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Trouble with Excel 2013 PowerPivot or PowerView - add-ins are not available in Ribbon view?

Since I’m continually running the latest betas or versions of software and add-ins – every once in a...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 04/21/2014

TED2014–Virtual Reality in Space

TED2014 30 year Celebration and Anniversary Vancouver, BC March 17th – 21st Last week the Microsoft...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 03/28/2014

Windows Azure training for researchers–Now available online

Today we’ve made online versions of the Windows for Azure training for researchers available to...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 03/28/2014

Science in the Cloud: Building cloud virtual machines for research

Coming in March – there is going to be a special Azure for Research Request for Proposals – focusing...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 02/07/2014

“Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure” E-Book

Just saw the announcement of the e-book “Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure” – a good...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 02/04/2014

Cloud Design Patterns now available

Great news for folks looking for guidance on developing apps for the Azure Cloud – take a look at...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 01/28/2014

Using Worldwide Telescope in a Master/Slave configuration

Config File for Slave Config.xml The other day I was asked about putting Worldwide Telescope in a...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 07/24/2013

Data Science in a Box using IPython–up and running on Azure with LinuxVM

Interested in getting up and running quickly with data science computing using Python and IPython...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 04/29/2013

Behind the WorldWide Telescope Theater at SXSW

This past weekend at SXSW, Microsoft and the WorldWide Telescope team worked with NASA, Northrop...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 03/13/2013

Two Big Telescopes in Austin for SXSW and one Big Screen

Today starts South by Southwest Interactive and the Worldwide Telescope team is working with NASA...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 03/08/2013

Connecting the Science dots at TechFest 2013

During this years annual Microsoft Research TechFest, where Microsoft Research exposes compelling...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 03/07/2013

More Excel 2013 Goodies - Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office

After posting about Data Explorer yesterday – I thought about other add-ins for Excel that make hard...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 02/28/2013

A tool for Data Science - Microsoft "Data Explorer" Preview for Excel now available

Functionality and features for Excel 2013 just keeps getting better, especially when you realize...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 02/28/2013

Start PowerPivot in Excel 2013 add-in

This is a good article if you’ve updated to Excel 2013 and want to update your PowerPivot models....

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 02/04/2013

Astronomy to go: UW readies new portable planetarium | Powered by Worldwide Telescope

It’s great to see the University of Washington planetarium  showcased in this UW Today...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 01/30/2013

AGU 2012–Environment and large displays are fun

This week many of us from the Microsoft Research Earth, Energy and Science team are down at AGU2012...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 12/04/2012

Big Compute comes to Windows Azure (via HPC Pack 2012)

Last week at SuperCompter2012, the Windows Azure team showed off it’s Big Compute support by placing...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 11/21/2012

Build 2012 on Channel 9–great streaming info

  Even if you weren’t able to get a registration for //Build/ 2012 – the streaming sessions are...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 10/31/2012

Fully data-constrained terrestrial carbon model - view and comment on the paper

If you’re interested in how carbon impacts the overall climate models – you’ll really be interested...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 10/05/2012

Continuing a Commitment to Carbon Disclosure

It’s really good to see Microsoft’s commitment to reducing the companies carbon footprint being...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 09/17/2012

Rename file extension with PowerShell

Last week I ended up finding that one of my directories of pictures lost their file extensions – so...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 09/17/2012

Presenting around the world

I just finished a seminar presentation to Monash University while sitting in Redmond – the slides...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 09/06/2012

Windows Azure and SQL DB materials–curriculum and development

I just saw that some new Curriculum materials for Windows Azure and SQL Databases in the Faculty...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 08/24/2012

Layerscape Tour: Malowane niebo–Beautiful

It’s inspiring to see someone take technology and combine with art and artistic abilities to make...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 06/12/2012

Fun with Cliplets–Video and Pics

For some Friday fun, I was playing with Cliplets from Microsoft Research – it let’s you combine...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 06/08/2012

OData–Open Data Technical Committee Proposed to OASIS for standardization

This is great to hear that Microsoft along with Technology Leaders Support OASIS Standards for Open...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 05/24/2012

