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What is Azure Data Box Heavy?

You may have seen my previous Azure Every Day post on Azure Data Box and Azure Data Box Disk. These are a great option for...

BI Model Options for Enterprise Scale BI Solutions

In today’s post I’d like to talk about a hot topic for me and for many of my clients lately. This topic is about enterprise...

Using ORC, Parquet and Avro Files in Azure Data Lake

In today’s post I’d like to review some information about using ORC, Parquet and Avro files in Azure Data Lake, in particular...

Intro to Azure Data Lake Store Gen 2

I’m excited to tell you more about the preview of the second generation of Azure Data Lake Store. One reason I’m excited about...

Announcing Machine Learning Services with R in Azure SQL Database

I’d like to tell you about an exciting announcement from Microsoft and that is the preview of Machine Learning Services with R...

3 Things to Know About Shared Access Signatures

In this final blog of my series, ‘3 Things to Know About Azure’, my topic is Shared Access Signatures, or SAS, for accessing...

3 Things to Know About Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen 2

Today in my series ‘3 Things to Know About Azure’, I’ll focus on Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen 2. Azure SQL Data Warehouse is...

3 Things to Know About Azure Managed Instance

Over the next few days, I’d like to share 3 things to know about some Azure offerings. Today’s topic is Managed Instance which...

Paginated Reports in the Power BI Service

If you’re like me, you’ve been working with Reporting Services for a over a decade. Then Microsoft integrated it into a...

Power BI Licensing

Just getting started with Power BI in your organization? Power BI licensing is one of those things that is something so simple,...

DTU vs vCore in Azure SQL Database

If you’re just starting out with Azure SQL Database, you may have questions about the difference between the DTU and vCore...

What is Azure Network Watcher?

Most of us are starting to deploy more and more data assets. When you think about how you deploy some assets in Azure, you...

How Are IOT Hub, Event Hub and Event Grid Related?

IOT Hub, Event Hub and Event Grid are Azure services that have some similarities in name but today I’d like help with any...

Static Data Masking

I’d like to tell you about a newly announced feature called Static Data Modeling. This feature is not exclusive to Azure as...

Should You Be Multi-cloud?

Many customers ask if they should be multi-cloud? People who choose this option are typically looking for redundancy and...

Cosmos DB - The Fastest Growing Azure Service

Here’s a fact: Cosmos DB is one of the fastest growing Azure services ever. Many of our customers say, we have SQL Server or...

The Secret Azure Data Treasure Map

Today I’d like to share a secret with you. It’s a secret Azure data treasure map compliments of the Azure Customer Advisory...

Microsoft's Underwater Cloud

Today I want to talk about something very cool happening and that is that Microsoft has expanded their underwater cloud.

Announcing Azure SQL Studio is Now Azure Data Studio

I’d like to share some news that came out of Ignite 2018 and that is that Azure SQL Studio has been changed to Azure Data...

How Microsoft Protects You from Patent Trolls

Did you know that tech companies spend 29 billion dollars each year on troll licensing and litigation of issues over patent...

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