Behind the WorldWide Telescope Theater at SXSW

This past weekend at SXSW, Microsoft and the WorldWide Telescope team worked with NASA, Northrop Grumman and the Space Telescope Science Institute to deliver a one of a kind exhibit around the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).  The two main anchors of the exhibit was the physical model of the JWST and the WorldWide Telescope…

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More Excel 2013 Goodies – Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office

After posting about Data Explorer yesterday – I thought about other add-ins for Excel that make hard problems easier…and that lead me back to the SQLServerDataMining.com site….it’s great to see that the SQL Server 2012 Data Mining Add-ins for Office (with 64-bit Support) is available for Office 2013.  The Data Mining Add-ins allow you to…

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A tool for Data Science – Microsoft "Data Explorer" Preview for Excel now available

Functionality and features for Excel 2013 just keeps getting better, especially when you realize that Self-Service BI can enable Self-Service SI (Science Intelligence) – the latest is the release of the Microsoft "Data Explorer" Preview for Excel which give you a “intuitive and consistent experience for discovering, combining, and refining data across a wide variety…

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AGU 2012–Environment and large displays are fun

This week many of us from the Microsoft Research Earth, Energy and Science team are down at AGU2012 enjoying all that the American Geophysical Union’s 45th annual Fall Meeting has.  MSR has been a participant for many years and really enjoy connecting with scientists and researchers to discuss their scientific challenges.  In the Microsoft Research…

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Weather forecast on Windows Azure

Wenming Ye is another all-time favorite speakers at our Open Data for Open Science events. His Weather Forecast on Windows Azure demo showcases some of the best features of Windows Azure for big data, and often leaves his audience with eye-opening hands-on experience with Azure. Recently, at SuperComputing 2012, the Weather Forecast on Windows Azure…


Who is not talking about big data today

The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on e-Science for Bioenergy Research, SPSAS e-SciBioenergy, was held Oct. 22-26th at Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory – CTBE. I was honored to be one of the invited speakers and had a marvelous time with the students and researchers talking about “big data”. I learned that the…


A Game-Changing Mindset in the Field of Sensor Networks

Microsoft Research paper on low energy GPS sensing (called Cloud-Offloaded GPS or CO-GPS) received the Best Paper Award at ACM SenSys’12. Many considered the paper as the best example of the new direction that the community is taking — from focusing primarily on low power wireless networking to covering broadly sensing, data, and low power…


StreamInsight Demos

Microsoft StreamInsight™ is a powerful platform that you can use to develop and deploy complex event processing (CEP) applications. Mohamed Ali’s presentation on StreamInsight has been an all-time favorite at our Open Data for Open Science workshops, even when he had to present remotely via Skype over limited internet bandwidth. His My Campus Walk demo…


Big Data Requires Big Bandwidth – more demos

I mean, big data requires big internet bandwidth to present. Started in one of our own computer labs on Microsoft campus, since ODOS2011, we have been having great success with our ODOS presentations. Sometimes, I forgot how heavily dependent our live demos are on the internet connection. At the eSceince2012 last week, some of the…


OData Overview and Sample

Andy Conrad of Microsoft SQL did wonderful presentations on OData at the recent Microsoft Research ODOS workshops. Andy’s presentation deck and OData sample code is in the attached. Please email e3env@microsoft.com if you have any comments and/or would like more information. OData Introductio and Sample Code.zip