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Oct

Free Webinars on Cognitive Toolkit with Batch AI, DSVM & Document Collection Analysis

Join us at a set of three exciting webinars starting on Tuesday next week where we’ll show you how to train distributed convolution neural networks using Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (aka CNTK) and Batch AI, how to do AI development using the latest version of the Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM), and how to use Document Collection Analysis to gain insights from large sets of documents and serve your downstream NLP tasks. All sessions are entirely free, of course. More on each session below – be sure to click on the links attached to the titles of these sessions to reserve your spot now.

Train a Distributed Convolutional Neural Network using Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit and Batch AI

Deep Learning has become the de facto standard for most computer vision tasks since its breakthrough year in 2012 at the ImageNet Challenge. In the past few years, taking advantage of more complex and deeper neural network architectures, deep learning algorithms have met and exceeded human-level performance in image recognition. Increasingly, computer vision applications are starting to apply deep learning technologies, with plenty of them seeing tremendous success. Nevertheless, training deep learning networks on a large data set remains quite challenging. The sheer amount

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Oct

Simple database copies with the Azure Data Lake Database Export Wizard

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredatalake/2017/10/20/simple-database-copies-with-the-azure-data-lake-database-export-wizard/   Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio now provides the ability to export all or part of a database associated with an ADL Analytics (ADLA) account into a database on a local machine. This capability is very READ MORE

20

Oct

On-premises data gateway October update is now available
On-premises data gateway October update is now available

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-october-update-is-now-available/           We are happy to announce that we have just released the October update for the On-premises data gateway.     This month’s Gateway update includes an updated version of the Mashup Engine,…

19

Oct

Announcing the Data Science Virtual Machine in Batch AI Service
Announcing the Data Science Virtual Machine in Batch AI Service

This post is authored by Paul Shealy, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft.

We are pleased to announce the integration of the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) with the Batch AI service in Azure.

DSVM is a family of popular VM images published on Azure with a broad choice of machine learning, AI and data science tools. All tools are pre-configured giving you a ready-to-use, on-demand, elastic environment in the cloud to help you perform data analytics and AI development productively. You focus less on IT administrative tasks and more on your data science with the DSVM.

Microsoft’s Batch AI Service is a new service that helps you train and test machine learning models, including deep learning models, on pools of GPU machines. It simplifies the process of creating a cluster of machines and training on it using many popular deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and others. Batch AI also lets you run parameter sweeps in parallel. Managing data is an integral part of deep learning, and Batch AI includes native support for file shares and NFS servers.

The Ubuntu DSVM is supported as a native VM image in Batch AI. The Ubuntu DSVM comes

19

Oct

Organize your pipeline and recurring jobs easily with Data Lake Analytics (part 1)

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredatalake/2017/10/19/organize-your-pipeline-and-recurring-jobs-easily-with-data-lake-analytics-part-1/    Tagging and exploring pipeline and recurring jobs with metadata In a previous blog post, we introduced how managing/monitoring pipeline and recurring jobs is made easier with new concepts we added to Data Lake Analytics. Let’s take a READ MORE

19

Oct

IoT watch helps hotel enhance services and iron out housekeeping logistics

Source: https://blogs.microsoft.com/iot/2017/10/19/iot-watch-helps-hotel-enhance-services-iron-housekeeping-logistics/     In the hospitality industry, guest service has always been the cornerstone of a successful property. Now, Germany’s Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts is using Microsoft IoT technologies to enhance hotel management and help staff deliver timely service READ MORE

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Oct

Troubleshoot Recurring Job Problem with Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredatalake/2017/10/19/troubleshoot-recurring-job-problem-with-azure-data-lake-tools-for-visual-studio/   Recently we announced Pipeline & Recurring Jobs in Azure Data Lake Analytics to help you manage and understand Azure Data Lake jobs more easily, powered by this, in the lasted release of Azure Data Lake Tools for READ MORE

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Oct

Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio Code (VSCode) October Updates

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredatalake/2017/10/19/azure-data-lake-tools-for-visual-studio-code-vscode-october-updates/   If you are a data scientist looking for a lightweight code editor for U-SQL, try ADL Tools for VSCode for rapid development. If you are a developer looking for a modern, simple U-SQL development tool, try ADL READ MORE

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Oct

Power BI Pro & Power BI Premium: Flexibility to choose the licensing best for you and your organization

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-pro-power-bi-premium-flexibility-to-choose-the-licensing-best-for-you-and-your-organization/           There are two licensing options for Power BI: Power BI Pro and Power BI Premium. This provides the flexibility to select the model that best meets the needs of individual users and entire READ MORE

18

Oct

Monitoring SQL Server and Azure SQL DB Session at DBA Fundamentals PASS VC

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/monitoring-sql-server-and-azure-sql-db-session-at-dba-fundamentals-pass-vc/   On 10/17/2017, we delivered a webinar session titled “Comprehensive Guide for Monitoring SQL Server and Azure SQL DB” hosted by DBA Fundamentals PASS Virtual Chapter. You can find the link to the recording below. In the session, we talked about READ MORE