9 free Power BI, Big Data and SQL Server online trainings from Microsoft Partner

  Big Data Part 3 of 3-Applying Big Data Analytics to Business Decisions 9/2/2014, 11:00am ET Instructor: Michael Reed In this hour I will discuss scenarios for applying analytics to business decision making with a focus on determining the questions to ask of your data, the problems it can solve, and the value it can…


18 Free SQL Server 2014, Azure and BI virtual labs

  Do you want to learn about SQL Server 2014, Azure SQL Databases, Corporate BI, and Power BI without the need of installing and configuring the installation bits?   We’ve just released 18 (eighteen) new virtual labs based on the integrated demo Virtual Machines with full step-by-step instructions.   All that you need to start…


September 20: SQL Server and Power BI Saturday in Mississauga

      Please download the event presentations here __________________________________________________ You have been invited to take part in a free 1-day training event targeted towards SQL Server and BI Professionals.   Overview: SQL 14 and Power BI Saturday is a technical, day long seminar that focuses on the latest Microsoft technologies around BI and SQL Server.  …


Microsoft Data Platform events in Canada: SQL 2014, Power BI, Predictive Analytics and BIG Data

Want to get familiar with the new SQL Server 2014, Power BI, Azure Predictive Analytics or Microsoft Big Data solutions? Join Microsoft Canada, our partners and the SQL PASS community for an across Canada in-person and online event series that will introduce you to these solutions. Please find the upcoming events list below. This page will…


Released new version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA)

    Microsoft released the latest SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) 6.0 for Oracle/Sybase/MySQL, and Microsoft Access. SSMA is a free tool that simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment analysis, schema and SQL statement conversion, data migration…


Meet Azure Machine Learning

  We just released the Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) preview.  What is Azure ML?  Microsoft Azure ML is fully managed service to create, test, operationalize and manage predictive analytics solutions in the cloud. With just a browser, you can now sign up to Azure Machine Learning, upload data and immediately start machine learning experiments….


Free BIG Data, Hadoop, SQL Server trainings from Microsoft Partner

          Create a Tactical Plan Using Hadoop & Cloud Technologies 8/5/2014, 11:00am ET How quickly would you be able to gather data, align resources and using analytics – create a tactical plan? We're going to walk through an emergency scenario where data is pulled from public sources and shared with a…


Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight

  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 https://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/PDF Download the EPUB (9MB) from https://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/EPUB Download the MOBI (13MB) from https://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/MOBI Download the code samples (7KB) from https://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/CompContent     Introduction…


Power BI for Office 365 tenant step-by-step setup guide

  Do you want to try Power BI for Office 365? We have a free one month trail offer!  Here is a guide on how you can set up Power BI for Office 365 trial tenant to get familiar with the solution     Step 1: From http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/business/compare-office-365-for-business-plans-FX102918419.aspx chose Enterprise tab and under O365 E3…


MCP Success Story: Reggie Benito on Getting Certified at Age 43

  It is challenging to meet the demands of work and family life. Sometimes, it seems crazy to add studying on top of everything else. Maybe you already have a "good enough" job. Maybe you think it's too late for you to start something new. Maybe you're afraid of failing. But what if? One 43-year-old…