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  • Jul 23, 2014
    Education

    Session 1: Understanding the Power BI Components  

    Running Time: 88 minutes | Walking through an end-to-end example, you'll learn how Power BI starts in Excel (Power Query, PowerPivot, Power View, and Power Map) and extends to Office 365 to allow organization to share and collaborate BI solutions....More
  • Jul 23, 2014
    Education

    Session 2: Power BI for Office 365 Administration  

    Running Time: 79 minutes | We'll install and configure Office 365 on the desktop, then setup and configure a new Power BI for Office 365 tenant. This session will also cover the Power BI for Office 365 licensing and site provisioning requirements....More
  • Jul 23, 2014
    Education

    Session 3: Data Integration  

    Running Time: 80 minutes | Power BI for Office 365 can tap into both cloud and on premise data sources. We'll walk through the setup and configuration of the Data Management Gateway (used for on premise connectivity), review the role of the data steward, and discuss future integration capabilities....More
  • Jul 23, 2014
    Education

    Session 1: Power BI Platform: Technical Overview  

    Running Time: 64 minutes | In this session, Jen will introduce the Power BI Platform components from a BI professional perspective. She will cover key differences from the prior Power BI release, various BI delivery use cases, and deployment models. Best practices and recommendations also will be shared....More
  • Jul 23, 2014
    Education

    Session 2: Authoring Power BI Content  

    Running Time: 61 minutes | In this session, we will walk through the full BI development lifecycle. We will talk about loading and preparing data with Power Designer from enterprise data sources. Then we will develop reports and dashboards using Power Designer and the new Power BI site....More
  • Jul 23, 2014
    Education

    Session 3: Power BI Development  

    Running Time: 63 minutes | In the final session, Jen will walk you through the Power BI REST APIs to create custom datasets, reports, and push data directly from SQL Server and a variety of applications into real-time dashboards. We will review the available GitHub code samples, introduce the APIARY web code snippets and show how a simple real-time dashboard can be created....More
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    Jun 20, 2014
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    Microsoft Cloud Predictive Analytics Preview Coming Soon

    A preview of Azure Machine Learning, or Azure ML (project code name "Passau"), will be made publicly available in July 2014....More
  • Jun 20, 2014
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    Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Moves Predictive Analytics into the Cloud

    Find out about Microsoft's new Azure Machine Learning Predictive Analytics....More
  • Jun 17, 2014
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    Is Excel the Next Killer BI App? 1

    With the latest Microsoft strategy shift of embedding self-service BI applications right within Excel, could Microsoft's Excel Power BI release become a BI "killer app?"...More

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Jul 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
Jul 1, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More
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
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