Home Appliances, Vending Machines – Even Cruise Ships – Get an Infusion of Cortana Intelligence & Machine Learning

Source: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/machinelearning/2017/02/01/home-appliances-vending-machines-even-cruise-ships-get-an-infusion-of-cortana-intelligence/   A quick overview of recent customer case studies involving the application of Microsoft’s AI, Big Data & Machine Learning offerings. Carnival Maritime Predicts Water Consumption on Cruise Ships The Costa Group’s fleet of 26 cruise ships sail

Eight scenarios with Apache Spark on Azure that will transform any business

Source: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2016/08/29/eight-scenarios-with-apache-spark-on-azure-that-will-transform-any-business/ This post was authored by Rimma Nehme, Technical Assistant, Data Group. Since its birth in 2009, and the time it was open sourced in 2010, Apache Spark has grown to become one of the largest open source communities

Azure ML adds support for multiple R & Python Versions, Including Microsoft R Open & Python 3

Source: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/machinelearning/2016/07/19/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

Always Encrypted in Azure SQL Database is Generally Available

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlsecurity/2016/07/11/always-encrypted-in-azure-sql-database-is-generally-available/ Authored by Jakub Szymaszek   Always Encrypted in Azure SQL Database is now generally available! Always Encrypted is a feature designed to ensure sensitive data and its corresponding encryption keys are never revealed in plaintext to the database system. With Always

Announcing the general availability of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, an elastic, parallel, columnar data warehouse as a service

Source: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2016/07/12/the-elastic-future-of-data-warehousing/ This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Data Group. A defining characteristic of cloud computing is elasticity – the ability to rapidly provision and release resources to match what a workload requires – so that

Microsoft announces release of Azure Usage and Billing Portal

Source: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-release-of-the-azure-usage-and-billing-portal/ Yesterday  Microsoft announced that an internal project to improve visibility into Azure usage stats has been open sourced and is now available on GitHub. Once deployed, customers should be able to register any subscriptions that is being used by an organization