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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?

SQL Server’s Maximum Degree of Parallelism (MAXDOP) controls the number of processors that are used for the execution of a query in a parallel plan. Pop quiz: what’s our favorite knowledge base article for recommendations and guidelines f...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (28/11/2014 10:00)
We’re changing things up a little bit. Jes Schultz Borland and I are offering a brand new course that combines two things we love: Video training where you can learn anytime A live instructor-led discussion for a small class of … Continue readi...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (26/11/2014 22:25)
Parallelism can be confusing. A single query can have multiple operators that run at the same time. Each of these operators may decide to use multiple threads. You set SQL Server’s “max degree of parallelism” to control the number o...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (26/11/2014 14:00)
The last update of Power Query finally supports Analysis Services Multidimensional and Tabular. I waited this version for a very long time, but now it's finally here!Chris Webb already wrote an interesting blog post with several useful link...
Source: Marco Russo (26/11/2014 09:20)
The last update of Power Query finally supports Analysis Services Multidimensional and Tabular. I waited this version for a very long time, but now it's finally here!Chris Webb already wrote an interesting blog post with several useful link...
Source: Marco Russo (26/11/2014 09:20)
For the past few months at work I’ve been diving headlong into a service on Microsoft Azure called Azure Automation which is, to all intents and purposes, a service for hosting and running Powershell scripts (properly termed “runbooks”). I’ve got a l...
Source: Jamie Thomson (SSIS Junkie) (25/11/2014 23:09)
SQL Server 2012 introduced AlwaysOn Availability Groups, a way to achieve high availability, disaster recovery, and scale-out reads. SQL 2014 brought some improvements around higher uptime and more scale-out, and all signs point to continued improvem...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (25/11/2014 15:15)
Very proud of my daughters this week. As some of you will know, one of my daughters has Rett syndrome. It's a rare chromosomal disorder that basically only impacts girls. (Boys can get it but they usually do not survive long after birth). Girls devel...
Source: Greg Low (25/11/2014 07:16)
Very proud of my daughters this week. As some of you will know, one of my daughters has Rett syndrome. It's a rare chromosomal disorder that basically only impacts girls. (Boys can get it but they usually do not survive long after birth). Girls devel...
Source: Greg Low (25/11/2014 07:16)
Looking forward to seeing the Perth locals at the SQL Server user group this Thursday night at 5PM. The topic that the group has chosen is an Introduction to SQL Server High Availability Options. It’s on at the BHP offices at 125 St Georges Terrac...
Source: Greg Low (25/11/2014 07:06)

And on a different note

More than 2.2 million users around the world have used Windows App Studio to quickly build apps for any phone, tablet, or PC running Windows 8.1. Today App Studio added the much-anticipated Twitter Data Source via OAuth integration. Along with this m...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (25/11/2014 19:32)
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are undoubtedly the most popular holiday shopping moments for knocking out a lot of holiday shopping in a few hours, while saving big in the process. But it can also be overwhelming. How can you make sure you’re getting ...
Source: OneNote Blog (25/11/2014 18:00)
Back in October, we launched the Microsoft Music Deals app for Windows and Windows Phone that gives you some amazing deals on albums for you to download every Tuesday. And we’ve got a massive and VERY awesome Music Deals promotion for this week just ...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (25/11/2014 17:00)
This Friday is “Black Friday” – the biggest shopping day of the year. This is when people begin their holiday shopping. Retailers offer deep sale prices on lots of stuff including Windows PCs and tablets. I thought I would do a quick round-up of some...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (24/11/2014 20:15)
From time to time, you might have received the same, annoying newsletters or coupons over and over again. The rate of such spam increases significantly specially during the holiday season. But with enhanced bulk email experience, we are introducing a...
Source: Office 365 technology (24/11/2014 18:00)
In this episode of Inside Windows Platform, we talked with Ivan Stojiljkovic, the Dev Lead of the OCR team at Microsoft. OCR is acompelling developer scenario which can empower all sorts of useful mobile apps. Microsoft has been developing OCR functi...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (21/11/2014 22:02)
We’re proud to announce that a new feature called, “Download in Excel” is available to all of our Access 2013 Office 365 customers, which makes this process much simpler. This update is available for customers using Office 365 with Access Services so...
Source: Access Blog (21/11/2014 18:00)
When we announced Microsoft Ignite last month, we told you it will bring together the best of our past events for Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and Project—and then take it to the next level, based on what our customers and partners have asked for. The ...
Source: Outlook Blog (20/11/2014 20:10)
Fresh updates are available now for the Office Mobile app for Android Smartphones, making it easier to access, edit and share online Office files from your Android phone. The post Office Mobile for Android Smartphones update available with OneDrive s...
Source: Office 365 technology (20/11/2014 16:00)
TouchMail leverages gestures, visuals, and the power of touch in its innovative email app that makes it possible to find and organize email faster than ever before. Co-founder and CEO Matthew Carlson along with CTO / Co-founder Alex Frank built Touch...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (19/11/2014 23:59)
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