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Microsoft AI – Going Strong, Doing More

According to Microsoft, their Project Brainwave deployed on Intel’s Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chip makes real time AI calculations a reality. “Preview of Project Brainwave marks the start of Microsoft’s efforts to bring the power of FPGAs to customers for a variety of purposes”, says Mark Russinovich, CTO for Microsoft Azure cloud computing. Quoting Microsoft’s

Microsoft Tech Summit – Day Two

  Thursday marked the second and final day of Microsoft’s Amsterdam Tech Summit. Leaving immediately after the last session, I managed to get myself to Amsterdam’s Main Railway Station about 15 minutes before my train departed. After a stressful journey of over 8 hours on a  train filled with people travelling for the four-day Easter

Microsoft Tech Summit – Day One

Waking up quite early I decided to go to RAI Amsterdam, the venue for the Tech Summit. I got there a few minutes before 8 AM. This turned out to be excellent timing, because I was there exactly when the doors opened. I registered myself, enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and took a stroll around “The

Azure Storage Account – Setup

To be able to use Azure Tables, Blob and File Storage you must first set up a Storage Account. As with (almost!) everything in Azure, it’s easy and fast to do this. Let’s get started. Sign into the Azure Portal, then select Storage accounts on the navigation pane at the left. Click Add, as shown here:

Azure File Storage – Setup

I must admit that I am somewhat biased in writing about Microsoft Azure. I just love it,  including its flexibility and scalability, relatively gentle and simple learning curve and the stuff I can do with it. Azure File Storage is a good example: I set up  file storage in less than a minute that lets