Free Big Data Analytics course on Channel 9

  In this course, you'll get an overview of the different ways that you can analyze data for your Big Data solutions using Microsoft Business Intelligence tools such as Excel and Reporting Services. This includes predictive analytics with Excel and Apache Mahout. You'll also learn about NoSQL tools such as Azure tables and MongoDB  …

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Microsoft Services Big Data Customer Webinar

Big Data – What’s Next? Date: January 16, 2014 Event Start Time: 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST Duration: 1 hour REGISTER HERE An estimated 5 billion gigabytes of data are created around the world every 10 minutes—that is big data. Although you aren’t creating quite that much data, if you’re like most of…

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PDW – Assessment, Training and Implementation

Beyond the work of deciding whether you need a data warehouse appliance and then deciding which one to purchase (hopefully you’re in the PDW camp!), work still needs to be done to assess, train and finally implement your solution.  It can seem daunting, but when you look at some of the offerings that exist across…

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Journée BI Microsoft – Montréal – 4-décembre

  On estime qu’il se crée environ 5 milliards de giga-octets de données à toutes les 10 minutes à travers le monde— ça, c’est le Big Data. Bien que vous ne produisiez pas cette quantité de données, si vous êtes comme la majorité de nos clients, vous rencontrez certains enjeux relativement au stockage et la…

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BI and Big Data – Montreal – December 4th

  An estimated 5 billion gigabytes of data are created around the world every 10 minutes—that is big data. Although you aren’t creating quite that much data, if you’re like most of our customers, you face challenges as you work to store and manage the volume of data your business generates from customers, social media,…

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2 SQL Server 2014 webcasts: Mission Critical Performance and Hybrid Cloud

Are you ready to learn more about new features in SQL Server 2014? The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) team just announced two new courses in their “Jump Start” series of live online training events on December 3-4.  The presentations will cover Mission Critical Performance and Hybrid Cloud Scenarios using SQL Server 2014.  These are free,…

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MCSA: SQL Server 2012 – Exam Preparation with 3 Free MVA Courses

Are you interested in, or working towards your MCSA: SQL Server 2012?  If so, there are three free online courses (Jump Starts) from Microsoft Virtual Academy that can help prepare you for each exam required so you can become Microsoft certified.     Exam Prep 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases – Jump Start…

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A special offer for Microsoft Partners in Canada – Build Your SQL Server Skill Set

Partner offer There has never been a better time to study for and pass the 70-461, 70-462 and 70-463 exams and get certified on SQL Server and BI. As a Canadian Partner consultant, SQL Server has the potential to be an even bigger part of your business, especially with the recent explosion of data and…

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What is the most secure database?

What do you think the most secure database on the market is? According National Institute of Standards and Technology Comprehensive Vulnerability data* SQL Server has been the least vulnerable database 5 years in a row. Learn more about SQL Server 2012 security and compliance capabilities here. Now guess what the most popular database in Canada…

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Power BI Demo Contest

    The Microsoft Business Intelligence team is launching a contest starting today at 12:01pm (Eastern Time) to find the next Power BI demo rock star.  Just create an amazing demo video and enter* it into the contest between November 6th, 2013 and January 15th, 2014 and you could have a chance to win an…

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