Q# Advent Calendar 2018

To celebrate the festive season, our friends over in the Q# team are running a Q# Advent Calendar with a new post every day from 1st-24th December! Check it out to learn more about everything from quantum simulation to solving the Travelling Santa Problem to why amplitudes are complex! Frances and I have also contributed…


Microsoft Technology Associate Certification at the University of Lincoln

Guest Post by Dr. Derek Foster, Principal Lecturer in Computer Science, School of Computer Science University of Lincoln.   The School of Computer Science (SoCS) at Lincoln has seen rapid growth in both student and staff numbers in recent years, recently appointing four new Professors to extend its research focus and base. Domiciled within the…


Kusto Query Language with Azure Notebooks and Azure Data Explorer

Getting Started with KQL Microsoft Azure notebooks http://notebooks.azure.com now supports KQL, which enables notebooks to query big data stores such as Azure Log Analytics and Application Insights Analytics. You can get started using the KQL Sample notebooks in GitHub. This becomes even more interesting as Azure Data Explorer and its documentation is an excellent place…


Microsoft Azure Notebooks and Additional Compute Capacity via connecting to Data Science VMs

If you sign into  Azure Notebooks http://notebooks.azure.com with an account associated with an Azure Subscription you will enjoy easier and deeper integration with your Azure resources including access to increased resource capacity. Azure Notebooks has offered FREE CPU compute, but users who have or sign up for with an Azure subscriptions can create Linux Data…


Learning resources for DevOps.

Guest post by Microsoft Developer Advocate Aaron (Ari) Bornstein, this content is perfect if your looking at developing a course or learning material for students on getting to grips with DevOps. Follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/pythiccoder and Medium at https://medium.com/@aribornstein Reference Architectures CI/CD for Containers CI/CD for Azure Web Apps CI/CD for Azure VMs…

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Microsoft Learn

Welcome to Microsoft Learn – The skills required to advance your career and earn your spot at the top do not come easily. Now there’s a more rewarding approach to hands-on learning that helps you achieve your goals faster. Earn points, levels, and achieve more! Microsoft Learn has over 80 hours of learning content for…


Some recommendations for budding machine learning engineers:

Some Top Tips by Microsoft Software Engineer @DynamicWebPaige for getting started with DeepLearning 1) Make sure your sample dataset is representative of your entire population – and remember that more data is usually – but not necessarily! – better. Also consider using image preprocessing tools, like Augmentor. https://augmentor.readthedocs.io/en/master/code.html  2) Use small, random batches to train…


Design against crime & Microsoft Azure with Shiny

Guest blog by Mariam Elgabry Microsoft Student Partner at UCL Crime Science Department uses azure to host a shiny webapp Microsoft student partners IN ACTION! Mariam Elgabry is a Microsoft Student Partner at the University College London completing her Masters of Research on Security and Crime Science whilst entering her PhD on future crimes. She…

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Top tips for submitting competition entries from an Imagine Cup Winner

Guest post by Ilias Chrysovergis Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College London About Me Hey! My name is Ilias Chrysovergis and I am an EEE MSc student at Imperial College London. My main academic interests are machine learning, signal processing and data science and I am also keen on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. I…


Machine Learning using ML.NET and its integration into ASP.NET Core Web application

Guest post by Zurab Murvanidze Microsoft Student Partner University College London About me: My name is Zurab Murvanidze, I am 1st year computer science student at UCL. I love learning about technology and have deep interest in machine learning, data science, quantum computing and artificial intelligence. During this academic year, I became winner of few…