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14

Sep

Congratulations to the winners of the What If contest!
Congratulations to the winners of the What If contest!

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/congratulations-to-the-winners-of-the-what-if-contest/           A few weeks ago we launched a “What If” contest to promote the release of our new What If feature in Power BI Desktop. Many of you were anticipating this feature for a READ MORE

13

Sep

How user feedback influences Microsoft Business Application development

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/how-user-feedback-influences-microsoft-business-application-development/           Internally, Microsoft runs every aspect of the company using data. We refer to this as our “Data Culture”. As the leader of business intelligence and analytics for James Phillips, the Corporate Vice President READ MORE

13

Sep

Filters coming for phone reports on iOS
Filters coming for phone reports on iOS

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/filters-coming-for-phone-reports-on-ios/           Reports are one of the most powerful features of Power BI. Several months ago, we introduced phone reports, and we continue to improve on them. Phone reports allow creators to optimize for the READ MORE

12

Sep

Free edX Course – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Free edX Course – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Wondering what Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is all about? Where does data science leave off? And where and how does machine learning apply?

AI will likely define the next generation of software. Given all the talk and confusing terminology out there, we’ve got the perfect overview course for those of you who are just getting started. See what’s really going on with AI and explore the concepts and technologies behind it. Join expert Graeme Malcolm, and spend 3-4 hours each week over four weeks to start using AI to build your own intelligent apps.

There are no programming prerequisites for this course, but Python experience might help, as would an understanding of variables, loops, branching, and other software basics.

Discover how machine learning can be used to build predictive models for AI. Learn how software can be used to process, analyze, and extract meaning from natural language and to process images and video to understand the world the way we do. Find out how to build intelligent bots that enable conversational communication between humans and AI systems.

This course will help you learn how to:

Build simple machine learning models with Azure Machine Learning.
Use Python and Microsoft

11

Sep

Bringing the Internet of Things to life at World Congress IT 2017
Bringing the Internet of Things to life at World Congress IT 2017

Source: https://blogs.microsoft.com/iot/2017/09/11/bringing-internet-things-life-world-congress-2017/     The decreasing cost of IoT sensors. The increase in mobile devices. The scale of cloud-based platforms. Advances in traditional analytics as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence. These are the trends that will enable almost READ MORE

11

Sep

Power BI service and mobile August 2017 feature summary
Power BI service and mobile August 2017 feature summary

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-service-and-mobile-august-2017-feature-summary/           It’s time again to recap the features and announcements in the Power BI service and mobile over the past month, including per-user usage metrics, Power BI apps for online services, iOS proxy settings READ MORE

08

Sep

Power BI Desktop September Feature Summary
Power BI Desktop September Feature Summary

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-september-2017-feature-summary/           This is a very exciting release for Power BI Desktop! We are releasing two features that we demoed at the Data Insights Summit: drillthrough and report insights. We also have an update to READ MORE

07

Sep

A Digital Health Companion, Virtual Banking Assistant & Smart Water Monitoring System – All Built on Microsoft AI

A selective peek at new customers benefiting from Microsoft AI & Machine Learning.

Ruppiner Kliniken Creates a Digital Companion That Can Save Lives

17 million people die of cardiovascular disease each year. Many of these victims could survive if their physicians became aware of critical changes occurring in their vascular system and heart in a timely manner. Unfortunately, in many such cases, there are no external symptoms to report. In other cases, patients fail to report symptoms to their physician until it’s too late.

The cardiology department at Ruppiner Kliniken, a leading hospital in Germany, was motivated to save the lives of as many such patients as they could. They realized that they needed a way to collect patients’ data health in an unobtrusive way, without interrupting their daily lives. When fitness bands hit the mainstream market a few years ago, they realized their potential in improving patient care. By enhancing the fitness band with new types of tiny wireless sensors that collect ECG, blood pressure, and a variety of other medical readings, it would be possible to collected a patient’s data over weeks, months, or even longer, and consolidate and analyze such data to get a much more accurate

06

Sep

Free Microsoft Webinar on the Interactive Price Analytics Solution, Now Available in Azure

Join us for a free Microsoft webinar on Interactive Price Analytics and learn more about this fascinating topic. At the end of it, you will be able to use our new solution right out-of-the-box, or work with a Microsoft solution partner to you customize the solution further, to meet your business specific needs.

The webinar runs from 10-11 AM Pacific next Tuesday, September 12th, and will be presented by Tomas Singliar, Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft.

Every business needs data-driven insights around product pricing. However, getting to the bottom of the true effects of pricing can be quite tricky. For instance, how much more of that turkey did you end up selling because it was steeply discounted versus how much of it was because it was right before Thanksgiving?

First off, you need a team of data scientists. They will tell you to run many experiments, but you’d need engineers to build a system for that. There are also many constraints. For instance, in the world of physical retail, you can often only change prices on a limited number of products at a time, and that too, perhaps only a few times each month, as new price stickers need to

06

Sep

Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service is now in public preview
Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service is now in public preview

Source: https://blogs.microsoft.com/iot/2017/09/06/azure-iot-hub-device-provisioning-service-is-now-in-public-preview/     Setting up and managing Internet of Things (IoT) devices can be a challenge of the first order for many businesses. That’s because provisioning entails a lot of manual work, technical know-how, and staff resources. And certain READ MORE