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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MVP Series: Promoting an Excel Tabular Model to SSAS

We are thrilled to have special guest authors from the Canadian MVP Award Program contributing posts around their favourite tips, tricks & features of SQL 2014.  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…

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How to Analyze your Facebook Data with Power BI

Update 2015-07-30: Facebook changed their API a few months ago. It is now only possible to connect with Power Query to pages you own.  Power Query must be approved by the page owner, and once completed, the steps below can be followed. Update 2015-11-08: The diagram of the Microsoft BI platform has been updated following…

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14 free SQL Server, BI and PDW online trainings from Pragmatic Works

    Improving Query Performance 4/1/2014, 11:00am EST The 'out of the box' SQL Server installation and configuration is generally useless in an enterprise of any size and will lead to unbelievably poor query performance. In this hour we will discuss the basics of SQL Server deployment and configuration, the tools at your disposal to…