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…


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…


Using F# to write serverless Azure functions

Guest post by Thomas Denney Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Oxford. Over the last few years cloud providers have shifted from offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service to Platform-as-a-Service, helping to reduce the knowledge required to maintain web apps and increase abstraction over maintenance and scaling. Function-as-a-Service, also known as serverless, is the next stage of abstraction,…


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…


Tower BlocF at Imperial Health Hack

Who are we: We are the creators of Tower Blocf consisting of Benji Rosen who is from Zurich, Switzerland and is currently in his 4th year studying medicine at UCL. Javi Geis who is a 2nd year Biomedical Engineer from Madrid, Spain. Amy Farell who also is a 2nd Year Biomedical Engineer from Hong Kong….


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…


UCL Data Science Student Challenge

  UCL Data Science Student Challenge Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th of March, 2017       Guest blog by Rohan Kopparapu (4th year UCL) and Microsoft Student Partner Microsoft’s global series of data science hackathons made its second stop in the UK, at UCL last weekend. http://ucl.dsschack.com Over 170 students from across the country…


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…


From student to Evangelist–Stand out at Hacks and take opportunities

Being an part of the Microsoft ecosystem changed everything. I thought I’d take the opportunity to share my experience and how to make the most of it. Guest post by Sean McGee, Developer Evangelist at Esri UK What do I do? I’m a Developer Evangelist at Esri UK. Which basically means I’m a professional developer/networker….


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…