Microsoft Business Intelligence – our reporting roadmap

While each year has seen advances across our product line, this past year’s progress is truly unprecedented. We firmly believe Microsoft now offers the industry’s most complete and modern business intelligence product family – with unmatched breadth and depth. At first approach, this depth can be overwhelming – how do all the components fit together?… Read more

SQL Server 2016: Everything built-in

This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of the Data Group at Microsoft. Announcing SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.0, Azure Data Lake preview and much more. We live in the age of data, and the ability to extract actionable intelligence from data is driving a fundamental transformation in how we live, work… Read more

SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 3.0 is available

The SQL Server engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of SQL Server 2016 October public preview release CTP 3.0.  This release is a key milestone for SQL Server 2016 with all the key capabilities landing, including RRE integration. To learn more about this release, visit the SQL Server 2016 preview page. To experience… Read more

Foundation Session: Developing Modern Applications on Azure

Heads-up! On October 28, there will be a session at this year’s PASS Summit presenting the new ways Azure SQL Database can be used alongside DocumentDB, Azure Search, HDInsight, and Machine Learning to create a sophisticated, powerful application. In collaboration with his team, presenting will be General Manager Shawn Bice. After nearly 10 years at… Read more

Azure Key Vault Integration for SQL Server in Azure VMs

Earlier this year we announced a service called Azure Key Vault (AKV), a cloud-hosted Hardware Security Module (HSM) backed service for managing cryptographic keys and other secrets used in your cloud application. This summer, that service became generally available. Around the same time, the SQL Server Connector was also released (available on the Microsoft Download… Read more

Come hear CVP James Phillips speak about advances in Microsoft Business Intelligence

We are thrilled to have one of our PASS Summit Foundation Sessions presented by Corporate Vice President, James Phillips! He will share Microsoft Business Intelligence strategies, including an integrated view with Power BI, SSAS, and SSRS. James Phillips began his career writing software for the Apple II, TRS-80 and IBM PC platforms. In 1984, at… Read more

Foundation Session with Corporate VP Joseph Sirosh on October 28 at PASS Summit

New this year to PASS Summit are the ‘Foundation Sessions’ from Microsoft leaders! These will all occur on October 28th. The purpose of this to dive deeper into new and leading technologies that you want to know. From 1:30pm-2:45pm, one of the featured speakers is Corporate Vice President of the Information Management and Machine Learning group,… Read more

Datazen Publisher for Windows 7 available now

We are pleased to announce the availability of Datazen Publisher for Windows 7 and like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken the time to provide valuable feedback on the preview releases. Datazen Publisher allows you to create and publish rich, interactive visualizations. You can use the Datazen Publisher for Windows 7… Read more

Business Intelligence: Beyond Dashboards and Charts

The term “business intelligence” (BI) tends to elicit visions of dashboards with red, yellow, and green indicators representing targets met (or not) or perhaps various types of charts and graphs. But the potential of BI can be much more interesting and significant in what it can help organizations accomplish. To illustrate this point, you can… Read more

Get the latest on SQL Server at Microsoft Ignite 2016. Pre-register now for the lowest price.

In September 2016, Microsoft Ignite is headed to Atlanta, Georgia. Pre-register now and get ready for — 1,000+ hours of content, 700+ sessions, and a multitude of networking opportunities Insights and roadmaps from industry leaders Deep dives and live demos on the products you use every day Direct access to product experts Interactive digital labs… Read more