Here’s an interesting story about data analytics, specifically NLP, and data visualization can breathe new life into classic works of literature.

Phil Harvey, a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft in the UK, used the company’s Text Analytics API on 19 of The Bard’s plays. The API, which is available to anyone as part of Microsoft’s Azure Cognitive Services, can be used to identify sentiment and topics in text, as well as pick out key phrases and entities. This API is one of several Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools available on Azure.

As an added bonus, I think there should be an AMC series set in Elizabethan times mirroring the events of Breaking Bad.

Here’s an interesting look at Microsoft’s AI strategy from Computer Weekly, with some great quotes from Scott Guthrie.

For AI, Microsoft appears to be putting a lot of emphasis on the developer community. Its head of Cloud + AI business is Scott Guthrie, who has a developer background and co-invented Microsoft’s original ASP.NET web application technology. Guthrie is the Microsoft executive vice president with responsibility for a large chunk of Microsoft’s business, including Cloud, Windows Server, database, CRM, ERP, and the AI platform.

“Our business model at Microsoft is focused on delivering a B2B [business to business] experience and helping our partners and customers deliver to their customers, and that’s a differentiator that increasingly comes up versus Amazon as well as Google, given that their business model is ultimately about reaching users.”

With data storage demands increasing every day, conventional storage will not be enough in the future. Enter DNA-based storage, with its ability to store information on a molecular level, it could revolutionize data storage in the age beyond big data. And researchers have recently came one step closer to making this technology real.

Researchers at Microsoft and the late Microsoft founder Paul Allen’s school of computing science at the University of Washington has built a system of liquids, tubes, syringes, and electronics around a benchtop to deliver the world’s first automated DNA storage device.

I am excited that I can now finally talk about this initiative publicly: an online AI training course geared towards business decision makers.

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Several new language features are coming to C# in the next release, included in Visual Studio 2019.

The one and only Mads Torgersen provides a quick look at how to avoid null reference exceptions with nullable reference types, how to consume and produce asynchronous streams, and much more.

Learn more about C# 8.0: https://aka.ms/csharp8

When IoT and AI come together to make buildings smarter, anything can happen. Microsoft’s campus is a great playground for developing and testing solutions such as project “Garcon”.

Ganesh and Olivier give us a quick walkthrough and demo of the project, including the infamous “tell me a joke” one.

Would you like to know what it takes to create great .NET class libraries? Confused about .NET Standard, .NET Core, and .NET Framework?

Watch this talk to learn how you can easily support multiple platforms with .NET Standard and no compromises, thanks to via multi-targeting. We’ll also cover the other aspects, such as versioning, strong naming, and binding redirects.