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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Microsoft QnA Maker–Creating a Bot for answering frequently asked questions

  Microsoft QnA Maker Overview One of the basic requirements in writing your own Bot service is to seed it with questions and answers. In many cases, the questions and answers already exist in content like FAQ URLs/documents, etc. Microsoft QnA Maker is a free, easy-to-use, REST API and web-based service that trains AI to…

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Azure GPU Tensorflow Step-by-Step Setup

  This guide will walk you through running your code on GPUs in Azure. Before we start, it cannot be stressed enough: do not leave the VM running when you are not using it. The expected time from start to finish is 1-2 hours. The most time consuming part will be downloading and installing NVIDIA…

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Learning more about the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine 4th April 6pm–7pm

Public webinar on DSVM This webinar focuses on demonstrating how the Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) in Microsoft Azure conveniently enables key end-to-end data analytics scenarios by providing users immediate access to a collection of the top data science and development tools of the industry, completely pre-configured, with worked out examples and sample code. We…

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World-class HPC on demand, Azure allows you to simulate complex models without having to manage infrastructure.

You may want to run lots of computations, such as a parameter study or Monte-Carlo run. Running a high-performance computing simulation that needs high-bandwidth, low-latency (< 3 microsecond) supercomputer networking to scale to hundreds of cores is uniquely possible on Microsoft Azure. So you can have whatever cluster you want, lots of basic machines, or…

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Comparing Azure to AWS a quick guide to the key differences

  One the question I get from academics and students is how does Microsoft Azure services compare to Amazon Web Services (AWS)? At Microsoft we have built the following resources where you can compare the IT capabilities of Azure and AWS services across the following categories. Azure and AWS for multicloud solutions Marketplace Compute Storage…

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Azure Architecture Center

  Ever wondered what the best practice for setting up and configuring cloud architectures well here is the answer welcome to the Azure Architecture Center https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/  Here is a quick list of resources Reference Architectures Identity management Hybrid network Network DMZ VM workloads (Linux) VM workloads (Windows) Web application with managed services Cloud Design Patterns…

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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 Azure subscription and resources at your institution

Subscriptions & Resource Groups are one of the most important aspects when looking at how to deliver/provide cloud resources to your staff/students Here are some best practice principles around providing Azure at your institution. 1. Create new major subscriptions to hold resource groups, according to broad categories Central IT Unit IT Research Groups  Students and…

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Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education – Register Now

  The Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education is a free event designed for educators 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 BI, and more! In…

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