TechNet Pod #3 – The Bots One

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The TechNet Pod is a monthly podcast that rounds up everything that’s been happening on Microsoft UK’s technical channels, including TechNet UK, @MSDevUK and @TechNetUK. This month, we talk bots and AI in our interview with Martin Beeby.

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How the Imagine Cup UK finals shaped our startup company

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By Max Maybury, Director of Backslash Build and former Microsoft Student Partner Here is some free advice for any student planning to get involved in the world of start-ups: Don’t underestimate the importance of networking events. You will have heard this time and time again, but students are rarely seen to take full advantage of these…

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Data’s CODEX and the control of data expediently

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In the third instalment in her series about the best practices and procedures used in the management of database systems, Victoria Holt takes a look at the results and findings of her analysis.

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Using AI to answer your customers’ questions

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Martin Beeby shows us how to create a Q&A bot which can later be added to various chat programs. If you want to know more about AI, check out the Introducing AI show on Channel 9 at 12:30 today!

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Effective cost saving in Azure without moving to PaaS

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Recently we were asked if we could help a company to reduce the costs of their infrastructure in Microsoft Azure. They were wanting to move rapidly, so working on a plan to re-architect their system to make use of the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) features that Azure provides wasn’t a viable option – we had to find another way.

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A New Industrial Revolution? Thoughts from Microsoft Tech Summit

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techsummitbirmingham

Today, Microsoft Tech Summit in Birmingham opened to approximately 2,000 people at the NEC. It kick started a 2-day event that will teach attendees (and people viewing the on-demand content after the fact) about the latest in Microsoft’s broad line-up of technology.

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Data Warehousing in the Cloud

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Chris Testa-O’Neill, a Features Engineer in the Analytics and Data Science team at Microsoft, takes a look at setting up Azure Data Factory using PowerShell. This is a preview for the upcoming SQLBits, which takes place between the 5th and 8th April. Be sure to check it out!

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