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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
Since SQL Server In-Memory OLTP was unveiled last November, there has been a lot of conversation and buzz about it. The new SQL Server 2014 introduces memory-optimized database technology for optimizing the performance of OLTP workloads. In particula...
posted on 03/04/2014 18:36
SSAS Tabular Workshop by SQLBI is the training course to jumpstart the modeling of BI solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 using the new Tabular Modeling.Alberto Ferrari  will present the successful SSAS Tabular Workshop, n...
posted on 11/03/2014 08:53
One of the most important tasks of every DBA is developing a good backup strategy. You’ve probably written your own scripts or used the maintenance solution of Ola Hallengren. But where do you store your backups? On your SAN … or on tape...
posted on 21/01/2014 13:14
Unlike most vendors who opt to provide their high-end appliances for a high price or provide a relational data warehouse appliance that is disconnected from their “Big Data” and/or BI offerings, Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehous...
posted on 05/09/2013 15:18

What's Going on in the community?

Author: Steven Schneider Reviewers: Sanjay Mishra, Shep Sheppard, Mike Weiner, Kun Cheng, Rama Ramani, Yorihito Tada, Hongyi WangIf you are looking for multi region continuous availability, by extending your current availability group to a remote Azu...
Source: SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (22/09/2014 19:29)
Tune in here to watch our webcast video for this week! To join our weekly webcast for live Q&A, make sure to watch the video by 12:00 PM EST on Tuesday, September 23! Not only do we answer your questions, we … Continue reading → All o...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (22/09/2014 15:00)
SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) was released in Spring 2012 and I have been using it to build SQL Server databases nearly every day since then. In that time I’ve learnt a lot about how to make best use of the tool and I want to share that experience ...
Source: Jamie Thomson (SSIS Junkie) (22/09/2014 08:52)
SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) was released in Spring 2012 and I have been using it to build SQL Server databases nearly every day since then. In that time I’ve learnt a lot about how to make best use of the tool and I want to share that experience ...
Source: Jamie Thomson (SSIS Junkie) (19/09/2014 09:39)
I had the opportunity to present Analyzing I/O Performance at SQLSaturday #300 in Kansas City, MO on September 13, 2014. I think the session went well, judging by the amount and type of questions that I got during and after the presentation, along wi...
Source: Glenn Berry (18/09/2014 23:37)
I’ll be speaking on my new favorite topic… Hekaton! (aka In-memory OLTP) http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2014/Sessions/Details.aspx?sid=6152 I was delighted to have the chance to give a taste of the presentation for the the 24 Hours of PASS preview on ...
Source: Kalen Delaney (18/09/2014 22:32)
I’ll be speaking on my new favorite topic… Hekaton! (aka In-memory OLTP) http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2014/Sessions/Details.aspx?sid=6152 I was delighted to have the chance to give a taste of the presentation for the the 24 Hours of PASS preview on ...
Source: Kalen Delaney (18/09/2014 22:32)
I’ll be speaking on my new favorite topic… Hekaton! (aka In-memory OLTP) http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2014/Sessions/Details.aspx?sid=6152 I was delighted to have the chance to give a taste of the presentation for the the 24 Hours of PASS preview on ...
Source: Kalen Delaney (18/09/2014 22:32)
Microsoft today announced that Azure HDInsight is now available for all customers in China as a public preview, making it the first global cloud provider to have a publicly available cloud Hadoop offering in China. With this launch, Microsoft is brin...
Source: SQL Server Blog (18/09/2014 18:00)
Let’s assume you want to get started with Oracle. Maybe your employer is switching to Oracle, maybe you just want a career change. Where do you go to get started? Getting the Database You can get a hold of the … Continue reading → A...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (18/09/2014 15:45)

And on a different note

Charge into battle on distant planets in a galaxy far, far away and lead your troops to victory in this new action-packed, combat strategy Star Wars game! Star Wars: Commander is now available free for download from the Windows Store and from the Win...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (18/09/2014 21:28)
When it comes to smartphones, is bigger better? I wanted to find out. So a few months ago, I switched to the Lumia 1520. The Lumia 1520 is one of the biggest smartphones on the market and the biggest Windows Phone device available today. The Lumia 15...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (18/09/2014 19:17)
Starting something new. We've all been there. The first day of school, starting a new job, or even moving to a new town. As we become familiar with the new surroundings, buildings, new faces and personalities, schedules, and rhythms we start with a h...
Source: Office 365 technology (18/09/2014 18:30)
This blog was written by Jelena Mojasevic, Program Manager at Microsoft. We are pleased to announce that Microsoft OCR Library for Windows Runtime has been released as a NuGet package. The library empowers you to easily add text recognition capabilit...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (18/09/2014 17:00)
Today, we're announcing the OneNote Share extension update for your iPad and iPhone, making it easier than ever to send content from your favorite apps to OneNote. All you need is an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8, the new operating system. The post On...
Source: OneNote Blog (18/09/2014 00:30)
We’re building a set of starter projects that are intended to help you become familiar with the different Office 365 client libraries on the platforms you care about. In each project, we’ll show you how to use the client libraries to integrate your u...
Source: Office 365 technology (18/09/2014 00:29)
So, my kids gave me a Cthulhu bobblehead for Mother’s Day (other love offerings have included a Gandalf lunch box, a Frodo action figure, and a talking Yoda doll—proving that nerdiness is indeed inherited). Every day when they get out of school, I po...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (17/09/2014 20:08)
A few weeks ago, Microsoft Studios and Smoking Gun Interactive announced a new Age of Empires game for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 – Age of Empires: Castle Siege. Join the Siege today by downloading the game from the Windows Store and from th...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (17/09/2014 18:49)
This month we are releasing several new features to enhance your development experience: the lifetime Dev Center account, and the new Dev Center Benefits program. I’d like to encourage you to visit the Dev Center and take advantage of the new benefit...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (17/09/2014 18:32)
This post was authored by Rachel Nizhnikova, Program Manager, Windows Ecosystem & Frameworks Team The Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS) project is pleased to announce the general availability of its first release – WinJS 3.0 – since the open...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (17/09/2014 16:10)
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