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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
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

What's Going on in the community?

Every now and then, one of our clients considers adopting an alternative database platform – sometimes NoSQL, sometimes a brand new relational database. They’ll ask for our help in evaluating the vendor’s solution. One of the best w...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (20/04/2015 15:45)
I find many of the MVA courses great for quickly getting across concepts or areas that I haven’t worked with before. This month, the local MVP program has asked me to highlight the following MVA courses. The first two in particular look useful for ...
Source: Greg Low (18/04/2015 07:29)
On Wednesday, April 15, Microsoft launched SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1).  Shortly after release we discovered an installation issue.  As a result, we have put the Service Pack downloads on hold. SQL Server 2014 (SP1) will be re-rele...
Source: SQL Server Blog (18/04/2015 01:40)
In honor of the upcoming PASS Business Analytics conference, we wanted to take some time to spotlight the great work happening in the SQL and BI communities across the world. The conference is focused on business analytics, but PASS offers many great...
Source: SQL Server Blog (16/04/2015 17:00)
When you set up a Windows Server, you might be tempted to add a bunch of roles, just in case you want to use them in the future. Don’t do it: things can get weird. If you add the Hyper-V … Continue reading → Got questions? The docto...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (16/04/2015 16:15)
Yesterday, Microsoft announced availability of Service Pack 1, saying: As part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our customers, this upgrade is available to all customers with existing SQL Server 2014 deployments via the download...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (16/04/2015 12:45)
One year ago, Satya Nadella spoke in San Francisco to launch SQL Server 2014.  Today, we are pleased to announce the release of SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The Service Pack is available for download on the Microsoft Download Cente...
Source: SQL Server Blog (15/04/2015 22:00)
We’ve all had to move a database. For databases above a small size, this is a painful process. While there are a number of ways that you can move a database without downtime, they all involve a lot of extra … Continue reading → Got ...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (15/04/2015 16:15)
SELECT…INTO  is one of my favorite SQL Server features. It’s great for creating table skeletons with false WHERE clauses (1=2), moving a real table to a staged/temp location for testing, etc. In SQL Server 2014 It acquired the ability to ...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (14/04/2015 15:15)
Hi Folks, we’ve been working hard on a new Azure Machine Learning course. Come and spend a solid day finding out why Azure Machine Learning should be part of your arsenal. Our first Melbourne offering of Azure Machine Learning Core Skills is 31st J...
Source: Greg Low (14/04/2015 12:13)

And on a different note

It was going to be a hectic week and Justin Harbin, instructional designer at Lancaster Bible College was set to be out of class during a very critical time. Harbin turned to Office Mix to conduct a full week’s worth of blended classroom lectures, wh...
Source: Office 365 technology (20/04/2015 18:00)
Facebook’s Messenger app, a leading mobile app running on Windows Phone, was built using Visual Studio. In this interview just published on Channel 9, Messenger Technical Lead Nick Reynolds shares his team’s experience with developing for the Microso...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (17/04/2015 22:16)
Hello! I’m Aaron Butcher and I’m the Group Program Manager for the Maps Team in the Windows PC, Phone, and Tablet Group. In the January Windows 10 Technical Preview, Windows Insiders got a chance to try out our new Maps app for the PC. Today, I’m exc...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (17/04/2015 19:09)
While advances in technology over the last 30 years have been immense, the state of the art in email non-delivery reports (NDRs) is still just an homage to 1982—overly technical and ill-designed for the modern email user. But that's about to change. ...
Source: Office 365 technology (17/04/2015 19:00)
We on the OneNote team are always working to improve our experiences and provide more to our customers. From big release to small updates and enhancements we are always listening to your feedback. In today’s post we wanted to introduce you to a coupl...
Source: OneNote Blog (17/04/2015 13:00)
In February, we shared our vision on the evolution of SharePoint, outlining our plans for continued cloud innovation with SharePoint in Office 365, and providing a glimpse of the work underway to deliver our next on-premises server release, SharePoin...
Source: SharePoint Blog (16/04/2015 19:00)
We know there’s a vocal set of people who just love virtual desktops. Having desktops beyond the limitations of a physical display is a powerful way to organize and quickly access groups of windows. Virtual desktops aren’t new. In fact, Xerox PARC cr...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (16/04/2015 18:20)
“Halo: Spartan Strike” has arrived in the Windows and Windows Phone Stores. Now, no matter where you are you can take “Halo: Spartan Strike” with you and play on your Windows PC, laptop, tablet or phone and lead UNSC troops through numerous missions ...
Source: Windows Experience Blog (16/04/2015 17:48)
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve increased the allowed maximum message size to 150 MB, giving Office 365 administrators the ability to set the maximum message size of their choosing from 1 MB up to 150 MB. The post Office 365 now supports larger ...
Source: Office 365 technology (16/04/2015 03:00)
This blog is the latest in a recurring series  about recent Store trends across categories, markets, and more. Understanding these trends can help you determine what types of apps to build or where to focus your development efforts. Data from the Win...
Source: Windows App Builder Blog (15/04/2015 21:25)
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