Database and Analytics

TH18 Introduction to R and Microsoft R Server


1:45pm - 3:00pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

James McCaffrey

Research Software Engineer, Microsoft Research


Microsoft R Server is the company's new enterprise data science platform featuring the R language. This informal and lively presentation will explain exactly what R and R Server are, and describe the relationships between R Server, SQL Server, and Azure Machine Learning. You'll leave this session with a solid grasp of what R Server can and can't do, and have all the knowledge you need to take R Server out for a test run.

You will learn:

  • Exactly what are R and Microsoft R Server
  • How to get started with R
  • About the relationships between R, R Server, SQL Server, and Azure