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Windows Azure HDInsight has released and is now available
Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure HDInsight, its cloud-based distribution of Hadoop. Further expanding on Microsoft’s big data strategy, Microsoft CVP Quentin Clark will deliver a keynote at O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World tomorrow, where he will discuss...
28 Oct 2013
Draft a Fantasy Football Team with Microsoft Power Query
Fantasy football draft season is here, and the UX test lead for Power Query, Ben Martens, thought that picking his fantasy team seemed like an interesting test case for Power Query. Here it is how he did it in his own words: There’s a lot of data available and I thought that past performance...
24 Oct 2013
Customers, Clouds and Choice
As competition in the cloud space heats up, things are looking better than ever for customers, as they have access to increasingly better solutions and hence, more choice. However, this competition is making at least one vendor uncomfortable - how else does one explain recent comments from an AWS executive...
19 Sep 2013
Discover Insight Nuggets by Digging in Big Data
We’ve all heard about “Big Data” by now but what does it really mean? Big Data is the term used to describe the process of applying serious computing power and the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence, to massive and often highly complex sets of information. MORE
21 Jun 2013
Watch the 2013 CIO Summit From Your Desk - Register now for this free webcast
Microsoft’s 2013 Spring CIO Summit takes place April 9-10 and will host more than 200 CIOs from companies across the US. Registration for the in-person CIO Summit is at capacity, but that doesn’t mean any of Microsoft’s customers have to miss out. This year the virtual CIO Summit is...
29 Mar 2013
An Overview of Data Explorer Online Search
Working with data to gain new insights not only involves dealing with the data that you already have but also being able to find additional data to complement your analysis. In many cases, this additional data is publicly available to everyone but it has been traditionally difficult to find and to leverage...
27 Mar 2013
Visualizing Big Data with Azure HDInsight and Data Explorer
With the recent announcement about Azure HDInsight, now is a good time to look at how one might use Data Explorer to connect to data sitting in Windows Azure HDInsight. As you might be aware, HDInsight is Microsoft’s own offering of Hadoop as a service. In this example, we are going to look...
21 Mar 2013
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