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    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. The last year was amazing for all people who are using and loving Azure. For me one of the highlights in the last months was the preview of Azure Machine Learning. I always had some respect for people who are doing machine learning...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - SQL Server 2014 Portal

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. In the past we have talked about portals in the wiki from time to time. Ed made with decent Arnold Schwarzenegger accent , Durval with the community portals and I with the Power BI portal and the User Groups portal . Today I want...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Add Achievements to your Windows 8.1 Store Game (C#/XAML)

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Gamification is nowadays an important part of most apps you can find on the different platforms. We all know gamification to some level. If we want we can also use it as a developer in Visual Studio. But how can we integrate it...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - How to Provide Temporary and Secure Administrative Access to Critical Systems and Applications

    Hi everyone ! Today I will spotlight a very good article from Ahmed Malek; How to Provide Temporary and Secure Administrative Access to Critical Systems and Applications This is an article that go very far in the subject to secure any system(s). As a system admin myselft, at some point in your...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - What is state persistence in Orleans and how to use it

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Have you ever heard about Orleans ? The answer from most people to this question is "Yes, of course! That's the city in the south of the US.". Since BUILD 2014 you mostly get two different answers, depending on whom...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Power BI Portal

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. During the last years Business Intelligence has made a big shift. In the past we used SQL Server Reporting Services a lot to bring data and analyses to the management level. This behavior changed with the release of PowerPivot...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - History of Microsoft Small Basic

    Congratulations to Nonki Takahashi for winning the Small Basic Technical Guru Gold Medal for April! Nonki's cartoony self-portrait was made from a Paint-like program that he wrote himself, from Small Basic: Here is his winning article: History of Microsoft Small Basic This is...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - SQL Server Analysis Services

    Everyone knows that the SQL Server is greatest database management, analysis system and data warehousing solutions, but a range of solutions have special spotlight. This is SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) !!! An important SQL Server component. If you not know SSAS, this is a great opportunity...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Spotlight - Small Basic Teaching Curriculum

    Today I updated this article to include links to 8 Small Basic curriculum-style books! Check out the updated article here: Small Basic Curriculum And here's the snapshot-in-time content... Learn all about Small Basic by using the free curriculum. With the curriculum, you can learn...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Mobile Technology

    The world today is increasingly "online" and mobile devices (cell phones and tablets) have processing power and memory that a few years ago we just find in our PC's and notebook's. These devices also provided the evolution of software technologies to make this high availability works...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki - Article Spotlight - Microsoft Azure

    Hello Technet community! Today is day Article Spotlight and I will talk about Windows Azure and one of its most spectacular services it offers. Windows Azure , besides offering Cloud services to their solutions, offers testing and monitoring to assist in their software development environments. ...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Business Intelligence

    The need to provide accurate data analysis and to display the same information in different ways becomes knowledge. It's Business Intelligence (BI) and everyday it becomes more important for big business decisions. Today, the data integration from multiple sources is increasing, to act on that...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - TechNet Wiki ALM Integrations

    Hello Community! Welcome to Tuesday's TechNet Wiki Article Spotlight! Today's topic discusses a very important issue which is the ALM integration of Microsoft Applications . I know some may say, Alan you always talk about this subject. Yes my friends, I speak! But I have a "moral obligation"...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Using an HDInsight Cluster with Alternate Storage Accounts and Metastores

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Known as someone who tries to represents the Azure enthusiasts in the wiki ninjas authoring team I have another piece of sugar for you. But we came a long way! After Hadoop-based Services for Windows . Introduction to HDInsight...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - TechNet Wiki Community Council

    Welcome to Tuesday's TechNet Wiki Article Spotlight! Today's spotlight is on... TechNet Wiki Community Council The first pass of this article was on April 2nd, 2010... http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/667.technet-wiki-community-council/revision/1.aspx...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Articles About DevOps

    Hello Community! Today, for this week's TNWiki Article Spotlight, I give you articles about DevOps ! If you didn't know, DevOps is a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration, and integration between software developers and IT Operations teams. Simply put DevOps...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Articles About Yammer

    Hi everybody, welcome to our TNWiki Article Spotlight. Today I want to highlight some articles about Yammer. I choose this technology for this blog post, because: I really like it ! They are not much wiki articles about Yammer, so it's a good way to promote it... How to Find...
  • Blog Post: The Heart of TechNet Wiki

    A few days ago, some countries celebrated "Valentine's Day" to increase the passionate love, but I will not write a poem or romantic words. Today I want to highlight a few articles that are part of the "heart" of our TechNet Wiki. They are the core docs . Perhaps these selected...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Functional Reports using SSRS and TFS: Making a Report Into a Management Tool

    Please check out this December SQL Server BI TechNet Guru Gold Medal Winner: Functional Reports: Making a Report Into a Management Tool It's short but sweet! Here's the... Introduction Some of the examples in this article refer to data elements and interfaces specific to the...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Curah

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday and a happy new year from my side. Maybe you have heard about a project Microsoft has launched some weeks ago - Curah . Today I want to present an article which shows in short what Curah is and how you can get started . So, what...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight – SharePoint: The ULTIMATE White Paper Gallery

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Today I want to highlight the following SharePoint article; SharePoint: The ULTIMATE White Paper Gallery . You can download whitepapers for SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 in DOC, PDF, and other formats...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Windows Azure Survival Guide

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Everyone loves survival guides! Are you sure? Of course, and because everyone loves them I have another one for you today. Windows Azure is currently one of the most used and fastest growing technologies coming from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - What's New in Team Foundation Server 2012

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Most of you already know that I'm a bookworm and that I love Windows Azure. Today I want to share an article about a topic which is #3 on my list of passions: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). When I talk about ALM I talk...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - SharePoint 2013 Books

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Some weeks ago I wrote about that the wiki needs more SharePoint content . Today I want to start where I left off the last time. In the past we wrote multiple times about some recommended reading about several technologies. Does...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Power BI Learning Resources

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. "I've got the power" - A long, long time ago Snap probably had something different in mind, but I think most of you, especially the Business Intelligence people, have heard about Power BI. I have heard this term the first time...