See How DPM 2016 Modern Backup Storage Works? Stream Radio Stations with Bing Search

Microsoft publishes free e-book Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016, and a guide on how DPM 2016 Modern Backup Storage works? Bing and TuneIn helping you identify 10,000 streaming radio stations.

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System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager Modern Backup Storage (MBS), deliver 50% storage savings, that's "3x faster backups, and efficient backup storage utilization with Workload Aware Storage," writes Microsoft.

While DPM can backup key workloads such as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, file servers, clients and VMs running on Hyper-V or VMware. With MBS and RCT based Hyper-V VM backups, DPM 2016 uses Windows Server 2016 ReFS Block Cloning and VHDX technology, MBS is enabled when DPM 2016 is running on Windows Server 2016, Microsoft explains.

Interested, you can get DPM 2016 up and running in ten minutes by downloading Evaluation VHD here.

And, for more detailed information of the process, watch the simple steps, to see how efficiently you can store your backups using Modern Backup Storage technology:

How does Modern Backup Storage work?

Add volumes to MBS and configure Workload Aware Storage

Begin backing up by creating Protection Group with MBS

Free e-book can help you use data to create intelligent apps with SQL Server and R

A free new e-book titled 'Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016' is published, that provides valuable guidance for creating intelligent applications using SQL Server and R, helping developers unleash the strength of data-driven intelligence in their organizations.

e-book: Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016'

You can download the e-book here.

In a paper published Monday, a team of researchers and engineers in Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research reported a major breakthrough made in speech recognition by creating a technology that understands a conversation as well as a person does.

The new speech recognition system makes either the same or fewer errors than professional transcriptionists, wrties Microsoft Research.

Accroding to paper, "a word error rate (WER) of 5.9 percent, down from the 6.3 percent WER the team reported just last month is reported." Microsoft notes, "the 5.9 percent error rate is about equal to that of people who were asked to transcribe the same conversation," adding it said, "it's the lowest ever recorded against the industry standard Switchboard speech recognition task."

In other news, Already on Bing, you can find videos, read lyrics and locate where to listen to your favorite songs and podcasts. While there are more formats than ever for listening to music, radio remains the No. 1 platform, with Nielsen reporting earlier this year that 93 percent of adults listen to the radio every week.

Bing has now partnered with TuneIn to identify 10,000 streaming radio stations for people to discover and listen to.

The team say, it'll continue to add more stations over the coming months.

Microsoft is all set to saying goodbye to Earn next year, "Although the program was well received by our customers, we decided to focus on other reward and loyalty programs with the potential to provide even greater benefits for our customers in the future," reads the FAQs.

To this end, Microsoft has already stopped accepting new Earn, while existing members can still receive Earn credits through November 15, which are redeemable in the Microsoft Store, for both online and in-store purchases, up until the program's termination on March 5, 2017.