31

Oct

Organize your pipeline and recurring jobs easily with Data Lake Analytics (part 2)

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredatalake/2017/11/01/organize-your-pipeline-and-recurring-jobs-easily-with-data-lake-analytics-part-2/   Identify performance problems and reduce failed jobs with pipeline and recurring job information In part 1, we showed you how to tag and explore your pipeline and recurring jobs: Tag jobs with the new pipeline and recurring READ MORE

31

Oct

How Data will Influence the Future of Storytelling
How Data will Influence the Future of Storytelling

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/how-will-data-influence-the-future-of-storytelling/           The Future of StoryTelling Summit presented the perfect opportunity to showcase Power BI’s storytelling prowess. Of course, our team also learned some valuable lessons related to data-driven storytelling, and we’re excited to share READ MORE

30

Oct

Top five reasons to join us for the PASS Summit 2017 Day 1 Keynote

PASS Summit 2017 takes place from November 1 to November 3, in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center. This year’s event guarantees to be an exciting time to reconnect with the community, see friends old and new, and learn about new product features and enhancements. Microsoft would like to invite you to join us for the Day 1 Keynote by Rohan Kumar, which takes place on Wednesday, November 1, at 8:30 AM.

Rohan and the Microsoft Data and AI engineering teams will highlight how our customers and community have shaped the latest products and feature enhancements — many of them based on your feedback. This continuous innovation loop is how we have accelerated innovation across our products and services. But the process doesn’t focus on code, it focuses on you and your requirements. Product telemetry, technology blogs, PASS meetups, all the time and anyway we can, we want to listen to what you have to say.

The keynote will be jam-packed with practical demonstrations, giving you a chance to see your feature requests in action. In fact, there are so many great announcements and demos coming that we made a list of the Top five reasons to join us

30

Oct

Modernize your applications across on-premise and cloud with the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program

Your customers are demanding the latest innovations in every solution you deliver. How do you make sure that your apps meet — and exceed — your customers’ expectations? Leverage the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program, an efficient and reliable upgrade service, to modernize your on-premise or cloud applications. This year, we have expanded the program to support the scenarios below.

Modernize to SQL Server 2017 to begin your journey to cloud

With SQL Server 2017, now on Windows, Linux, and Docker containers, you can build modern applications using the language of your choice, on-premises or in the cloud. SQL Server 2017 offers tremendous performance features for your mission-critical, intelligence, and data warehouse applications. In-Memory OLTP delivers up to 30x faster transaction processing and columnstore indexes deliver up to 100x faster analytical processing. In addition to these features, SQL Server also owns the top TPC-H performance benchmarks for data warehouse.¹ With SQL Server 2017, you can inject intelligence into your applications with transformative insights and real-time analytics at up to one million R predictions per second.² Leverage these latest enhancements while protecting your application data with the least-vulnerable database over the last seven years.³

Modernize on-premises SQL Server or Oracle apps to

30

Oct

Keep Helping Improve Power BI Desktop
Keep Helping Improve Power BI Desktop

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/keep-helping-improve-power-bi-desktop/           We love hearing feedback from the Power BI community and today we have another quarterly survey to keep improving Power BI Desktop with your feedback. This helps us to understand what we’re doing READ MORE

28

Mar

We have an exciting selection of webinars coming up over the next few months! Whether you’re a Power BI modelling expert, a PowerApps developer, or someone who is curious about Microsoft Flow — or anyone in-between — we’ve got a READ MORE

17

Mar

SQL Server on Linux: Running jobs with SQL Server Agent

In keeping with our goal to enable SQL Server features across all platforms supported by SQL Server, Microsoft is excited to announce the preview of SQL Server Agent on Linux in SQL Server vNext Community Technology Preview (CTP) 1.4. SQL READ MORE

13

Jan

Today we’re announcing the SAP Accounts Receivable solution template. The SAP Accounts Receivable solution template provides an end to end solution that contains AR data and reports sourced from your SAP system. This template includes four reports designed for a READ MORE

12

Jan

Power BI Community Blog Highlights

Have you visited the Power BI Community blog lately? Blog posts can be anything from opinion pieces on the latest industry trends, to helpful tips and how-tos for your fellow Power BI users, to even “trip reports” from your local READ MORE

05

Jan

Moving eBird to the Azure Cloud

Re-posted from the Azure Data Lake & HDInsight blog. Hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, eBird is a citizen science project that allows birders to submit observations to a central database. Birders seek to identify and record the birds READ MORE