Azure Craft A hack for kids and parents to learn AI Programming

Guest blog by Richard Conway, ElastaCloud, Microsoft MVP Regional Director, Azure UK User Group AzureCraft was conceived in 2016 by myself, Richard Conway, the co-founder of the UK Azure Users Group, Andy Cross and Allan Mitchell, one of the founders of SQLBITS, the largest SQL conference in Europe. Our idea stemmed from the fact that…

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Neural networks and deep learning with Microsoft Azure GPU

Guest blog by Yannis Assael from Oxford University  The rise of neural networks and deep learning is correlated with increased computational power introduced by general purpose GPUs. The reason is that the optimisation problems being solved to train a complex statistical model, are demanding and the computational resources available are crucial to the final solution….

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Wireframe, Mock-up, Prototype – getting your ideas shared

At present we are working with the Imagine Cup UK teams to ensure that have suitable prototypes and code ready to present at the World Wide Finals in July. As part of this I wanted to share some of the most popular tools and resources the teams are using to develop wireframe, mock-ups and prototype….

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Azure Resource Manager simply allows you to configure and implement your infrastructure with a JSON Template.

I had a very interesting meeting with a University recently,  who were interested in using ARM Templates to deploy their teaching and learning environments. Azure Resource Manager Templates simply allow you to configure your infrastructure within a JSON format. Which can then be deployed via Powershell script or directly from within the Azure Portal. Here…

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Getting Started with Azure Design Patterns and Azure ARM Quick start templates

  So one  the most common questions I get is how do I get started with designing and implementing Azure for my resources Here a few of my favourite resources 1. The Cloud Patterns and Practices The Patterns and Practices resource depicts common problems in designing cloud-hosted applications and design patterns that offer guidance. Click…

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MS Research Cambridge visit by Microsoft Student Partners

Guest blog by Mariam Elgabry, Microsoft Student Partner Lead at Imperial College London As a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) Lead at Imperial College London, I got recognized and awarded “MSP of the month” for January 2017 for the most impact worldwide. With over 120 events organized by MSPs in 2017 I was excited to stand…

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Shorten release cycles, improve quality and increase value–teach DevOps

Visual Studio provides a complete DevOps solution that streamlines continuous deployment, delivers value, testing, Release Management, mobile application development; all on any language and any platform to both Cloud and on premise scenarios. There are so many FREE training events and webinars from Visual Studio UK, these sessions are delivered by a mix of Microsoft…

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University of Cambridge and Hololens On-Site Virtual Mapping Can Aid Inspections

Guest blog by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and Marianna Kospida University of Cambridge & Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D. from the American Society of Civil Engineers Researchers at the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology at Cambridge University have been working to merge four-dimensional virtual design models with site visits to enable inspectors to conduct…

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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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