Hololens Resources and Demos

Here are some useful resources for getting started Development environment for HoloLens https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us/developers https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uktechnet/2016/10/12/hololens-is-available-to-purchase-for-developers-and-enterprise-customers-in-the-uk-heres-everything-you-need-to-know/ Link to ordering page for HoloLens https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/Microsoft-HoloLens-Development-Edition/productID.5073602000 There is no discount for academia or for bulk orders. An example of Hololens / Skype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QiGYtd3qNI Royal College of Surgeons: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/nov/17/medical-trainers-look-to-virtual-reality-tech Here is an example of how Japan Airlines are looking at Hololens:…

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Azure Cloud–GPU for DataScience and Academic Activities such as Cloud Rendering

I am really excited in the way some UK Universities are using Azure GPU Cloud services, back in Dec 2016 we announced the general availability of the Azure N-Series. GPU Cloud Compute services.  The availability of Cloud GPU was certainly a interest point for students, academics and researchers and I had a number of UK…

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New Features in Microsoft Flow

  Microsoft Flow is a product to help you set up automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data, and more. The first step is to sign up, or, if you already have an account with Microsoft, you can directly sign in on your tablet, your desktop computer,…

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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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Data science in 5 steps with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

  Cats vs Dogs a guest post by Microsoft Student Partner, Lars Hulstaert from the University of Cambridge. Lars is current studying for an MPhil in Advanced Computer Science (focussed on Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning) Introduction Data science and machine learning are hot topic nowadays. Getting insights in vast amounts of data allows…

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Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 Starter Pack Get your teams ready

    This blog has a whole host of information specific to the UK Imagine Cup, that will allow you to get started in preparation for your submission for Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017. Who can enter the Imagine Cup? Any University student in the UK can enter the Imagine Cup! Whether you are in your…

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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 Cognitive Services now available in portal.azure.com

Microsoft Cognitive Services are is now generally available as a service in the Azure portal at http://portal.azure.com Microsoft Cognitive Services is a collection of APIs that lets developers build intelligent apps by tapping into high-quality vision, speech, language, knowledge, and search technologies using Python, Node, Javascript, C# and other languages. The Cognitive Services APIs have…

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It’s Time to Switch from MongoDB to Microsoft Azure

Jingya Wang is a Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College London, the following is a guest blog from Jingya on why to switch from MongoDB to Azure and its No SQL Services for your student projects. twitter handle – https://twitter.com/JWT0T GitHub link – https://github.com/JWT0T Introduction You are deciding on which database you should use for…

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A big week in Data Science and AI– BOTS, Functions, GPU

  This week Harry Shum announced a partnership with OpenAI focused on making significant contributions to advance the field of AI, while also furthering our mutual goal of using AI to tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems,” Microsoft’s Harry Shum the Executive Vice President, Technology & Research at Microsoft. says. “We’re also excited…

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