Daily Archive: June 18, 2016

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Enhancing Your Mobile Application with Machine Learning

In this session from Xamarin Evolve 2016, John Pelak combines Microsoft’s recently announced Cognitive Services and Machine Learning capabilities with Xamarin’s acclaimed development technologies. This opens a new world of possibilities for developers building intelligent mobile applications that will deliver delightful, intelligent, user-experiences.

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Probabilistic Programming the Future of Machine Learning?

Here’s an interesting video from Microsoft Research about probabilistic programming. What is probabilistic programming, you ask? Read the video description for a quick background and watch. Probabilistic programming gives us a powerful and flexible way to express such machine-learning problems. It uses the rich expressivity of modern programming languages to...

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What Gets an Email Flagged at Goldman Sachs?

Once upon a time, I worked at a few investment banks on Wall Street. It was common knowledge to all employees that the company monitored all communications for SEC compliance reasons. At the time, the email monitoring was mostly reactive, meaning they were usually dug up and reviewed in response...

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GraviComp Mechanical Computer

In this latest Maker Show Mini episode, James McCaffrey from Microsoft Research Labs shows off the GraviComp, a mechanical computer powered by gravity. What’s a mechanical computer? A mechanical computer is built from physical components such as levers and gears rather than electronic components. The earliest mechanical computers have existed...

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Excel And Power BI Are Better Together

You have to watch this presentation which explains the powerful relationship between Excel and Power BI. After watching this session, you will know how to create a visually rich dash/dashboard in Power BI, based on your favorite Excel workbook, in 5 minutes or less.

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The National Maker Faire

Earlier today, I made a few live streams from the National Maker Faire in DC the FWTV Facebook Page, and some photos. Photos I can’t think of a better way to spend Father’s Day Interesting projects on display. Great location at the UDC Van Ness Campus   The Microsoft Booth

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Introducing Microsoft Azure Stack

Mark Russinovich, Azure CTO, and Jeffrey Snover, Enterprise Cloud Technical Fellow, show you how Azure Stack will help you drive app innovation by delivering the power of Azure right in your datacenter.

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Desktop Bridge Can Bring Your Apps to UWP

The Desktop Bridge (aka Project Centennial) helps you bring your Win32, .Net, Windows Forms and COM-based apps to the Universal Windows Platform on Windows 10. This video provides a quick overview of the process. If you like what you see, then check out the Desktop Bridge website for more information.