Text Mining to Improve the Health of Millions of Citizens

By Kenji Takeda, Director of Azure for Research at Microsoft. Doctors face daily decisions about the best care for their patients, and their own clinical experience can be enhanced using evidence-based medicine, such as through clinical trial data. As David Tovey, Editor-in-Chief, Cochrane, explained, “Before evidence-based medicine came along, people were reliant on the expertise… Read more

Latest Rev of Utilities for Microsoft Team Data Science Process (TDSP) Now Available

This post is authored by Hang Zhang, Senior Data Science Manager, Xibin Gao, Data Scientist, and Wei Guo, Data Scientist, of Microsoft. We are excited to announce the release of version 0.12 of the Microsoft Team Data Science Process utilities. We had earlier released Team Data Science Process (TDSP) back in September 2016, along with… Read more

Announcing R Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio 2015

This post is authored by Shahrokh Mortazavi, Partner Director of Program Management at Microsoft. I’m delighted to announce the General Availability of R Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio 2015 (RTVS). This release will be shortly followed by R Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio 2017 in early May. RTVS is a free and open source plug-in… Read more

Announcing Data Science Utilities Version 0.11, for the Team Data Science Process

This post is authored by Hang Zhang, Senior Data Scientist Manager, Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager, and Xibin Gao, Data Scientist, at Microsoft. Back in September 2016, we released an early public preview of Team Data Science Process (TDSP), with the goal of supporting secure collaboration within enterprise data science organizations, with capabilities such as… Read more

Speeding Up Azure ML Web Services Containing R or Python Modules

This post is authored by Danil Kirsanov, Senior Developer at Microsoft. Response time is one of the critical parameters of a deployed Azure Machine Learning web service (see this walkthrough for information on how to create an Azure ML experiment and deploy a web service). In this post, we discuss one of the ways to… Read more

What Is Your Data Science Super Power?

This post is authored by Wee Hyong Tok, Senior Data Scientist Manager, and Danielle Dean, Senior Data Scientist Lead, at Microsoft. Wee and Danielle are speakers at the upcoming Microsoft Data Science Summit on September 26-27 in Atlanta, GA. How do businesses and data scientists turn raw data into intelligent action? Why do some companies… Read more

ICYMI: How to Do Data Science

In case you missed it: Earlier this year, Brandon Rohrer, Senior Data Scientist in the Data Group at Microsoft, published a popular blog post titled How to Do Data Science. Brandon is one of our speakers at the upcoming Microsoft Data Science Summit, a two-day intensive event for data scientists, big data engineers, ML practitioners… Read more

Register Now for the First Microsoft Data Science Summit

Posted by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of the Data Group at Microsoft. I am super excited about the very first Microsoft Data Science Summit, to be held in Atlanta on September 26-27, 2016, and invite all data scientists, big data engineers and machine learning practitioners among you to attend. The Summit – which features… Read more

Azure ML Now Supports Multiple R & Python Versions, Including Microsoft R Open & Python 3

This post is authored by Roope Astala, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. We are thrilled to announce the support for multiple versions of R and Python in Azure ML. As a data scientist building new models in R or Python, you often want to use the latest runtime and package versions which have the newest… Read more

Announcing the Availability of Azure ML Hands-on Lab Content

This post is by Mustafa Kasap, a Senior Software Design Engineer at Microsoft. We are very happy to announce the availability of Azure ML Hands-On Lab content on GitHub and we are open for community contributions. Keeping developers in mind, this content is aimed at providing general information about ML, and uses Azure ML as… Read more