A Story of BI, BIG Data and SQL Server in Canada

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September, 2013

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  • SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 End of Support Reminder

    SQL Server 2000. About six month ago on April 9‚ 2013 Extended Support for SQL Server 2000 came to an end. Microsoft no longer provides assisted support‚ security updates or hotfixes for SQL Server 2000 unless a custom support agreement is...
  • Big Data Saturday – Mississauga, October 26

    You have been invited to take part in a free 1-day training event targeted towards SQL Server and BI Professionals. Overview: BIG DATA Saturday is a technical, day long training session that focuses on the latest Microsoft technologies around BI, Big...
  • Power Map Preview is now available on Download Center

    Great news from the Power Map team. We are super excited to announce that Power Map Preview, our final v1 preview, was just posted on Download Center . New in this release are Region Chart type, Flat Map and the ability to create videos from your Power...
  • Most popular database in Canada

    Do you know what the most popular database in Canada is? More than 66% of Canadian organizations surveyed by IDC* in 2012 said SQL Server was the Primary database for their business. The trend is interesting too: Microsoft SQL Server popularity...
  • Canada Launches Next Generation Open Data Portal

    The Portal contains datasets compiled by over 20 departments and agencies, covering a broad range of topics, from housing, to health and environmental data. The next generation Data.gc.ca   site features new interactive capabilities and Web 2.0 features...
  • Announcing Power BI for Office 365

    Microsoft announced a new offering--Power BI for Office 365. Power BI for Office 365 is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) solution that helps enable you to easily gain insights from your data, working within Excel to analyze and visualize the data...
  • SQL Server 2014 Community Preview

    See what’s new in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 by trying out the community preview. Like how it builds on the mission-critical capabilities delivered in the prior release by providing breakthrough performance, availability and manageability for your mission...
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 released

    BizTalk Server 2013 continues to enable integration solutions with heterogeneous Line-of-business systems. It helps you optimize user productivity, gain business efficiency and increase agility. BizTalk Server 2013 allows net developers to take advantage...
  • Meet SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data warehouse – Microsoft’s BIG Data Appliance

    Microsoft recently introduced SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse appliance (PDW) , the next generation of the scalable, massively parallel processing (MPP) data warehouse appliance . With PDW you can manage both relational and non-relational data, achieve...
  • TechEd North America 2013 presentations now available on demand

    TechED 2013 North America (New Orleans, June 3 - 6, 2013) recorded presentations are now available on Channel9. The five most popular BI and Data Platform presentations were: ·          Big Data. Small Data. All...
  • PASS Summit, October 15-18, Charlotte, NC, USA

    The PASS Summit is the world's largest and most intensive technical training conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals. But more than that, it’s your conference – planned and presented by the SQL Server community for the SQL Server community...
  • IT Architect Briefing: On-Demand Digital Event

    This digital forum will fuel your thinking as an IT Leader and IT architect. There are two separate tracks which will cover Big Data and BI and Application Platform and the Cloud. Keynote Presentation : Evolving the Data Center. Transforming Data into...
  • SQL Server webcast series: On-demand

    This spring Microsoft Canada hosted Microsoft SQL Server webcast series. These events were designed to help our customers and partners to learn more about Microsoft Tools and new capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server. These webcast recordings are now available...