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Microsoft Expands Azure Machine Learning Availability

Customers in the West Central region can now use Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft’s cloud-based solution for creating analytic solutions. The availability brings the number of supported Azure ML regions to seven.


has announced that Azure Machine Learning is being rolled out to one new region. In an official blog post today, the company said that the service is available in seven areas in total. This further release brings the platform to another region in the United States

Azure Machine Learning is a platform that allows users to create analytic solutions in a cloud-based environment. The service offers a simple UI and is noted for being a powerful tool for customers. The machine learning platform merges Microsoft's cloud technology through Azure with its analytic tools such as Cortana Intelligence.

Today's announcement means Azure Machine Learning is available to more of Microsoft's cloud customers. Indeed, the company has now introduced the tool in West Central US. The service is now available in the following regions:

United States: East US2, South Central US, and West Central US

Europe: West Europe and Germany Central

Asia Pacific: Japan East and Southeast Asia

Azure Machine Learning

Back in July last year, Microsoft introduced an important new update for Azure Machine Learning. The company brought Multiple R and Python to the platform. When announced, Microsoft readily admitted that the lack of such support had been a limitation in Azure ML before.

This means Azure Machine Learning gets the newest R and Python features and security fixes.

The R or Python languages are commonly used by data scientists. Azure ML has always catered to developers have existing production models maintained through older versions of the language. However, the service has not supported the latest runtimes and package versions with new features and bug fixes.

With more flexibility and stability, users can get even more from Azure ML.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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