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Visual Studio 2019 BI Design Tool Extensions

As you may know, Microsoft recently released Visual Studio 2019. Today I want to talk about how to install the Business...

Tips for a Successful Azure for BI Implementation
I have been on a long term Azure for BI implementation and took some time today for a "what went right", "what went wrong"...
Azure SQL Managed Instance

If you’re looking for a new and better deployment option, I’d like to tell you about a relatively new offering from...

What is Azure Data Studio?

What do you know about the database tool from Microsoft called Azure Data Studio? Azure Data Studio is a free Microsoft...

Comparing Azure SQL Data Warehouse to the Competition

Interested in learning how Azure SQL Data Warehouse compares to the competition? Today I’d like to share some research...

What is Azure Key Vault?

Secure key management is essential to protect data in the cloud. Cloud applications and services use cryptographic keys and...

Accelerate Your AI with Machine Learning on Azure Data Box Edge

In some past blogs I’ve discussed Azure Data Box and how the Data Box family has expanded. Today I’ll talk about Azure Data...

Microsoft Announces Windows Virtual Desktop in Azure

Today I’m here with some exciting news out of Microsoft with the public preview of Microsoft Virtual Desktop. Virtual...

Newly Announced Feature - Power BI XMLA Endpoints

Are you taking advantage of Power BI’s modeling capability? This is a terrific built in capability and many users build...

Easily Load Free Sample Data for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Today I’d like to share a great resource that I found when setting up a demonstration of Azure SQL Data Warehouse. It’s a...

Tips for Strong Azure AD Passwords and Policies

In this digital age, having strong passwords is of utmost importance, especially within your organization.  Also having...

How Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 Achieves Higher Performance

Looking for faster query performance? A while back, Microsoft introduced Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 with five times the...

What is Azure Monitor?

Want to have increased confidence in your Azure environment? Today, I’ll tell you about Azure Monitor which gives you that...

What is Azure Advisor?

Are you looking to optimize your Azure environment? In this post, I’ll tell you about Azure Advisor and how it can help you...

What is Azure Cost Management?

If you’re using Azure, one key piece is effectively planning and controlling the costs involved in running your business....

Getting Started with Azure Analysis Services

If you’re working with Azure, hopefully you’re already taking advantage of Azure Analysis Services. There are many benefits...

SAP Installation on Microsoft Azure

If you’re just starting out in a cloud-based platform, you may hit some hurdles when installing software onto a platform...

What is Azure Active Directory B2C?

How important is secure identity management to you? If you’re like most, it is a top priority. In today’s post I’ll talk...

Using Stored Procedure in Azure Data Factory

In recent posts I’ve been focusing on Azure Data Factory. Today I’d like to talk about using a Stored Procedure as a sink or...

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