06

Sep

How to Train & Serve Deep Learning Models at Scale, Using Cognitive Toolkit with Kubernetes on Azure

This post is authored by Wee Hyong Tok, Principal Data Science Manager at Microsoft.

Deep Learning has fueled the emergence of many practical applications and experiences. It has played a central role in making many recent breakthroughs possible, ranging from speech recognition that’s reached human parity in word recognition during conversations, to neural networks that are accelerating the creation of highly precise land cover datasets, to predicting vision impairment, regression rates and eye diseases, among others.

The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK) is the behind-the-scenes magic that makes it possible to train deep neural networks that address a very diverse set of needs, such as in the scenarios above. CNTK lets anyone develop and train their deep learning model at massive scale. Successful deep learning projects also require a few critical infrastructure ingredients – specifically, an infrastructure that:

Enables teams to perform rapid experimentation.
Scales, based on the demands of training.
Handles the increasing load needed to serve a trained model.

Meanwhile, container technologies have been maturing, with more enterprises using containers in their IT environments. Containers are allowing organizations to simplify the development and deployment of applications in various environments (e.g. on-premises, public cloud, hybrid cloud, etc.). Various container orchestration

28

Mar

We have an exciting selection of webinars coming up over the next few months! Whether you’re a Power BI modelling expert, a PowerApps developer, or someone who is curious about Microsoft Flow — or anyone in-between — we’ve got a READ MORE

17

Mar

SQL Server on Linux: Running jobs with SQL Server Agent

In keeping with our goal to enable SQL Server features across all platforms supported by SQL Server, Microsoft is excited to announce the preview of SQL Server Agent on Linux in SQL Server vNext Community Technology Preview (CTP) 1.4. SQL READ MORE

13

Jan

Today we’re announcing the SAP Accounts Receivable solution template. The SAP Accounts Receivable solution template provides an end to end solution that contains AR data and reports sourced from your SAP system. This template includes four reports designed for a READ MORE

12

Jan

Power BI Community Blog Highlights

Have you visited the Power BI Community blog lately? Blog posts can be anything from opinion pieces on the latest industry trends, to helpful tips and how-tos for your fellow Power BI users, to even “trip reports” from your local READ MORE

05

Jan

Moving eBird to the Azure Cloud

Re-posted from the Azure Data Lake & HDInsight blog. Hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, eBird is a citizen science project that allows birders to submit observations to a central database. Birders seek to identify and record the birds READ MORE

05

Jan

Moving eBird to the Azure Cloud

Re-posted from the Azure Data Lake & HDInsight blog. Hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, eBird is a citizen science project that allows birders to submit observations to a central database. Birders seek to identify and record the birds READ MORE

17

Sep

So I’ve lost a few pounds and kept a Power BI dashboard for my tracking

When data leads to results … I’ve always been very passionate about data, but likely one of the data pointers that I voided looking at was weight gain, primarily due to lack of exercise… that’s right … the personal numbers READ MORE

25

Jul

This post is authored by Anil Bhansali, Managing Director at Microsoft India R&D. It is a time of transformation at Microsoft as we sharpen our focus around mobile and cloud and lay out ambitious plans that will have big impact READ MORE

06

Jul

Explore and Analyze your Xero data with Power BI

Xero is easy to use online accounting software that’s designed specifically for small businesses. The Xero content pack for Power BI allows you to visualize and monitor the accounting data from within each Xero business. The out of box solution READ MORE