,  we have had recently is.. How institutions can improve data science experience utilising the  Azure Linux Data Science VM by providing Single Sign on for users to services such a Jupyterhub via AAD accounts and authentication? Typical Data Science Workflow Guest blog from Alberto De Marco Technology Solutions Professional –…

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6 Weeks of AI starting April 4th 2017

Artificial Intelligence is revolutionising and disrupting how business is done and the implications will create significant challenges and opportunities for you and your business. The Microsoft UK team are launching a new series of videos that is aimed at explaining some of the key technologies that make up the field of Artificial Intelligence, the series…

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Learning more about the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine 4th April 6pm–7pm

Public webinar on DSVM This webinar focuses on demonstrating how the Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) in Microsoft Azure conveniently enables key end-to-end data analytics scenarios by providing users immediate access to a collection of the top data science and development tools of the industry, completely pre-configured, with worked out examples and sample code. We…

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UCL Data Science Student Challenge

  UCL Data Science Student Challenge Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th of March, 2017       Guest blog by Rohan Kopparapu (4th year UCL) and Microsoft Student Partner Microsoft’s global series of data science hackathons made its second stop in the UK, at UCL last weekend. http://ucl.dsschack.com Over 170 students from across the country…

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Spark for Azure HDInsight

  Guest blog from Alberto De Marco Technology Solutions Professional – Big Data This week we just launched Azure Data Lake service in Europe Azure Data Lake Analytics and Azure Data Lake Store are now available in the North Europe region. Data Lake Analytics is a cloud analytics service for developing and running massively parallel…

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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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Hijacking faces with Deep Learning techniques and Microsoft Azure

Guest Post by Team FaceJack Catalina Cangea, Laurynas Karazija, Edgar Liberis, Petar Veličković Team FaceJack working hard at Hack Cambridge ’17. Hijacking Faces Machine learning with deep neural networks (commonly dubbed “deep learning”) has taken the world by storm, smashing record after record in a wide variety of difficult tasks from different fields, including computer…

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Microsoft invites you to share your work! Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education in Redmond, WA – June 19-20th, 2017

The Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education is a free event designed for educators in the higher education space interested in using Microsoft technology in their curriculum and academic research. You will have the opportunity to network with your peers and learn about the Cortana Intelligence Suite, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Power…

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