Join Microsoft at Big Data Summit Toronto – Feb 17th & 18th

    If you want to learn more about real world examples of big data implementations driving massive business value, this upcoming conference will definitely be of interest.  There are some great sessions lined up, including speakers from Rogers, Bank of Montreal, CIBC and Scotiabank, where real world examples of big data implementations will be…

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Microsoft Data Platform events in Canada: SQL Server, Power BI, Cortana Analytics and IoT

Want to get familiar with the new Power BI, SQL Server 2014, Cortana Analytics or IoT 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 be updated…

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Data Platform University for Partners

If you missed Data Platform University webcast series for partners we ran in October and November 2015, now you can watch them on-demand:   Title On-Demand Recording Link Microsoft’s Data Platform – The Opportunity is Bigger Than You Think https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032681619&Culture=en-US&community=0 Why Upgrade to SQL Server 2014 & 2016 https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032683330&Culture=en-US&community=0 Overview of Power BI https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032683782&Culture=en-US&community=0 Selling…

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Microsoft Data Platform events in Canada: SQL Server, Power BI, Advanced Analytics and IoT

Want to get familiar with the new Power BI, SQL Server 2014, Cortana Analytics or IoT 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 be updated…

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Big Data Hackathon in Vancouver – A Story from a Winning Team

  This blog post was created collaboratively by the winning team of the Big Data Hackathon in Data Visualization category (Vancouver, April 18-19, 2015). _____________________ As upper level students finishing their Computer Science degrees, we felt that the Big Data Hackathon allowed us an opportunity to put our learning into practice. Each of us had…

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Microsoft Big Data Hackathon Resources

Data sets ThinkData Works Data sets: http://namara.io/#/ The site consolidates data from open.data.ca, Statistics Canada, Provincial Data sources, GoodLife Fitness, SpotCrime and others.  Here are the links to a few datasets of interest: Category Details Demographics   ·       Ward profiles: http://namara.io/#/display/8f403324-dcd4-4f3a-9838-f14171b1337a ·       Well being Toronto:  http://namara.io/#/display/d7bc1cda-f93c-4886-92d2-431962cb18f6 ·       Labour force survey estimates (lfs), by sex and…

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Big Data Hackathon in Vancouver

The event is over. Please find the event presentations and resources here. Prize winners: – Data Modelling: Vancouver Crime Analysis by team Droptable UBC – Data Visualization: Reflex Math Analytics by team Synergy         You’re invited! The Microsoft Big Data Hackathon is your opportunity to hack for a good cause.  Assemble a…

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MVP Series: 7 Ways to Lose Your DBA Job

We are thrilled to have special guest authors from the Canadian MVP Award Program contributing posts.  For the next few weeks, we will be posting a different article from one of our Canadian SQL Server MVPs each week.  We hope you enjoy them, please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks to Karen Lopez for…

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Séries de web-émissions: Top 5 solutions de données Microsoft

    Réécoutez les 5 émissions!   Les technologies de plateforme de données sont en constante évolution. Pour vous aider à apprendre les nouveautés, Microsoft Canada a organisé une série de webémissions à ce sujet. Réécoutez les enregistrement pour en apprendre plus au sujet de la nouvelle génération de solutions de données Microsoft : Power BI, le…

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Webcast Series: Top 5 Microsoft Data Platform Solutions

  You are invited. Data Platform Technologies are constantly evolving. To help you keep up to date Microsoft Canada introduces a Data Platform webcast series.   Please join us to learn about new generation of Microsoft Data Platform solutions: Power BI‚ Analytical Platform System appliance, In-Memory technologies, Azure Cloud Data Services and SQL Server 2014….

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