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Exploring Power Query - 27/05/2015On may 27th Ken Geeraerts will be giving an introduction on Power Query. In this session we are going to have a look at Power Query and check out the wonderful things we can do with it. Click here for more detai...
posted on 05/05/2015 08:54
On March 19th we will be having our next evening of laerning with none other thana Glenn Berry Principal Consultant with SQLskills.Unless you've got all your databases running in the cloud, storage is still important and so is knowledge on how it wor...
posted on 19/02/2015 10:15
Hold the presses! On February 5th, Karen Lopez and Thomas LaRock will be in Belgium for one night only and yes, we managed to convince them to give a Session. called "Database Design Throwdown"Are you opinionated? Are you usually right? Do you k...
posted on 12/01/2015 11:57
On 15/01/2015, Jeffrey verheul will be bring us a session on how to speed up your ETL using CDC.Datasets used for applications and analysis are growing larger every day. And even though hardware is getting cheaper, this gives us the same challen...
posted on 02/12/2014 11:54
Big data is the marketing term du jour, but what is it really? As a broad umbrella term, it can be misleading, and many so-called “big data problems” are what I would call many data problems. In this session, I will take you through big d...
posted on 09/04/2014 14:52

What's Going on in the community?

Matt Usher, Senior Program Manager, DS SQL Engineering We are pleased to announce the general availability of Appliance Update 4 for the Microsoft Analytics Platform System. The Microsoft Analytics Platform System is a turnkey big data analytics appl...
Source: SQL Server Blog (28/08/2015 17:00)
SQL Server 2016 brings support for JSON. For those of you who don’t know, JSON is JavaScript Object Notation – it’s a way of representing application level objects as a string. Imagine XML without anywhere near as much line noise, &...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (28/08/2015 15:00)
I just spent a couple of hours fruitlessly trying to solve a problem and thought I’d blog the solution in case anyone else hits the issue. A few months back I got a new laptop and installed SQL Server 2014 on it and everything worked fine. A fe...
Source: Paul S. Randal (28/08/2015 13:19)
Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director of Data Platform MarketingAt Microsoft we’re committed to meeting the needs of our customers by offering choices as they build cloud applications for scale and performance. Today we’re continuing to delive...
Source: SQL Server Blog (27/08/2015 19:00)
Must be Dell DBA Days: Join us live as we performance tune – and break – SQL Servers: Thursday Morning: Finding Your Slow SQL Server’s Bottlenecks in Record Time with Wait Stats Thursday Afternoon: How to Prove Hardware is the ̷...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (27/08/2015 14:45)
Today I opened up a SQL Server ERRORLOG and saw these two messages repeated every 20 seconds or so: Starting up database ‘AdventureWorks2014′. CHECKDB for database ‘AdventureWorks2014′ finished without errors on 2015-08-23 02:...
Source: Erin Stellato (26/08/2015 21:32)
“Throughout history, slow queries are the normal condition of man. Indexes which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost … Co...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (26/08/2015 15:00)
Last year, Denny Cherry (blog | twitter) organized for the first time a speaker idol at Pass Summit. And guess what, I won the contest last year and I’m really happy that I can present for the first time at the event. This year, it might b...
Source: Pieter Vanhove (25/08/2015 21:26)
Last year, Denny Cherry organized for the first time a speaker idol at Pass Summit. And guess what, I won the contest last year and I’m really happy that I can present for the first time at the event. This year, it might be your lucky day becau...
Source: Pieter Vanhove (25/08/2015 21:26)
5. Turning on auto-shrink It might make disk space alerts go away for a minute, but it can cause lots of problems. 4. Enabling xp_cmdshell and giving the SQL Server account administrative rights in Windows Young DBAs often do this … Continue re...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (25/08/2015 15:00)

And on a different note

Hi everyone, We are releasing a new Windows 10 Insider Preview building to the Fast ring today: Build 10532. As always, there are bug fixes and improvements in this build over 10525, but also some new features we are very excited to share with Inside...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (27/08/2015 21:27)
Thrilling medieval battles get even more intense in Age of Empires: Castle Siege now available for Windows 10. A game that takes you from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance. Choose one of several civilizations, then fortify your walls, ready your defen...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (27/08/2015 21:18)
Microsoft is releasing two new Dev Center features to simplify and streamline management of ads-in-apps as well as releasing the campaign tracking feature that we announced earlier: pubCenter integration with Dev Center, to manage everything related ...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (27/08/2015 17:35)
Today, Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing for Windows and Devices, shared some fun Windows 10 facts via Twitter. Check out the full list below! 1. #Windows10: More than 75 million devices running Windows 10 – and growing every day. 1/...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (26/08/2015 15:23)
This week’s theme in our Windows 10 by 10 development series is extending customer engagement using the Windows 10 without your users even entering your app. Last week’s topic, Live Tiles and notifications showed how one way to extend your app’s expe...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (25/08/2015 19:45)
In May, we announced that Cortana, the first personal digital-assistant who works across your PC & your phone, will be coming to Android and iOS devices. Today, we’re pleased to make the beta of the Cortana app available to all Android phone user...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (24/08/2015 18:00)
Today we’re excited to announce availability of both SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and the new cloud hybrid search preview for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016. As we continue to develop SharePoint Server 2016, we're paying close attention to tren...
Source: SharePoint Blog (24/08/2015 17:55)
On July 29, we launched a highly requested new feature in Dev Center: promotional codes. Today I want to share more details about this feature, how and when to best use it. Promotional codes enable developers to obtain codes that they can give to cus...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (21/08/2015 19:13)
Today, we are excited to announce deeper integration between Outlook and our other key Office apps for iPhone and iPad—Word, Excel and PowerPoint—designed to make it easier than ever to collaborate on and share Office documents on the go. The post De...
Source: Outlook Blog (20/08/2015 20:20)
This blog was written by Daniel Jacobson, Program Manager What is .NET Native? .NET Native is a precompilation technology for building Universal Windows apps in Visual Studio 2015. The .NET Native toolchain will compile your managed IL binaries into ...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (20/08/2015 19:43)
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