Installing Python Packages to Azure Notebooks

One of the key questions we get from academic around the use of Azure Notebooks http://notebooks.azure.com is that its critical that we know whether specific python packages can be made available to students. The easy answer is yes and there are actually a couple of options for academics, so that you can ensure packages are…

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How to Build a Chat Bot Using Azure Bot Service and Train It with LUIS

Guest blog by Enyi Shang from Imperial College London. Hi, I am Enyi. I am a Microsoft Student Partner studying Computing in Imperial College London and am going to start my second year this fall. Besides math, technology, and programming, I am also into languages, art, and sports in general. Introduction If you haven’t had…

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Using Microsoft CustomVision.ai Service for image recognition

  To build a classifier, you must first have a valid Microsoft Account, so you can sign into http://www.customvision.ai and get started. Note that you will be able to access your subscription keys once you have created your first project. A series of images to train your classifier (minimum of 6 images per tag and…

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Research Software Engineering (RSE) Cloud Computing Awards with Microsoft

The Research Software Engineering Cloud Computing Awards supported by Microsoft are aimed at enabling RSEs to explore, educate and extend cloud computing for researchers. Microsoft has championed the Research Software Engineers initiative since its inception. We are strong supporters and participants in the RSE community, and advocate the importance of RSEs as a key pillar…

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There’s a Visual Studio package for that! Building for Data Science In Visual Studio

Python Tools for Visual Studio Visual Studio 2017 provides rich integration for Python, covering various scenarios from machine learning to desktop to IoT to the web. It supports most interpreters such as CPython (2.x, 3.x), IronPython, Jython, PyPy, … along with the Anaconda distro and access to thousands of packages on PyPI. For the list…

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Microsoft IoT Roadshow – watch it anywhere! 22nd and 25th August 2017

The Hackster Microsoft Roadshow is brought to you by Hackster.io. This is an exploratory, first look workshop into how IoT leverages cloud technologies. We’re providing two sessions so that no matter what time zone you’re in, you’ll have a chance to watch. The two sessions are identical. This five hour workshop is designed primarily for…

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Altitude Angel and Students from Imperial College London Respond to Key Challenge Facing Drone Industry

Autonomous air traffic control system for drones based on Artificial Potential Field theory and refinements to state-of-the-art route finding algorithms. How to successfully integrate manned and unmanned aviation into our skies safely is widely considered to be one of the factors limiting the transformative potential of non-military drone technology, and proving how this can be…

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Understanding Data Science and Machine Learning

Machine Learning Tools and Architecture Cognitive Services API: Provides a broad set of API’s for vision, speech, text, knowledge and search. Azure Gallery: Find existing models you can use out of the box. Azure Machine Learning: Build powerful models using a web based drag and drop interface. Microsoft R Server: Build R models and more…

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Running a simulation on 20 low priority Azure VMs for a cost of $0.02

Azure Batch clusters now supports  low-priority nodes, which can be used at a discount of up to 80% compared to the price of regular high-availability VMs. So what are Low-priority nodes Low-priority VMs are available for a much lower price than normal VMs and can significantly reduce the costs of running certain workloads or allow…

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Project Prague: What is it and why should you care?

Guest blog from Charlie Crisp, Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Cambridge This year at Build, Microsoft announced a ton of cool new stuff, including the new Cognitive Services Labs – a service which allows developers to get their hands on the newest and most experimental tools which are being developed by Microsoft. Particularly…

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