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  • Bluewater SQL

    MapReduce Ninja Moves: Combiners, Shuffle & Doing A Sort

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    Who's driving this car? At first glance it appears that as a developer, you have very little if no control over how MapReduce behaves. In some regards this is an accurate assessment. You have no control over when or where a MapReduce job runs, what data...
  • Bluewater SQL

    Azure Machine Learning – Data Preparation

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    In my last post ( HERE ) we started a more pragmatic look at the Azure Machine Learning service using the CRISP Data Mining methodology as our outline. We began by looking at Data Understanding, which is Phase 2 and includes data acquisition, data exploration...
  • Bluewater SQL

    Azure Machine Learning – A Deeper Look

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    In the previous post, we took a cursory look at the newly announced Azure Machine Learning Service. Using the well-worn Adventure Works sample, we implemented the Targeted Mailing example using the Two-Class Boosted Decision Tree algorithm. In this follow...
  • Bluewater SQL

    Azure Machine Learning – Data Understanding

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    Continuing on with our introduction of the Azure Machine Learning service, we will step back from the high-level demos used in two previous posts and begin a more pragmatic look at this service. This post will explore the methods available for data ingress...
  • Bluewater SQL

    Azure Machine Learning – First Look

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    An intriguing new Azure-based service was recently announced that has an opportunity to be a game changer in the business analytics space. This service, known as Azure Machine Learning opens the door to enterprise-strength data science in a managed environment...
  • Bluewater SQL

    Fun with PowerShell: Part 1 – Loading Demo Data

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    I know I am relatively late to the game when it comes to PowerShell, but I’ve found myself using it more and more lately in places where I would traditionally write a bit of C# code. Yesterday as I worked to put together yet another demo I created...
  • Microsoft Pakistan Community Blog

    Windows 10 Technical Preview is available to download

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    The Windows 10 Technical Preview is now available in ISO format. Please sign up for the Windows Insider program at preview.windows.com . As an early adapter you'll get a pre-cooked and unpolished build so we strongly suggest following, - Don't install...
  • Bluewater SQL

    An End-to-End HDInsight Demo

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    I’ve got one last post in me before vacation starts… By now, the big data buzzword fatigue has set in and you’ve probably completed 1,000 demos that highlight the different parts of the Hadoop ecosystem. So why spend time on yet...
  • Новости Русского MSDN

    Windows 10 Technical Preview доступна для скачивания

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    Вчера Microsoft представила Windows 10 , и сегодня любой из вас может скачать и установить на своем компьютере или виртуальной машине предварительную версию этой операционной системы. Где взять и как установить предварительную версию? 1. Зарегистрируйтесь...
  • Janne Mattila's blog

    Solving My Pocket Solitaire using Bottom-Up method

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    This post continues My Pocket Solitaire series. In my previous post I went through how to solve this puzzle using top-down approach. However as I explained it’s quite inefficient way to just “ brute force ” the tree from Top-Down and try to get possible...
  • MSDN Magazine

    Charles Petzold Departing

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      As I describe in this month’s Editor’s Note column , the October issue of MSDN Magazine is Charles Petzold’s last as a regular columnist . He is leaving our pages to take on a role as a programmer and writer at cross-platform tools provider Xamarin...
  • Dr. Doris Chen's Blog

    Get Started with Windows 10

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      Today Microsoft announced the Windows Insider Program , which allows members to download the Windows 10 Technical Preview .   What does Windows 10 mean for developers? Windows 10 will evolve the universal Windows app model we introduced with...
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