Azure

What’s next after Azure DataMarket?

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?

Azure, Microsoft, PowerBI, SQLServerPedia Syndication

WPC Day One: Translating Digital Transformation into Solutions

I blogged over at my 'official' company blog about strategic considerations regarding Digital Transformation. There is a lot of messaging directed at sales, partners and CEO level conversations. For the techies, however, how does the strategy translate into a technical implementation that you can actually deliver, to facilitate Digital Transformation within the organisation? In other… Continue reading WPC Day One: Translating Digital Transformation into Solutions

Azure, Big Data

AzureCon round up: Intelligent Cloud, Applications, Data, Infrastructure, Business Agility and Cloud Ability

I organised an AzureCon viewing party tonight in Hertfordshire, with great team support from Team Awesome over at Cloudamour. We watched a total of four keynotes, running back to back for almost four hours. The keynotes were all awesome and I've blogged some learnings here. First up, was Scott Guthrie (t), igniting the keynotes and kicking… Continue reading AzureCon round up: Intelligent Cloud, Applications, Data, Infrastructure, Business Agility and Cloud Ability

Azure, Microsoft, SQLServerPedia Syndication

sMy handy toolkit for my Azure IoT Project – how the Microsoft Partner Network can help

In this series, I'm writing a bunch of very practical posts on helping you through an IoT project. There are plenty of other posts about the 'why' and the marketing buzz, but this is about the 'do'. If you are using Azure, the chances are that you might be a Microsoft Partner already. There are… Continue reading sMy handy toolkit for my Azure IoT Project – how the Microsoft Partner Network can help

Azure, Azure Machine Learning, Business Analytics, PowerBI

Upcoming Microsoft Azure webinars on Azure Machine Learning and Cortana Analytics

I found these webinars over at the Microsoft site, and I'm reposting them here for you: Introduction to Azure Data Factory with Wee Hyong Tok, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft August 4, 2015 at 10am PDT  This webinar is held by Microsoft, and I recommend you tune in if you want to learn more about Azure Data… Continue reading Upcoming Microsoft Azure webinars on Azure Machine Learning and Cortana Analytics

Azure, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Hortonworks

Note to Self: A roundup of the latest Azure blog posts and whitepapers on polybase, network security, cloud services, Hadoop and Virtual Machines

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

Azure, Mobile Business Intelligence, PowerBI, SQLServerPedia Syndication

Note to Self: Here is a group of cloud videos to watch

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

Azure, PowerBI

Power BI Connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI Now Generally Available

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