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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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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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