Learn the differences between the Basic, Standard, and Premium tiers of Azure SQL Single Database.

Provisioning is one component of maximizing the value of your deployment – licensing is another.

In this video with Matt Gordon, take a walk through the differences between licensing by DTU and by vCore and talk about what may be right for you and your needs.

In the second part of this two-part series, Hamish Watson shows us how to use infrastructure as code to deploy an Azure Kubernetes systems cluster.

To learn about the many ways to deploy an Azure SQL database, watch part one: https://youtu.be/T05C-ro1_W0?WT.mc_id=dataexposed-c9-niner

Video Content:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:55 Demo: Deploying Azure Kubernetes systems cluster
  • 7:50 Get started on Azure

Dictation in productivity apps such as Word empower people to conquer the blank page.

Dictating is a fast and easy way to get your thoughts on the page during brainstorming, outlining, and authoring content. Office voice commanding is the next step to make dictation more powerful.

Using AI powered by Microsoft Cognitive Services, Microsoft 365 users save time and effort with transcription and voice commanding. Office voice commanding is powered by Microsoft Cognitive services, including Cognitive Speech Studio and Language Understanding Cognitive Service.

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Capacity planning plays a critical role in migrating an existing application or designing a new one. In the final part of this three-part series with Silvano Coriani, we’ll review various Azure SQL capacity planning scenarios, as well as review best practices and recommendations on what to use when. 

Time index:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:26 Greenfield development scenario
  • 5:42 Existing applications on-prem or other clouds scenario
  • 7:42 On-prem demo
  • 12:01 Changes in existing Azure SQL DB apps scenario

When you think of “deep learning” you might think of teams of PhDs with petabytes of data and racks of supercomputers.

But it turns out that a year of coding, high school math, a free GPU service, and a few dozen images is enough to create world-class models. fast.ai has made it their mission to make deep learning as accessible as possible.

In this interview fast.ai co-founder Jeremy Howard explains how to use their free software and courses to become an effective deep learning practitioner.

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Are you looking for inspiration for how technology can do amazing things in the world?

Then check this out:

We have an amazing episode where Dona and Sarah are joined by the Microsoft Trainees Geoff, Chris, Sarah, Ally, Hannah, and their team leader TJ. This team were confronted with an issue they were all very passionate about and grouped together to see what they could do. In this episode, the team share how they used multiple areas of the Power Platform to bring together a solution which has been deployed and is being used RIGHT NOW to support homeless people find shelter during COVID19.

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In this episode of Data Exposed with Vladimir Ivanovic, he announces a set of major performance improvements for Azure SQL Managed Instances, which enable customers to migrate their more performance-hungry database workloads to Azure SQL Managed Instance.

These improvements are automatically enabled for all existing and future Azure SQL Managed Instances at no extra charge, making Azure SQL Managed Instance the best fully-managed database platform for mission-critical workloads.

Time stamps:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:58 Azure SQL Managed Instance Performance Improvements
  • 1:45 Improved log rate for SQL MI General Purpose
  • 2:40 Improved log rate for SQL MI Business Critical
  • 3:55 Pricing
  • 4:30 Opportunities
  • 5:22 Improvements are available now!

Resources:

  • Azure SQL Managed Instance Resource Limits: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/managed-instance/resource-limits?WT.mc_id=dataexposed-c9-niner
  • Service Tier Characteristics: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/managed-instance/resource-limits#service-tier-characteristics

This episode of the AI show covers reinforcement learning – an AI approach that is especially promising for training naturally behaving game characters with nuanced reactions to human players.

Jump To:

[00:50] What is reinforcement learning
[02:26] Project Malmo – Minecraft as a platform for AI research
[05:00] Project Paidia: towards RL agents that learn to collaborate with human players
[09:00] Project Paidia demo
[11:00] Call to action -AI Innovation page (Project Paidia) + Azure ML notebooks

Learn More:

  • Project Paidia deep dive page https://aka.ms/AIShow/ProjectPaidia
  • Azure notebooks – try this today https://aka.ms/AIShow/AzureNotebooks
  • Game Intelligence research https://aka.ms/AIShow/GameIntelligence
  • Follow Seth https://twitter.com/katjahofmann