Michael Noel

Michael
Noel
Convergent Computing

Michael Noel is an internationally recognized technology expert, bestselling author, and well known public speaker on a broad range of IT topics.  He has authored over twenty major industry books that have been translated into over a dozen languages worldwide. Significant titles include SharePoint 2013 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2013 Unleashed, Windows Server 2012 Unleashed, and many more.  Currently a partner at Convergent Computing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael's writings and extensive public speaking experience across every continent leverage his real-world expertise helping organizations realize business value from Information Technology infrastructure.

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Backing Up SharePoint 2010 Content, Configurations, and Components 1
Looking to restore your SharePoint 2010 environment? A good place to start is to use SQL Server’s backup and restore tools and the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell in addition to the backup and restore options in SharePoint’s Central Administration site.

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Jun 10, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 26: Using Master Servers for Job Administration

When I initially decided to write about AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, I knew I’d have a bunch of different posts on a variety of different topics. To that end, I initially planned on this series of posts being comprised of 3 main parts:...More
New Power BI Designer unifies the “power” tools
Jun 3, 2015
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Power BI Preview Gaining Market Momentum

As summer nears, the Power BI Preview is making bigger waves with every weekly release. Popular data sources and a plethora of Power BI Designer enhancements are being released at light speed pace. Check out the highlights on what has been released and what we might see next....More
Evolution of SQL Server continues
Jun 3, 2015
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What is Coming in SQL Server 2016 for Business Intelligence 1

Over the past few years we did not hear anything from Microsoft about SQL Server on-premises business intelligence enhancements. The extended cricket-chirping silence left us speculating about the future of Reporting Services, Analysis Services and other key technologies that are being used today to power critical decision making solutions. Good news, the waiting and wondering is over. Microsoft recently announced significant SQL Server on-premises upgrades for business intelligence in numerous presentations at both //build and Ignite conferences....More
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