Microsoft Announces R Server 9.0, TypeScript 2.1 and New Features for EMS

Microsoft R Server 9.0, TypeScript 2.1, and new capabilities coming to Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS).

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Microsoft is continually investing in advanced analytics solutions, including Microsoft R Server 9.0, which is now available for download on MSDN and Visual Studio Dev Essentials.

Microsoft R Server 9.0 takes state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms that have been battle-tested by Microsoft on a variety of its products, and now makes them available in a new MicrosoftML package on Windows and SQL Server, with support for Linux and Hadoop to follow in the new calendar year.

Microsoft R Server 9.0 now supports Spark 2.0 in addition to Spark 1.6, and adds support for Ubuntu, complementing the product's support for SUSE and RedHat Linux.

TypeScript 2.1 release comes with features that will drastically reduce the friction of starting new projects, make the type-checker much more powerful, and give you the tools to write much more expressive code.

For those who are unfamiliar, "TypeScript is a language that brings you all the new features of JavaScript, along with optional static types."

To start using TypeScript you can use NuGet, or install it through npm: npm install -g typescript

Visual Studio Code will usually just prompt you if your TypeScript install is more up-to-date, but you can also follow instructions to use TypeScript 2.1 now with Visual Studio Code or Sublime Text Plugin.

You can also grab the TypeScript 2.1 installer for Visual Studio 2015 after getting Update 3.

Microsoft announced new capabilities that's coming to Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) and also shared that "more than 37,000 customers and over half of the Fortune 500 have now chosen EMS."

These capabilities include:

  • Pass-through authentication with Azure Active Directory, available today in preview, enables secure single sign-on to cloud resources without requiring syncing of passwords to the cloud, or modification to existing on-premises network infrastructure.
  • Microsoft Intune's new Admin Console in Azure, rolling out in preview, makes setting up integrated security and management scenarios across EMS services even easier.
  • Azure Information Protection updates that provide even greater flexibility and security for protecting data at the file level. These updates include support for more file types, integration with your on-premises encryption key network, and new options for creating classification and protection policies.
Pass-through authentication with Azure Active Directory

Pass-through authentication with Azure Active Directory

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