30

Oct

Top five reasons to join us for the PASS Summit 2017 Day 1 Keynote

PASS Summit 2017 takes place from November 1 to November 3, in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center. This year’s event guarantees to be an exciting time to reconnect with the community, see friends old and new, and learn about new product features and enhancements. Microsoft would like to invite you to join us for the Day 1 Keynote by Rohan Kumar, which takes place on Wednesday, November 1, at 8:30 AM.

Rohan and the Microsoft Data and AI engineering teams will highlight how our customers and community have shaped the latest products and feature enhancements — many of them based on your feedback. This continuous innovation loop is how we have accelerated innovation across our products and services. But the process doesn’t focus on code, it focuses on you and your requirements. Product telemetry, technology blogs, PASS meetups, all the time and anyway we can, we want to listen to what you have to say.

The keynote will be jam-packed with practical demonstrations, giving you a chance to see your feature requests in action. In fact, there are so many great announcements and demos coming that we made a list of the Top five reasons to join us

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30

Oct

Top five reasons to join us for the PASS Summit 2017 Day 1 Keynote

PASS Summit 2017 takes place from November 1 to November 3, in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center. This year’s event guarantees to be an exciting time to reconnect with the community, see friends old and new, and learn about new product features and enhancements. Microsoft would like to invite you to join us for the Day 1 Keynote by Rohan Kumar, which takes place on Wednesday, November 1, at 8:30 AM.

Rohan and the Microsoft Data and AI engineering teams will highlight how our customers and community have shaped the latest products and feature enhancements — many of them based on your feedback. This continuous innovation loop is how we have accelerated innovation across our products and services. But the process doesn’t focus on code, it focuses on you and your requirements. Product telemetry, technology blogs, PASS meetups, all the time and anyway we can, we want to listen to what you have to say.

The keynote will be jam-packed with practical demonstrations, giving you a chance to see your feature requests in action. In fact, there are so many great announcements and demos coming that we made a list of the Top five reasons to join us

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30

Oct

Top five reasons to join us for the PASS Summit 2017 Day 1 Keynote

PASS Summit 2017 takes place from November 1 to November 3, in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center. This year’s event guarantees to be an exciting time to reconnect with the community, see friends old and new, and learn about new product features and enhancements. Microsoft would like to invite you to join us for the Day 1 Keynote by Rohan Kumar, which takes place on Wednesday, November 1, at 8:30 AM.

Rohan and the Microsoft Data and AI engineering teams will highlight how our customers and community have shaped the latest products and feature enhancements — many of them based on your feedback. This continuous innovation loop is how we have accelerated innovation across our products and services. But the process doesn’t focus on code, it focuses on you and your requirements. Product telemetry, technology blogs, PASS meetups, all the time and anyway we can, we want to listen to what you have to say.

The keynote will be jam-packed with practical demonstrations, giving you a chance to see your feature requests in action. In fact, there are so many great announcements and demos coming that we made a list of the Top five reasons to join us

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30

Oct

Modernize your applications across on-premise and cloud with the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program

Your customers are demanding the latest innovations in every solution you deliver. How do you make sure that your apps meet — and exceed — your customers’ expectations? Leverage the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program, an efficient and reliable upgrade service, to modernize your on-premise or cloud applications. This year, we have expanded the program to support the scenarios below.

Modernize to SQL Server 2017 to begin your journey to cloud

With SQL Server 2017, now on Windows, Linux, and Docker containers, you can build modern applications using the language of your choice, on-premises or in the cloud. SQL Server 2017 offers tremendous performance features for your mission-critical, intelligence, and data warehouse applications. In-Memory OLTP delivers up to 30x faster transaction processing and columnstore indexes deliver up to 100x faster analytical processing. In addition to these features, SQL Server also owns the top TPC-H performance benchmarks for data warehouse.¹ With SQL Server 2017, you can inject intelligence into your applications with transformative insights and real-time analytics at up to one million R predictions per second.² Leverage these latest enhancements while protecting your application data with the least-vulnerable database over the last seven years.³

Modernize on-premises SQL Server or Oracle apps to

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30

Oct

Modernize your applications across on-premise and cloud with the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program

Your customers are demanding the latest innovations in every solution you deliver. How do you make sure that your apps meet — and exceed — your customers’ expectations? Leverage the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program, an efficient and reliable upgrade service, to modernize your on-premise or cloud applications. This year, we have expanded the program to support the scenarios below.

Modernize to SQL Server 2017 to begin your journey to cloud

With SQL Server 2017, now on Windows, Linux, and Docker containers, you can build modern applications using the language of your choice, on-premises or in the cloud. SQL Server 2017 offers tremendous performance features for your mission-critical, intelligence, and data warehouse applications. In-Memory OLTP delivers up to 30x faster transaction processing and columnstore indexes deliver up to 100x faster analytical processing. In addition to these features, SQL Server also owns the top TPC-H performance benchmarks for data warehouse.¹ With SQL Server 2017, you can inject intelligence into your applications with transformative insights and real-time analytics at up to one million R predictions per second.² Leverage these latest enhancements while protecting your application data with the least-vulnerable database over the last seven years.³

Modernize on-premises SQL Server or Oracle apps to

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30

Oct

Modernize your applications across on-premise and cloud with the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program

Your customers are demanding the latest innovations in every solution you deliver. How do you make sure that your apps meet — and exceed — your customers’ expectations? Leverage the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program, an efficient and reliable upgrade service, to modernize your on-premise or cloud applications. This year, we have expanded the program to support the scenarios below.

