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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

In this video, you will see what Automated Machine Learning is and how you can use it to solve machine learning problems. We also go through a demo to solve a banking problem starting from a dataset to deploying models to production, all without a single line of code.

In the first part of this two-part series with Hamish Watson, we will look at the various methods available to deploy an Azure SQL database including PowerShell, Azure CLI and Terraform. Creating resources has never been easier or more standard than what we have now.

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  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:55 A Match Made in the Cloud Overview
  • 4:42 Demo
  • 7:10 Other ways to deploy into Azure
  • 8:22 Continuation of demo
  • 8:56 CI CD Pipeline

Kevin Stratvert shows us in this step-by-step tutorial how to use your iPhone or Android Phone as a Microphone for you Windows, Mac, or Linux PC.

Download & install Wo Mic: https://wolicheng.com/womic/Audacity Recorder: https://www.audacityteam.org


Index:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:13 Install on iPhone or Android
  • 4:33 Install desktop client
  • 4:55 Install virtual microphone driver
  • 6:25 Connect phone with PC
  • 7:41 Test recording using phone as mic
  • 8:38 Using Wo Mic in Zoom
  • 8:57 Using Wo Mic in Teams
  • 9:23 Uninstalling Wo Mic from phone & PC
  • 10:53 Wrap up

In the conclusion to this two-part series with Allan Hirt, learn how Azure can be used to create disaster recovery solutions for your on premises Microsoft SQL Server instances and databases through the use of built-in availability features of SQL Server. 

Index:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:22 Built in hybrid disaster recovery options overview
  • 2:22 Hybrid Log Shipping
  • 4:27 Hybrid “Normal” Availability Group
  • 7:34 Hybrid Distributed Availability Group
  • 11:55 Hybrid Failover Cluster Instance