Azure Data Box Preview

Wanting to move lots of data to the cloud can take a long time and cost quite a bit, even over fast connections.  In the past have shared how Universities can move data from on Premise into Microsoft Data Centres using Microsoft Storage Import & Export https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2017/04/28/post-your-harddrive-for-upload-to-the-cloud/ Which allows Azure users to import data to…

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Getting Data into Azure Notebooks–Jupyter in the classroom

Jupyter provides the basis of the Azure Notebooks user experience. There are many ways to get your data in your notebooks ranging from using curl or leveraging the Azure package to access a variety of data all while working from a Jupyter Notebook. Here are some of the most popular ways Use curl to retrieve…

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Using External data with Azure Jupyter Notebooks

One of the vital requirements for academics is to provide a single data set to allow all there students to utilise for undertaking experiments. By hosting data on a Blob Storage account you can allow students connect and undertake experiments using Azure Jupyter Notebook http://azure.notebooks.com  in a pretty straight forward manner. Data can be uploaded…

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Post your harddrive for upload to the Azure Cloud

This week I had one university who wanted to get a few hundred TB of data into the Azure cloud. Well now Azure customers,  can now arrange to have their hard drives transported to Microsoft’s data centres in the UK and uploaded using the Azure Data Import and Export services. Azure Data Import and Export…

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MSFTImagine Guthub resources for Academics and Student getting started with Azure

  We now have recorded versions of some of our workshop content from GitHub (https://github/msftimagine/computerscience) on Microsoft Virtual Academy The following modules include hands on content: • Azure Storage and Cognitive Services (https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=HIEitbPND_406218965)• Azure Machine Learning (https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=qdSkbePND_7806218965• Azure Stream Analytics and the Internet of Things https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=ehbJHgPND_6206218965)• Azure Containers and Docker (https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=A0uXKhPND_5606218965) For each topic you…

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