Monthly Archives: July 2017

SIGGRAPH 2017: Microsoft Azure enables Secure Rendering with services and certs!

Monday, July 31, 2017

At SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles, CA this week (at the LA Convention Center), Microsoft is demoing the latest in Azure-based rendering services and partner solutions, as well as showcasing a new security guide on safely bursting to the cloud for massive production scale. Come check us out and get more familiar with the industry’s first and only CDSA CPS-certified and MPAA-audited public cloud!

Senior Director, Microsoft Azure

Build apps faster with Azure Serverless

Monday, July 31, 2017

Azure’s Serverless offerings allow developers to build and deploy elastic-scale applications faster than ever. Serverless technology allows developers to focus on their apps rather than provisioning,…

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Azure

Training a neural network to play Hangman without a dictionary

Thursday, July 27, 2017

We used reinforcement learning and CNTK to train a neural network to guess hidden words in a game of Hangman. Our trained model has no reliance on a reference dictionary: it takes as input a variable-length, partially-obscured word (consisting of blank spaces and any correctly-guessed letters) and a binary vector indicating which letters have already been guessed. In the git repository associated with this post, we provide sample code for training the neural network and deploying it in an Azure Web App for gameplay.

Data Scientist II