We were building an app that needed to access AzureML via an Android phone app. Quickly, it became clear that we were integrating a lot of different moving parts: Android, Java, AzureML. How did we do it?
I'm conducting some mentoring for #TeensInAI at the BBC Studios in London today with Acorn Aspirations. I'm working with a group, and we are creating an app that uses various technologies, such as Android mobile studio, Java, AzureML and Swagger. It wasn't immediately obvious where to find the Swagger JSON file for deploying as part… Continue reading Getting the Swagger.JSON file from #AzureML
Do you need to do some back-end work to secure your WordPress site on Azure? If so, you will need to do some back-end work using an FTP facility, such a FileZilla. You will need: ftp site username password So let's get to it! Finding the FTP and FTPS site details for Azure WordPress… Continue reading Accessing the Azure WordPress Installation using FTP
I have ported my Data Relish company website over to Azure. It isn't finished yet, and I'm making the final touches. I'm using WordPress on Azure and it's been good experience in understanding how the moving parts of Azure, Office 365 and WordPress all hang together. In trying to update Elementor Pro, I got the… Continue reading Fixing ‘Could not create Directory’ in Azure WordPress installation of Elementor Pro
I'm still learning about being a Microsoft Regional Director and I'm figuring things out. I'd like to thank Microsoft here for this opportunity and I'd like to thank the great RD team at Microsoft for their seemingly-endless patience with my questions! Here is my opinion. I don't represent anyone other than myself, and this is… Continue reading Being a Microsoft Regional Director: faith, trust and pixie dust for good
One of my project roles at the moment (I have a few!) is that I am architecting a major Azure implementation for a global brand. I'm also helping with the longer-term 'vision' of how that might shape up. I love this part of my job and I'm living my best life doing this piece; I… Continue reading Modelling your Data in Azure Data Lake
Cloud computing, such as Azure, can be a great leveler and enabler for people stepping into technology, regardless of ability. Diversity and Inclusion are important for a healthy environment.
I'm leading a project which is using Azure SQL Datawarehouse, and I'm pretty excited to be involved. I love watching the data take shape, and, for the customer requirements, Azure SQL Datawarehouse is perfect. Note that my customer details are confidential and that's why I never give details away such as the customer name and… Continue reading Dynamic Data Masking in Azure SQL Datawarehouse
I read the Microsoft blog entitled 'How to evaluate model performance in Azure Machine Learning'. It's a nice piece of work, and it got me thinking. I didn't see that the blog post contained anything about neural network evaluation, so this topic is covered here. How do you evaluate the performance of a Neural Network? This… Continue reading How do you evaluate the performance of a Neural Network? Focus on AzureML
One question that keeps popping up in myc customer AzureML projects is 'How do I conduct data preparation on my data?' In this blog, we explore this topic in more detail.
I've created UK Power BI Summit in response to an industry need for Power BI to have its own event, and I hope to produce a repeatable model for other Power BI groups globally. I am working with Microsoft in Redmond at the moment, in the hope that I can spread the world globally about the… Continue reading Why UK Power BI Summit? Derive business value from your data
In one of the industry's best known volte-face, Microsoft have warmly embraced Open Source. As announced at Microsoft's Connect() conference earlier this week, Microsoft is pleased to become a Linux Foundation Platinum Member. We also saw a quieter announcement; the Azure DataMarket is being decommissioned. Now that Microsoft are ecstatically adopting Open Source Software, I'd… Continue reading How Microsoft can help join the Open Data dots