Running YOLO v2 on the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine

This week I attended the Industry Partner workshop at the Future of Infrastructure and Built Environment at the University of Cambridge. During the day I had a number of conversations with construction industry professionals and one of  the topics we got into talking about how technology from HoloLens, to Data Science is revolutionising the construction…

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Microsoft Machine Learning for Apache Spark

MMLSpark MMLSpark provides a number of deep learning and data science tools for Apache Spark, including seamless integration of Spark Machine Learning pipelines with Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK) and OpenCV, enabling you to quickly create powerful, highly-scalable predictive and analytical models for large image and text datasets. MMLSpark requires Scala 2.11, Spark 2.1+, and either…

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Image Based Motion Analysis with Kinect V2 and OpenCV

Guest blog by  Edward Hockedy, 3rd year computer science student Introduction and project background I am a third year computer science undergraduate at Durham University, and recently finished my year-long project on image based motion analysis. Hand and body motion is becoming an ever more common form of human computer interaction. Analysing images provides lots…

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Try out some of our quick start labs to get building for Windows 8 and Windows Phone on a variety of Open Source and Middleware technologies

  Universal App Universal Apps are the new way to develop Windows Store apps. With a universal project developers are able to share code across Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone solutions. In this challenge you will learn how to create your a XAML/C# Universal app.C# is one of the most popular languages in the industry…

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CMake for Windows Store and Windows Phone apps

CMake is a cross-platform project files generator that enables re-use of shared C++ code across multiple IDEs or project systems. An early build of CMake that allows you to target Windows Store and Windows Phone apps is available on CodePlex here. The Microsoft Open Technologies have been  working with Kitware and CMake community to incorporate…

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