I just had the pleasure of attending a workshop going through the features of Azure Machine Learning. I have only just started to try it out, but so far it seems really great. The screenshot shows how the editor window looks like. Very visual with drag and drop modules. Compared to using R or Python to do the job this is much more accessible and also seems easier to implement into the end product. Hopefully this will be a good stepping stone in getting more users to learn and utilise machine learning. Have a look at the 2 minute video introducing Azure ML below.