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Microsoft Buys Predictive Keyboard Maker, Swiftkey

By   /  February 4, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Chris Miller reports in Gizmodo, “Swiftkey is the most innovative and interesting predictive keyboard maker in the business, and Microsoft is a software giant that’s trying to push its artificial intelligence cred a little higher. According to a report in the Financial Times, it’s a match made in heaven, to the tune […]

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Microsoft Open Sources Its Deep Learning Toolkit

By   /  January 26, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Katherine Noyes reports in PC World, “Microsoft took another step on its open-source sharing journey Monday by releasing on GitHub a toolkit it uses internally for deep learning. Dubbed CNTK — short for Computational Network Toolkit — the open-source software is a unified deep-learning toolkit that describes neural networks as a series […]

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Microsoft Integrates Cortana Into Its Power BI Service

By   /  December 3, 2015  /  Business Intelligence News, Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Liam Tung reports for ZDnet, “Microsoft has released the public preview of its Power BI integration with Cortana, which promises to help users quiz their business data using natural language. Power BI users keen to experiment with the Cortana integration can now give Microsoft’s digital personal assistant a whirl to ask questions […]

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Developers Can Now Take Advantage of Project Oxford’s Emotion Detection

By   /  November 13, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Katie Collins recently wrote in CNet, “It’s the look in his eyes, the bemused expression on her face. That’s how you, the human, get a sense of how someone else is feeling. Now Microsoft says it can get a computer to pick up on those same cues. The company’s Project Oxford artificial […]

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Microsoft’s Project Oxford Now Publicly Available in Beta

By   /  November 2, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Pedro Hernandez reports in eWeek, “Developers looking to build intelligent apps that understand natural language no longer have to wait for an invitation to participate in the Project Oxford private beta. Project Oxford is Microsoft’s collection of machine-learning application programming interfaces (API) and services. During this year’s Build developer conference, the technology […]

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Gartner Announces Top Operational Database Management Systems

By   /  October 30, 2015  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Janakiram MSV reports in TechRepublic, “Gartner published its Magic Quadrant report on operational database management systems for 2015. IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP retained top positions, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) joined the club as a database leader. The report includes commercial and open source database vendors from multiple segments, including traditional […]

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Microsoft Adds New Power BI Visualization Support

By   /  October 26, 2015  /  Business Intelligence News, Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Blair Hanley Frank reports in InfoWorld, “One of the challenges that business intelligence software users face is generating the right sort of visualizations for the data they have. That’s why Microsoft announced support for custom visualizations across its Power BI service Monday. Developers can now use tools provided by the company on […]

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Salesforce and Microsoft Partner on IoT Cloud Integration

By   /  September 22, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  1 Comment

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by Angela Guess Azadeh Williams reports that Salesforce and Microsoft have partnered on the “internet of customers.” Williams writes, “Salesforce and Microsoft claim their new partnership is set to create a stronger connected customer service ecosystem across the board and drive the next evolution of cloud-based marketing solutions. Salesforce IoT cloud integration with Microsoft is […]

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A Look Inside Microsoft’s New Big Data Platform, Prajna

By   /  September 18, 2015  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris reports for Fortune, “Microsoft is hard at work on a new platform that will let developers easily build cloud computing services and mobile applications that can analyze lots of data, according to a report Tuesday in ZDNet. The platform, code-named Prajna, is built on Microsoft’s .NET programming language (which the […]

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Windows 10 and the Internet of Things

By   /  July 27, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Curtis Franklin Jr. recently wrote for InformationWeek, “Windows 10 is going to change desktop and mobile computing experiences for the better. That’s what Microsoft says, and many IT pundits agree. The word is that Windows 10, which becomes commercially available on July 29,  is a genuine improvement over the versions that have […]

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