There's been a lot of interest in the Steampunk theme this year for SQLBits. What is steampunk? I'm writing this blog for the people who have been asking me.According to the Wikipedia entry, Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during… Continue reading Steampunk costume? what are you wearing? Fancy a Steampunk ‘I love data’ tshirt from me?
I liked this infographic, so I reposted here courtesy of Visually.It is beautiful and impactful. It is an infographic though: I would love access to the data so we can see it simply for ourselves. The main thing is that someone has put a lot of work into making this information impactful and easy to… Continue reading Reposted from Visually: Colours to Die For Infographic example
I love that the PASS Virtual Chapters have a global impact for Microsoft data platform learners around the world. The VCs are my portfolio for my role on the PASS BoD. In case you haven't seen the VCs, PASS offer free learning in a variety of languages, including Hebrew, Spanish, Portugese, Italian and so on.… Continue reading Focus on the Global Spanish Virtual Chapter
Here is a roundup of Azure blogs and whitepapers which I will be reading this month. This is the latest as at June 2014, and there is a focus on cloud security in the latest whitepapers, which you can find below..· PolyBase in APS - Yet another SQL over Hadoop solution? · Desktop virtualization deployment… Continue reading Note to Self: A roundup of the latest Azure blog posts and whitepapers on polybase, network security, cloud services, Hadoop and Virtual Machines
Happy Viewing!Here is a group of Cloud OS videos for your viewing. Enjoy! I'm particularly looking forward to 'pants versus shorts', for example!· Introducing the Master of Mobility from Microsoft · Hybrid Identity: Master of Mobility, Part 2 · Mobile Device Management: Master of Mobility, Part 3 · Sliding Window Data Partitioning on Microsoft Azure… Continue reading Note to Self: Here is a group of cloud videos to watch
Now available is the Power BI connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI, a joint business intelligence interoperability solution delivered with SAP in Microsoft Excel, Power BI for Office 365, and SAP BusinessObjects BI. With this solution, users can connect to SAP BusinessObjects BI Universes as another supported data source in Power Query for Excel, enabling them… Continue reading Power BI Connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI Now Generally Available
Over time, I will add to this list. I want to keep an online copy of DAX commands so I can copy and paste them for future Power Pivots.When you have an integer and want to convert it into HH:MM or HH:MM:SS format=FORMAT(TIME(0,0,'CiscoData'[queuetime]),"hh:mm:ss")When you want to create a key from a standard date. This will… Continue reading Note to Self: Some useful DAX commands which I keep forgetting