PASS’ first Business Analytics Day, which will be held in Chicago on January 11, 2017. You can choose one of two full-day, in-depth sessions for $595: In-Database Analytics with R and SQL Server 2016 and Mastering Power BI Solutions. These are unique learning opportunities to get more advanced in R or data visualization with Power BI. And as… Continue reading PASS Business Analytics Day, Jan 11, Chicago
Join PASS on 14th December for our next bumper edition of the Business Analytics (BA) Marathon on Wednesday, December 14. We have six back-to-back sessions, all about analytics. Why not challenge yourself to attend all six? If you want to learn R, predictive analytics, or learn about business analytics generally, then join our industry experts for six back-to-back… Continue reading Business Analytics Webinar Marathon announced!
In one of the industry's best known volte-face, Microsoft have warmly embraced Open Source. As announced at Microsoft's Connect() conference earlier this week, Microsoft is pleased to become a Linux Foundation Platinum Member. We also saw a quieter announcement; the Azure DataMarket is being decommissioned. Now that Microsoft are ecstatically adopting Open Source Software, I'd… Continue reading How Microsoft can help join the Open Data dots
Microsoft are retiring Azure DataMarket due to a lack of sustained customer interest in DataMarket. Why is that, and where do we go from here? High Hopes I hoped the Azure DataMarket might become a cloud-based Master Data Solution for people building data warehouses. So, for example, people would download a Geography dimension, or a Date… Continue reading What’s next after Azure DataMarket?
The Prodigal Developers Return: SQL Server 2016 SP1 brings consistent programming surface to Developers and ISVs