Announcing Microsoft Teams

I’m excited to announce the preview of Microsoft Teams! Today we publicly announced the preview of Microsoft Teams, a chat-based workspace in Office 365.  Microsoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations, content, and the tools teams need to collaborate and achieve more together. Microsoft Teams is a digital translation of […]

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Azure App Service Learning Resources

Azure App Service is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering of Microsoft Azure. Create web and mobile apps for any platform or device. Integrate your apps with SaaS solutions, connect with on-premises applications, and automate your business processes. Azure runs your apps on fully managed virtual machines (VMs), with your choice of shared VM resources or dedicated VMs. […]

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Implicit managed properties in SharePoint and SharePoint Online

Frequently Asked Questions Why are some managed properties in the SharePoint search schema displaying as disabled or gray? In SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2016, site columns that contain values automatically become managed properties when they are crawled. This saves you time. In the Search schema, these automatically generated managed properties are indicated by gray […]

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Great Engineering

[This was a message Ben Ross, a Group Engineering Manager in Office, sent to his new team as a way of making his expectations and value system very clear. ] From: Ben Ross Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:03 PM Subject: Great Engineering Great Engineering This email describes expectations for what makes a great engineer […]

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Power BI Desktop – August 2016 Update

New features and updates are coming to Power BI Desktop in August: Analytics pane will be the new central location for all analytical features Dynamic reference lines provide the ability to create multiple data bound reference lines on clustered column and bar charts, line charts, and scatter charts – calculated based on the max, min, […]

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Microsoft adds JSON support to Azure SQL Database

Microsoft just made the announcement that you can now query and store both relational and textual data formatted in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) using Azure SQL Database. Azure SQL Database provides simple built-in functions that read data from JSON text, transform JSON text into table, and format data from SQL tables as JSON. You can […]

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The map of Microsoft: business functions

Peggy Johnson (EVP, Business Development) Strategic Business Deals Partnerships with Industry Influencers Venture Capital & Startup Community Relationships Mobile Operator Strategy

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The map of Microsoft: engineering

Qi Lu – As executive vice president of Microsoft’s Applications and Services Group, Dr. Qi Lu leads Microsoft’s business across productivity, communications, education, search and other information services. He sets the vision, strategy and overall direction of the Applications and Services Group, and is responsible for all of the research and development teams across Microsoft […]

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Great Machine Learning Books

Machine Learning Yearning by Andrew Ng. The goal of this book is to teach you how to make the numerous decisions needed with organizing a machine learning project. The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction by Trevor Hastie, Rob Tibshirani, and Jerome Friedman. This book helps you develop a deeper understanding of […]

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A Complete List of Publicly Available Datasets for Machine Learning

Cross-disciplinary data repositories, data collections and data search engines Kaggle Datasets – The best place to discover and seamlessly analyze publicly-available data. CrowdFlower – Our Data for Everyone library is a collection of our favorite open data jobs that have come through our platform. They’re available free of charge for the community, forever.Our Data for Everyone library is a […]

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Machine Learning Tools from Microsoft

Azure Machine Learning. Azure Machine Learning features a library of time-saving sample experiments, R and Python packages and best-in-class algorithms from Microsoft businesses like Xbox and Bing. Azure ML also supports R and Python custom code, which can be dropped directly into your workspace. Experiments are easily shared, so others can pick up where you […]

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Learn Basic Machine Learning Theory and Terminology

Here is a list of self-study options for machine learning practitioners to get started with the basic machine learning theory and termiology. Data Science for Beginners. Get a quick introduction to data science in five short videos hosted by Microsoft data scientist Brandon Rohrer. Machine Learning Is Fun!. This guide is for anyone who is […]

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