To start 2016, NEBytes welcomes back Microsoft MVP John Timney to
hear about the clever stuff he's been doing with Azure Machine Learning:
Improving SharePoint Project Cost Estimation with Azure Machine Learning
SharePoint projects, or any projects for that matter can be really
difficult, but what if you could simplify that dramatically by looking
at data science and Azure.
Bring on machine learning and you
suddenly have an opportunity to amalgamate your legacy cost information
to better predict future outlay for pretty much anything. What makes it
even better is that it’s not really very hard to start using Azure
Machine Learning and then to move on to looking at alternative
strategies for other types of predictive outcomes, and you don’t have to
be an experienced data scientist to dip your toe in the water and get
real fiscal potential from drag and drop solutions in Azure.
Learning" made its first appearance on the Gartner Hype cycle chart
this year, but has already past the peak of inflated expectations and
now takes the place of Big Data as a critical skill for business to
Join SharePoint MVP John Timney as he takes you through
this exciting and must learn thing that is AML, provides some light
touch insight into its operational domain and demonstrates how to start
taking early advantage of it.
In addition, NEBytes own
Jonathan Noble will be talking about adopting some DevOps practices with
Visual Studio Team Services (formerly Visual Studio Online):
Making your Operations workload more visible with Visual Studio Team Services
may have been using similar tools for a while, but in the DevOps era
it's time for the sys admins to catch up. Visual Studio Team Services
offers a number of features that operations folk can take advantage of,
whether you're closely collaborating with devs or not.
MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, Jonathan Noble, will share his
experience with VSTS's Kanban board and work item queries for better
visualising Work In Progress, and tying that in to hosted version
control for PowerShell scripts, DSC configurations, etc.