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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Azure Machine learning and loading external data sets into your experiment

Amy Nicholson and I attended an event at University yesterday, Amy presentation was on the use of  Azure ML Studio and how the University could effectively use Azure Machine Studio within their Machine Learning teaching, learning and research. One of the questions we received at the end of the session was how to get large…

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Big Data on Azure with No Limits Data, Analytics and Managed Clusters

HDInsight   Reliable with an industry leading SLA Enterprise-grade security and monitoring Productive platform for developers and scientists Cost effective cloud scale Integration with leading ISV applications Easy for administrators to manage   Resources & Hands on Labs for teaching https://github.com/MSFTImagine/computerscience/tree/master/Workshop/7.%20HDInsight Cluster Types available on Azure Hadoop Governed by the Apache Software Foundation Core services:…

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Interested in Data Science welcome to Microsoft LearnAnalytics@MS Site

Dive into Webinars, On-Demand Videos, and Classroom Training to quickly master big data and advanced analytics techniques with Microsoft Advanced Analytics at http://learnanalytics.microsoft.com/ Deep Neural Networks in Azure: Transfer Learning and Fine-tuning Deep learning is an emerging field of research, which has applications across multiple fields. We will show how the transfer learning and fine…

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