Azure Synapse is a limitless analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources—at scale. Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs. All of this leverages our limitless Azure Data Lake Storage service for any type of data.

Microsoft Mechanics explains.

In this episode of CodeStories: France meet some of the developer relations team, Christopher, Maud, and Olivier, and local developer community leaders at the Microsoft office and the Ignite Tour stop to learn about what they’re doing in developer communities across France and how they’re helping people get skilled on Azure.

Businesses can now run cloud intelligence directly on IoT devices at the edge managed by Azure IoT Central (https://aka.ms/iotshow/iotedgeiniotcentral).

This new feature helps businesses connect and manage Edge devices, deploy edge software modules, publish insights, and take actions at-scale – all from within IoT Central.

In this episode of the IoT Show, Ranga Vadlamudi, Principal PM in the Azure IoT team joins Olivier to demo how the integration works.

To learn more about IoT Edge devices support in Azure IoT Central, visit https://aka.ms/iotshow/iotedgeiniotcentral

It’s hard for people today accustomed to Wikipedia to think of a time when the idea of an electronic encyclopedia was futuristic and revolutionary.

In this two-part series, some of the original Microsoft Encarta team explain what it was like to work on the revolutionary product from the ’90s.

Anthony Keller, Brian Manthos, Andy Woods, and Lisa Woods talk about what they miss most and what was the most difficult part of shipping Encarta.

Time Index:

  • 2:14 Encarta’s design process and challenges
  • 6:44 Navigating with the back button
  • 8:17 Encarta bugs, testing, and bug court
  • 14:00 Shipping Encarta and releases
  • 18:22 Encarta customer memories and Encarta’s impact
  • 23:20 Country disputes in Encarta with maps
  • 25:03 Mindmaze Game
  • 31:37 the Encarta family

The Vision AI DevKit (https://aka.ms/iotshow/visionaidevkit) is a smart camera device powered by Azure IoT Edge. Equiped with a camera and microphones, it allows developing proof of concept (or even actual) projects implementing advanced image and sound analytics directly on the device.In a previous episode (https://aka.ms/iotshow/185), Mahesh Yadav showed us the unboxing and first time experience with the device.

In this new episode, Mahesh is back to show us how you can train and deploy new AI models on the device in a matter of minutes.

Check out the Vision AI devkit site to learn more and take it for a spin: https://aka.ms/iotshow/visionaidevkit

Learn about what is Spark and using it in Big Data Clusters.

Time index

  • [00:00] Introduction
  • [00:30] One-sentence definition of Spark
  • [00:47] Storing Big Data
  • [01:44] What is Spark?
  • [02:35] Language choice
  • [03:27] Unified compute engine
  • [04:57] Spark with SQL Server
  • [05:47] Learning more
  • [06:10] Wrap-up

Microsoft’s Project Silica aims to show that glass is the future of long-term data storage.

To prove its usefulness outside the lab, Microsoft partnered with Warner Bros. to write the 1978 Superman film into glass with lasers.

To see the whole process and the Superman glass, CNET visited Microsoft’s Research Lab in Cambridge, England and Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California.