Microsoft BIG Data: Windows Azure HDInsight general availability

Windows Azure HDInsight provides 100% Apache Hadoop as a service in the cloud. HDInsight builds on top of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to ensure full compatibility with Apache Hadoop. HDInsight offers: Insights with familiar tools: Through integration with Microsoft’s business intelligence tools, HDInsight enables customers to easily analyze data in Excel. Deployment Agility: With…


Big Data Saturday, October 26, Mississauga

Thanks to all who were able to attend Big Data Saturday event in Mississauga. Event presentations are available here. It wouldn’t have been possible without the engaging presentations from our speakers and the support of our sponsors, both of which truly made it real! New world of Data, Harp Girn, General Manager, Server & Tools…


Webcast: Better Decision-making For Your Business Users. Agile and Cost-effective

Today, many organizations are challenged more than ever to empower employees with insights and views on how to deliver consistent data in a cost-effective manner. To unlock the potential of better data analysis, your organization needs a solution that allows for the flexibility demanded by your business users and IT. This webcast will talk about…


Big Data Saturday – Mississauga, October 26

      You have been invited to take part in a free 1-day training event targeted towards SQL Server and BI Professionals. Overview: BIG DATA Saturday is a technical, day long training session that focuses on the latest Microsoft technologies around BI, Big Data, and SQL Server. The sessions will be delivered by technical…


Power Map Preview is now available on Download Center

Great news from the Power Map team. We are super excited to announce that Power Map Preview, our final v1 preview, was just posted on Download Center. New in this release are Region Chart type, Flat Map and the ability to create videos from your Power Map tours as wells as many more features that…


TechEd North America 2013 presentations now available on demand

TechED 2013 North America (New Orleans, June 3 – 6, 2013) recorded presentations are now available on Channel9. The five most popular BI and Data Platform presentations were: ·         Big Data. Small Data. All Data. ·         Microsoft “Data Explorer” for Excel: Discover, Combine, and Refine your Data ·         HDInsight: Introduction to Hadoop on Windows ·        …


PASS Summit, October 15-18, Charlotte, NC, USA

The PASS Summit is the world’s largest and most intensive technical training conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals. But more than that, it’s your conference – planned and presented by the SQL Server community for the SQL Server community. Join PASS Summit and get the top-notch training, technical tips and tricks, and networking…


SQL Server webcast series: On-demand

This spring Microsoft Canada hosted Microsoft SQL Server webcast series. These events were designed to help our customers and partners to learn more about Microsoft Tools and new capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server. These webcast recordings are now available on demand. English version   French version