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A Story of BI, BIG Data and SQL Server in Canada
Microsoft Data Platform Overview
The variety of offerings in Microsoft's end-to-end analytics platform sometimes feels overwhelming, especially with the rapid evolution. For example, at the Build conference we announced the upcoming availability of Azure SQL DW and Azure Data Lake, while at the Ignite conference we presented the...
4 Jun 2015
Predictive Analytics Customer Workshop in Vancouver
PLEASE FIND THE EVENT RESOURCES HERE (Password: Azure) Join us for an exciting, one-day learning event on predictive analytics using Microsoft Azure. WHO SHOULD ATTEND Data Scientists, Developers & Programmers, Architects, and Analysts WHY SHOULD I ATTEND? Azure Machine Learning is an exciting new...
18 Feb 2015
MVP Series: What is a DBA, anyway?
We are thrilled to have special guest authors from the Canadian MVP Award Program contributing posts around their favourite tips, tricks & features of SQL 2014. For the next few weeks, we will be posting a different article from one of our Canadian SQL Server MVPs each week. We hope you enjoy them...
9 Jan 2015
Séries de web-émissions: Top 5 solutions de données Microsoft
Réécoutez les 5 émissions! Les technologies de plateforme de données sont en constante évolution. Pour vous aider à apprendre les nouveautés, Microsoft Canada a organisé une série de webémissions à ce sujet. Réécoutez...
25 Dec 2014
Webcast Series: Top 5 Microsoft Data Platform Solutions
You are invited. Data Platform Technologies are constantly evolving. To help you keep up to date Microsoft Canada introduces a Data Platform webcast series. Please join us to learn about new generation of Microsoft Data Platform solutions: Power BI‚ Analytical Platform System appliance, In-Memory technologies...
24 Dec 2014
Microsoft Data Platform events in Canada: SQL 2014, Power BI, Predictive Analytics and BIG Data
Want to get familiar with the new SQL Server 2014, Power BI, Azure Predictive Analytics or Microsoft Big Data solutions? Join Microsoft Canada, our partners and the SQL PASS community for an across Canada in-person and online event series that will introduce you to these solutions. Please find the...
13 Aug 2014
Microsoft Tools to Tackle Ebola, Updated Ebola Analytics File
Microsoft Tools My earlier article highlighting how Power BI can be used to analyze WHO ebola data generated a lot of interest. To follow-up on this topic, I’m writing today about the announcement made by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella regarding tools we make available to help fight ebola. He...
24 Oct 2014
Webémissions de Microsoft Canada: Power BI, Analyse prédictive et "SQL Server as a Service"
Vous êtes invité. Vous avez été nombreux à assister aux divers événements de formation virtuelle que nous avons publiés. Dans la foulée de ce succès, Microsoft Canada organise une série de webémissions portant sur la plateforme de données Microsoft. Ces événements visent à vous aider à en apprendre plus...
20 Oct 2014
Webcast series for Microsoft partners: SQL Server, Power BI, Azure and SQL Azure
Duration & Modality: 120 minutes. Includes Presentation & Demo Targeted Partner Roles: Technical Roles, Functional Roles, Consultants Session Title Session Description Date/Time SQL & Azure Series Session 1: SQL Server 2014 Hybrid Cloud using Windows Azure This session will focus on Hybrid...
15 Oct 2014
New optimized SQL images in Azure VM gallery
We are delighted to announce new optimized SQL Server images in the Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines Gallery. These images are pre-configured with optimizations for transactional and Data Warehousing workloads respectively by baking in our performance best practices for running SQL in Azure VMs. The...
12 Sep 2014
Azure DocumentDB and Search unveiled
As you probably know, the Azure platform continues to expand, and last week’s unveiling of Azure DocumentDB and Search was another big step to making the Microsoft cloud even more appealing for developers. We already have customers who are trying these new solutions: "To help McKesson continue to...
25 Aug 2014
18 Free SQL Server 2014, Azure and BI virtual labs
Do you want to learn about SQL Server 2014, Azure SQL Databases, Corporate BI, and Power BI without the need of installing and configuring the installation bits? We’ve just released 18 (eighteen) new virtual labs based on the integrated demo Virtual Machines with full step-by-step instructions. All that...
