Posted by Rob Knies
Many businesses and individuals talk a mean game about how they’re changing the world, catering to customer demands, delivering bold new user experiences.And why not? It’s easy. Such claims rarely are held accountable. They’re easy to twist into whatever direction is most convenient.Talk is cheap—sometimes. But not always.I just had a most fascinating discussion with Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, a researcher in the Sensing and Energy Research Group at Microsoft Research Redmond. He’s at TechFest 2013 this week, discussing a project called Enabling Real-Time Business-Metadata Extraction, his focus for the last six months. I asked him a few questions about the project, and he responded in terms at once sincere, ingenious, and passionate.
With the recent announcement about Azure HDInsight, now is a good time to look at how one might use Data Explorer to connect to data sitting in Windows Azure HDInsight.
As you might be aware, HDInsight is Microsoft’s own offering of Hadoop as a service. In this example, we are going to look at how data can be consumed from HDInsight. We will be using a dataset in HDInsight that contains historical stock prices for all stocks traded on the NYSE between 1970 and 2010. MORE
Microsoft is looking for great student research on the future of cybersecurity policy. If you have conducted or plan to conduct such research, read on for information on how you can win a $5,000 cash prize for your research in our Cybersecurity 2020 essay contest.
Life at Microsoft isn’t just about coming up with the next big technological innovation or writing software code.
Case in point: Next week, more than 400 Microsoft employees, customers and partners from around the world will travel to New Orleans for the annual Microsoft Dynamics Convergence conference. On March 18, before the convention networking begins, more than 400 customers, partners and Microsoft employees attending Convergence are teaming up with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, Hike for KaTREEna and St. Paul’s Homecoming Center to frame two new Habitat houses.