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13

Nov

Esri Plus Subscription for ArcGIS Maps for Power BI is now available

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/esri-plus-subscription-for-arcgis-maps-for-power-bi-is-now-available/           Today, I’m happy to announce that Esri is taking ArcGIS Maps for Power BI to the next level by introducing Plus, a subscription service available for purchase from Esri that allows everyday business READ MORE

13

Nov

Find your U-SQL jobs in Azure Data Lake Analytics with one click.
Find your U-SQL jobs in Azure Data Lake Analytics with one click.

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredatalake/2017/11/14/find-your-u-sql-jobs-in-azure-data-lake-analytics-with-one-click/   If your Data Lake Analytics account is heavily used, you might have to scroll through a long list of jobs to find just the ones you submitted. Relief is here. The new My Jobs quick filter in the portal READ MORE

10

Nov

Making parallelism waits actionable
Making parallelism waits actionable

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/making-parallelism-waits-actionable/   During PASS we announced changes to how users will be able to make parallelism waits more actionable – specifically the “infamous” CXPACKET. This change effectively splits CXPACKET waits into an actionable wait (CXPACKET) and a negligible wait READ MORE

09

Nov

Free Webinars in November – Learn from Big Data & Machine Learning Applications in Healthcare

Join us for a set of exciting webinars starting next Tuesday, November 14th, at which we’ll show you how data science and machine learning are being applied in the medical field. You will be able to take the learnings from these webinars to use Azure Machine Learning, Azure Data Lake and Hadoop Spark clusters in big data and ML solutions that are relevant to your organization or to your customers. You will also learn how technologies like ML and AI can be effectively used as a tool for cost control, which is especially critical in the healthcare industry.

More on each session below. Be sure to click the links attached to the titles of these sessions to reserve your spot today. All sessions are entirely free, of course.

Data Science and Machine Learning in Healthcare: A Population Health Management Solution

In this webinar, we talk about two things: How data science and ML can be used to manage and control escalating healthcare costs, and how to create a Population Health Management solution using state-of-the-art Azure Data Lake (ADL) Analytics. While outlining the Population Health Management solution, we will introduce you to ADL Analytics with R integration and show you how

08

Nov

BTT Uses Microsoft IoT to Detect Brain Disease
BTT Uses Microsoft IoT to Detect Brain Disease

Source: https://blogs.microsoft.com/iot/2017/11/08/btt-uses-microsoft-iot-detect-brain-disease/     The impact of degenerative brain diseases are horrifying and enormous. In the U.S. alone, for instance, 5.3 million people suffer from some form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, driving over $200 billion in healthcare READ MORE

08

Nov

New Showplan enhancements
New Showplan enhancements

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/new-showplan-enhancements/   If you follow this blog, you have seen that in the past few releases we have continuously included a number of diagnostic improvements to Showplan. You can read about some of them here. Looking at the actual READ MORE

07

Nov

Power BI Desktop November Feature Summary
Power BI Desktop November Feature Summary

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-november-2017-feature-summary/           This month conditional formatting gets a major update with the ability to control the color based on rules. If you have a slow data source, we now have report options that help limit READ MORE

07

Nov

Announcing Single Sign-On Support when connecting to data sources from the Power BI Service

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-single-sign-on-support-when-connecting-to-data-sources-from-the-power-bi-service/           We’re glad to announce that it is now possible to use Single Sign-On, leveraging Kerberos, when connecting to certain data sources using DirectQuery mode from Power BI.

03

Nov

Three years in a row – Microsoft is a leader in the ODBMS Magic Quadrant

We’re happy to report that Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems again this year. This is the third year that Microsoft has been positioned farthest in completeness of vision and ability to execute in the operational database management systems market.

At Microsoft, we’re dedicated to helping both enterprises and individuals realize their full potential. Our industry position in Operational DBMS is due to the unequaled capabilities of SQL Server.

The release of SQL Server 2017 brings the power of SQL Server to Windows, Linux, and Docker containers for the first time ever. Developers are able to build intelligent applications using preferred languages and environments, while enjoying in-memory performance across workloads, mission-critical high availability, and in-database advanced analytics. You can develop once and deploy anywhere in a consistent experience across your datacenter and public cloud.

SQL Server proves itself, year over year, to be the least vulnerable DBMS in the industry. Built for security from the ground up, SQL Server offers customers a layered protection approach that incorporates encryption, authentication, and monitoring and auditing at the disk, database, and application levels. Innovative security technologies like Always Encrypted, for encryption

02

Nov

Fall Creators Update delivers speed, security, and intelligence to Windows 10 IoT solutions

Source: https://blogs.microsoft.com/iot/2017/11/02/fall-creators-update-delivers-speed-security-intelligence-windows-10-iot-solutions/     Prototype to production. With you all the way. Whether you’re exploring a new product idea for a cloud-connected device or looking to transform an existing product line to enable intelligence at the edge, Windows 10 IoT READ MORE