Microsoft announced the public preview of Machine Learning, a fully managed service for advanced analytics in the cloud. Machine Learning enables advanced analytic web services to be built in minutes and hours, eliminating much of the heavy lifting associated with deploying machine learning in modern data-driven applications.

With Azure Machine Learning, there's no software to install, no hardware to configure, no arcane development environments to puzzle over. Armed with nothing but a browser, you can log on to Azure and start developing prediction models from anywhere–and deploy new analytic models in record time. Azure Machine Learning also lets you keep a practically unlimited number of files on Azure Storage and connects seamlessly with other Azure data-related services–including HDInsight, our Hadoop-based big data solution, SQL Database and Virtual Machines.

Should be an interesting Preview, so check it out…

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