Author : All posts by ilikesql

09

Aug

Quickblog: Blog security! – Kiev? Really?

Security of a blog is important, and on my blog I go to strong measures to prevent people from gaining access. That level of measurement includes failed logon attempts blockouts, ip whitelisting and blacklisting, as well as notifications by text READ MORE

03

Aug

Looking for your biggest career opportunity at Microsoft?

Are you looking for your biggest career opportunity at Microsoft? It’s an exciting time to become part of the Cloud and Enterprise team in the Enterprise Partner Group (EPG). As Global Technical Lead for Data Platform I am excited about READ MORE

21

Jul

Are you ready to … Power BI!
Are you ready to … Power BI!

Are you ready to Power BI?  With the most recent release of Power BI, you really can take advantage of unlocking insights on any data by using the great capabilities provided through the Power BI platform through native apps for READ MORE

10

Jul

Announcing Spark for Azure HDInsight public preview
Announcing Spark for Azure HDInsight public preview

From Data Plaform Blog: Lighting up interactive insights on big data By T. K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, corporate vice president, Data Platform Today, we’re announcing the public preview of Spark for Azure HDInsight and the upcoming general availability of Power BI READ MORE

09

Jul

Datazen Publisher for Windows 7 Preview now available
Datazen Publisher for Windows 7 Preview now available

From Data Plaform Blog: We are pleased to announce the availability of Datazen Publisher for Windows 7 Preview. Datazen Publisher is the single point for creation and publishing of rich, interactive visualizations. You can simply connect to the Datazen Server READ MORE

01

Jul

Preview the new JDBC 4.2 for SQL Server Driver

From Data Platform Blog: Today we are pleased to announce availability of the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Microsoft JDBC 4.2 Driver for SQL Server! The driver provides robust data access to Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL READ MORE

24

Jun

From Data Platform Blog: From Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director, Data Platform In the SQL Server CTP 2 blog, T.K. Ranga Rengarajan, CVP of SQL Server engineering, discussed bringing cloud first innovations to SQL Server 2016. This includes a rapid preview model READ MORE

24

Jun

From Data Platform Blog: Following the release of SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.0 last month, the SQL Server engineering team is excited to announce the immediate availability of CTP 2.1 release for download. The release includes improvements for three new READ MORE

24

Jun

Azure SQL Data Warehouse opens for Limited Public Preview
Azure SQL Data Warehouse opens for Limited Public Preview

From Data Platform Blog: By Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director, Data Platform At the Build conference in April, we announced Azure SQL Data Warehouse, our new enterprise-class elastic data warehouse-as-a-service. Today, we’re pleased to announce that Azure SQL Data Warehouse is READ MORE

10

Jun

From Data Platform Blog: Microsoft is committed to continuous innovation to make Azure the best cloud platform for running hyper-scale big data projects. This includes an existing Hadoop-as-a-service solution, Azure HDInsight, a hyper-scale repository for big data, Azure Data Lake, READ MORE