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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Deep Learning with Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit CNTK

Extracting value from large amounts of data {and making human sense of it is one of the primary challenge of data science   Introduction to Data Science 1.Find the data 2.Extract and acquire the data 3.Clean and transform the data 4.Understand the relationships in the data and build a model 5.Mine for additional data 6.Evaluate…

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Microsoft TechDays Online Register Now http://bit.ly/2k2lo5E

Join us on 20, 21 and 22 February for the first Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) led TechDays Online of 2017. On day one, MVPs and community leaders will delve into the World of Mobile Development, BOTs and Data Science followed by day two, where MVPs from around the Globe will share their knowledge of…

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