The hardware side of AI is about to get very interesting.

Tachyum Inc. announced that it has further expanded the capabilities of its Prodigy Universal Processor through support for TensorFlow and PyTorch environments, enabling a faster, less expensive and more dynamic solution for the most challenging artificial intelligence / machine learning workloads. Analysts predict that AI revenue will surpass $300 […]

Learnit Training provides this Excel VBA Beginner Tutorial for those looking to boost their Excel skills.

Sure, it’s not Spark or Python, but not everything needs to be. Winking smile

Exercise files:


  • Introduction 0:03
  • What is VBA? 1:44
  • Object Oriented Programming Languages 5:59
  • Turning on the Developer Tab 10:17
  • The Macro Recorder 13:40
  • Using Relative References 20:39
  • Recording Simple Macros 27:51
  • Multi-Step Macro Recording 39:25
  • Sort and Filter Macro Recording 45:26
  • Protecting and Formatting Sheets with the Macro Recorder 51:35
  • VBA Interface Setup 55:09
  • Recorder Code vs. Manual Code 1:01:11
  • Introduction to Editing Macros 1:12:28
  • Debugging Macros 1:16:53
  • Grammar in VBA 1:28:00
  • Macro Scripting Basics 1:33:04
  • Range 1:40:41
  • Selection & Color 1:47:14
  • Value and Clear 1:52:16
  • ActiveSheet, Sheets, and Name 1:54:01
  • CurrentRegion 1:56:40
  • Practice 1:58:08

Containers are taking over, changing the way systems are developed and deployed.

Just imagine if you could deploy SQL Server or even your whole application stack in just minutes. You can do that, using containers! In this session, we’ll get your started on your container journey learning how to deploy SQL Server in Containers.


About Anthony Nocentino:

Anthony is the Founder and President of Centino Systems as well as a Pluralsight Author and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Linux Expert, and Corporate Problem Solver. Anthony designs solutions, deploys the technology and provides expertise on business system performance, architecture, and security. Anthony has a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science with research publications in high performance/low latency data access algorithms and spatial database systems.

Learn ASP.NET Core 5 MVC(.NET 5) in this complete tutorial course for beginners.

After learning about the history and basics of ASP.NET Core, you will learn how to build a small book list application with CRUD operations. You will learn how to use the Entity Framework for integration with a database with ASP.NET Core Razor Pages.

You will build a CRUD application with validations and finally deploy the application on Azure!


Course Contents

  • 0:00:00 Welcome
  • 0:03:52 Tools
  • 0:05:59 ASP.NET Core
  • 0:10:15 Create Project
  • 0:14:11 Project File
  • 0:15:54 Program Class File
  • 0:17:21 Dependency Injection
  • 0:21:55 StartUp Part 1
  • 0:24:21 StartUp Part 2
  • 0:27:46 Routing in MVC
  • 0:33:47 AppSettings
  • 0:34:37 wwwRoot and launchSettings
  • 0:37:28 MVC Application
  • 0:41:13 Routing in Action
  • 0:45:02 Views in Default Project
  • 0:49:55 Create First Model
  • 0:53:30 Add Connection String
  • 0:56:59 Setup DbContext
  • 1:02:23 Complete DbContext Configuration
  • 1:06:12 Push Category to Database
  • 1:09:47 Check Database
  • 1:11:00 Add Category Controller
  • 1:13:52 Add Category Index View
  • 1:16:24 Get all Category
  • 1:20:59 Display All Category
  • 1:26:19 Add Category Part 1
  • 1:31:16 Add Category Part 2
  • 1:36:46 Add Category Part 3
  • 1:40:43 Assignment
  • 1:41:53 Solution
  • 1:48:14 Validations in ASP.NET Core
  • 1:52:52 Client side and server side validations
  • 1:57:13 Passing Parameters on Redirect
  • 2:00:27 Category Edit Get Action
  • 2:04:16 Update Category
  • 2:06:31 Delete Category
  • 2:10:28 Font Awesome
  • 2:15:04 Assignment
  • 2:15:41 Assignment Solution
  • 2:20:46 Azure Deployment

Lex Fridman interviewed François Chollet, an AI researcher at Google and creator of Keras,  for a second time on his podcast.\


  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 5:04 – Early influence
  • 6:23 – Language
  • 12:50 – Thinking with mind maps
  • 23:42 – Definition of intelligence
  • 42:24 – GPT-3
  • 53:07 – Semantic web
  • 57:22 – Autonomous driving
  • 1:09:30 – Tests of intelligence
  • 1:13:59 – Tests of human intelligence
  • 1:27:18 – IQ tests
  • 1:35:59 – ARC Challenge
  • 1:59:11 – Generalization
  • 2:09:50 – Turing Test
  • 2:20:44 – Hutter prize
  • 2:27:44 – Meaning of life

In part one of this three-part series, Vasiya Krishnan introduces Azure SQL Edge and its features that make it the optimized database engine for IoT Scenarios. In part two, Vasiya will review customer examples and use cases, and in part three, she’ll conclude with a demo that demonstrates how to use Azure SQL Edge to build smarter renewable resources.

You’ve likely noticed an uptick of content related to quantum computing over the last few months.

This article in Forbes sheds some light on why.

“We can have quantum impact right now,” says Krysta Svore, General Manager of Quantum Software at Microsoft. “Quantum-inspired solutions allow you to have improvements today,” she adds. Svore received her Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia and a B.A. in mathematics from Princeton, where she first encountered quantum computing in a seminar on cryptography and realized that “there is a different model of computation that could unlock solutions to problems that we couldn’t expect to unlock with classical computers.”

Quantum is coming. Get ready.

In this video Chris Seferlis discusses some of the reasons you might want to choose Azure Data Factory over Azure Synapse Workspaces with Synapse Studio.

Even though many of the features overlap, there are still scenarios where I’d use ADF, and pass on the additional features of Synapse. Let me know your thoughts below, please like, comment, share and follow me on Twitter: @bizdataviz