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    This blog post was created collaboratively by the winning team of the Big Data Hackathon in Data Visualization category (Microsoft Canada office, Mississauga ON, March 13-14, 2015). Big Data Hackathon Team members : Kosta Zabashta , Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Marcello Panaccione , Ontario Teachers'...
  • Blog Post: Big Data Hackathon in Vancouver

    You’re invited! The Microsoft Big Data Hackathon is your opportunity to hack for a good cause. Assemble a team, learn, share, and make new friends as you use big data technologies to solve real-world problems. Who Should Attend This event is open to anyone interested in Big Data, BI and Data Visualization...
  • Blog Post: BIG Data Hackathon in Mississauga

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  • Blog Post: MVP Series: Overlooked Features of SQL 2014

    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...
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    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...
  • Blog Post: Lancement de Microsoft SQL Server 2014 à Québec

    Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Hotel Plaza Québec, salle Carmen 3031 boul. Laurier, Québec , QC ( map ) 46.764252 -71.293617 Inscrivez-vous ici GRATUIT POUR TOUS! Afin de réserver votre place pour cet événement, vous devez absolument vous créer un compte gratuit de Meetup pour vous inscrire...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Free MVA training: Getting Started with Microsoft Big Data

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  • 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: 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 Data. ·         ...
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    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...