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

Jupyter Notebooks with R in Azure ML Studio

This post is authored by Andrie de Vries, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Introduction Azure ML Studio is a powerful canvas for the composition of machine learning experiments and their subsequent operationalization and consumption. In addition to experiments, Azure ML Studio also contains Jupyter notebooks, but until now the notebook kernels have been restricted to Python… Read more

Notebook to check when Python 3 will be better supported than Python 2

Do you use Python 3 for your development? Python 3 has been out for over 7 years now, so, if you are not using it yet – well, why not? We’d love to know. Since the initial release of Python 3 in December 2008, it seems like the new version of Python has lived in… Read more