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Unifying Analytics Across Vendors with Perspective ILM BI Portal
9 months ago

Unifying Analytics Across Vendors with Perspective ILM BI Portal

With the recent industry shift towards the use of agile self-service BI solutions, traditional and modern BI solutions are often deployed side-by-side in a bi-modal analytical strategy. It is not …
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Low Friction Data Warehousing with Perspective ILM Data Governor
9 months ago

Low Friction Data Warehousing with Perspective ILM Data Governor

To keep up with the speed of business in a rapidly changing world of data, modern data warehousing approaches have emerged. Several years ago data warehouse automation offerings began entering …
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Solve Analysis Services Need for Speed
11 months ago

Solve Analysis Services Need for Speed

If you have done everything possible to tune your Analysis Services OLAP cube and it still is not delivering fast enough queries, you might want to evaluate an acceleration utility …
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Pyramid Analytics: Launches On-Prem BI for Power BI Desktop
2 years ago

Pyramid Analytics: Launches On-Prem BI for Power BI Desktop

Note: The following is a guest post by a respected peer of mine, Peter Sprague. We recently held a webinar together where I asked him tough questions and FAQs on why Microsoft customers would …
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Time to Explore My Next Great Challenge
2 years ago

Time to Explore My Next Great Challenge

UPDATE 3/25/2016: Words cannot express my gratitude for the wonderful messages and uplifting calls that I received from the community, peers, past managers, clients and former product team members. Thank you so much for understanding my need …
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Market Shifts in Gartner 2016 DW Magic Quadrant
2 years ago

Market Shifts in Gartner 2016 DW Magic Quadrant

At the end of February, Gartner released the latest 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics. The biggest take-away this year was the key trends to watch …
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January 2016 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

January 2016 Microsoft BI World News

As sunshine brilliantly glistened over the snow blanketed Northern Hemisphere, Redmond teams kicked off the year with a flurry of updates, announcements and releases. From a new analytics conference to …
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December 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

December 2015 Microsoft BI World News

Here we go again! Another month means another deluge of announcements and feature releases from various Microsoft teams. There is no such thing as slowing down for the holidays in Redmond. For time-starved technical …
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SQL Server and Power BI Holiday Gifts
2 years ago

SQL Server and Power BI Holiday Gifts

In traditional Microsoft style, the SQL Server and Power BI teams just released a few totally amazing downloads for the holidays including the highly anticipated SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.2 and the latest …
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November 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

November 2015 Microsoft BI World News

Another month means another flurry of updates were released across Microsoft’s BI and analytics offerings. There is no such thing as a holiday slowdown for these teams. The external momentum now continues growing …
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R You Ready for SQL Server 2016?
2 years ago

R You Ready for SQL Server 2016?

It is a late night here in Tampa – 2:04AM EST to be exact. Pups are snoring. Crickets are chirping. Classical music is quietly playing on my little iTunes gadget. …
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October 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

October 2015 Microsoft BI World News

The tidal wave of wonderful business intelligence news from PASS Summit 2015 and the gorgeous view from my hotel window of fall leaf colors in their full glory are keeping me smiling this weekend. …
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PASS Summit Microsoft BI Engineering Sessions
2 years ago

PASS Summit Microsoft BI Engineering Sessions

It is that time of year! Get ready for PASS Summit 2015, the world’s largest conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI Professionals. I told you Microsoft was breathing life back …
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Secrets of Engineering Feature Selection
3 years ago

Secrets of Engineering Feature Selection

Shhh! I have a little secret to share with you on engineering feature selection. Do you promise not to tell anyone? Ok. I trust you. So here goes…

Have you …
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Exploring SQL Server 2016 CTP2
3 years ago

Exploring SQL Server 2016 CTP2

For those of you that love to stay on the bleeding edge of technology, SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2 was released earlier this week. The downloads are …
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May 2015 Microsoft BI World News
3 years ago

May 2015 Microsoft BI World News

As soon as I get monthly Microsoft BI release news collected, I see yet another Tweet come through with more cool updates. Thus if a few more trickle in this …
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Microsoft Breathes Life back into SQL Server BI On-Prem
3 years ago

Microsoft Breathes Life back into SQL Server BI On-Prem

After a few years of silence, wondering if cloud first meant cloud only, SQL Server BI on-premises customers finally got a peek at the investments being made in SQL Server 2016. …
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PASS Summit 2014 BI News
3 years ago

PASS Summit 2014 BI News

PASS Summit, the world’s largest conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals, kicked-off today with keynotes by Microsoft’s T.K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, James Phillips, and Joseph Sirosh. This year the event …
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Microsoft announces rebranded PDW as the Analytics Platform System
4 years ago

Microsoft announces rebranded PDW as the Analytics Platform System

Earlier this week at a Microsoft customer event in San Francisco, new CEO Satya Nadella announced Microsoft’s future vision for their data and analytics platforms. Using a “data culture” theme, …
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SQL Server 2014 RTM Announced for April 1 Release
4 years ago

SQL Server 2014 RTM Announced for April 1 Release

Big news came out of Redmond yesterday. SQL Server 2014 will be publicly released on April 1, 2014. This version brings the highly anticipated, in-memory OLTP for SQL Server (formerly …
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