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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?

This blog post was authored by: Sahaj Saini, PM on the Microsoft Analytics Platform System (APS) team. In this blog post, we’ll provide a quick overview of Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) vs. Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) systems, how to...
Source: SQL Server Blog (30/07/2014 18:00)
Let’s say you’ve got a vendor application that creates tables, loads them, queries them, and drops them all the time. You can’t change the code. The tables involved desperately need an index in order to go faster, and they’re ...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (30/07/2014 15:40)
I and Alberto Ferrari started delivering training on Power Pivot in 2010, initially in classrooms and then also online. We also recorded videos for Project Botticelli, where you can find content about Microsoft tools and services for Business Intelli...
Source: Marco Russo (30/07/2014 08:10)
Act quickly. During the month of July, use the coupon code Launch2015 to save 30%, which makes this course only $416.50. As teachers, we’re always working to maximize the skills that students can learn in a given amount of time. Many students &...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (29/07/2014 21:45)
Oracle 12.1.0.2 was recently released with some fanfare. One of the most talked about features is Oracle Database In-Memory, but there’s more to this release than just columnar storage. Big Investment in Data Warehousing Almost all of the new f...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (29/07/2014 16:45)
In case you haven't heard, your MacGyver Moments are those times when you improvised an excellent solution to a problem using non-traditional materials, techniques, or tools... The post MacGyver Moments appeared first on Kevin Kline.
Source: Kevin Kline (28/07/2014 15:00)
It has come to my attention that some people bought training from us last week and they paid full price. While that’s cool – we really do appreciate your generosity – you can do better. During the month of July, use … Continue...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (28/07/2014 13:46)
Today, we are making available a new version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA), a free tool to help customers migrate their existing Oracle databases to SQL Server 2014. Microsoft released SQL Server 2014 earlier this year, after months of cus...
Source: SQL Server Blog (24/07/2014 21:00)
If you’re considering backing up your SQL Server database to the cloud, there are many compelling reasons. Not only will you have an offsite copy of your data for business continuity and disaster recovery purposes, but you can save on CAPEX by ...
Source: SQL Server Blog (24/07/2014 18:00)
You’ve been doing this database thing for a while, and you’re ready to get serious about it. What’s the next step? Step 1: Define your specialty in one sentence. If you say you do everything, you compete with everyone. You want R...
Source: Brent Ozar Unlimited (24/07/2014 16:15)

And on a different note

No matter how hard you try, you’ll inevitably run into a situation where you’ll want to write something in between existing content. Thankfully, OneNote makes it easy to quickly add more room using the Insert Space tool The post Try it out: Insert Sp...
Source: OneNote Blog (30/07/2014 18:00)
  This post was written by Microsoft MVP Can Bilgin. ----- This week we're featuring guest blog posts from some of the members of our Microsoft developer MVP program. Microsoft MVPs are passionate, expert community leaders who share their real...
Source: Windows Phone Developer Blog (29/07/2014 21:00)
  This post was written by Microsoft MVP Can Bilgin. ----- This week we're featuring guest blog posts from some of the members of our Microsoft developer MVP program. Microsoft MVPs are passionate, expert community leaders who share their real...
Source: Windows Phone Developer Blog (29/07/2014 21:00)
The Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices team shipped the new open source repository today to GitHub.com/OfficeDev. This marks the transition from the Office App Model Samples (Office AMS) project, which was an internal Microsoft initiati...
Source: Office 365 technology (29/07/2014 20:00)
We are thrilled to announce today four major updates for OneNote for Mac, OneNote for iPad and OneNote for iPhone. Building on our recent updates in May, these enhancements make OneNote the best choice for taking notes and staying organized at work o...
Source: OneNote Blog (29/07/2014 19:00)
Lawrence Chiu is a senior product marketing manager for the admin experience on Office 365. On our journey in simplifying the Office 365 admin experience, we’ve introduced new features over the past few months. These include: streamlining commonly us...
Source: Office 365 technology (29/07/2014 18:00)
This post was written by Microsoft MVP Rob Miles. ----- This week we're featuring guest blog posts from some of the members of our Microsoft developer MVP program. Microsoft MVPs are passionate, expert community leaders who share their real-wor...
Source: Windows Phone Developer Blog (29/07/2014 17:00)
This post was written by Microsoft MVP Rob Miles. ----- This week we're featuring guest blog posts from some of the members of our Microsoft developer MVP program. Microsoft MVPs are passionate, expert community leaders who share their real-wor...
Source: Windows Phone Developer Blog (29/07/2014 17:00)
At //build/ 2014 earlier this year, Microsoft took a number of broad steps to embrace open source, from WinJS and .NET to the open cloud on Azure and investments and efforts to enable your favorite open-source technologies on Windows. Continuing on t...
Source: Windows Phone Developer Blog (28/07/2014 22:27)
At //build/ 2014 earlier this year, Microsoft took a number of broad steps to embrace open source, from WinJS and .NET to the open cloud on Azure and investments and efforts to enable your favorite open-source technologies on Windows. Continuing on t...
Source: Windows Phone Developer Blog (28/07/2014 22:27)
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