15

Nov

SQL Server 2017 Features Bring ‘Choice’ to Developers
SQL Server 2017 Features Bring ‘Choice’ to Developers

Data is everywhere today: in the cloud, on premises, and everywhere in between, tied up in systems of nearly endless complexity. Microsoft solutions allow developers to innovate while also scaling and growing their data infrastructure. In SQL Server 2016 SP1, SQL Server made available a consistent programmable surface layer for all its editions, making it easy to write applications that target any edition of the database.  This year’s release takes it a step further with native support for Linux and Docker.

Microsoft puts the needs of the developer front and center in its data solutions. We have created the most advanced set of tools to radically lower the barriers to getting data – of any type, from anywhere – into the application design and build process. Today with the preview of Microsoft SQL Operations Studio, you can now access, run and manage this data from the system of your choice, on Windows, Linux and Docker.

Committed to choice for both database platform and tools

SQL Server 2017 also makes it easier to drive innovation via a CI/CD pipeline with the support of Docker containers.  Since the Community Technology Preview of SQL Server 2017, there have been over 2 million Docker

15

Nov

SQL Server 2017 Features Bring ‘Choice’ to Developers
SQL Server 2017 Features Bring ‘Choice’ to Developers

Data is everywhere today: in the cloud, on premises, and everywhere in between, tied up in systems of nearly endless complexity. Microsoft solutions allow developers to innovate while also scaling and growing their data infrastructure. In SQL Server 2016 SP1, SQL Server made available a consistent programmable surface layer for all its editions, making it easy to write applications that target any edition of the database.  This year’s release takes it a step further with native support for Linux and Docker.

Microsoft puts the needs of the developer front and center in its data solutions. We have created the most advanced set of tools to radically lower the barriers to getting data – of any type, from anywhere – into the application design and build process. Today with the preview of Microsoft SQL Operations Studio, you can now access, run and manage this data from the system of your choice, on Windows, Linux and Docker.

Committed to choice for both database platform and tools

SQL Server 2017 also makes it easier to drive innovation via a CI/CD pipeline with the support of Docker containers.  Since the Community Technology Preview of SQL Server 2017, there have been over 2 million Docker

13

Nov

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

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/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

10

Nov

Making parallelism waits actionable
Making parallelism waits actionable

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/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

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

New Showplan enhancements
New Showplan enhancements

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/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

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-november-2017-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

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/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