Microsoft Azure Data Science Virtual Machine with Theano and Keras

  Dependencies Before getting started, make sure you have the following: Azure Data Science Virtual Machine Deep Learning Toolkit CUDA 7.5 (link) Python & Anaconda already pre installed on the DSVM  Compilers for C/C++ already preinstalled on the DSVM GCC for code generated by Theano Visual Studio already preinstalled on the Windows DSVM The data…

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Implementing an Agile Methodology for managing your Institutions Data Science Processes

Microsoft’s Team Data Science Process (TDSP) is an agile, iterative data science methodology to deliver predictive analytics solutions and intelligent applications efficiently. The intention of TDSP is aimed to improve team collaboration and learning. TDSP is a distillation of the best practices and structures from Microsoft and others in the industry that facilitate the successful…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy FREE training on Cortana Intelligence Suite

Join us on Microsoft Virtual Academy on Tuesday December 6th 2016, from 9AM – 4PM Pacific, for an exciting look at the Cortana Intelligence Suite (CIS),The “Cortana Intelligence Suite End to End” session will be taught by Microsoft Architects Todd Kitta and Jin Cho, and promises a hands-on day with the platform. During the online…

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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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Using MATLAB MDCS, Generic Scheduler and Source control with Azure & VSTS

MATLAB® is a hugely popular platform used by students and educators to analyse and design systems and products. Typical uses of Matlab in Academia are as follows Creation of Cluster using MATLAB Distributed Computing Server ‘MDCS’ Matlab Distributed Computing Server is used on the cluster nodes and includes a built-in job scheduler that supports batch…

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Microsoft’s Professional Degree in Data Science

Microsoft Data Science Structure The program consists of some required courses with a few electives. Data Science Orientation Querying with Transact-SQL (banged this out in a few hours given my dev background) Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel (Could have chosen Power BI as a replacement) Introduction to R for Data Science (Choose between R…

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Visualisation of Data with Power BI

Power BI is an amazing business analytics service that enables anyone to visualise and analyse data.  In this tutorial were going to complete the following Create an online dashboard on the Power BI service. Populate the PowerBI dashboard with visualizations  Share the dashboard with colleagues. Step 1. Install the Power PI Desktop Tool Go to…

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Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine for Windows and Linux now available

    The Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine is an Azure virtual machine (VM) image pre-installed and configured with several popular tools that are commonly used for data analytics and machine learning. The tools included are: Microsoft R Server Developer Edition Anaconda Python distribution Jupyter Notebooks IDLE Azure Machine Learning Cortana Sample Gallery Microsoft Azure…

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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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CNTK – Computational Network Toolkit – Open Source, Multi-machine, Multi-GPU, Highly efficient RNN training, Speech, Image, Text

  CNTK was designed for peak performance for not only CPUs but also single-GPU, multi-GPU, and multi-machine-multi-GPU scenarios. Additionally, Microsoft’s 1-bit compression technique dramatically reduced communication costs — enabling highly scalable parallel training on a large number of GPUs spanning multiple machines. CNTK is highly flexible. Arbitrary computation graphs are easy to create from a…

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