Microsoft is buying the BrightBytes DataSense data-integration platform in order to try to bring more data-analytics capabilities to schools and education solution providers.
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USAFacts, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's latest venture, is an initiative that only a true Excel and SQLServer fan would undertake.
Microsoft is launching the pilot of an online certification program, called the "Microsoft Professional Degree", with a data-science-focused competency.
Microsoft is supporting Apache Spark with its HDInsight, Cortana Intelligence Suite, Power BI and Microsoft R Server software and services.
Microsoft's newest Power BI feature -- publish to web -- is very powerful, but maybe too much so, at least at the moment.
Microsoft is rolling out a free version of its R big-data analytics server for developers alongside the rest of the newly rebranded Revolution Analytics servers.
Microsoft R Servers for Hadoop, Teradata and Linux -- seemingly, the renamed version of Revolution Analytics' commercial versions of its analytics products -- are available to MSDN subscribers.
Microsoft has bought analytics firm Metanautix and plans to integrate its technology with SQL Server and the Cortana Analytics Suite.
Microsoft is bringing together a number of its Azure business-intelligence and machine-learning services, along with Cortana into a single suite. Preview is coming this fall.
Microsoft Research's Project Trinity is now available for public testing in the form of Graph Engine 1.0 public preview.