PSH5X–A Windows PowerShell module for HDF5

Just saw the announcement from the HDF5 group that they’ve released PSH5X-a Windows PowerShell...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 05/17/2012

Smart Buildings pilot at Microsoft–energy analytics

There’s a good cover story article on Microsoft’s Smart Building Pilot Program in the latest The...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 01/16/2012

Learn Windows Azure Next Tuesday (Dec 13th)

Don’t miss the Learn Windows Azure event next Tuesday, Dec 13th…. Learn Windows Azure Next Tuesday...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 12/09/2011

"Data Explorer"– Clean, Mashup, and Publish your Science Data

Dealing with scientific data can be challenging – especially since it’s in many different formats,...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 12/08/2011

WorldWide Telescope and Kinect on really big screen at SC11

For the last couple of days at Supercomputer 2011 we’ve been demoing WorldWide Telescope being...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 11/16/2011

Develop with Python in Visual Studio, connect with Kinect and Excel

There is a new release of the Python Tools for Visual Studio and it includes Pyvot: a connector to...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 11/05/2011

The Fourth Paradigm book now available in Portuguese

Earlier today I had the pleasure to give the kickoff talk for the release of The Fourth Paradigm...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 11/03/2011

Big Data and LINQ in CACM

Just read the The World According to LINQ article in October’s Communications of the ACM – Erik...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 10/26/2011

.NET Bio: the new name for Microsoft Biology Foundation and now open source

Microsoft Research is putting .NET Bio, a bioinformatics toolkit into the Outercurve Foundation,...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 10/18/2011

PDFs on Docs.com

I just realized that Docs.com has support for PDFs – so to test it out, I put up a copy of The...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 09/29/2011

Back from time off…more fun to come

Today summer seemed to come to an end – the “marine layer” moved in from the coast and brought cool...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 09/13/2011

Pushing Data into WWT - via Excel and LCapi

Last week the Worldwide Telescope team put out some tools to support astronomy and earth-system...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 05/17/2011

AstroViz 2011 Workshop–June 4 & 5

If you are a professional or student interested in visualizing astronomy data then you should not...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 05/06/2011

Geospatial data support in OData–Strawman proposal

For those of you interested in Geospatial issues – check out the new strawman proposal for adding...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 05/04/2011

BI Labs and Fuzzy Match for Excel

Just saw that the Business Intelligence folks have setup BI Labs – It will be interesting to see all...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 04/29/2011

Celebrating an Out-of-This-World Earth Day guest post on Microsoft Research Connections Blog

For Earth Day last Friday I did a guest blog post talking about the great collaboration we had with...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 04/26/2011

Finding Hubble in the WorldWide Telescope

The folks at HubbleSite.org have a good overview on how to view the magnificent images in WorldWide...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 04/25/2011

WWT and Kinect Demo at MIX–the universe at your fingertips.

Ever wonder when you’d see the “Minority Report” beyond the silver screen?   Beyond the FX...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 04/13/2011

OData Service for Team Foundation Server 2010

More OData support by products…really neat to see… OData Service for Team Foundation Server 2010 I’m...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 04/13/2011

New update of Microsoft ICE– Cool video to panorama feature

The latest update to Microsoft ICE – Image Composite Editor is available and it has a feature I’ve...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 04/05/2011

Free Microsoft Biology Framework Workshop at RENCI in North Carolina April 19-20

Really good event to go to if you’d like to hear more about MBF… We recently posted a preview of the...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 03/24/2011

Holiday Card–Seasons Greeting

Here’s my Holiday Card for 2010 – put together in 5 minutes using www.freeholidayphoto.com – thanks...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 12/02/2010

Climate Prediction Leverages Home Computers for Weather At Home

I posted an article on the MSR External Research blog about a project MSR has sponsored for the past...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 11/23/2010

Just sat through Ryan Waite’s talk at SC2010 showcasing some of the new features in WinHPC – being...

Author: Dan_eScience Date: 11/16/2010

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