Optimizing Intelligent Apps Using Machine Learning in SQL Server

Re-posted from the Azure blog. SQL Server 2016 introduced a new function called R Services, bringing machine learning capabilities to the platform, and the next version of SQL Server will further extend this with support for Python. These new capabilities – of running R and Python in-database and at scale – let developers keep their… Read more

End-to-End Scenarios Enabled by the Data Science Virtual Machine: Webinar Video

This post is authored by Barnam Bora, Program Manager in the Algorithms & Data Science team at Microsoft. Microsoft’s Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) is a family of popular VM images in Windows Server & Linux flavors that are published on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. They have a curated but broad set of pre-configured machine… Read more

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

Empowering Every Organization on the Planet with Artificial Intelligence

Re-posted from the Microsoft SQL Server blog. Extracting intelligence from ever-expanding amounts of data is now the difference between being the next market disruptor versus being relegated to the history books. Microsoft’s comprehensive data platform and tools let developers and businesses create the next generation of intelligent applications, drive new efficiencies, create better products and… 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

Take Advantage of Scalable Cloud Compute Directly from Your R Session, with doAzureParallel

Re-posted from the Azure blog. For users of the R language, scaling up their work to take advantage of cloud compute has generally been a complex undertaking. We are therefore excited to announce doAzureParallel, a lightweight R package built on Azure Batch that allows you to easily use Azure’s flexible compute resources right from your… 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

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

Hello 2017 / Recap of Top 10 Posts from 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 from the year just concluded. These were the posts that garnered the most number of page views from you in… 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