18 Aug 2014
September 20: SQL Server and Power BI Saturday in Mississauga
Please download the event presentations here __________________________________________________ You have been invited to take part in a free 1-day training event targeted towards SQL Server and BI Professionals. Overview: SQL 14 and Power BI Saturday is a technical, day long seminar that...
14 Aug 2014
Meet Azure Machine Learning
We just released the Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) preview. What is Azure ML? Microsoft Azure ML is fully managed service to create, test, operationalize and manage predictive analytics solutions in the cloud . With just a browser, you can now sign up to Azure Machine Learning, upload data and immediately...
22 Jul 2014
Free BIG Data, Hadoop, SQL Server trainings from Microsoft Partner
Create a Tactical Plan Using Hadoop & Cloud Technologies 8/5/2014, 11:00am ET How quickly would you be able to gather data, align resources and using analytics - create a tactical plan? We're going to walk through an emergency scenario where data is pulled from public sources and shared with...
22 Jul 2014
Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight
We have new free ebook with you: Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight , by Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and Buck Woody. Download the PDF (6MB; 130 pages) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/PDF Download the EPUB (9MB) from http://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/EPUB Download the...
30 May 2014
SQL Server 2014. Benefits of upgrading from SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008R2 and 2012.
Are you running a previous version of SQL Server and want to know what new SQL Server capabilities you will be able to use by upgrading to the latest version? Please find below the list of new features introduced since SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008R2 and SQL Server 2012 (it will be a very long blog...
14 Apr 2014
Samedi SQL: Lancement de Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 sera disponible à compter du 1 avril (et ce n'est pas un poisson d'avril!). Microsoft a continuer d'améliorer plusieurs fonctionnalités de son engin de base de données. Cette journée permettra aux DBA, aux développeurs, aux curieux d'entendre parler et de voir...
20 Mar 2014
Ottawa SQL Server 2014 Day May 9th
Microsoft in collaboration with SQLTeach is having a full day of presentation on SQL Server 2014. We will be presenting 5 sessions on different feature of SQL Server 2014. Join us for this free workshop day in Microsoft Office. See the presented sessions below. Date: Friday May 9th Location: 100 Queen...
20 Mar 2014
SQL Server 2014 RTM announced!
We are very happy to announce SQL Server 2014 has been released to manufacturing and will be generally available on April 1 . What’s new in SQL Server 2014? Breakthrough performance with In-Memory OLTP In-Memory OLTP: In-memory transaction processing (In-Memory OLTP) speeds up an already very fast experience...
19 Mar 2014
SQL PASS: SQL Server 2014 webcast series
Countdown to the launch of SQL Server 2014 and learn about new features and performance enhancements with this series of webinars presented by expert Microsoft Speakers, and hosted by the PASS Virtual Chapters. Date Details Hosted By 6-Mar SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP Overview DBA Fundamentals 11-Mar...
28 Feb 2014
March 29: Big Data Saturday II in Mississauga
Event content (DataCamp Training Kit) is available here . Please take into account that it’s an executable file. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ As part of the series of Developer Movement events being hosted in Canada, Big Data Saturday II...
24 Feb 2014
Free Big Data Analytics course on Channel 9
In this course, you'll get an overview of the different ways that you can analyze data for your Big Data solutions using Microsoft Business Intelligence tools such as Excel and Reporting Services. This includes predictive analytics with Excel and Apache Mahout. You'll also learn about NoSQL tools...
21 Dec 2013
Free MVA training: Getting Started with Microsoft Big Data
New Microsoft Big Data training became available on Microsoft Virtual Academy. In this session, you’ll get an overview of Microsoft Big Data tools as part of the Windows Azure HDInsight and Storage services. As a developer, you’ll learn how to create map-reduce programs and automate the workflow of processing...
8 Oct 2013
Microsoft BIG Data: Windows Azure HDInsight general availability
Windows Azure HDInsight provides 100% Apache Hadoop as a service in the cloud. HDInsight builds on top of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to ensure full compatibility with Apache Hadoop. HDInsight offers: Insights with familiar tools: Through integration with Microsoft’s business intelligence tools...
28 Oct 2013
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