I am helping some people learn Data Science and we are having a ton of fun! There are lots of things to remember. So I am noting things here, in case I forget! We noted the following error message, when we saw that R was not running on our SQL Server 2017 install: 'sp_execute_external_script' is… Continue reading Issues and Resolutions in starting R and R Server on SQL Server 2017
Techorama is a yearly international technology conference which takes place at Metropolis Antwerp. We welcome about 1500 attendees, a healthy mix between developers, IT Professionals, Data Professionals and SharePoint professionals.
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!
The Prodigal Developers Return: SQL Server 2016 SP1 brings consistent programming surface to Developers and ISVs
How do you find deep technical expertise at PASS Summit 2016? Signpost Number 1: Watch Joseph Sirosh's Day One keynote. Attend in person if you can, or watch the live stream on PASS TV if you can't. The world around us - every business and nearly every industry - is being transformed by technology today, and SQL… Continue reading Top 5 Signposts to deep technical expertise at PASS Summit 2016
Joseph Sirosh's keynotes always contain amazing demos. The future is here, now. You can have this technology too.
Alt Title: how did you get to be an MVP, Jen Stirrup? The skinny answer: I think it's changed to reflect the times. It's Microsoft's Award to give or take away at any point. I am going to have some fun here, and I'd like you to join me. Full fat: Something I've heard occasionally, is… Continue reading Is the MVP Program becoming less technical?
It's great to see so many people want to participate in the MVP Program. I find that I'm being asked fairly frequently at the moment - say, a couple of times a week - by community individuals if I will nominate them. Here are some disclaimers: I have no influence over the MVP Program at… Continue reading 5 Things I need you to do if you want me to nominate you for an MVP Award
Fancy joining me in Paris? 25th June, I'll be there! The details are below.It's the place to be, to learn Microsoft Data Platform technologies e.g. Azure, Power BI, SQL Server - and there's a range of sessions for beginners to experts. Register here - http://www.sqlsaturday.com/510/eventhome.aspx Also, a big Thank You to the SQLSaturday Paris team for having me… Continue reading See you in Paris? Presenting at SQLSaturday Paris?
Jargogled is an archaic word for getting confused or mixed up. I'm aware that there are lots of SQL Server folks out there, who are desperate to learn R, but might be jaRgogled by R. Now that R is in SQL Server, it seems like the perfect opportunity to start a new blog series to help people to… Continue reading Learning pathway for SQL Server 2016 and R Part 1: Installation and configuration
SQLSaturday Edinburgh went ahead last Saturday, June 13th, and everyone had a great day. It's clear that people in the community believe in what I am doing. They voted with their feet to attend, to speak, and to sponsor. We had high quality speakers delivering world-class content - 8 MVPs, 2 Microsoft staff, and the remainder are… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: SQLSaturday Edinburgh: My heartfelt thanks go to…