Deb Donston-Miller


A seasoned tech journalist and editor since 1990, Donston-Miller has served in several leadership positions for media organizations including Director of Audience Recruitment and Development, Editor of eWEEK and Executive Editor of eWEEK Labs at Ziff Davis Enterprise. She's contributing to the site, working with expert contributors and recruiting people like you for the Idea Xchange to build community.


IT Innovators: Unboxing SDS at Ignite
One of the many valuable sessions at Microsoft Ignite last week focused on the private cloud with Microsoft SDS (Microsoft Azure Stack). Microsoft’s Group PM Manager, Siddhartha Roy, defined it as how we put software intelligence that delivers feature-rich cloud scale storage and economics on industry-standard volume hardware. Depending on its interpretation, SDS can mean different things to different people.
Big Data Is New--Not 2
In the grand scheme of things, "big data" is an idea as old as ideas.
Microsoft Announces Availability of DocumentDB and Azure Search
Microsoft has announced the general availability of two new services: Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft's horse in the NoSQL race, and Azure Search.
Microsoft Opens Up Azure HDInsight Support to Linux
Continuing to deliver on its promised commitment to open source, Microsoft yesterday announced support for running Azure HDInsight on Ubuntu Linux clusters.
Where Microsoft Leads (in Pricing), Others Are Sure to Follow? 1
After watching Microsoft come late to the table for so many years, it's still kind of surprising (refreshing?) to see it taking the lead.
A Big Deal for Big Data? Microsoft, R and You
Microsoft announced at the end of last month that it was acquiring Revolution Analytics, a commercial provider of software and services for the open source R programming language. R is focused on statistical computing and predictive analytics, which will be key to enabling Microsoft to offer customers the kinds of tools they need to make sense of big data.

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Sep 15, 2016

Power BI Desktop “Publish to Pyramid Server” Button

Many organizations today cannot use public cloud solutions because of security concerns, administrative challenges and functional limitations. However, they still need a centralized platform where end users can conduct self-service analytics in an IT-enabled environment....More
Jul 6, 2016

Using BI Office Together with Microsoft Power BI Desktop to Unlock Business Insights

It is crucial to move away from data and analytics stored on individual desktop computers. Today’s solutions must promote holistic, collective intelligence. The strong, continued alliance between Microsoft and Pyramid Analytics helps make all this possible....More
Jul 6, 2016

Why It’s Important to Unlock Business Insights Trapped on Individual Desktops

To become a truly data-driven enterprise, many business leaders recognize that they must extend the capabilities of self-service business intelligence (BI) and analytics to more of their business users. Many BI tools tackle part of this need, but they don’t offer a complete enterprise solution....More

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