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  • Blog Post: MVP Series: 7 Ways to Lose Your DBA Job

    We are thrilled to have special guest authors from the Canadian MVP Award Program contributing posts . 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, please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks to Karen Lopez...
  • Blog Post: Canadian County and Postal Code Shading in Power Map for Excel

    Good news for Canadian users of Power Map. I discovered by playing with a dataset that it’s now possible to shade polygons in maps at both county and postal code levels! To my knowledge his was not previously possible as only Country and Province shading was available. I was surprised it worked...
  • Blog Post: MVP Series: Top 5 Interview Questions for a SQL Server DBA

    For the next couple months 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2014 and Power BI launch events in Canada

    > please find the latest event list here . Want to get familiar with the new SQL Server 2014 and Power BI? Microsoft Canada, our partners and SQL PASS community will run a series of SQL Server 2014 and Power BI launch events across Canada and online. Please find below the upcoming events...
  • Blog Post: 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 Data, and SQL Server. The sessions will be delivered...
  • Blog Post: 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 has been growing for the last years. ...
  • Blog Post: 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, including a new targeted search capabilities...
  • Blog Post: 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 on demand. English version   French...
  • Blog Post: 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 Insight BI and Big Data Presentations ·         ...