Modernize to SQL Server 2017 to begin your journey to cloud

With SQL Server 2017, now on Windows, Linux, and Docker containers, you can build modern applications using the language of your choice, on-premises or in the cloud. SQL Server 2017 offers tremendous performance features for your mission-critical, intelligence, and data warehouse applications. In-Memory OLTP delivers up to 30x faster transaction processing and columnstore indexes deliver up to 100x faster analytical processing. In addition to these features, SQL Server also owns the top TPC-H performance benchmarks for data warehouse.¹ With SQL Server 2017, you can inject intelligence into your applications with transformative insights and real-time analytics at up to one million R predictions per second.² Leverage these latest enhancements while protecting your application data with the least-vulnerable database over the last seven years.³

Modernize on-premises SQL Server or Oracle apps to

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26

Oct

Anaconda and Microsoft Partner to Offer Python and R for Powerful Machine Learning

This post was authored by Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management, Microsoft Machine Learning Services.

Recently, at Strata Data Conference in New York City, Microsoft and Anaconda announced an exciting partnership to make Anaconda Python distribution into SQL Server, Machine Learning Server, Azure Machine Learning, and Visual Studio to deliver real-time insights. In addition, Anaconda will be distributing Microsoft R. Let’s take a deeper look at this exciting new partnership.

Microsoft is committed to helping developers build AI powered applications by enabling them to do machine learning and AI wherever their data is. SQL Server 2017 includes Machine Learning Services — enterprise grade in-database machine learning capabilities with R and Python languages. Machine Learning Server enables customers to do scalable machine learning using R or Python on standalone Windows and Linux servers, Hadoop clusters and Azure data platforms.

Anaconda is the leading distribution of Python leveraged by millions of users today. A strong partnership with this popular Python distribution for data science further strengthens Microsoft’s goal of building tools to empower every organization to build their own AI capabilities.

Microsoft and Anaconda built a customized Anaconda distribution – Anaconda for Microsoft for doing machine learning with Microsoft products and

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26

Oct

Anaconda and Microsoft Partner to Offer Python and R for Powerful Machine Learning

This post was authored by Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management, Microsoft Machine Learning Services.

Recently, at Strata Data Conference in New York City, Microsoft and Anaconda announced an exciting partnership to make Anaconda Python distribution into SQL Server, Machine Learning Server, Azure Machine Learning, and Visual Studio to deliver real-time insights. In addition, Anaconda will be distributing Microsoft R. Let’s take a deeper look at this exciting new partnership.

Microsoft is committed to helping developers build AI powered applications by enabling them to do machine learning and AI wherever their data is. SQL Server 2017 includes Machine Learning Services — enterprise grade in-database machine learning capabilities with R and Python languages. Machine Learning Server enables customers to do scalable machine learning using R or Python on standalone Windows and Linux servers, Hadoop clusters and Azure data platforms.

Anaconda is the leading distribution of Python leveraged by millions of users today. A strong partnership with this popular Python distribution for data science further strengthens Microsoft’s goal of building tools to empower every organization to build their own AI capabilities.

Microsoft and Anaconda built a customized Anaconda distribution – Anaconda for Microsoft for doing machine learning with Microsoft products and

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25

Oct

AI for Education: Individualized Code Feedback for Thousands of Students

This post is authored by Matthew Calder, Senior Business Strategy Manager, and Ke Wang, Research Intern at Microsoft.

There are more than 9,000 students enrolled in the Microsoft Introduction to C# course on edX.org. Although course staff can’t offer the type of guidance available in an on-campus classroom setting, students can receive personalized help, thanks to a project from Microsoft Research. When a student’s assignment contains mistakes, that student—within seconds—receives a message specific to their code submission. Beyond just informing the student that their program doesn’t work, Microsoft has created a tool which automatically generates feedback that precisely identifies errors and even hints at how to correct them. Students are happy to get fast, focused guidance so they can concentrate on learning new skills rather than on just troubleshooting.

Learning from Thousands of Students

Ke Wang is the Microsoft Research Intern who has led this project since summer 2016. Paul Pardi, Principal Content Publishing Manager in Microsoft Learning, initiated the project because his team was looking to better teach the thousands of students who take their Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) through a partnership with edX.org. The idea was to see more students completing their courses with the help of

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25

Oct

AI for Education: Individualized Code Feedback for Thousands of Students

This post is authored by Matthew Calder, Senior Business Strategy Manager, and Ke Wang, Research Intern at Microsoft.

There are more than 9,000 students enrolled in the Microsoft Introduction to C# course on edX.org. Although course staff can’t offer the type of guidance available in an on-campus classroom setting, students can receive personalized help, thanks to a project from Microsoft Research. When a student’s assignment contains mistakes, that student—within seconds—receives a message specific to their code submission. Beyond just informing the student that their program doesn’t work, Microsoft has created a tool which automatically generates feedback that precisely identifies errors and even hints at how to correct them. Students are happy to get fast, focused guidance so they can concentrate on learning new skills rather than on just troubleshooting.

Learning from Thousands of Students

Ke Wang is the Microsoft Research Intern who has led this project since summer 2016. Paul Pardi, Principal Content Publishing Manager in Microsoft Learning, initiated the project because his team was looking to better teach the thousands of students who take their Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) through a partnership with edX.org. The idea was to see more students completing their courses with the help of

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