Matrices, Data Frames, Functions, Conditionals, Loops with R

  Guest post by Slaviana Pavlovich Microsoft Student Partner My name is Slaviana Pavlovich. I am an IT and Management student at University College London with a passion for data science. I recently completed the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science, where I developed core skills to work with data. If you are also interested…

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nbgrader to automate assessment and grading with JupyterHub on Azure Data Science VM

Jupyter notebook on Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine The Anaconda distribution on the Microsoft Data Science VM comes with a Jupyter notebook, an environment to share code and analysis. The Jupyter notebook is accessed through JupyterHub. You sign in using your local Linux user name and password. The Jupyter notebook server has been pre-configured with…

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Microsoft Azure Stack Development Kit

Last month I shared some details around Azure Stack at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2017/06/15/using-azure-stack-to-teach-devops-and-it-skills/  Azure Stack in teaching and Learning Follow the journey of academics and students at ROC van Amsterdam in the Netherlands learning Azure with Azure Stack https://azurestackblog.wordpress.com/ where the team recently had a skype call with Azure Stack Team as part of the General Availability…

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The definitive guide to the coding interview

Guest blog by Andrei Margreloiu Microsoft Student Partner at University College London About Me My name is Andrei Margeloiu and I’ve been a competitive programmer for the last five years. I’ve participated in the World Finals of Google HashCode, the largest algorithmic competition organised by Google, and before that, I won three Gold Medals in…

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Open Source at Microsoft

Thousands of Microsoft engineers use, contribute to and release open source every day across every platform, from the cloud to client operating systems, programming languages and more. So if your struggling finding repos at http://github.com there is now a search feature built into the http://opensource.microsoft.com site which also lists the top trending repo. Popular projects…

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Getting started with R · Arithmetic and logical operators, Objects, Vectors, Factors & Lists

Guest post by Slaviana Pavlovich Microsoft Student Partner I am an IT and Management student at University College London with a passion for data science. I recently completed the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science, where I developed core skills to work with data. If you are also interested in this career, but not sure…

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A gentle introduction to functional programming for web programmers using F#

Guest post by Thomas Denny Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Oxford About Me Hi I am currently studying Computer Science at the University of Oxford. I am the president (2017-18) and was the secretary (2016-17) of the Oxford University Computer Society, and a member of the Oxford University History and Cross Country societies….

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Running Matlab on Azure - Provision a MATLAB Distributed Computing Server using Azure VMs

Run your MATLAB compute-intensive parallel workloads by creating one or more MATLAB Distributed Computing Server clusters using Azure Virtual Machines. Pre-Requisites Before starting you will need the following: An Azure account and subscription are required to create cluster virtual machines and Azure Storage accounts. Azure PowerShell is a set of modules that provide cmdlets to…

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Cloud Computing & Skills for a Digital Workforce

Guest post by Derek Foster from The Lincoln School of Computer Science (LSoCS) The LSoCS recently moved into their new purpose-built Isaac Newton Building to support successful and ongoing growth. The building hosts new facilities for students include several fab-labs and large state-of-the-art computer labs. The School is currently driven on improving teaching and career…

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Using Azure Stack to teach DevOps and IT skills

What to learn Azure but your institution cannot scale to provide Azure for all students? have you considered teaching with Azure Stack! Azure Stack is a stack of technologies Microsoft is designing for customers and partners to run in their own datacentres. Azure Stack includes “experiences” and programming interfaces that Microsoft offers via its own…

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