Using Microsoft's Database-As-A-Service (DBaaS) offering gives you the flexibility to create databases as you need them, and you let Microsoft worry about backups, disaster recovery, and any other maintenance you normally focus on....More
The ability to use remoting to manage your SQL servers is critical to minimizing the time it takes to make sure everything's running smoothly, so you can focus on the problems that are impacting the business....More
One of the many hidden gems in the Microsoft BI world is the new Apps for Office framework. If you want a data visualization that Microsoft tools don't currently offer out-of-the-box, Office Web Apps may be a viable option for you....More
Microsoft has recognized that most businesses are going to be sticking with their on-premises infrastructure for some time, and it has quite pragmatically come out with several hybrid cloud options that can be a real value to SQL Server customers.
The latest version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA), a free tool from Microsoft that simplifies the database migration process from Oracle to SQL Server and Azure SQL DB, is now available for download....More
Microsoft Azure provides a whole new way to manage your data. Rather than having to buy expensive hardware and install SQL Server, you can spin up a new Microsoft Azure VM in a matter of minutes....More
High-quality data is key to uncovering meaningful insights and new opportunities. Melissa Data has recently released a new tool, Data Profiler, to help companies that are dealing with large quantities of data and need a full spectrum of solutions that work....More
Don't forget to migrate Power BI for Office 365 content before you leave for the holidays. Deprecation of Power BI for Office 365 starts at the end of December 2015. Here is what you need to know to successfully move your business intelligence content to the latest and greatest version of Microsoft Power BI....More