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Oct

Breaking down the IoT journey | The ROI of IoT
Breaking down the IoT journey | The ROI of IoT

Source: https://blogs.microsoft.com/iot/2017/10/17/breaking-iot-journey-roi-iot/     The Internet of Things seeks to achieve two basic outcomes: to help you save money, and to help you make money. And the currency of IoT is data. With a digital-first mindset, you have discovered the READ MORE

12

Oct

SQL Server Tiger at PASS Summit 2017
SQL Server Tiger at PASS Summit 2017

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/sql-server-tiger-at-pass-summit-2017/   The SQL Server team will again be at the Summit this year. If we are not speaking or co-speaking in a session, you can find us at the SQL Server Clinic at any time. Sessions Here are READ MORE

12

Oct

Visualizing and interacting with your Azure Machine Learning Studio experiments

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/visualizing-and-interacting-with-your-azure-machine-learning-studio-experiments/           Microsoft Senior Program Manager Christian Berg is back with another entry in his series on becoming your organization’s strategic advisor with Machine Learning and Power BI. In part 6, he lookd at connecting READ MORE

10

Oct

What’s new in SQL Server Management Studio 17.3
What’s new in SQL Server Management Studio 17.3

This post was authored by Alan Yu, Program Manager, Microsoft SQL Server

We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.3!

Download SSMS 17.3 and review the Release Notes to get started.

SSMS 17.3 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017, which is now generally available.

In addition to enhancements and bug fixes, SSMS 17.3 comes with two new exciting features:

Import Flat File Wizard XEvent Profiler Import Flat File Wizard

The Import Flat File Wizard streamlines the import experience of flat files (.csv, .txt) with an intelligent framework, requiring minimal user intervention or specialized domain knowledge.

A common task for a user is to import a flat file to a SQL table. The existing SSMS Import Data wizard provides a much broader set of import capabilities and configuration for defining SQL Server Integration Services packages. This can be useful in many cases, but for the simple task of importing a flat file into a table, a more streamlined experience is desirable. There is a need for a tool or technology that simplifies the import experience by reducing the amount of user configuration required to

10

Oct

Breaking down the IoT journey | A holistic approach to IoT
Breaking down the IoT journey | A holistic approach to IoT

Source: https://blogs.microsoft.com/iot/2017/10/10/breaking-iot-journey-holistic-approach-iot/     The Internet of Things is more than the act of deploying modern tools or working in the cloud. Today’s “born in the cloud” companies are succeeding because they started with a transformational mindset. For mature companies READ MORE

10

Oct

Webinar: Get enterprise-grade features at open-source prices with SQL Server 2017 on Linux

IT pros now have the flexibility of running workloads across Windows, Linux, or a combination of both. By taking advantage of SQL Server 2017 on Linux, you’ll get enterprise-grade features at open-source pricing — all backed by Microsoft support and security. It’s never been easier or more cost effective to make the move.

SQL Server 2017 combines the best of databases and analytics into one product. New enhancements include real-time intelligence due to faster transactions with In-Memory OLTP, new T-SQL enhancements for in-memory tables and natively compiled stored procedures, ColumnStore performance improvements, and support for LOBS.

Join our speakers Debbi Lyons, Sr. Product Marketing Manager and Travis Wright, Principal Program Manager for a webinar on how SQL Server 2017 on Linux provides intelligence on a trusted, industry-leading platform while enabling innovation for all your data.

In this live webinar and Q&A, you’ll learn:

What’s new with SQL Server 2017 on Linux and the benefits of building your next Linux project with SQL Server. How to leverage Microsoft’s offer to get a discounted subscription rate. Quick and easy ways to get started with SQL Server 2017, and our suite of free tools available.

Join us Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 9:00

09

Oct

The Microsoft Team Data Science Process (TDSP) – Recent Updates

This post is authored by Xibin Gao, Data Scientist, Wei Guo, Data Scientist, Brad Severtson, Senior Content Developer, and Debraj GuhaThakurta, Senior Data Scientist Lead, at Microsoft

What is TDSP

Improving the efficiency of developing and deploying data science solutions requires an efficient process to complement the data platforms and data science tools that you use. Many enterprise data science teams today face challenges pertaining to standardization, collaboration and the use of appropriate DevOps practices when developing and deploying their advanced analytics solutions.

We developed and released the Team Data Science Process (TDSP), an open GitHub project, to address these very challenges. TDSP is currently helping numerous data science teams in Microsoft and at other organizations to standardize their data science projects, adopt collaborative development and DevOps practices. TDSP was first released at Ignite in September 2016.

In this blog post, we provide an overview of recent developments involving TDSP, including recent releases and how its adoption has gone since our first public release.

Recent Releases

Since our 2016 launch, we’ve made the following updates to TDSP:

Standardized Data Exploration and Reporting: IDEAR in Microsoft R Server (MRS) and Python

Standardization of data science projects and their artifacts is

06

Oct

Power BI Service and Mobile September Feature Summary
Power BI Service and Mobile September Feature Summary

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-service-and-mobile-september-feature-summary/           The month of September turned out to be a busy one for Power BI. We were honored to have presented in a number of sessions at Microsoft Ignite and met some of you READ MORE

05

Oct

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 (SP4) is now available!
SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 (SP4) is now available!

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/sql-server-2012-service-pack-4-sp4-is-now-available/   SQL Server Product Team is excited to bring you the final release of SQL Server 2012 Service Packs, Service Pack 4 (SP4). This release of SQL 2012 Service Pack has 20+ improvements centered around performance, scalability and READ MORE

05

Oct

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 is now available
SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 is now available

The SQL Server team is excited to bring you the final service pack release for SQL Server 2012. The service pack is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center and will be coming soon to Visual Studio Subscriptions, MBS/Partner Source, and VLSC. As part of our commitment to software excellence for our customers, this upgrade is available to all customers with existing SQL Server 2012 deployments.

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 (SP4) contains a roll-up of released hotfixes as well as more than twenty improvements centered around performance, scalability, and diagnostics based on the feedback from customers and SQL community. These improvements enable SQL Server 2012 to perform faster and scale out of the box on modern hardware design. It also showcases the SQL Server product team’s commitment to providing continued value to in-market releases.

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 will include:

All fixes and Cumulative Updates (CUs) for SQL Server 2012 up to and including SQL Server 2012 SP3 CU10. Scalability and performance improvements for SQL Server. Additional monitoring capabilities through enhancements in DMV, Extended Events and Query Plans and the ability to clone the database including statistics with DBCC CLONEDATABASE. New improvements based on