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Microsoft: Introduction to Azure IoT

Microsoft is offering a free training on Azure IoT. If you really care about IOT you should check it outJoin expert Jeremy Foster for this Azure IoT overview, and find out how to get started quickly. Explore the fundamentals of IoT and the Azure IoT platform, and see how the Azure IoT Hub easily connects, […]

Microsoft: 1400 compatibility level in Azure Analysis Services

We are excited to announce the public preview of the 1400 compatibility level for tabular models in Azure Analysis Services! This brings a host of new connectivity and modeling features for comprehensive, enterprise-scale analytic solutions delivering actionable insights. The 1400 compatibility level will also be available in SQL Server 2017 Analysis Services, ensuring a symmetric […]

Microsoft Video: SQL Server 2017: BI enhancements

In this video, we discuss the new Analysis Services features in SQL Server 2017. We will cover Power Query connectivity, modeling enhancements such as Detail Rows allowing users to easily see transactional records, and improved support for ragged hierarchies. Download SQL Server 2017: Now on Windows, Linux, and Docker: This video is from the […]

Microsoft: Interview with a Microsoft MVP and Azure Development Ninja

Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies? I am a Solution Architect and Microsoft MVP based in Mauritius. My role is to lead the Digital Transformation journey for customers throughout the organization. This involves working with the customers to find solutions to the problems they are […]

Microsoft Video: Gaining Visibility and Control of Cloud Infrastructure Security

Take control of cloud security with visibility into the security state of your cloud infrastructure and policy-driven security recommendations. We will demo the Azure Security Center, Power BI dashboard, and the Operations Management Suite Demo. For more information visit: This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

SQL Server Security Management Made Simple – On-Demand Webinar

In this video you can learn how to manage SQL Server permissions across multiple SQL Server instances and enforce the latest SQL Server security and SQL Server configuration management best practices. SQLDocKit is a server management tool developed by Acceleratio Ltd. Equipped with SQLDocKit, administrators can auto-discover SQL Server instances and document the entire SQL […]

Microsoft: What’s new in SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.0 for Analysis Services

The public CTP 2.0 of SQL Server 2017 on Windows is available here! This public preview includes the following enhancements for Analysis Services tabular. Object-level security to secure model metadata in addition to data. Transaction-performance improvements for a more responsive developer experience. Dynamic Management View improvements for 1200 and 1400 models enabling dependency analysis and […]

Microsoft Announces Azure Analysis Services General Availability

Today at the Data Amp event, we are announcing the general availability of Microsoft Azure Analysis Services, the latest addition to our data platform in the cloud. Based on the proven analytics engine in SQL Server Analysis Services, Azure Analysis Services is an enterprise grade OLAP engine and BI modeling platform, offered as a fully […]

Microsoft: Using xEvents to monitor Azure Analysis Services

In addition to providing BI queries at the speed of thought and a user friendly BI semantic model, Azure Analysis Services supports many manageability features.  One such feature is a rich set of Extended Events (xEvents) which can be used for scenarios ranging from trouble shooting and diagnostics to in depth auditing and usage analysis. […]

OVH Announces Intent to Acquire VMware vCloud Air Business

vCloud Air, Marquee Customers, and Enterprise-Ready Support Team to Serve as Foundation for OVH’s Launch into the US VMware (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, and OVH, a global hyper-scale cloud provider, today announced OVH intends to acquire the VMware vCloud® Air™ business. Financial details of the transaction were not […]

The SysTrack Software Analytics Kit: Software Usage

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Taking stock of an environment’s software portfolio – what’s installed, what’s being used, what isn’t being used – has consistently been one of the most common use cases of SysTrack. The basic philosophy of SysTrack is to improve the user experience through data-driven business intelligence, and maintaining an efficient, well understood software portfolio is a […]

Microsoft: Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016, Part 2

This is the second blog in a five-part series. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts and read the first post in the series, Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016, part 1. Imagine you’ve just bought a super powerful car with built-in advanced technology to make it perform at its highest. […]

Microsoft: Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016, Part 1

This is the first blog in a five-part series. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts, which will cover cutting cost and improving performance of storage, BI, and analytics; improving uptime and reliability; reaching data insights faster by running analytics at the point of creation; and maintaining a consistent data environment across on-premises, hybrid, and […]

How to generate SQL Server documentation with SQLDocKit

Maintaining documentation on your SQL environment can be a challenging, time-consuming task for SQL Server admins. Use SQLDocKit to eliminate endless manual documentation. Start free trial: Document the SQL environment for your client, or provide a complete report about your internal IT infrastructure to your boss. Customize your documentation file by choosing the most […]

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