Powerpoint Designer utilizes machine learning to provide users with redesigned slides to maximize their engagement and visual appeal.

Up to 4.1 million Designer slides are created daily and the Designer team is adding new types of content continuously.

Time Index:

  • [02:39] Demo – PowerPoint suggests design ideas to help users build memorable slides effortlessly
  • [03:28] A behind-the-scenes look at how PowerPoint was built to make intelligent design recommendations
  • [04:47] AI focused on intelligently cropping images in photos and centering the objects, positioning the images, and even using multi-label classifiers to determine the best treatment.
  • [06:00] How PowerPoint is solving for Natural Language Processing (NLP).
  • [07:32] Providing recommendations when image choices don’t meet the users’ needs.
  • [09:30] How Azure Machine Learning helps the dev team scale and increase throughput for data scientists.
  • [11:10] How distributed GPUs helps the team work more quickly and run multiple models at once.

Microsoft is happy to announce the Generally Available (GA) release of PowerShell 7.0!

Joey Aiello and Sydney Smith, PowerShell PM’s, stop by to introduce the latest news and features in PowerShell 7.

PowerShell 7 is the latest major update to PowerShell, a cross-platform (Windows, Linux, and macOS) automation tool and configuration framework optimized for dealing with structured data (e.g. JSON, CSV, XML, etc.), REST APIs, and object models.We’re happy to announce the Generally Available (GA) release of PowerShell 7.0! Joey Aiello and Sydney Smith, PowerShell PM’s, stop by to introduce the latest news and features in PowerShell 7.

If you’re a developer (or IT professional) who likes to use the command line and appreciates an organized, customized, fast workflow, then this video is for you!

  • Run PowerShell, Ubuntu (Linux), Azure CLI, Oh-my-Zsh, and Posh-Git command lines all in one terminal via multiple tabs.
  • Open each command line in separate split panes, all in the same terminal window using shortcut keys to jump between them.
  • Customize your font, background colors or images, shortcut keys, and default profiles.
  • Checkout some demos and see what’s good.

Kayla Cinnamon shows you how to get started. 

Check out how Stora Enso makes RFID tags green

Enabling automated item level processes and bringing business and environmental benefits to the industries the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) based solutions are getting their lost interest back step by step.

In retail for example apparel industry and retailers are implementing RFID and driving related development. Material and manufacturing point of view Stora Enso has introduced most sustainable tags to the market – providing scalability and performance.

Choosing a mobile app framework can be overwhelming; there are dozens available on the market to evaluate. From native frameworks written in Swift, ObjC, Java, and Kotlin to cross-platform frameworks like React Native and Xamarin, it can be really difficult to understand the key differences between all of them.

In this talk, learn the pros and cons of popular mobile app frameworks to help you determine which one is right for you.

This is Part 2 of a four-part series that breaks up a talk that Seth Juarez gave at the Toronto AI Meetup. (Watch Part 1)

Index:

  • [00:13] Optimization (I explain calculus!!!)
  • [04:40] Gradient descent
  • [06:26] Perceptron (or linear models – we learned what these are in part 1 but I expound a bit more)
  • [07:04] Neural Networks (as an extension to linear models)
  • [09:28] Brief Review of TensorFlow

Persistent Log Buffers, sometimes referred to as tail of log caching, uses persistent memory to persist the database log buffer, eliminating bottlenecks that may occur on busy systems waiting for the log buffer to flush to disk.

A process known as log hardening.

Learn more here.

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [00:45] Positioning persistent log buffer
  • [01:13] Persistent memory (PMEM) devices
  • [01:58] Usecase for and benefits of persistent log buffer
  • [02:31] Best practices for SQL Server with PMEM in Windows
  • [03:38] Best practices for SQL Server with PMEM in Linux
  • [04:01] What is persistent log buffer?
  • [04:43] What is forced delayed durability?
  • [05:30] Difference between persistent log buffer and forced delayed durability
  • [06:42] Demo: setting up persistent log buffer
  • [07:54] Wrap-up