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Spectacular Events in Spring 2016
1 year ago

Spectacular Events in Spring 2016

Spring is almost here! It is my favorite time of year. Flowers blossom, trees come back to life, my bright color wardrobe reappears and there are many industry conferences to feed …
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BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens
2 years ago

BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens

A long time ago in a galaxy of data far, far away….

Mega-vendors and niche vendors aligned forces to expand on-premises business Intelligence battles into the cloud. The increasing commotion awakened …
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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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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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Exploring SQL Server 2016 CTP2
2 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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Microsoft Breathes Life back into SQL Server BI On-Prem
2 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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R Visualizations in Reporting Services
3 years ago

R Visualizations in Reporting Services

After several long weeks on the road, I am finally back home and digging into open-source R again. A few days ago there was a post by TIOBE Software showing …
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SQL Server 2014 RTM Announced for April 1 Release
3 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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Couple Quick SQL Server World Updates
4 years ago

Couple Quick SQL Server World Updates

August has been a busy blog month so I am going to keep this one short and sweet.  There are a couple key updates in SQL Server World floating around …
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SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 Business Intelligence Summary
4 years ago

SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 Business Intelligence Summary

In an unusual but warmly welcomed move, Microsoft SQL Server Technical Marketing released the SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 Product Guide before the CTP was released to the public.  The …
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SQL Server 2012 Improvements for SAP Environments
5 years ago

SQL Server 2012 Improvements for SAP Environments

Microsoft is showcasing mobile tablets, SQL Server 2012, Windows 8, Office, SharePoint and Duet solutions with SAP at the SAPPHIRE conference in Orlando May 14 -16.  There is a very …
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Data Warehousing Best Practices and Resources
6 years ago

Data Warehousing Best Practices and Resources

Data Warehousing and Dimensional Modeling

Data Warehouse Fundamentals http://it.toolbox.com/wiki/index.php/Data_Warehouse_Fundamentals and http://www.rkimball.com/html/articlesFundamental.html

Kimball Group http://www.kimballgroup.com/data-warehouse-business-intelligence-resources/

Data Warehouse Toolkit Collection http://www.amazon.com/Kimballs-Data-Warehouse-Toolkit-Classics/dp/0470479574

Best Practices for Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2008 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc719165.aspx

DWMantra.com …
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