Add Intelligence to Any SQL App, with the Power of Deep Learning

Re-posted from the SQL Server blog. Recent results and applications involving Deep Learning have proven to be incredibly promising, and across a diverse set of areas too, including speech recognition, language understanding, computer vision and more. Deep Learning is changing customer expectations and experiences around a variety of products and mobile apps, whether we’re aware… Read more

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 that they discover, and can also report how much effort it took to find those… Read more

Hello 2017, and Recap of Top 10 Posts of 2016

As we kick off what will surely be another very exciting year of progress in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science, we start with a quick recap of our “Top 10” most popular posts (based on aggregate readership) from the year just concluded. Here are the posts that had the most page views in… Read more

Singapore Machine Learning & Data Science Summit – Recap

This post is authored by Tamarai G V, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft. Singapore has started to embrace the many benefits of digital transformation, and data plays a central role in this process. From using non-traditional indicators such as electricity consumption and public transportation to monitor the economy to helping the government improve the… Read more

Using Cortana Intelligence in HoloLens Applications

This post is authored by Scott Haynie, Senior Software Engineer, and Senja Filipi, Software Engineer, at Microsoft. Telemetry plays an important role when you operationalize new experiences/apps that span the web, mobile and IoT, including new gadgets such as the Microsoft HoloLens. The abundance of data that is made available can help developers monitor and… Read more

Exploring Azure Data with Apache Drill, Now Pre-Installed on the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine

This post is authored by Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Data Group. We recently came across Apache Drill, a very interesting data analytics tool. The introduction page to Drill describes it well: “Drill is an Apache open-source SQL query engine for Big Data exploration. Drill is designed from the ground up to support… Read more

Building Intelligent Bots for Business

This post is authored by Herain Oberoi, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Microsoft. Earlier today, in San Francisco, we provided an update on how Microsoft is helping to democratize Artificial Intelligence (AI) by making it accessible to everyone and every organization. Today’s focus was on conversational computing, which combines the power of natural language… Read more

Using SQL Server 2016 with R Services for Campaign Optimization

This post is authored by Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management at Microsoft. We are happy to announce a new Campaign Optimization solution based on R Services in SQL Server 2016, designed to help customers apply machine learning to increase response rates from their leads. This post contains more information about this new solution…. Read more

Introducing Microsoft R Server 9.0

This post is authored by Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management at Microsoft. To thrive in today’s data-driven world, businesses increasingly need more powerful analytics solutions to predict customer behavior and discover new opportunities. However, existing solutions often fail to deliver enough insights, fast enough. At Microsoft, we continue to invest deeply in advanced… Read more

17 Predictions for 2017, from Women in Microsoft Global Research

Re-posted from the Microsoft Next blog. As we celebrate Computer Science Education Week, it’s ever more critical for everyone around the globe to be digitally literate. This is particularly true for women and girls, as they represent half of the world’s population but account for barely 20 percent of computer science graduates in 34 OECD countries,… Read more