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Microsoft Uses Machine Learning to Guess Your Age

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by Angela Guess Joab Jackson recently wrote for Computer World, “To demonstrate the new machine learning capabilities in its Azure cloud, Microsoft has set up a website that guesses the ages of people in uploaded photos. The site, How Old Do I Look, is meant to show how easy it is for developers to use…

Microsoft Bolsters its Cloud Offerings

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by Jelani Harper A recent article on PC World states: “Two new IT management products from Microsoft continue the company’s push to help customers move their operations to the cloud. The Microsoft Azure Stack software collection combines the Azure infrastructure and platform services so they can be used for an enterprise’s internal operations. Meanwhile, the…

Fujitsu, Microsoft Collaborate on Internet of Things for Agriculture Sector

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by Angela Guess Business Cloud News yesterday reported, “Fujitsu and Microsoft announced an Internet of Things partnership focused on blending the former’s devices and IoT services for agriculture and manufacturing, powered by Windows software and Azure cloud services. The move will see the two companies offer a solution that blends Fujitsu’s Eco-Management Dashboard, an IoT…

Microsoft Closes Acquisition of Revolution Analytics

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by Angela Guess Joseph Sirosh, Corporate VP of Information Management and Machine Learning at Microsoft recently wrote, “Earlier this year we announced our intent to acquire Revolution Analytics and today I’m happy to say we have closed the acquisition agreement. It is my pleasure to welcome the Revolution team to Microsoft. Together we will help…

DH2i Launches Container Management Software for Microsoft Windows Server

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “DH2i today announced the general availability launch of DxEnterprise container management software for Microsoft Windows Server, bringing with it a fundamental shift in how today’s datacenter will manage Windows Server applications and workloads.  DxEnterprise ‘containerizes’ Windows Server application instances, thereby decoupling the apps and…

Microsoft Set to Acquire Revolution Analytics

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by Angela Guess Joseph Sirosh of the Microsoft Blog reports, “I’m very pleased to announce that Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. We are making this…

Microsoft Acquires Machine Learning Startup Equivio

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by Angela Guess Emil Protalinski of Venture Beat reports, “Microsoft today announced it has acquired text analysis software startup Equivio, though financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The company says it plans to integrate the machine learning technology into Office 365 ‘in the months ahead.’ While Office 365 offers e-discovery and information governance…

2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 2

by Jennifer Zaino Today we continue our look back at the best of times for The Semantic Web and related fields in 2014 (see here for our first story in this series): Ian Hersey, Saffron Chief Product Officer: Cognitive Computing in 2014 has certainly captured a lot of buzz, thanks in part to IBM’s strong…