Day: March 8, 2021

Power Apps

Power Platform Form Processing with AI Builder and Power Automate Desktop RPA

Today, I had the chance to experiment with the AI Builder to add to my growing list of RPA tools for, among other things, creating content for this site. This video from Steve Winward covers how you can build and train an AI Builder model to read and understand a form, including handwritten text. It’s […]

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Linux Windows

WSL2, Visual Studio Code, Windows 10, Ubuntu/Linux

In this video Scott Hanselman blurs the lines between operating systems and showing you the future of software development using Visual Studio Code, WSL2, Ubuntu, the Windows Terminal, Oh My Posh, and the Remote Extensions for VS that enable a Windows Developer to be a Linux Developer.

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AI and Gaming Research Summit 2021 – Understanding Players (Day 2 Track 1.2)

Here’s an interesting talk from the Microsoft Research AI and Gaming Research Summit 2021 on matching up players for online play.

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AI Research

Directions in ML: Taking Advantage of Randomness in Expensive Optimization Problems

Optimization is at the heart of machine learning, and gradient computation is central to many optimization techniques. Stochastic optimization, in particular, has taken center stage as the principal method of fitting many models, from deep neural networks to variational Bayesian posterior approximations. Generally, one uses data subsampling to efficiently construct unbiased gradient estimators for stochastic […]

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Azure Machine Learning

Ask the Expert: What’s New in Azure Machine Learning

Watch LIVE on LearnTV to join the conversation about what’s new in Azure Machine Learning.

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How to Use SEARCH in Outlook to Find Emails FAST!

If you’re like me and rely on the Outlook search functionality to find emails, having long since given up on organizing emails as they come in. Leila Gharani shows us how to *really* use Outlook Search to find emails fast. Search in Microsoft Outlook has improved in 2021. You can now easily find exactly what […]

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Video Production

Explaining Digital Video: Formats, Codecs & Containers

Digital video formats, codecs and containers are a soup of alphanumeric characters:  MP4, MOV, MXF, H.264, H.265, ProRes, DNxHD, H.262, M-JPEG, 3GP, MTS, AVCHD, XAVC-I, XAVC-S, XF-AVC, AS-11 DPP and DCP. ExplainingComputers explains this chaotic mix.

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