Open source libraries for Microsoft Quantum 

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Quantum computing is a new universe of computing that promises exponential increases in processing power, which could help scientists solve the problems of the future – on topics ranging from biomedical research and smart materials to cryptography and climate science. After more than a decade of work by researchers, engineers, and developers from across the…Read more

Microsoft R Server 9.1 now available 

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During yesterday’s Data Amp event, Microsoft announced the new Microsoft R Server 9.1, which is available now. In addition to several advanced machine learning algorithms from Microsoft, R Server 9.1 introduces pre-trained neural network models for sentiment analysis and mage featurization and supports SparklyR, SparkETL, and SparkSQL. This release also includes the updated Microsoft R Client, which is now…Read more

Now available: open source Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit 

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This week Microsoft released the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit version 2.0 out of beta. The toolkit, previously known as CNTK, is a free, easy-to-use, open source, commercial-grade toolkit that trains deep learning algorithms to learn like the human brain. “Cognitive Toolkit is being used extensively by a wide variety of Microsoft products, by companies worldwide with…Read more

Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta 

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From high-level strategy to deep product insights, you’ll hear about new technologies and explore real-world solutions to today’s challenges. Customize your schedule to go deep on the topics that matter most to you and your organization including: cloud infrastructure and management, big data, analytics, productivity, communications, operating systems, mobile devices, and more. 1,000+ hours of…Read more

Resources to get ready for WPC 2016 

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We are less than three weeks away from the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference! To make the most of the five-day conference, the WPC team has compiled resources to help you plan for both your time on-site at the conference and off-site exploring Toronto. WPC Connect Tool The WPC Connect tool can help you plan…Read more

Microsoft at OSCON 2016 

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A planeload of open source enthusiasts from across Microsoft are joining the more than 4,200 participants at OSCON this week, to focus on how the open source ecosystem is playing a key role in technology innovation – from mobile development and IoT to microservices and containers. Openness is crucial to enabling a thriving technology ecosystem…Read more

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Making R the Enterprise Standard for Cross-Platform Analytics 

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Last year Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, an open source, statistical programming language that’s widely used for statistical computing and predictive analytics. Since then, there has been a steady cadence of updates to Revolution R Open and Revolution R Enterprise, as well as the integration of…Read more

Microsoft releases CNTK, its open source deep learning toolkit 

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Microsoft released its Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) on GitHub, making the tools that its own researchers use to speed up advances in artificial intelligence available to a broader group of developers. Xuedong Huang, Microsoft’s chief speech scientist, and his team were anxious to make faster improvements to how well computers can understand speech, and the…Read more