Using Microsoft Azure Data Science Virtual Machines in your teaching and Research Labs

Running Data Science VM on Azure for your data science and deep learning lab resources Create the lab infrastructure as follows Use a shared pool of Ubuntu Data Science VMs (with GPUs if doing deep learning) with each student getting a separate account. Recommendation is  allocate about 5 students per VM for our deep learning…

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Introduction to Windows Mixed Reality

Guest blog by Simon Jackson MVP Windows Mixed Reality Learn to build mixed reality experiences for HoloLens and immersive headsets https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mixed-reality The Hardware *All prices are subject to change and based on current published figures As you can see each device has a very similar look and feel based on Microsoft’s base specification, providing: 1,440…

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Quick Review of Key Azure announcements at Build 2017

Here is a quick run down of the main Azure announcement from the Day 1 Keynote at //BUILD, Database Announcements Azure Cosmos DB: The industry’s first globally-distributed, multi-model database service – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-cosmos-db-microsofts-globally-distributed-multi-model-database-service/ Technical overview of Cosmos https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/a-technical-overview-of-azure-cosmos-db/ Azure managed database services with introduction of MySQL and PostgreSQL https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-extends-azure-managed-database-services-with-introduction-of-mysql-and-postgresql/ Announcing Azure Database for PostgreSQL  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-database-for-postgresql-preview/ Announcing…

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Microsoft \\Build starting 10th-12th May 2017

Software continues to transform the world in remarkable ways and developers are at the centre of it. At Microsoft Build 2017 we invite you to join us in downtown Seattle to learn about latest new technologies and exciting plans on the horizon. Microsoft Build is filled with strong technical sessions as well as opportunities to…

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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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Containers & Redis – Running Redis on Windows with Docker

This is a Story About How Docker Saves Redis on Windows This is a guest blog by Jingya Wang, who is a Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College London. Introduction The first time I came across Docker, was during my internship at Microsoft Research Asia. The project involves the use of Redis, and ‘the Redis…

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Microsoft Azure Data Science Virtual Machine with Theano and Keras

  Dependencies Before getting started, make sure you have the following: Azure Data Science Virtual Machine Deep Learning Toolkit CUDA 7.5 (link) Python & Anaconda already pre installed on the DSVM  Compilers for C/C++ already preinstalled on the DSVM GCC for code generated by Theano Visual Studio already preinstalled on the Windows DSVM The data…

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CognitiveToolkit – CNTK on Microsoft Azure

The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit—previously known as CNTK—empowers you to harness the intelligence within massive datasets through deep learning by providing uncompromised scaling, speed and accuracy with commercial-grade quality and compatibility with the programming languages and algorithms you already use. Hear about the team that developed the Cognitive Toolkit. and http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/cognitive-toolkit/  CNTK is available as Microsoft…

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Using Azure Resource Manager Templates with the Azure Portal–Automation Scripts

Ok so one of the things I get asked the most about is what is Azure Well simply put  Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services – analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and web – for moving faster, achieving more and saving money. Here’s what you can do with Azure… One…

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Xamarin loves educators, too.

  If you are an educator at an accredited academic institution who is currently teaching (or planning to teach) a course related to mobile development, we’re here to help. We’ll get you up and running with Xamarin subscriptions, teaching materials, and complimentary Xamarin Test Cloud hours. Reach out to education@xamarin.com to learn more, or visit…

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