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To SQL or not to SQL

I was on tour last week at @SQL_Relay and gave a talk on CosmosDB at To SQL, or not to SQL: that is...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 10/16/2017

Qualification

Data Science and machine learning are very cool just now and It’s relatively easy to find lots of...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 01/06/2017

Think Data Science–Pitfalls

In my last post and generally I like to talk up how useful a data science approach is to...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 08/12/2016

Think Data Science – Approach

I go to a lot of computer events and I feel for the organisers when 80 have registered and only...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 08/04/2016

So you want to be a Data Scientist

In the dark days of the last millennium data scientists were serious statisticians using exotic...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 07/26/2016

PowerShell for taming Azure

Have you got your subscription under control particularly if you are on MSDN or a smaller budget and...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 04/20/2016

If you haven’t got a question then Machine Learning is not the answer

I am in the middle of preparing for some more events the next big one being a day of machine...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 02/26/2016

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Don’t do this..

I am always one of the first to try new stuff when it comes out and so it was great for Microsoft to...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 10/26/2015

Data, no use at all without a catalog

About a decade a go I went on a Microsoft BI boot camp which was also attended by Microsoft staff...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 10/06/2015

Cortana - Remembering the Future

If you have ever watched the Star Trek First Contact film the crew allude to the fact that the star...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 09/02/2015

Azure Data Services for (near) Real Time Scenarios

Light takes about 8 and half minutes to get from the surface sun to the earth and it can actually...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 07/16/2015

Azure Data Services for Big Data

Big data is one of those over used and little understood terms that occasionally crop up in IT. Big...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 07/12/2015

Azure Data Services for Predictive Analytics

In my last post I hopefully explained that business intelligence works very well on Azure and with...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 07/01/2015

Azure Data Services for Business Intelligence

A little known fact the biggest workload on Azure VM’s (aka IaaS) is .. SQL Server. This might seem...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 05/15/2015

Azure Data Services–what are they?

This might be a recurring theme but worth mentioning again - Azure continues to change and expand at...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 04/09/2015

Machine Learning for the Business Intelligence developer

Amy (the other half of the data duo in our team) and I have been gate crashing the Data Culture...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 02/26/2015

Azure Machine Learning – General Availability

Today Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (MAML)goes from preview to general availability and it’s also...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 02/16/2015

TechDays on Line 2015–it gets better

I have been out in Seattle for the last couple of weeks as a roving reporter for our upcoming...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 01/31/2015

Don’t be a turkey

It’s not great being a turkey, pheasant or grouse at Christmas, but my Christmas sketch this year...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 12/25/2014

IT Camp - Extend your Data Centre with Azure

I have been on a journey over the last year that some of you may already be embarked on and that is...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 12/18/2014

IT Camps–What are they good for.

One of the most rewarding yet most difficult part of my job over the last three years has been...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 12/17/2014

How to train your MAML–Redux

Since I wrote this series we have taken on two computer science graduates in the evangelism team in...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 12/12/2014

What kind of data person are you?

I have been working with data in one form or another since 1991, but I wouldn’t describe myself as a...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 11/28/2014

Lab Ops – Working with Azure VMs

A couple of months ago I had a very interesting chat with Andy a Data Centre admin at CP Ltd about...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 11/24/2014

How to train your maml – Publishing your work

Before I get into my next post you may have noticed that ML has changed compared with a few weeks...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 11/09/2014

Future Decoded – with Data Science

If you have been following my posts on Microsoft’s approach to data science with things like Machine...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 10/06/2014

How to train your MAML

In this fourth post in my Azure Machine Learning series we are actually going to do the training...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 09/30/2014

How to train your MAML – Looking at the data in SQL Azure

In my last post we saw how to clean, transform and join datasets. I also mentioned I had trouble...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 09/25/2014

How to Train your MAML–Refining the data

In my last post we looked at how to load data into Microsoft Azure Machine Learning using the...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 09/18/2014

How to train your MAML – Importing data

In my last post I split the process of using Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (MAML) down to four...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 08/26/2014

Learning Machine Learning using a Jet Engine

In this post I want to try and explain what machine learning is and put into context with what we...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 08/07/2014

Adventure Works!

My title for this post is a pun on the Adventure Works databases, and samples that have been in SQL...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 08/01/2014

VDI–Shameless plug

I have spent the last six months writing my first book, Getting Started with Windows VDI for Packt...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 07/24/2014

Lab Ops – PowerShell 4 and PKI

In a Remote Desktop Services lab setup involving a gateway to allow connections to our virtual...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 05/28/2014

Microsoft VDA and Windows Embedded – A game changer for VDI?

If you are following me on Twitter then you may have noticed that a few of my friends are reviewing...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 05/08/2014

Lab Ops Redux setting up Hyper-V in a hurry

I am at Manchester United as I write this and one of the delegates wanted to quickly try out Hyper-V...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 04/16/2014

Lab Ops 19 – Software Defined Networking - where’s my stuff

Well done if you got through my last post, I bolted a lot of stuff together and it all looks a bit...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 02/19/2014

Lab Ops 18 Getting started with Software Defined Networking

In my last post I finished up where I had my host under management of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 02/06/2014

Lab Ops part 17 - Getting Started with Virtual Machine Manager

In my last post I talked a lot about the way all of System Center works, now I want to look at one...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 01/29/2014

Virtual Machine Manager 2012R2 Templates cubed

Up until now in my Lab Ops series I have been using bits of PowerShell to create VM’s in a known...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 01/27/2014

System Center: Use the right tool for the right job

This post isn’t really about Lab Ops as it’s more theory than Ops, but before I dive in to the world...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 01/20/2014

Lab Ops– 16 System Center setup

This post isn’t going to tell you how to install System Center screen by screen as there are some...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 01/15/2014

Lab Ops part 15 - Combining MDT with Windows Update Services

If we are going to deploy VDI to our users we are going to still have some of the same challenges as...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 01/10/2014

Lab Ops - Part 14 Putting Applications into the VDI Template with MDT

In my last post I created a process to quickly create what MDT refers to as a Reference Computer and...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 01/07/2014

Lab Ops Part 13 - MDT 2013 for VDI

The core of any VDI deployment is the Virtual Desktop Template (VDT) which is the blueprint from...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 12/31/2013

Lab-Ops part 12 – A crude but effective Domain Controller

I realised I need to recreate a Domain Controller in my labs and in so doing I noticed a snag in my...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 12/23/2013

Lab Ops part 11 – Server Core

My laptop running Windows Server 2012R2 looks like this when it starts: This is a good thing and a...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 12/13/2013

Lab Ops Part 10–Scale Out File Servers

In my last post I showed how to build a simple cluster out of two VMs and a shared disk.  The...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 12/01/2013

Lab Ops part 9 - an Introduction to Failover Clustering

For many of us Failover Clustering in Windows still seems to be a black art, so I thought it might...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 11/19/2013

Lab Ops part 8 –Tidying up

If you have been to one of our IT camps you’ll know it’s all live and unstructured which  can...

Author: Andrew.Fryer Date: 11/05/2013

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