Gary Explains the release of WSL2.

WSL2 will officially be part of Windows 10, version 2004, which will be rolled out very soon. The design of WSL 2 is quite different to WSL 1. It includes a real Linux kernel, not just a compatibility layer, which means you can run Docker. Here is a quick look at WSL 2 and a quick demo on Ubuntu running inside of Ubuntu running inside Windows!

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.

Learn about Azure Synapse Analytics, a limitless analytics service, that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics.

It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources—at scale. Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.

Come see how you can get started today!

As AI jobs become more mainstream, there’s a big rush to define exactly what types of skills make a “AI Engineer.”

Here’s one take.

Apart from development experience, an AI engineer should have exposure to operations and support for AI applications. It is recommended that the person should be able to create CI/CD pipelines using Azure Boards, Azure Pipelines, Azure Repos, Azure Test Plans and Azure Artifacts on Microsoft Azure ore parallel DevOps platforms from other Cloud providers.

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.

80% of ocean plastic comes from inland sources.

In this episode of CodeStories, learn about the Plastic Origins project, from Surfrider Foundation Europe, which tackles inland plastic pollution by monitoring microplastic and tracking the path of plastic waste as it travels to the ocean.

Episode index:

  • About Surfrider Foundation Europe
  • About AI School
  • Seine River, near Microsoft France office
  • How Plastic Origins is using AI and machine learning
  • Demo with Azure Machine Learning
  • How to get involved with the Plastic Origins project

Surfrider Foundation Europe would like to thank all the volunteers who contribute everyday to the success of the Plastic origins project. If you want to become one of them and join the project, write us at plasticorigins@surfrider.eu

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In this video, get answers to questions like: Why should you care about the data model? What kind of relations are available? How do they influence performance? Why redundancy is (not) a bad thing? Don’t just tell your friends that you’re a professional who works with models, but be great in doing it.

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. 

AI is everywhere – and now even included in Power BI Desktop.

No matter if you’re a business user, analyst, or data scientist – Power BI has AI capabilities tailored to you.

In this video, learn how to leverage the use of language R, integrate an Azure Machine Learning Service when loading data, and understand what kinds of insights Power BI is capable of delivering automatically. 

To learn more, visit: https://community.powerbi.com